2013. Tnis is one of THE top falconry books ever written addressing almost every aspect of falconry practices in North America. It is the ninth edition that has now become two massive volumes because so much has been written and added to the sport the past several years. If you are a rank beginner or have 50 years under your belt you will want, need and cherish the 48 chapters making up 832 pages of collective knowledge. The reason is it is not just the writings of one or two authors seeing and experiencing falconry from their narrow point of view but chapters contributed by over two dozen noted authors from around the United States and Canada. That said, this is money well-spent and two books you will refer back to for many years to come.
*Front Matter: Acknowledgements, Dedication to Frank Lyman Beebe, Foreword by Jim Enderson, Introduction: So You Want to be a Falconer by Harold Melvin Webster, Jr.;
*Forty-eight Chapters in five Sections: Introduction to North American Falconry (11 Chapters), The Broadwings (5 Chapters), The Shortwings (6 Chapters), The Longwings (11 Chapters), Further Reading (15 Chapters);
*Six Appendices: The Hawks of Falconry, Anatomy of a Raptor, Glossary, Bibliography, References, Ango-Indian Hood Chart and Patterns by Jim Nelson, (and Index followed by Advertisers).
NEW CHAPTERS & MATERIAL TO THIS EDITION!
Contributing Author Biographies
Dedication to Frank Lyman Beebe by Bob Herrick & William Murrin
Foreword by Prof. James H. Enderson
Introduction: So You Want to be a Falconer by Harold M. Webster, Jr.
The Hawks of Falconry by Stuart E. Rossell
Becoming a Falconer in North America by Frederick W. Holderman – CHC
Hoods & Hooding by Harold Webster, Frank Beebe, & James W. Nelson
Red-tailed Hawk: Manning & Training by William C. Oakes
Red-tailed Hawk: Squirrel Hawking by Gary Brewer
The Harris’ Hawk: Rabbits & Hares by Toby Bradshaw
The Harris’ Hawk: Hunting Birds by Harry McElroy
The Ferruginous Hawk by Dave Daniher
The Merlin by Eric Edwards & Kenneth C. Tuttle
The Aplomado Falcon by James W. Nelson & Harry McElroy
Feather Care, Imping & Coping by Stuart E. Rossell
Hawks & Power Poles by Kirk Hohenberger
Trained Hawks & Bird Abatement by Stuart E. Rossell
Legal Aspects of Falconry by William Murrin
Past, Present, & Future of North American Falconry by Harold M. Webster, Jr.
Final Thoughts by Harold M. Webster, Jr.
Glossary by Frederick W. Holderman - California Hawking Club
Bibliography by Harold M. Webster, Jr.
Anglo-Indian Hood Chart & Patterns Appendix to Hoods & Hooding
Hardbound, Two Volumes in a Slip Case. Hundreds of images, color plates and illustrations. 832 pp
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