The Art of Falconry

The Art of Falconry

£40.00

The Art of Falconry represents a milestone in titles on the sport, quite unique in scope, style and content. It presents falconry in theory and in practice, celebrating it as both an art form and a living cultural heritage. Far from being merely another “how to” book, however, it takes the reader into the field with contributions from experts in all branches of the sport, and is lavishly illustrated with stunning photographs and artwork. The first new practical falconry treatise in the French language since the 1940s, this English edition brings a fresh perspective to the English-speaking falconer and is further enhanced through contributions from a number of internationally renowned authorities, including British, American and South African falconers and austringers.

“I genuinely cannot recommend this book too highly”
Bob Dalton, The World of Falconry

 

Patrick Morel

The author’s vast falconry experience, combined with that of his fellow contributors, make this volume knowledge-heavy yet light and entertaining in style. It covers all aspects of modern falconry, from the traditions that shaped the sport we know today to its underpinning ethics and philosophy as it continues to evolve in the 21st century. It takes the reader around the globe in search of ultimate quarry species, relating methods and motives through the hawking experiences of those who seek the most challenging flights in their art. Scottish red grouse and Belgian crows; wood pigeon hawking with peregrines and goshawks; sand grouse, snipe and sage grouse with high-flying falcons: this book gives the falconer pride in the sport’s traditions and enthusiasm for the future development and evolution of this living heritage.

Specifications:

ISBN: 978-1-909339-68-2
215 x 280mm Portrait
464pp; Hardback with full colour throughout
Publication: March 2016
Price: £40.00

Reviews

  1. :

    “I genuinely cannot recommend this book too highly to anyone who really loves falconry and shares the passion for it that so obviously shines through from the author”

    Bob Dalton, World of Falconry

  2. :

    “All aspects of Falconry are dealt with in this book including up to date details on Telemetry, Drones (to get falcons to climb NOT for eagles to catch), dogs in Falconry, Hoods and much more. The detail in which each part of the book is put over in such a way as to make you want to read on and learn more. After all we never stop learning in our sport.”

    The Austringer n°48 (PDF)

  3. :

    The Art of Falconry represents a milestone in titles on the sport, quite unique in scope, style and content. It presents falconry in theory and in practice, celebrating it as both an art form and a living cultural heritage. Far from being merely another “how-to” book, however, it takes the reader into the field with contributions from experts in all branches of the sport, and is lavishly illustrated with stunning photographs and artwork.”

    IAF Spring Newsletter 2016 (PDF)

  4. :

    “Despite an old cliche, this volume truly belongs on the bookshelf of every falconer. If you need the dimensions of a round perch, look elsewhere, but in the meantime avail yourself of this volume. Even if your time in falconry has yet to let the experience and philosophy on these pages move you, put the book on the proverbial shelf. Years hence you will come to recognise its value: experience, insight, and wisdom, beautifully presented.”

    Hawk Chalk – April 2016 (PDF)

  5. :

    “This exquisite book highlights the Art of Falconry which promotes the sustainable use of the environment by its very practice. The stunning photographs and an engaging text celebrate the unique and fascinating relationship between a human and a free-flying hawk which has developed over several millennia and is still practiced in Saudi Arabia.”

    Arab News – October 2016

  6. :

    “A new book by ex-President of IAF and well-known Belgian falconer Patrick Morel originally published in 2013 in French is now translated into English by David Horobin and published in revised and extended version in England by Medina Publishing. The style, contents and structure of the book are briefly described. The book is well illustrated by 230 colour photographs and pictures of 29 artists and photographers. Bibliography consists of 54 sources in 4 languages. Falconry with longwings is described by Author while falconry with shortwings and eagles is described by other his friends and well-known falconers not only from Europe, but also from North America and South Africa. The book is a valuable asset for library of falconers over the world.”
    Jevgeni Shergalin, Birds of Prey and Owls in Zoos and Breeding Centres

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