A Rage for Falcons: An Alliance Between Man and Bird by Stephen BodioA Rage for Falcons: An Alliance Between Man and Bird by Stephen Bodio

A Rage for Falcons: An Alliance Between Man and Bird

byStephen BodioIllustratorJonathan WildeIntroduction byHelen Macdonald

Paperback | October 27, 2015

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Thus begins the tale by Stephen Bodio, a lover of birds and nature, of the incredible connection between man and birds of prey. Falconry can be traced back over four thousand years and, as Bodio says, “it is amazing that the practice did not die out soon afterward when its first adherents starved.”

With a new introduction by Helen MacDonald, A Rage For Falcons not only shares the history of falconry, but shows the personal side in a way only Bodio can share. With masterful prose and breathtaking imagery, you not only understand how falconry has lasted, but why. As Bodio so appropriately notes in his introduction: “To understand falconry, you must understand the nature of the relationship between man and bird.”

In A Rage For Falcons, Bodio explores this incredible relationship and how it has affected him as a person. Never has such a personal touch been put on a sport that has lasted generations, which many people still do not have a grasp of. That’s what makes Bodio so great. While his words may not convince you to take up the sport, will certainly open your eyes to appreciate a world unlike any other.
Stephen Bodio is a renowned writer and naturalist. He was the longtime book reviewer for Gray’s Sporting Journal, and his articles have appeared in magazines and papers as various as the LA Times, Atlantic Monthly, Men’s Journal, Sports Illustrated, and Smithsonian. Bodio is also the author of several books, including Aloft, On the Edg...
Title:A Rage for Falcons: An Alliance Between Man and BirdFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:148 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.4 inShipping dimensions:8.25 × 5.5 × 0.4 inPublished:October 27, 2015Publisher:SkyhorseLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1634506723

ISBN - 13:9781634506724