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by Michael Petersen
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Nature & Ecology
  • Author:
    Michael Petersen
  • ISBN:
    0785824251
  • ISBN13:
    978-0785824251
  • Genre:
  • Publisher:
    Chartwell Books (March 30, 2008)
  • Pages:
    160 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Nature & Ecology
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    1109 kb
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    1380 kb
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    1443 kb
  • Rating:
    4.4
  • Votes:
    159
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They scare the singing birds of earth away As, greed-impelled, they circle threateningly, Watching the toilers with malignant eye, From their exclusive haven-birds of prey. They swoop down for the spoil in certain might, And fasten in our bleeding flesh their claws. Poems by Claude McKay : 11, 80. prev.

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I agree with the above poster--this book is simply too full of mistakes (photographic and textual) to be worth buying. There are at least 10 misidentified photos in this book, and that's only looking at the diurnal raptors of North America (I don't really know owls or Old World species). His favorite is the Cooper's Hawk, which makes appearances as four different species: as itself, a Northern Goshawk, a Merlin, and a Red-tailed Hawk (which,incidentally, also happens to have a photo in the Cooper's Hawk section). Perhaps the worst one is on p.88, which features a Prairie Falcon identified as a Harris Hawk! The two look nothing alike, and are featured on facing pages as the same species!

Couple that with unimaginative and cumbersome text (e.g. 'The extraordinary Harris Hawk with its unique behavior pattern' [describing the falcon, actually!]) that doesn't really go with the photos (e.g. 'From its elevated perch' when the bird is clearly on a falconer's finger) and contains a good number of typos and nonsensical sentences, you get a truly bad book. The life history descriptions are frequently off, and the book really doesn't live up to its promise of teaching 'how to identify bird through a variety of methods,' let alone as being 'meticulously researched.'

My favorite paragraph is this: 'The Goshawk a resident bird, however, where winters are known to be extreme such as in Canada or North Asia these birds will migrate south to warmer climates. This unique characteristic has wider implications for the forest ecosystem and an important impact on other members of the bird population. For example, species which are unable to build their own nests, such as the Cooper's Hawks, Great Horned Owls and Spotted Owls, will often use the uninhabited nests of the Goshawk to lay their own eggs.' The first sentence makes no sense grammatically, the second is just wrong (migration is by no means unique), and the third is wrong again (Cooper's Hawks definitely CAN build their own nests) as well as logically nonsensical (even if they didn't build their own nests, they'd have to breed during the winter to use the empty Goshawk nests.

There are some great photos, but way too many are misidentified to make this book worth your money.
Shakar
I saw this book tonight while at the book store. I work with birds of prey and collect books accordingly. On opening this book, I immediately noticed pictures that were mis-labled. By the time I closed the book, I was totally appalled ! There are beautiful photographs, but MANY of them are incorrect. Hawks are labled as falcons, some falcon are labled as different falcons, eagles are incorrectly identified. The mistakes are obvious and definately numerous throughout the book. I pity the person who wastes their money in the hopes of learning about these beautiful birds. I did not read the info in the book...all the errors with identifying the birds was enough to make me cringe !
Buzatus
Almost every photo is mislabeled with the wrong bird species. I don't know how this book made it past the editor with so much wrong information. It does make for a good laugh though of you are looking for a funny read.