Moruya Books


This article was written on 12 Jan 2017, and is filled under Non Fiction.

Fly into the New Year!

At Moruya Books we’re a little obsessed with Birds.

Here are a couple of great titles to see you fly into the new year.

FALCON by Helen Macdonald

Falcon combines in-depth practical, personal and scientific knowledge of falcons with a strong analytical perspective on the place of these birds in human history. It will be enjoyed by specialists and non-specialists alike: lovers of the countryside, birdwatchers or anyone who has ever wondered why falcons are so compelling.

AUDUBON ON THE WINGS OF THE WORLD by Fabien Grolleau and Jeremie Royer

Throughout the first half of the 19th century , John James Audubon was America’s dominant wildlife artist. Having always drawn birds as a hobby , it wasn’t until facing bankruptcy that he decided to embark upon an epic ornithological quest across America with nothing but his artist’ s materials, an assistant, and a gun. The journey was far from easy, but the dramatic, life-sized bird portraits he produced along the way were an immediate success upon his return. Audubon’s legacy continues to this day, particularly in the deep concerns he later voiced for the conservation of the beautiful species he depicted. His seminal work, Birds of America, is one against which 20th and 21st century wildlife artists are still measured.

This beautifully illustrated book uses the graphic novel format to great effect, bringing to life this fascinating and important figure.

THE ENIGMA OF THE OWL by Mike Unwin & David Tipling

This lavishly illustrated book celebrates owls from every corner of the world and offers abundant details on fifty-three of the most striking and interesting species, from the tiny Elf Owl of southwestern American deserts to the formidable Blakiston’s Fish Owl, the largest of all owls.
More than 200 dramatic colour photographs in the wild, capture the wondrous beauty of each owl and the drama of life in its own home region. It’s also at the lovely price of $35.00.

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