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The Resource Falcon, Helen Macdonald

Falcon, Helen Macdonald

Label
Falcon
Title
Falcon
Statement of responsibility
Helen Macdonald
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Macdonald dives through centuries and careens around the globe to tell the story of the falcon as it has flown in the wild skies of the natural world and those of our imagination. Mixing history, myth, and legend, she explores the long history of the sport of falconry in many human cultures--from Japan to Abu Dhabi to Oxford; she analyzes the falcon<U+0019>s talismanic power as a symbol in art, politics, and business; and she addresses the ways we have both endangered and protected it. Along the way we discover how falcons were mobilized in secret military projects; their links with espionage, the Third Reich, the Holy Roman Empire, and space programs
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Macdonald, Helen
Dewey number
598.96
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QL696.F34
LC item number
M33 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Falcons
  • Falconry
  • Falcons
  • Falcons
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Animals and civilization
  • Falcons in art
  • Falconry in art
  • Falconry in literature
Target audience
adult
Label
Falcon, Helen Macdonald
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2006. With new preface
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-212) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Preface to the 2016 edition -- Introduction -- Natural history -- Mythical falcons -- Trained falcons -- Threatened falcons -- Military falcons -- Urban falcons -- Timeline
Control code
ocn932385513
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
2016 edition.
Extent
223 pages
Isbn
9781780236414
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
598.96 M145 ; XX-N ; [A16BP045, #25, 3@16.00, ES/CSS ]
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 932385513
  • (OCoLC)932385513
Label
Falcon, Helen Macdonald
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2006. With new preface
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-212) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Preface to the 2016 edition -- Introduction -- Natural history -- Mythical falcons -- Trained falcons -- Threatened falcons -- Military falcons -- Urban falcons -- Timeline
Control code
ocn932385513
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
2016 edition.
Extent
223 pages
Isbn
9781780236414
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
598.96 M145 ; XX-N ; [A16BP045, #25, 3@16.00, ES/CSS ]
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 932385513
  • (OCoLC)932385513

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