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The Resource The eagle watchers : observing and conserving raptors around the world

The eagle watchers : observing and conserving raptors around the world

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The eagle watchers : observing and conserving raptors around the world
Title
The eagle watchers
Title remainder
observing and conserving raptors around the world
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Eagles have fascinated humans for millennia. For some, the glimpse of a distant eagle instantly becomes a treasured lifelong memory. Others may never encounter a wild eagle in their lifetime. This book was written by people who have dedicated years to the study of eagles, to provide an insider's view for all readers, but especially those who have never been up close and personal with these magnificent yet often misunderstood creatures.In their stories, twenty-nine leading eagle researchers share their remarkable field experiences, providing personal narratives that don't feature in their scientific publications. They tell of their fear at being stalked by grizzly bears, their surprise at being followed by the secret police, their embarrassment when accidentally firing mortar rockets over a school gymnasium, and their sense of awe at tracking eagles via satellite. The reader experiences the cultural shock of being guest of honor at a circumcision ceremony, the absurdity of sharing an aquatic car with the Khmer Rouge, and the sense of foreboding at being press-ganged into a frenzied tribal death march through the jungle. The Eagle Watchers covers twenty-four species on six continents, from well known (bald eagle; golden eagle), to obscure (black-and-chestnut eagle; New Guinea harpy eagle), and from common (African fish eagle) to critically endangered (Philippine eagle; Madagascar fish eagle). The diverse experiences vividly described in this book reveal the passion, dedication, and sense of adventure shared by those who study these majestic birds and strive for their conservation. Featuring stunning color photographs of the eagles, information on raptor conservation, a global list of all eagle species with ranges and conservation status, and a color map of the sites visited in the book, The Eagle Watchers will appeal to birders, conservationists, and adventure travelers alike. To further support the conservation programs described in this book, all royalties are being donated to two leading nonprofit organizations for raptor conservation training and fieldwork: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Intern Program and the National Birds of Prey Trust
Member of
Cataloging source
DKDLA
Dewey number
598.9 42
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
QL696.F32
LC item number
E22 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Tingay, Ruth E
  • Katzner, Todd E
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  • Eagles
  • Eagles
  • NATURE
  • NATURE
  • SCIENCE
  • Eagles
Label
The eagle watchers : observing and conserving raptors around the world
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Eagle diversity, ecology, and conservation / Todd E. Katzner and Ruth E. Tingay -- New Guinea Harpy Eagle / Mark Watson and Martin Gilbert -- Golden Eagle / Carol McIntyre and Jeff Watson -- Lesser Spotted Eagle / Bernd-U. Meyburg -- Wedge-tailed Eagle / Penny Olsen -- Madagascar Serpent Eagle / Sarah Karpanty -- Bald Eagle / Alan R. Harmata and Teryl G. Grubb -- Verreaux's Eagle / Rob Davies -- Eastern Imperial Eagle / Todd E. Katzner -- Steller's Sea Eagle / Keisuke Saito -- Spanish Imperial Eagle / Miguel Ferrer -- Madagascar Fish Eagle / Ruth E. Tingay -- African Crowned Eagle / Susanne Shultz -- Grey-headed Fishing Eagle / Malcolm Nicoll -- Wahlberg's Eagle / Robert E. Simmons -- Solitary Eagle / Bill Clark -- Javan Hawk-eagle / Vincent Nijman -- African Fish Eagle / Munir Z. Virani -- Bateleur / Richard T. Watson -- Harpy Eagle / Janeene Touchton -- White-bellied Sea Eagle / Jason Wiersma -- Martial Eagle / Andrew Jenkins -- White-tailed Sea Eagle / Justin Grant, Björn Helander, and John A. Love -- Black-and-chestnut Eagle / Ursula Valdez -- Philippine Eagle / Hector C. Miranda Jr. -- Appendix: Conservation status of the world's eagles
Control code
768693527
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 234, [8] pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801459382
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt4r4r5
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)768693527
Label
The eagle watchers : observing and conserving raptors around the world
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Eagle diversity, ecology, and conservation / Todd E. Katzner and Ruth E. Tingay -- New Guinea Harpy Eagle / Mark Watson and Martin Gilbert -- Golden Eagle / Carol McIntyre and Jeff Watson -- Lesser Spotted Eagle / Bernd-U. Meyburg -- Wedge-tailed Eagle / Penny Olsen -- Madagascar Serpent Eagle / Sarah Karpanty -- Bald Eagle / Alan R. Harmata and Teryl G. Grubb -- Verreaux's Eagle / Rob Davies -- Eastern Imperial Eagle / Todd E. Katzner -- Steller's Sea Eagle / Keisuke Saito -- Spanish Imperial Eagle / Miguel Ferrer -- Madagascar Fish Eagle / Ruth E. Tingay -- African Crowned Eagle / Susanne Shultz -- Grey-headed Fishing Eagle / Malcolm Nicoll -- Wahlberg's Eagle / Robert E. Simmons -- Solitary Eagle / Bill Clark -- Javan Hawk-eagle / Vincent Nijman -- African Fish Eagle / Munir Z. Virani -- Bateleur / Richard T. Watson -- Harpy Eagle / Janeene Touchton -- White-bellied Sea Eagle / Jason Wiersma -- Martial Eagle / Andrew Jenkins -- White-tailed Sea Eagle / Justin Grant, Björn Helander, and John A. Love -- Black-and-chestnut Eagle / Ursula Valdez -- Philippine Eagle / Hector C. Miranda Jr. -- Appendix: Conservation status of the world's eagles
Control code
768693527
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 234, [8] pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801459382
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt4r4r5
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)768693527

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