By: Jerry Olsen
ISBN: 088839375X / 978-0-88839-375-3
Binding: Trade Paper
Size: 9" X 6"
Publication Date: 1995
PR Highlights: Author's Experiences with Eagles and Falcons.
PHOTO Highlights: 16 page full-color section.
Description: The purpose of this book is to tell a story about some of the people, hawks, eagles and falcons I knew over the past 25 years.
Some Time with Eagles and Falcons begins 25 years ago with a search for missing men in the Yukon, a search helped by eagles. In stories packed with information, Olsen writes of ties between people, eagles and falcons. After trapping and hunting with falcons in Washington and South Australia, then flying falcons at Sydney Airport to frighten gulls from the runway, he describes filming for ABC's Earthwatch and Mad Max 3; Beyond Thunderdome. Researchers fostered captive-bred eagles from Sydney's Taronga Park Zoo into the nests of wild eagles near Canberra and searched for the endangered Sanfor's Sea Eagle in the Solomon Islands.
"I seldom have the time to read for pleasure, but this book is one that I have read, and will continue to read, primarily for pleasure. . . I found myself finishing each chapter eager to find out what happens in the next." -- Stephen Debus, Editor, Australian Bird Watcher
"Jerry Olson has spent dangerous, inspiring, amusing and sometimes tragic times with dashing and exquisite birds of prey. he writes about those times with a fine mix of scientific precision and professional enthusiasm. his book has something for everyone from the general nature lover to the person who wants to know how to bandage an eagles wing and what to feed a concussed falcon." -- Ian Warden, The Canberra Times