Hunting the Eagles

Hunting the Eagles
Author: Ben Kane
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2016-03-24
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781409052227

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From 'the rising star of historical fiction' (Wilbur Smith) a new Eagles of Rome novel, by the Sunday Times bestselling author of Eagles at War. JUSTICE , HONOUR, REVENGE AD 14: Five long years have passed since the annihilation of three legions in the wilds of Germania. Demoted, battle-scarred and hell-bent on revenge, Centurion Tullus and his legionaries begin their fightback. Ranged against them is the charismatic chieftan Arminius, determined to crush the Romans for a second time. Convinced that the eagle belonging to his old legion is close at hand, Tullus drives ever deeper into enemy lands. But with Arminius and his warriors closing in on the Romans, a murderous battle is about to begin...

On the Hunt with Eagles

On the Hunt with Eagles
Author: Sandra Markle
Publsiher: Lerner Publications TM
Total Pages: 36
Release: 2023-01-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN: 9781728489780

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AudiseeĀ® eBooks with Audio combine professional narration and sentence highlighting for an engaging read aloud experience! Eagles' feather-covered wings, sharp talons, and keen vision make them the top predators in their habitats. These excellent hunters can easily spot prey and glide through the air. Learn about the lives of eagles.

Hunting with Bald Eagles

Hunting with Bald Eagles
Author: Paige Thurnherr
Publsiher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP
Total Pages: 24
Release: 2012-08-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN: 9781433970665

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Explores how the bald eagle hunts, including attacks from the air.

Hunting with Eagles

Hunting with Eagles
Author: Palani Mohan
Publsiher: Merrell
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2015
Genre: Photography
ISBN: 1858946433

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For many hundreds of years Kazakh nomads have been grazing their livestock near the Altai Mountains in western Mongolia. The Altai Kazakhs are unique in their tradition of using golden eagles to hunt on horseback. The lifestyle of these hunters, known in Kazakh as burtkitshis, is changing rapidly, and over the last few years the award-winning photographer Palani Mohan has spent time with these men and their families, documenting a culture under threat. The special bond between a hunter and his eagle begins when the hunter takes an eagle pup from a nest high on the rock face. The pups are usually about four years old (a golden eagle can live to 30 years of age). It's important that the pup has learned to hunt and is not still dependent on her mother; but neither can she be too old nor experienced, or she will not learn to live with humans. The hunters take only female pups from the nest, as females are larger and more powerful and aggressive than the males. Adult female golden eagles can have a wingspan of up to 9 feet, and weigh over 15 pounds. The eagle pup gradually learns to accept food from the hunter, and once trust has been established, the hunter begins to train the bird. The hunters describe the eagle as part of their family. The eagle takes pride of place in the home most of the time except during the day in the summer months or the warmest part of the day in the winter months. While all the men in the family handle the eagle, only the man who took her from the nest hunts with her. Hunting takes place in winter, when temperatures can plummet to minus 40 degrees Farenheit. The birds are carried in swaddling, which the hunters claim keeps them both warm and calm. The strong bond between hunter and eagle is strengthened by the amount of time they spend together. Hunting trips can last many days, as the hunter and eagle trek up to a mountain ridge to obtain a good view across the landscape. Once the prey - usually a fox - is spotted, the hunter charges towards it to flush it into the open, then releases the eagle to make the kill. Hunters traditionally wear fur coats made from the skins of the prey their eagle has caught. The relationship between hunter and eagle typically lasts six to eight years, then the eagle is released back into the wild to breed. One hunter tells Mohan: 'You love them as your own, even when you set them free at the end.' In his book, which comprises an introductory essay and 90 dramatic duotone images, Mohan explains how the burkitshis are slowing dying out. Rather than endure the brutal winters, their children choose to move to the capital, Ulan Bator, for a better way of life. There are also fewer golden eagles in the Altai Mountains. Although the 'Golden Eagle Festival' takes place every October to showcase the ancient art of hunting with eagles, attracting tourists from across the world, there are only between 50 and 60 'true' hunters left. This book is therefore a timely, important record of these proud men and their magnificent eagles in a remote, unforgiving part of the planet.

Hunting the Eagles

Hunting the Eagles
Author: Ben Kane
Publsiher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2016-09-27
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780099580751

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From 'the rising star of historical fiction' (Wilbur Smith) a new Eagles of Rome novel, by the Sunday Times bestselling author of Eagles at War. JUSTICE , HONOUR, REVENGE AD 14: Five long years have passed since the annihilation of three legions in the wilds of Germania. Demoted, battle-scarred and hell-bent on revenge, Centurion Tullus and his legionaries begin their fightback. Ranged against them is the charismatic chieftan Arminius, determined to crush the Romans for a second time. Convinced that the eagle belonging to his old legion is close at hand, Tullus drives ever deeper into enemy lands. But with Arminius and his warriors closing in on the Romans, a murderous battle is about to beginā€¦

Bald Eagles Raptors on the Hunt

Bald Eagles  Raptors on the Hunt
Author: Charlotte Taylor
Publsiher: Enslow Publishing, LLC
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2021-12-15
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN: 9781978522015

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Throughout North America, the bald eagle stalks unsuspecting prey. With a wingspan that can reach over 6 feet and giant hooked talons, bald eagles are deadly hunters that own the skies. Young readers will explore age-appropriate details and photographs of the bald eagle in its wild habitat, deepening their understanding of how the bald eagle is perfectly adapted to hunt almost anywhere. Young readers will love this thrilling look at what makes America's national bird an expert hunter.

When Eagles Hunt

When Eagles Hunt
Author: Johanna van Berkel
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 36
Release: 2015-02-21
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 9781499035599

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The Eagle family welcomes you to join them as they do what eagles do best: flying and hunting. In this, the sequel to When Eagles Fly, Panorama and Skyline teach their eaglets to catch the thermal winds and then catch their own prey. As in all families, each eaglet tackles these tasks differently. Come along, and join Piccolo, Pompom, and Pipsqueak in their adventures. Watch as Pipsqueak challenges his family to think differently and how tensions are resolved by patience, compassion, and a sense of humor.

Hawking with Golden Eagles

Hawking with Golden Eagles
Author: Martin Hollinshead
Publsiher: Surrey, B.C. : Hancock House
Total Pages: 0
Release: 1995
Genre: Nature
ISBN: 0888393431

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Hawking with Golden Eagles paints a vivid picture of the eagle experience and takes the reader into the skies on a hunt for quarry. Based on practical field experience, this breakthrough book gives a full account of training and hunting procedures, and takes a close look at the quarries a golden eagle can currently be flown to. Full of breathtaking photographs and insightful description, the book is sure to be enjoyed by anyone wishing to explore the eagle's role within falconry throughout the centuries. My purpose in writing this small book is to try to give an insight into hawking with golden eagles. These raptors have frequently been described in less-than-glowing terms and their value as modern day falconry birds questioned. This book will attempt to paint a more positive picture. Naturally, when flown under unsuitable conditions and handled by inexperienced falconers, golden eagles will give a poor account of themselves. But, if trained and flown correctly, these eagles can be employed very effectively by the contemporary falconer and provide him with a unique hawking experience. My own understanding and appreciation of the golden eagle owes little to my early British falconry background. Far more influential have been my central European experiences. I have spent a good deal of time living and hawking on the Continent. There, my involvement with three large falconry center has resulted in me being presented with opportunities seldom afforded the private individual; and, with Germany or Austria serving as a base, I have traveled widely and hunted with golden eagles in many different parts of Europe. In writing this book, I have assumed that those interested in hawking with golden eagles will already have a background of experience with birds such as goshawks, Harris' hawks, or red-tailed hawks. Let me stress that a golden eagle is definitely no bird for a novice falconer. With this in mind, I deemed it unnecessary to cover very basic falconry topics in any detail. Comments on the more rudimentary aspect of the sport have been restricted to where I feel they are truly required. I have written very much with the practicing falconer in mind. However, I have also tried to produce a text that will be found readable and informative by those perhaps not directly involved in practical falconry, but who have an interest in some related topic. It is hoped that this book will be of value to anyone keen to discover just what these magnificent birds are capable of as trained hunting allies.