Some time with Eagles & Falcons
Some time with Eagles & Falcons
Some time with Eagles & Falcons
Some time with Eagles & Falcons
Some time with Eagles & Falcons
Some time with Eagles & Falcons

Some time with Eagles & Falcons

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Details

By: Jerry Olsen
ISBN: 0-85889-426-2
Binding: Trade Paper
Size: 9" X 6"
Pages: 159
Photos: 60
Illustrations: 0
Publication Date: 1995

Description

PR Highlights: Author's Experiences with Eagles and Falcons.
PHOTO Highlights: 16 page full-color section.

Description: The purpose of this book is to tell a story about some of the people, hawks, eagles and falcons I knew over the past 25 years.

Some Time with Eagles and Falcons begins 25 years ago with a search for missing men in the Yukon, a search helped by eagles. In stories packed with information, Olsen writes of ties between people, eagles and falcons. After trapping and hunting with falcons in Washington and South Australia, then flying falcons at Sydney Airport to frighten gulls from the runway, he describes filming for ABC's Earthwatch and Mad Max 3; Beyond Thunderdome. Researchers fostered captive-bred eagles from Sydney's Taronga Park Zoo into the nests of wild eagles near Canberra and searched for the endangered Sanfor's Sea Eagle in the Solomon Islands.

 

Author Biography

Jerry Olsen was born in Salt Lake City in 1948 and grew up in Spokane Washington before moving to Australia in 1972. He has a son and a daughter, lives in Canberra and lectures in the Applied Ecology Research Group and the Faculty of Education at the University of Canberra. Jerry has studied birds of prey since boyhood and his other books include Caring For Birds of Prey (1990), and Birds of Prey and Game Birds of Australia (With P. Olsen and F. Crome in 1993).

 

Book Reviews


"I seldom have the time to read for pleasure, but this book is one that I have read, and will continue to read, primarily for pleasure. . . I found myself finishing each chapter eager to find out what happens in the next." -- Stephen Debus, Editor, Australian Bird Watcher

"Jerry Olson has spent dangerous, inspiring, amusing and sometimes tragic times with dashing and exquisite birds of prey. he writes about those times with a fine mix of scientific precision and professional enthusiasm. his book has something for everyone from the general nature lover to the person who wants to know how to bandage an eagles wing and what to feed a concussed falcon." -- Ian Warden, The Canberra Times