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GYRFALCON. By Emma Ford.

Ford (Emma).

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ISBN 10: 0719555140 / ISBN 13: 9780719555145
Published by John Murray. London.
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1999 1st edition. Oblong folio (320 x 278mm). Pp191. Colour plates by Antony Rhodes, Andrew Ellis and others, colour photographs and illustrations throughout. Blue cloth. Slightly bumped else fine in slightly marked dust-wrapper. A handsome celebration of the gyr, beautifully illustrated by two of Britain's most talented wildlife artists, as well as with reproductions of many older works by Wolf, Lodge, Thorburn and others. Chapters on gyrfalcons in American falconry and on captive breeding of gyrfalcons by Robert Berry, and on adaptation for survival in Arctic regions by Tom Cade. Bookseller Inventory # 9363

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Title: GYRFALCON. By Emma Ford.

Publisher: John Murray. London.

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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The gyr is the largest, fastest and arguably the most beautiful falcon in the world. For centuries man has been driven to acquire live specimens from their Arctic territory for sport and even as currency. This is a study of the species, using drawings, sketches, paintings and photographs. The author examines the gyrfalcon's role in natural history, its place in literature and its long-established use in falconry.

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