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الصقر (Reaktion Animal Series)

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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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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
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.
Badr Aleissa

كاحد محبي الصقور استمتعت كثيرا بالكتاب مُلم لتاريخ الصقور وانواعها وفصائلها وطريقة تربيتها..ورمزيتها
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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
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.
Leah Wener-Fligner
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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