ENTER THE REALM OF THE GOLDEN EAGLE
Copyright 2013, Author David H. Ellis
Hardbound book with colored dust cover, 497 pages with over 400 color and black & white photos. Done by 15 artists and 21 photographers.
Seventeen years in the making, this anthology offers a treasure trove of literary quotes and compelling stories by dozens of scientist, falconers and adventurers.
Enter the realm of the Golden Eagle provides a bridge for all to enter the eagle’s world, learn its ways and understand the creatures that share its domain. Observations made over centuries reveal that, although golden eagles often hunt large prey like deer, they occasionally sate themselves on grasshoppers and goose eggs. Here are the never before published observations such as eagles cooperating with coyotes to hunt jackrabbits. Realm of the Golden Eagle also describes how scientists live and work with eagles: how to pounce on them at night, chase them down with a helicopter, and grasp them from a pit trap next to a carcass.
There are details of training an eagle to hunt wolves. Stranger still are instructions for training a falcon to capture eagles. Here, native peoples from Japan, to Poland, to the American West provide a rich heritage of legends and lore including illustrated details of coup feathers used by American Indians to recount brave or horrific deeds, and why ancient Romans released an eagle from an emperor’s funeral pyre. Has 18 chapters ranging from The Allure of the Eagle, Unusual Quarry, Exploits of Trained eagles, The Routine of eagle work and so much more. You just have to see this wonderful book to appreciate its wealth of knowledge and fantastic photos.
A superb book once you start to read it you will not want to put it down.
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