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Raptors : the birds of prey

Author: Scott Weidensaul
Publisher: New York : Lyons & Burford, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Illustrated study of day-flying birds of prey, a classification that includes hawks, eagles, falcons, and vultures, exploring their physical and evolutionary attributes, details of their ecology and natural history, history and techniques of conservation, and their influence on human lives and cultures.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Weidensaul, Scott.
Raptors.
New York : Lyons & Burford, ©1996
(OCoLC)764366348
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Scott Weidensaul
ISBN: 1558212752 9781558212756
OCLC Number: 32698895
Description: ix, 382 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 27 cm
Contents: 1. Hunters on the wind --
What is a raptor? --
Evolution and distribution --
Anatomy and physiology --
Raptor senses --
Flight --
2. Ecology and natural history --
Behavior --
Social structure --
Courtship and breeding --
Nesting and nestlings --
Hunting and diet --
Migration --
Life span and mortality --
3. Conservation --
Conservation challenges --
Legal protection --
Management techniques --
Conservation case histories --
4. Raptors in the human world --
Raptors as sysmbols --
Falconry --
Raptors and economics --
Hawk watching --
Helping raptors.
Responsibility: Scott Weidensaul.

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Illustrated study of day-flying birds of prey, a classification that includes hawks, eagles, falcons, and vultures, exploring their physical and evolutionary attributes, details of their ecology and natural history, history and techniques of conservation, and their influence on human lives and cultures.

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