2015, English, Book, Illustrated, Map edition: Australian predators of the sky / Penny Olsen ; foreword by Sean Dooley. Olsen, Penny, 1949-, (author.)

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Australian predators of the sky / Penny Olsen ; foreword by Sean Dooley
 
Bookmark: http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/203951998
Physical Description
  • 207 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm.
Published
  • Canberra National Library of Australia, 2015.
Language
  • English

Edition details

Title
  • Australian predators of the sky /​ Penny Olsen ; foreword by Sean Dooley.
Also Titled
  • Predators of the sky.
Author
  • Olsen, Penny, 1949-, (author.)
Other Authors
  • Dooley, Sean, 1968-
  • National Library of Australia
Published
  • Canberra National Library of Australia, 2015.
Content Types
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Carrier Types
  • volume
Physical Description
  • 207 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm.
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Summary
  • Our relationship with the birds of prey has always been conflicted. Raptors are admired for their strength and independence, but despised for their depredations on livestock and favourite garden birds, while the owls are at once respected for their wisdom and watchfulness and feared for their mournful cries and association with darkness and ill-omen. The book begins with a fascinating chapter on the European discovery of birds of prey in Australia - for example, the earliest sightings of eagles by William Dampier’s expedition in 1699 in south-western Australia and Captain James Cook’s reports of kites, hawks, eagles and owls at Endeavour Bay in Queensland in 1770; the naming and describing of species in the nineteenth century; and John Gould’s visit to Australia to describe and illustrate its birds, including the birds of prey which filled the first of the seven volumes his The Birds of Australia in the 1840s. Another chapter describes the physical characteristics of birds of prey, their distribution, their hunting methods and other ecological features. For each species, a distribution map is provided, as well as the origins of its scientific name. Several full-colour illustrations of the species by various artists are accompanied by intriguing notes about the bird.
Notes
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
Language
  • English
ISBN
  • 9780642278562 (paperback) :
Dewey Number
  • 598.90994
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