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Raptors: Birds of Prey Paperback – September 1, 1992


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books (September 1, 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0811800040
  • ISBN-13: 978-0811800044
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,467,520 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

John Hendrickson has had his stunning nature photographs showcased in many prestigious publications, including National Geographic, Audubon, Natural History, Newsweek, and Birders' World, as well as Sierra Club books and calendars. Founder and director of the California Raptor Education Center and director of the Woodleaf Outdoor School, a captor education program for children, he lives with his family in Clipper Mills, California.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 11, 1998
Format: Paperback
According to the blurb on the book cover, the author's interest in raptors "began at an early age when he started birding with his third-grade teacher" and now the author is founder and director of the Calif. Raptor Education Center.

The photographs are exquisite, starting with the photo on the front cover -- a close-up, eye-to-eye view of a bald eagle.

The book has 4 parts:
1) Gifts of Birth (physical characteristics),
2) Struggle to Survive (migration, etc.),
3) Living in Balance (habitat destruction, accidents, etc.) and
4) the Future (which is more of a discussion of present actions being taken to preserve these birds).

Good for beginners (like me!), although a bibliography would have enhanced this book.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By ROBERT KINGSLEY on June 18, 2003
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Raptors: Birds of Prey, by John Hendrickson contains some of the most stunning pictures of Raptors I have ever seen. Many varieties of birds are presented, and one truly gets a feel for the birds in the wild.
The information presented in the book is rather general and does not match the quality of the photographs. Still, a good introductory book into the study of raptors. I would recommend this book for casual bird watchers or for use as a coffee table book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By H. Mayson on December 24, 2005
Format: Paperback
I found this book to be very informative about birds of prey, and I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants a general understanding of birds of prey.

Of the books I've read concerning the subject of raptors, this is one of the better books, especially for those who are just getting started on researching the subject.

This book is written particularly well and give the reader a good, solid knowledge base to work from.
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Format: Paperback
In addition to the extraordinary photographs in this book, the author is clearly someone who respects the subject matter and life in general. That comes through in the work this author has done with the birds and with a camp.

This book is divided neatly into sections that are reader friendly; readers from the professional falconer to the novice who is interested in the subject will come away vastly enriched. This book is like the birds it covers; noble, strong and beautiful. This is a masterpiece.
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4 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 17, 1999
Format: Paperback
I am a very good friend of Johns, and not only is he a great author and photographer, He also run an outdoor camp for children to teach them about the earth. What a great man. No matter how much you think you know, John can teach you more. Especially with this book. The more you read and look at it, the more you continue to learn.
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