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One Man's Owl

Biography / Memoir

By: B Heinrich

186 pages, 67 b/w photos, 26 line illus

Princeton University Press

Paperback | Dec 1993 | #27547 | ISBN: 0691000654
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Hardback | Dec 1987 | #2689 | ISBN: 069108470X
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Abridged paperback edition of this engaging chronicle of how the author adopted a great horned owl. A stimulating mixture of observation and reflection.
`Owl-lovers will enjoy it, and so too will students of animal behaviour.' New Scientist.

[Bernd Heinrich] tells the tender story of a very small animal experiment. The experiment is clearly a ruse--an excuse for indulging the infatuation that blossoms when a man stumbles over a baby owl. Its tiny talon sticking out of the snow catches his attention... Mr. Heinrich ... knows only too well that naturalists take a dim view of the urge to remove a bird from the wild and take it home to nurse. This book, complete with affectionate drawings and photographs by the author, may serve as his apology. -- Bonnie Bilyeu Gordon The New York Times Book Review Bernd Heinrich is a nature lover, a scholar, and a fine writer... One Man's Owl straddles the line between formal science and sheer love of the wild, and does it beautifully. -- David M. Graber The Los Angeles Times Book Review

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