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The Resource Australian predators of the sky, Penny Olsen ; foreword by Sean Dooley

Australian predators of the sky, Penny Olsen ; foreword by Sean Dooley

Label
Australian predators of the sky
Title
Australian predators of the sky
Statement of responsibility
Penny Olsen ; foreword by Sean Dooley
Title variation
Predators of the sky
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Contributor
Author
Issuing body
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Our relationship with the birds of prey has always been conflicted. Raptors are admired for their strength and independence, but despised for their depredations on livestock and favourite garden birds, while the owls are at once respected for their wisdom and watchfulness and feared for their mournful cries and association with darkness and ill-omen. The book begins with a fascinating chapter on the European discovery of birds of prey in Australia - for example, the earliest sightings of eagles by William Dampier's expedition in 1699 in south-western Australia and Captain James Cook's reports of kites, hawks, eagles and owls at Endeavour Bay in Queensland in 1770; the naming and describing of species in the nineteenth century; and John Gould's visit to Australia to describe and illustrate its birds, including the birds of prey which filled the first of the seven volumes of his The Birds of Australia in the 1840s. Another chapter describes the physical characteristics of birds of prey, their distribution, their hunting methods and other ecological features. For each species, a distribution map is provided, as well as the origins of its scientific name. Several full-colour illustrations of the species by various artists are accompanied by intriguing notes about the bird
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
ANL
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1949-
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Olsen, Penny
Dewey number
598.9
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1968-
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  • Dooley, Sean
  • National Library of Australia
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  • Falconry
  • Owls
  • Eagles
  • Falcons
  • Falcons
  • Eagles
  • Birds of prey
  • Owls
  • Birds of prey
  • Birds of prey
  • Falconiformes
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Label
Australian predators of the sky, Penny Olsen ; foreword by Sean Dooley
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Publication
Copyright
Note
National Library's copies signed by the author.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 207)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000052238063
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
vi, 207 pages
Isbn
9780642278562
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations, colour maps
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)863697190
Label
Australian predators of the sky, Penny Olsen ; foreword by Sean Dooley
Publication
Copyright
Note
National Library's copies signed by the author.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 207)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000052238063
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
vi, 207 pages
Isbn
9780642278562
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations, colour maps
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)863697190

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