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Falcon

Falcon( )
Author: Macdonald, Helen
Series title:Animal Ser.
ISBN:978-1-86189-238-6
Publication Date:May 2006
Publisher:Reaktion Books, Limited
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $24.99
Book Description:

Surveys the practical and symbolic uses of falcons in human culture in new and exciting ways; bridging science and cultural history, and packed with fascinating facts and many illustrations, the book offers thought-provoking and sophisticated cultural analysis in a lively, approachable style.

Book Details
Pages:208
Detailed Subjects: Nature / Animals / Birds
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):13.665 x 19.05 x 1.524 cm
Book Weight:0.363 Kilograms
Author Biography
Macdonald, Helen (Author)


Helen Macdonald is an English writer, naturalist and academic at the University of Cambridge. She is the author of H is for Hawk, which won the Samuel Johnson prize. This book is a depiction of the grief and depression she fell into after the sudden death of her father in 2007 and how she bounced back through falconry. H is for Hawk, which has just won the £20,000 prize, describes the year Macdonald spent training a goshawk. She writes about subsuming her grief in the relationship with the bird and trying to be like her: solitary, self-possessed, free from grief, and numb to the hurts of human life. Her book is the first memoir to win the prize. She will be at the WORD Christchurch Writers & Readers Festival in 2015.

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