This book covers all aspects of the sport of falconry and hawking with chapters on history, the birds themselves, training, housing, tools and equipment, equipment to be fitted to the bird, hoods and hooding, handling the new arrival, condition, manning and early training, flying free and getting fit, flying falcons out of the hood, flying short-wings, merlins, game hawking, moulting, imping and coping, lost hawks, hack and hacking back, dogs for hawking and making hoods, bells, bags and gloves. In addition there are two new chapters which replace and amplify the original text on health and disease and captive breeding, as well as a new section on the author's own experiences of Arab falconry practice. The author gives details of the birds most commonly used in the sport and the character and individual temperament of the birds are revealed in his own case histories. Every technique is explained with step-by-step instructions and illustrations.
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Descripción Batsford, 2006. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. 3rd edition. Third edition. Once the pursuit of international royalty and aristocracy, the 4,000-year-old sport of falconry has become wildly popular in America, a fact evident by the growing number of courses and clubs around the country and web sites on the internet. Now in its third edition, and published for the first time in the United States, Philip Glasier's Falconry & Hawking is the most comprehensive book ever written on the sport - it is widely known as the Bible for modern falconers - and is the essential reference for both beginner and advanced participants. A sixty-year veteran of the sport, covering everything from its history and development to the training, housing, tools, equipment, and skills necessary to meet its present-day challenges. Included are chapters on: Handling the new arrival, Condition Manning and early training Flying free and getting fit Flying falcons out of the hood Flying shortwings Game Hawking Moulting Lost hawks Hack and hacking back Dogs for hawking Making hoods, belts, bags and gloves Glasier also gives complete details of all the birds most commonly used, and reveals their character and individual temperaments in his own case histories. With every technique explained through step-by-step instructions and illustrated by over 170 photographs and diagrams, this is an essential reference for anyone interested in the sport of kings and the pleasures of country pursuits. B&W illustrations and color photos. Revised third Edition. Nº de ref. de la librería 11890
Descripción B T Batsford Ltd, 2006. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Brand New. new edition. 352 pages. 10.00x7.75x1.25 inches. In Stock. Nº de ref. de la librería x-0713484071
Descripción Batsford, 2006. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0713484071
Descripción Batsford, 2006. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: In this third edition of his classic guide to training, caring for, and hunting with falcons and hawks, Phillip Glasier, an experienced teacher of falconry, continues to provide the best, most detailed information available to the beginner. In conjunction with raptor specialist Greg Simpson, he presents completely new, fully up-to-date coverage of health and disease, as well as in-depth advice on keeping birds of prey loose in an aviary. Both newcomers and those familiar with the sport will find invaluable knowledge. Nº de ref. de la librería ABE_book_new_0713484071
Descripción Batsford, 2006. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0713484071
Descripción Batsford, 2006. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110713484071
Descripción Estado de conservación: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Nº de ref. de la librería 97807134840761.0