SHAHEEN, A FALCONER’S JOURNAL FROM TURKEY
NEW RELEASE, JUST OUT. SHAHEEN, A FALCONER’S JOURNAL FROM TURKEY By Paul Harris Jones, published 2007 Shaheen: A falconers journal from Turkey is a lyrical account of an association between a man and a bird set against the exotic back-drop of the Turkish countryside. Author Paul Jones chronicles the capture and “taming” of the tiercel saker falcon, before the scourge of DDT affected many species of falcons throughout the world. Jones gives readers an inside view of falconry and all it trappings, little changed since the middle ages, and complements the text with his own delightful drawings. While the storey details the training and hunting episodes that took place with the bird, it is really a study of the bond that can grow between falconer and falcon. The author lived in Turkey for five years with the food and agriculture organization and had the opportunity of keeping a record of his experiences with birds of this species in the final two years of his stay, which ended in 1972. Readers will enjoy reading about these stories of trapping, training and hunting with a Saker falcon in Turkey.
5117- Hard cover book, 158 pages with black & white pictures.$34.95