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الصقر (Reaktion Animal Series)
هذا الكتاب يلقي الضوء على هذا الطائر الفريد وعلى الثقافة التي عاش فيها، ويشتمل على أساطير الصقر وخرافاته ورياضة الصيد بالصقور القديمة والتعرض للصقور كقاطنة للمدن الحديثة. كما يتناول التاريخ الطبيعي للصقور وجهود الحفاظ عليه من الانقراض وكيف تمّ استخدام الصقور كرموز وأسلحة للحرب.
Hardcover, سلسلة الحيوانات, 192 pages
Published 2009 by هيئة أبو ظبي للثقافة والتراث (كلمة)
(first published 2006)
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Peregrine falcons are amazing creatures who have been through a great deal of hardships in their time. Today, many organizations are trying to keep the falcon population alive. The Santa Cruz Predatory Bird Research Group, for example, has set up a falcon webcam at City Hall in San Jose to keep people educated and interested in these amazing birds. Currently, there are three hatched young in the nest, and the research group plans to band them in a couple weeks so they can track them as they gro ...more
In this superb book Helen Macdonald not only relates the natural history of the falcon, but also relates how humans have interacted with and imposed our own image on this fascinating bird. I've read a few other titles in the Reaktion series, but this is, far and away, the best of the bunch.
Helen Macdonald is a writer, poet, historian, illustrator and naturalist. She's worked as a Research Fellow at Jesus College, Cambridge, as a professional falconer, and in raptor research and conservation projects across Eurasia. She is an affiliate of the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge. She lives in Suffolk, UK.More about Helen Macdonald...
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