The Golden Eagle


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Jeff Watson, with the assistance of Des Thompson and Helen Riley

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A majestic and awe-inspiring bird, the golden eagle flies throughout the northern hemisphere and is one of the largest birds of prey in North America. Among ornithologists and other scientists today, the species attracts great interest and extensive research. The golden eagle has also captured the imaginations of everyday people throughout history, playing various symbolic roles and appearing in the folklore of societies around the globe. 

This all-encompassing book presents full current information on the biology and ecology of golden eagles. It includes both original research by raptor expert Jeff Watson and a synthesis of the findings of an array of international scientists. Chapters on such further topics as the cultural importance of golden eagles, conservation issues, and predation on livestock, along with more than 70 superb depictions of the raptors and their landscapes, combine to make this volume the definitive account of the golden eagle.

The late Jeff Watson was director of operations in Scottish Natural Heritage and a world authority on the conservation of the golden eagle. He was a leader in Scotland's internationally important Special Protection Areas and Special Areas of Conservation programs and a proponent of major legislation that set new conservation standards across Europe.

“The first edition of this book was a very important work and the second has become increasingly important as concerns mount about the future of this species across its range.”—Carol L. McIntyre, ornithologist, U.S. National Park Service

“This book will appeal equally to the birdwatcher who wants to learn more about the life and habits of Golden Eagles and the ornithologist who requires an authoritative reference work.”—Birdwatch

“[The Golden Eagle] is illustrated with a series of breathtaking plates by Keith Brockie…readable, authoritative, and up-to-date.”—Birding World

“…a magnificent book which manages to combine the results of rigorous scientific research including field observation with a genuine feeling for the species.”—Country-Side

"Jeff Watson's opus is both a detailed scientific treatment of the bird and a beautifully illustrated tribute to one man's decades-long pursuit of a majestic raptor."—Chuck Hagner and Matt Mendenhall, Birdwatching
ISBN: 9780300170191
Publication Date: March 8, 2011
400 pages, 6 1/8 x 9 1/4
80 b/w + 8 pp. color illus.

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