FalconBook - 2016
Macdonald dives through centuries and careens around the globe to tell the story of the falcon as it has flown in the wild skies of the natural world and those of our imagination. Mixing history, myth, and legend, she explores the long history of the sport of falconry in many human cultures--from Japan to Abu Dhabi to Oxford; she analyzes the falcon?s talismanic power as a symbol in art, politics, and business; and she addresses the ways we have both endangered and protected it. Along the way we discover how falcons were mobilized in secret military projects; their links with espionage, the Third Reich, the Holy Roman Empire, and space programs.
Publisher: London : Reaktion Books, 2016.
Edition: 2016 edition.
Branch Call Number: 598.96 M145
Characteristics: 223 pages : illustrations, map ; 20 cm