Tel: +44 (0)1743 709420 | Email: info@wildlifebooks.com

Login | Register | Newsletter | Contact Us

Looking for the Goshawk: In search of the Fugitive Raptor

by Conor Mark Jameson

Looking for the Goshawk: In search of the Fugitive Raptor
£9.75 RRP: £18.99 Add to basket

Description

by Conor Mark Jameson

The book traces Conor Jameson's travels in search of the Goshawk, a magnificent yet rarely seen (in Britain at least) raptor. Each episode of the narrative arises from personal experience, investigation, and the unearthing of information from research, exploration and conversations. The journey takes him from an encounter with a stuffed Goshawk in a glass case, through travels into supposed Goshawk territories in Britain, and to Berlin - where he finds the bird at ease in the city. Why, he wants to know, is the bird so rarely seen in Britain?

He explores the politics of bird watching, the sport of falconry and the impact of persecution on the recent history of the bird in Britain and travels the length of Britain, through central Europe and the USA in search of answers to the goshawk mystery. Throughout his journey he is inspired by the writings of T H White who told of his attempts to tame a Goshawk in his much-loved book. It's a gripping tale on the trail of a most mysterious and charismatic bird.

Black and white illustrations, 368pp. 2013

Details

close

Our website uses cookies to remember your settings and preferences. We also use analytics software to help optimize our website.
If you continue to use our site we'll assume you're OK with this.