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Falconry and Hawking [Hardcover]

Phillip Glasier
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27 Nov 1986
This book covers all aspects of the sport of falconry and hawking with chapters on history, the birds themselves, training, housing, tools and equipment, equipment to be fitted to the bird, hoods and hooding, handling the new arrival, condition, manning and early training, flying free and getting fit, flying falcons out of the hood, flying short-wings, merlins, game hawking, moulting, imping and coping, lost hawks, hack and hacking back, dogs for hawking and making hoods, bells, bags and gloves. In addition there are two new chapters which replace and amplify the original text on health and disease and captive breeding, as well as a new section on the author's own experiences of Arab falconry practice. The author gives details of the birds most commonly used in the sport and the character and individual temperament of the birds are revealed in his own case histories. Every technique is explained with step-by-step instructions and illustrations.

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  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Batsford Ltd; 2nd Revised edition edition (27 Nov 1986)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0713455551
  • ISBN-13: 978-0713455557
  • Product Dimensions: 25 x 19.4 x 3.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 274,671 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A reference work 27 Dec 2008
Format:Hardcover
Phillip Glasier's Falconry and Hawking is by far the best book on this little known art. His style of writing is as close to being mentored by the well versed hunter as you'll probably ever get! It really does read as though you are being taught, but never patronises the reader, it's a real pleasure to pick-up, and a problem to put down.
The book (now the 3rd Edition) is quite weighty, and contains just about everything to get you started and more. One peice of advice given by him is to get one book, and read that one only, and having ignored that (!) I have bought a few, but this is the one that knocks the rest into touch. It was recommended to me by my mentor with twenty years experience, and she was not wrong.
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bible for falconers 26 Dec 2000
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Format:Hardcover
This is in fact a very popular hawking book which any beginer and consagrated falconer should have. All the topics are considered, from manuring to hunting. Language is esay to follow and many good pothographs and schemes will help you to success in and enjoy these art/sport.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Buzz 9 May 2010
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Had one before and lent it and never got it back .So i had to buy another one,I would highly recommend it to anyone who as a Bird of prey,or any one who is thinking of getting one.
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By ray
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A must have for every falconer. Phillip Glasier was one of the most influential British falconers of all time & his experience is invaluable to the novice & expert alike. This book covers all birds your likely to come across in falconry, how to make a set up for your bird & train it for hunting. Very comprehensive but unfortunately doesn't go into enough detail for those wishing to really understand training techniques.
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5.0 out of 5 stars well worth reading 28 Nov 2012
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I would recommend this book to anyone who would like to learn about falconry or hawks as it is full of very good information.
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