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الصقر (Reaktion Animal Series)

3.74  ·  Rating Details ·  115 Ratings  ·  25 Reviews
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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Radwa
Mar 03, 2016 Radwa rated it it was ok
Shelves: e-books
مشكلتي الأكبر مع الكتاب ده كانت الترجمة.

فكرته جيدة جدًا وكانت مثيرة للإهتمام، هو جزء من سلسلة، كل كتاب فيها بيتناول حيوان معين، وبيذكر كل ما يخص الحيوان ده في التاريخ والمجتمع، إستخدامه السياسي، وضعه الإجتماعي، وتأثير الأقدمين به. فكرة الكتاب كنت متحمسة لها، وبتذكر معلومات جيدة جدًا عن الصقر، اللي بيتضح اهميته بالذات في أوروبا وأمريكا والخليج. لا أنكر أني استفدت بمعلومات كتيرة جدًا، ولكن الترجمة كانت مُشتتة وفي بعض الأوقات لم أفهم مغزى مقطع بأكمله بسببها، وده نغص عليّ التجربة.

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Paul
Raptors are at the pinnacle of evolution, from the huge eagles that soar in lazy arcs, the hawks that use all their guile and cunning and the falcons that are the Exocet missiles of the avian world; this book is the story of the falcon.

Humans and falcons have had a long history together, young birds were collected and trained for sport and hunting for millennia and it still carries on today in particular in the middle east. But it is a tempestuous relationship, there have been points where we ha
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Jerry Brabenec
Dec 16, 2015 Jerry Brabenec rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Macdonald gives us an overview of the role of the falcon in human cultural history more than an ornithological text, and it's fascinating. There is a lot about the association of the falcon with nobility, hunting, and war throughout history and also a lot about the contemporary renaissance of the peregrine falcon population and their taking up residence in city centers. It's a pretty quick read. A lot of it is quite profound and some of it comes off more like an interesting trivia collection.

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Abu Hasan
May 05, 2012 Abu Hasan rated it really liked it
يركز الكتاب على الرمزية التي تمثلها الصقور: رمزيتها لبعض الشعوب، رمزيتها لبعض المجالات وخصوصا العسكرية، رمزيتها الحضارية من خلال علاقتها بالإنسان الحديث ورمزيتها البيئية
ويبدو واضحا النّفَس الأخضر (الحفاظ على البيئة) للكتاب من خلال مقاربته لموضوع الصقور
Tharwat
Mar 03, 2016 Tharwat rated it liked it
عرض كتاب
الصقر
لـ هيلين ماكدونالد



• اسم الكتاب: الصقر.

• العنوان بالإنجليزية: Falcon.

• المؤلفة: هيلين ماكدونالد.

• تحرير: أحمد خريس.

• سنة النشر: 1430هـ/2009م.

• دار النشر: هيئة أبو ظبي للثقافة والتراث (مشروع كلمة).

• الطبعة: الأولى.

• صفحات الكتاب: 194.





صدَر عن "المجمع الثقافي - كلمة" لهيئة أبو ظبي للثقافة والتراث الطبعة الأولى من كتاب "الصَّقر" للباحثة "هيلين ماكدونالد"، وهو جزء من سلسلة علمية باللغة الإنجليزية تحت عنوان "سلسلة الحيوانات - Animal Series"، تولَّت ترجمتَها ونشْرها الدارُ ضِمن مشروعها الثق
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PJ Ebbrell
Good reliable read about Falcons.
Fred Langridge
Mar 26, 2017 Fred Langridge rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An absorbing history of falcons and of humans' interactions with them.
TOM
Nov 13, 2016 TOM rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: birds, non-fiction
Whilst I've never been particularly keen on birds (insert witticism here), personally I am more of a mammal person - Macdonald does an admirable job of making the falcon a fascinating subject matter. Through concise chapters which in turn deal with the natural history, mythology, conservation of falcons she manages to pack a huge amount of information into a slim volume. I had no idea for example that birds were used in the past by the military to finish off any pigeons sending messages from the ...more
Andrew Cox
I was a little disappointed by this book. I loved H for Hawk particularly I think because of the personal aspect to it. I am beginning to find in nature books that there must be some sort of personal aspect for me to get really engaged. Although there are certain passages in the book which are beautifully written there does not appear to be a personal angle. Some very interesting information about falcons but nothing to set the heart racing.
I know I can be accused of being a little anti America
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Megan Hui
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
Sarah
Feb 08, 2017 Sarah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not quite 4 stars, but close. Lovely pictures and lovely writing. After finishing the book I see it is one of a series on animals that range from oyster to whale - all of which look beautifully produced. There are 60-70 of them now and reviewers are mostly positive.
Adi
Nov 09, 2016 Adi rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: animal-kingdom
Certainly did what it set out to do, very informative, and sometimes even goes one better and is pretty--mostly in the beginning, where Macdonald had room for personal anecdotes and then some strict guidelines because she had to get the biology of falcons and the early history of falconry across. I'm happy to own it. That said, maybe the rest of the content would have been better served by a longer book, because it's... weirdly rushed and strikes an odd middle ground between selecting and presen ...more
Kate
This earlier effort from MacDonald is part of the British publishing house Reaktion Books’ Animal series, where each title is an in depth look at the human species’ relationship with an individual animal species. The content is 90% social history and 10% natural history. She begins by examining the long tradition of falconry across many cultures, moves through the complex imagery and identification of the military with birds of prey, the disastrous effects of pesticides and persecution on global ...more
Bryn (Plus Others)
This is a very readable book about falcons, both the actual animals themselves and the cultural icons they have become. I found the parts about the history of falconry and the actual truths about falcons fascinating; some of the other aspects, like the chapter on "military falcons," were less appealing but still well done.
Christine D
I'm going to be honest, I skimmed a bunch of the first few chapters. The 'trained' 'military' 'threatened' and 'urban' chapters were sort of interesting, but mostly this book just felt like a book for ornithologist enthusiasts.
Just ok. I read this before H is for Hawk and I'm not sure I will read it after reading this.
Dan
Mar 05, 2015 Dan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: falconry, nonfiction
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.
Suzie Grogan
Oct 13, 2015 Suzie Grogan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very erudite and interesting book about the cultural, symbolic and scientific impact of the falcon on societies around the world. Quite a significant US focus particularly towards the end but it certainly reinforced my love for these beautiful birds.
Badr Aleissa
Dec 15, 2014 Badr Aleissa rated it it was amazing

كاحد محبي الصقور استمتعت كثيرا بالكتاب مُلم لتاريخ الصقور وانواعها وفصائلها وطريقة تربيتها..ورمزيتها
بالنسبة للشعوب
والكثير من القصص والمعلومات

Cindy
Sep 25, 2016 Cindy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2016
More detailed than Hawk and not as powerful. But then it does not try to be.
Jerry Wall
so so discussion of falcons from ancient depictions in bas relief through ddt decimation ot modern
webcam etc.
Sesana
Apr 03, 2011 Sesana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Reaktion's Animal books are always short, even a little sparse, but interesting and beautifully illustrated. This one is no exception. I especially enjoyed the bits on falconry.
Agnieszka Czoska
"H is for Hawk" is way, way better, and also includes much information about birds of prey... This one is jus a simple brochure, basic and plain, though with nice illustrations.
Leah
Dec 11, 2013 Leah rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: envir, excerpted
A lot more philosophy and symbolism than I typically like in my natural history.
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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.
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