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Viaje a las Rapaces [Journey of the Raptors]

Art / Photobook
By: Juan M Varela Simó(Illustrator), Víctor J Hernández(Author)
128 pages, colour & b/w illustrations
Publisher: Tundra Ediciones
Viaje a las Rapaces [Journey of the Raptors]
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Language: Spanish

From the publisher's announcement:

"The image of raptors is closely linked with the history of man.
They are allegories of strength, power and arrogance, attributes that have been placed on banners, coats of arms and thrones worldwide. Many civilizations have exalted raptors to the pantheon of gods as deities by themselves or as a symbol of holiness, from the eagle of San Juan to the god Horus of the Egyptians, to the totems of Native American tribes. When man did not yet have weapons for hunting as effective as they are nowadays,
eagles and hawks accompanied hunters and were trained to be used as a ranged weapon . No wonder, therefore, that raptors have demanded the attention of researchers, nature lovers and artists and today there are hundreds of technical studies and informative works on these birds and abundant poetic literature and art that represent them.

Viaje a las Rapaces takes a different look at these birds, and is a book that seeks to convey the excitement of direct observation of birds of prey in their natural habitats, both from a point of view of natural history and study. The text is informative and rigorous about the fascinating world of this group of birds, which is so diversified evolutionarily that it includes species that inhabit desert areas and areas that are covered by snow most of the year. It is a book that will surely encourage many people to look up at the sky and wondering if it's worth losing all the wealth of biodiversity that this planet holds in exchange for maintaining an outdated economic system that benefits only a few."

Summary in Spanish:
La imagen de las rapaces guarda una estrecha relación con la historia del ser humano. Son alegoría de la fuerza, el poder y la altanería, atributos que las han situado en estandartes, tronos y escudos de armas por todo el mundo. Muchas civilizaciones las han encumbrado al olimpo de los dioses, como deidades por sí mismas o como símbolos de santidad, desde el águila de San Juan hasta el dios Horus de los egipcios, pasando por los tótems de las tribus indígenas americanas. Cuando el ser humano no disponía de artefactos de muerte para la caza tan eficaces como los actuales, águilas y halcones acompañaban al cazador que conseguía adiestrarlos y utilizarlos como una arma a distancia. No es de extrañar, por tanto, que las rapaces hayan demandado la atención de investigadores, amantes de la Naturaleza y artistas y que hoy existan centenares de estudios técnicos y obras divulgativas sobre estas aves, así como abundante literatura poética y obras de arte que las representan.

Viaje a las Rapaces es una mirada distinta sobre estas aves, un libro que busca transmitir la emoción de la observación directa de las aves de presa en sus hábitats naturales, desde el apunte del natural y la obra de estudio y desde el texto divulgativo y riguroso sobre el fascinante mundo de este grupo de aves, tan diversificado evolutivamente que incluye especies que habitan las zonas más desérticas del planeta y aquellas otras que quedan cubiertas por las nieves gran parte del año. Es un libro que seguramente anime a muchas personas a levantar la vista al cielo y preguntarse si merece la pena perder toda la riqueza en biodiversidad que atesora este planeta a cambio del mantenimiento de un sistema económico caduco que sólo beneficia a unos pocos.

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Art / Photobook
By: Juan M Varela Simó(Illustrator), Víctor J Hernández(Author)
128 pages, colour & b/w illustrations
Publisher: Tundra Ediciones
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