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Jun 14, 2016
| ISBN 9781465451729
| Middle Grade (8-12)
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May 31, 2000
| ISBN 9780756668112
| Middle Grade (8-12)
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Jun 14, 2016 | ISBN 9781465451729 | Middle Grade (8-12)
May 31, 2000 | ISBN 9780756668112 | Middle Grade (8-12)
With their hooked beaks, curved talons, and superb eyesight, eagles, and birds of prey are born to kill. Swoop into the world of these formidable hunters. Eyewitness: Eagles and Birds of Prey is a guide to birds of prey of all shapes and sizes. From majestic falcons to soaring vultures, you’ll get a bird’s eye view of their amazing world. Learn about their styles of flight and their hunting techniques. Explore the preying and feeding habits, from specialist feeders to scavengers. Explore their anatomy in detail and know what makes them soar and glide. Follow the owls into the night and learn how they see and listen in almost complete darkness. Find out how eagles and other birds of prey have been part of our history and culture for years.Eyewitness: Eagles and Birds of Prey is packed with easy-to-access information, vibrant images, and step-by-step illustrations for children to explore the realm of acrobats of the air.
In this guide, brilliant full-color photographs give the reader an “eyewitness” view of the world of eagles, vultures, hawks, kites, owls, falcons, and other birds of prey. See a secretary bird stamping on a snake, a kestrel hovering in midair, a tawny eagle in flight across the page, and a burrowing owl coming out of its burrow. Learn what an eagle’s bones and muscles look like, how falconers train hawks, falcons, and other birds, what steppe eagles eat in winter, and how Harris’s hawks hunt in teams. Discover how an alula helps birds to fly, which bird of prey has talons as big as a grizzly bear’s claws, how vultures can fly for hours with scarcely a flap of their wings, and much, much more.The most trusted nonfiction series on the market, Eyewitness Books provide an in-depth, comprehensive look at their subjects with a unique integration of words and pictures.
David Burnie is a zoology graduate and fellow of the Zoological Society of London. Having started out as a nature-preserve ranger and biologist, he has since forged a successful career as a writer and consultant specializing in wildlife and plants…. More about David Burnie
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