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A Rage for Falcons: An Alliance Between Man and Bird

By: Stephen J Bodio (Author), Jonathan Wilde (Illustrator), Helen Macdonald (Introduction By)

148 pages, 25 b/w illustrations

Skyhorse Publishing

Paperback | Oct 2015 | #231301 | ISBN-13: 9781634506724
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Paperback | Dec 1992 | #120966 | ISBN: 0871088266
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Thus begins the tale by Stephen Bodio, a lover of birds and nature, of the connection between man and birds of prey. Falconry can be traced back over four thousand years and, as Bodio says, "it is amazing that the practice did not die out soon afterward when its first adherents starved". With a new introduction by Helen MacDonald, A Rage for Falcons not only shares the history of falconry, but shows how and why falconry has lasted. As Bodio notes in his introduction: "To understand falconry, you must understand the nature of the relationship between man and bird". In A Rage for Falcons, Bodio explores this relationship and how it has affected him as a person.

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Stephen J. Bodio is a renowned writer and naturalist. His articles have appeared in magazines such as Sports Afield and Smithsonian, and he is the author of several books, including Querencia, Eagle Dreams and Aloft.

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