Tapa blanda: 298 páginas
Editor: Trafford Publishing (17 de junio de 2004)
Finally, the long awaited English version of this highly acclaimed book by Beatriz Candil García.
Since its first publication, in Spanish, in 2004, this book has been regarded by many as one of the definitive works about the Red-tailed Hawk.
Everything you need to know about this species, the training regimen required to prepare the hawk for use in falconry, and the care needed to maintain it in optimal hunting condition…and much more – all in one place.
Packed with detail, with an impressive collection of photographs and illustrations, this is a book that is not just for the expert falconer; it is equally useful to anyone with an interest in the magnificent world of wild raptors.
The reader will be able to learn about the biology and habits of this species and all required for the practice of falconry, including training and hunting, with this raptor. Additionally, the book includes information on health and well-being, diet, equipment, mews, etc., as well as many useful articles and contributions by some of the most well-known falconers in USA and Europe, on hunting with Red-tailed Hawks.
The Red-tailed Hawk: The Great Unknown is an extraordinary book that fills the existing gap in falconry bibliographical references and a very important niche with regards to the birds of prey used in modern falconry.
This innovative book includes impressive photographs, illustrations and data on this species and other similar American buteos mostly unknown til now. It is ideal not only for aspiring falconers or novices, but also the most expert of falconers who will find its contents of great use and value.
Overall, it is a tribute to the Red-tailed Hawk; an essential book for falconry but also a book for all bird of prey enthusiasts and nature lovers.
This book won the annual “British Print Design and Production Award” in the UK the year of its publication, 2004 as best digital book.