Falconry and Hawking

Author: Phillip Glasier

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9780713484076

Category: Pets

Page: 352

View: 9055


Covers all aspects of the sport of falconry and hawking, including history, the birds themselves, training, housing, tools and equipment, handling and training, health and disease, and captive breeding.

Falconry and Game Hawking

Author: Corona Brezina

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1448882923

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 7300


This book examines the resources required for using falconry in hunting wild game as well as how falconers must attend to a falcon's needs, how to hunt, and the sport's regulations and responsibilities.

The Encyclopedia of Falconry

Author: Adrian Walker

Publisher: Derrydale Press

ISBN: 1461734495

Category: Reference

Page: 224

View: 1002


This lavishly illustrated encyclopedia contains some 1,500 terms and idioms, related to or connected with falconry, with explanations, derivations and notes. It is illustrated with photographs, figures, and reproductions of antiquarian prints and is believed to be the first attempt to catalog and review the complete language of falconry as used between the later Middle Ages and the present day. The Encyclopedia of Falconry will be a valuable addition to all reference collections by uniquely covering a subject with a long and distinguished history.

Hawking and Falconry for Beginners

An Introductory Guide to Falconry and Training Your First Bird

Author: Adrian Hallgarth

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780888390141


Page: 208

View: 4712


An introductory guide to falconry and training your first bird. Does the sight of a soaring bird of prey make you catch your breath ? Does the world of falconry intrigue you ? Perhaps you are considering taking up this ancient sport ? Well, don't at least not until you read Hawking and Falconry for Beginners, a comprehensive, and easily understood guide for beginners. New falconers must ensure they are prepared for the long-term and resounding commitment entailed in practicing this sport to a high standard. This book will guide you through the basics of choosing an appropriate species to begin, building suitable accommodation, equipping your new bird, ensuring proper diet and care and training your bird to fly free and hunt quarry. This is no small undertaking; beginners must be prepared for this sometimes overwhelming, but always satisfying sport. Anyone taking on this commitment without being fully prepared runs the risk of not only causing distress to their bird, but also jeopardizing the future of this sport. So as a new falconer, it is your responsibility to practice the sport to a high standard. This guidebook for beginners will show you how.

The Kings and Their Hawks

Falconry in Medieval England

Author: Robin S. Oggins

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300100587

Category: History

Page: 251

View: 8417


In medieval Europe, falconry was perhaps the most popular form of hunting among the aristocracy. Owning a falcon, and the necessary falconer to go with it, was a status symbol throughout the middle ages. This book is the first broad history of English royal falconry in medieval times, a book that draws on forty years of research to provide a full description of the actual practice and conditions of the sport and of the role of falconers in the English royal household. Robin S. Oggins begins with a description of the birds of prey, their training, and the sport of falconry. He provides a short history of early falconry in western Europe and England, then explores in unprecedented detail royal falconry from the reign of William I to the death of Edward I in 1307. The author concludes with an overview of the place and importance of falconry in medieval life.

Classical Falconry

A Treatise on Rook and Crow Hawking

Author: Nick Fox

Publisher: Surrey, B.C. : Hancock House

ISBN: 9780888395481

Category: Nature

Page: 245

View: 5668


An advanced and more specialized look at the modern forms of the high flights of classical falconry.

Falconry - Celebrated Falconers, Scotch, Dutch and English Clubs, the Falconers Club, Colonel Thornton, the Loo Club, the Old Hawking Club, Amateur Fa

Author: Gerald Lascelles

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1446548759

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 30

View: 804


Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

The Good Wife's Guide (Le Ménagier de Paris)

A Medieval Household Book

Author: N.A

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801462118

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 9500


In the closing years of the fourteenth century, an anonymous French writer compiled a book addressed to a fifteen-year-old bride, narrated in the voice of her husband, a wealthy, aging Parisian. The book was designed to teach this young wife the moral attributes, duties, and conduct befitting a woman of her station in society, in the almost certain event of her widowhood and subsequent remarriage. The work also provides a rich assembly of practical materials for the wife's use and for her household, including treatises on gardening and shopping, tips on choosing servants, directions on the medical care of horses and the training of hawks, plus menus for elaborate feasts, and more than 380 recipes. The Good Wife's Guide is the first complete modern English translation of this important medieval text also known as Le Ménagier de Paris (the Parisian household book), a work long recognized for its unique insights into the domestic life of the bourgeoisie during the later Middle Ages. The Good Wife's Guide, expertly rendered into modern English by Gina L. Greco and Christine M. Rose, is accompanied by an informative critical introduction setting the work in its proper medieval context as a conduct manual. This edition presents the book in its entirety, as it must have existed for its earliest readers. The Guide is now a treasure for the classroom, appealing to anyone studying medieval literature or history or considering the complex lives of medieval women. It illuminates the milieu and composition process of medieval authors and will in turn fascinate cooking or horticulture enthusiasts. The work illustrates how a (perhaps fictional) Parisian householder of the late fourteenth century might well have trained his wife so that her behavior could reflect honorably on him and enhance his reputation.

Hawking or Faulconry (History of Falconry Series)

Author: Richard Blome

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1447487729

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

View: 6830


Hawking or Faulconry was originally published in 1686 as part of the author's classic work - "The Gentleman's Recreation.", and is now considered an important milestone in the early history of Falconry. First editions of this work are now extremely rare and consequently expensive. We are now republishing it using the original text and engravings. One hundred and fifty five pages contain twenty five detailed chapters: - Directions for Taking Hawks. - Of the Several Sorts of Hawks. - The Gerfaulcon. - The Slight Faulcon. - The Lanner. - The Merlin. - The Hobby. - The Bawrel. - The Castrel. - The Goshawk. - The Sparrow Hawk. - Reclaiming the Haggard-Faulcon. - Enseaming a Faulcon. - Bathing a Hawk. - Making a Hawk Bold and Hardy. - Feeding. - Hern Hawking. - Brook Hawking. - Rules for the Mew. - Falconers Rules. - Falconry Terms. - Diseases and Cures. - Choice and Use of Spaniels. - Certain Terms of Art. - Hawking Statutes. Etc. Also incorporated in the contents is a thirty two page preface with notes on the history of this, and other important falconry books. This is a fascinating read for any Falconry enthusiast or historian, but also contains much information that is still useful and practical today. Many of the earliest sporting books, particularly those dating back to the 1800s, are now extremely scarce and very expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

In Praise Of Hawking (A Selection Of Scarce Articles On Falconry First Published In The Late 1800s)

Author: James Harting

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1447483170

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 164

View: 7391


In Praise of Hawking By James Edmund Harting With contributions by: Rev. Gage Earl Freeman and Col. H. Ward A READ COUNTRY BOOKS CLASSIC REPRINT This collection of scarce articles on falconry have been gleaned from sporting publications of the late 1800s. Both Harting and Freeman were well known falconers who wrote various books on the sport. They also contributed many learned articles to the sporting press of the time and were often requested for chapters on falconry for insertion in other authors books. This book carries selected items from the above, most of which will have been unread by the many devotees of this fast growing pastime. The book consists of 160 pages with superb black and white illustrations by famous wildlife artists Archibald Thorburn and George E. Lodge. Contents Include: Hawks and Hawking. Origins and History. The Boke of St. Albans. Hawking as Taught by the Boke of St. Albans. Taking Passage Hawks in Holland. How to Train a Passage Hawk. In Praise of Hawking. Rabbit Hawking. Partridge Hawking. Falcons and Falconry. Deer Hawking in India. By Col. H. Ward. etc. This book will appeal greatly to all with a serious interest in falcons and falconry. Many of the earliest sporting books, particularly those dating back to the 1800s are now extremely scarce and very expensive. READ COUNTRY BOOKS are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

How Fast Can a Falcon Dive?

Fascinating Answers to Questions about Birds of Prey

Author: Peter Capainolo,Carol A. Butler

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813547903

Category: Nature

Page: 219

View: 8165


"Want to know everything about birds of preyùour amazing raptors? Then Capainolo and Butler's compact book, How Fast Can a Falcon Dive?, is the place to start!"-Joel Cracraft, Lamont Curator of Birds, American Museum of Natural History "Birds of prey are endlessly fascinating. They fill us with wonderùand questions. Fortunately, this book has the answers, presented in an engaging style. A 'must-read' for anyone. Who admires raptors."ùTim Gallagher, Author Of Falcon Fever How Fast Can a Falcon Dive? explores the world of raptors in a way that will appeal to bird lovers and biology enthusiasts alike. In a reader-friendly question and answer format, and complete with more than fifty-five color and black-and white images, ornithologist Peter Capainolo and science writer Carol A. Butler define and classify raptors, explore the physical attributes of birds of prey, view how their bodies work, and explain the social and physical behaviors of these species-how they communicate, hunt, reproduce, and, more.

The hawking of Japan

the history and development of Japanese falconry

Author: Everett Williams Jameson

Publisher: N.A


Category: Nature

Page: 94

View: 4297


H wie Habicht

Author: Helen Macdonald

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 384371147X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

View: 6948


Der Spiegel-Bestseller Der Tod ihres Vaters trifft Helen unerwartet. Erschüttert von der Wucht der Trauer wird der Kindheitstraum in ihr wach, ihren eigenen Habicht aufzuziehen und zu zähmen. Und so zieht das stolze Habichtweibchen Mabel bei ihr ein. Durch die intensive Beschäftigung mit dem Tier entwickelt sich eine konzentrierte Nähe zwischen den beiden, die tröstend und heilend wirkt. Doch Mabel ist nicht irgendein Tier. Mabel ist ein Greifvogel. Mabel tötet. »Um einen Greifvogel abzurichten, muss man ihn wie einen Greifvogel beobachten, erst dann kann man vorhersagen, was er als Nächstes tun wird. Schließlich sieht man die Körpersprache des Vogels gar nicht mehr – man scheint zu fühlen, was der Vogel fühlt. Die Wahrnehmung des Vogels wird zur eigenen. Als die Tage in dem abgedunkelten Raum vergingen und ich mich immer mehr in den Habicht hineinversetzte, schmolz mein Menschsein von mir ab.« Helen Macdonald Ein Buch über die Erinnerung, über Natur und Freiheit - und über das Glück, sich einer großen Aufgabe von ganzem Herzen zu widmen. »[Macdonalds] anschaulicher Stil – verblüffend und außerordentlich präzise – ist nur ein Teil dessen, was dieses Buch ausmacht. Die Geschichte vom Abrichten Mabels liest sich wie ein Thriller. Die allmählich und behutsam anwachsende Spannung lässt den Atem stocken ... Fesselnd.« Rachel Cooke Observer * New York Times Bestseller * Costa Award für das beste Buch des Jahres 2014 * Samuel Johnson Prize

Duck Hawking and the Art of Falconry

Author: Joe Roy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780888390332


Page: 320

View: 9384


The hawk feels like a bundle of nerves, head snapping this way and that, muscles contracting with the sound of each snapping twig. At such times, I sense her energy flowing into my hand, up my arm and into my core. Engulfed in the moment, I am no longer an onlooker; I become a predator - the hawk and I hunting as one. When at last a duck suddenly erupts from cover, my body responds with a burst of adrenaline as the hawk explodes of my fist. In that instant, my heart leaps and my spirit flies with the hawk as she fulfills her predatory role. For centuries, people from all walks of life have felt the thrill of hunting with birds of prey. 'Duck Hawking and the Art of Falconry' explores the exhilarating branch of hawking that takes the falconer out to the ponds in pursuit of waterfowl. While duck hawking is a major facet of falconry, it has been highly overlooked in the annals of raptor literature. Author Joe Roy has decades of personal experience with which to create a work devoted to hunting waterfowl with hawks and falcons. This singularly comprehensive treatise celebrates the art of duck hawking. Writing in an entertaining, narrative style, the author presents personal anecdotes to proffer examples and illustrate meaning. Within the pages lie a wealth of practical information covering such topics as training techniques, slip selections, use of thermals, working with hunting dogs, weight management and flight orchestration. Full of stunning photographs, this volume is destined to become the duck hawker's ultimate handbook.

The Travels of Mendes Pinto

Author: Fernão Mendes Pinto

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226923231

Category: Travel

Page: 752

View: 2606


This text, ostensibly the autobiography of Portugese explorer Fernão Mendes Pinto, came second only to Marco Polo's work in exciting Europe's imagination of the Orient. Chronicling adventures from Ethiopia to Japan, Travels covers twenty years of Mendes Pinto's odyssey as a soldier, a merchant, a diplomat, a slave, a pirate, and a missionary, and continues to overwhelm questions about its source with the sheer enjoyment of its narrative. "[T]here is plenty here for the modern reader. . . . The vivid descriptions of swashbuckling military campaigns and exotic locations make this a great adventure story. . . . Mendes Pinto may have been a sensitive eyewitness, or a great liar, or a brilliant satirist, but he was certainly more than a simple storyteller."—Stuart Schwartz, The New York Times