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The Resource Raptor : a journey through birds : with a new preface, James Macdonald Lockhart

Raptor : a journey through birds : with a new preface, James Macdonald Lockhart

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Raptor : a journey through birds : with a new preface
Title
Raptor
Title remainder
a journey through birds : with a new preface
Statement of responsibility
James Macdonald Lockhart
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From the merlin to the golden eagle, the goshawk to the honey buzzard, James Macdonald Lockhart's stunning debut is a quest of beak, talon, wing, and sky. On its surface, Raptor is a journey across the British Isles in search of fifteen species of birds of prey, but as Lockhart seeks out these elusive predators, his quest becomes so much more: an incomparably elegant elegy on the beauty of the British landscape and, through the birds, a journey toward understanding an awesome power at the heart of the natural world--a power that is majestic and frightening in its strength, but also fragile. Taking as his guide the nineteenth-century Scottish naturalist and artist William MacGillivray, Lockhart loosely follows the historical trail forged by MacGillivray as he ventured from Aberdeen to London filling his pockets with plants and writing and illustrating the canonical A History of British Birds. Linking his journey to that of his muse, Lockhart shares his own encounters with raptors ranging from the scarce osprey to the successfully reintroduced red kite, a species once protected by medieval royal statute, revealing with poetic immediacy the extraordinary behaviors of these birds and the extreme environments they call home. Creatures both worshipped and reviled, raptors have a talon-hold on the human heart and imagination. With his book, Lockhart unravels these complicated ties in a work by turns reverent and euphoric--an interweaving of history, travel, and nature writing at its best. A hymn to wanderers, to the land and to the sky, and especially to the birds, Raptor soars."--Publisher's description
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ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1975-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lockhart, James Macdonald
Dewey number
598.072/3441
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
QL677.78
LC item number
.L632 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Birds of prey
  • Bird watching
  • NATURE
  • SCIENCE
  • TRAVEL
  • Bird watching
  • Birds of prey
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Label
Raptor : a journey through birds : with a new preface, James Macdonald Lockhart
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Hen harrier -- Merlin -- Golden eagle -- Osprey -- Sea eagle -- Goshawk -- Kestrel -- Montagu's harrier -- Peregrine falcon -- Red kite -- Marsh harrier -- Honey buzzard -- Hobby -- Buzzard -- Sparrowhawk
Control code
ocn959200538
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 376 pages
Isbn
9780226470580
Lccn
2016043310
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Raptor : a journey through birds : with a new preface, James Macdonald Lockhart
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Hen harrier -- Merlin -- Golden eagle -- Osprey -- Sea eagle -- Goshawk -- Kestrel -- Montagu's harrier -- Peregrine falcon -- Red kite -- Marsh harrier -- Honey buzzard -- Hobby -- Buzzard -- Sparrowhawk
Control code
ocn959200538
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 376 pages
Isbn
9780226470580
Lccn
2016043310
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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