Dagger-clawed, hook-beaked, sleek-feathered, and proud, the eagle is the king of the bird world--and a vision that awes humanity. From winged messengers in ancient times to symbols of sovereignty in the present, eagles have captured our imagination with their majesty, fearsomeness, and grace. These awe-inspiring birds have all these qualities and more. Because few people have actually glimpsed the bald and golden eagles--North America's two species--in flight, these predators have become creatures of myth. Ninety stunning and action-packed color photographs from the world's top nature photographers portray the grace and power of these birds that have vision five times superior to ours, breakneck speed, split second timing, and striking agility. They include heartwarming close-ups of a newborn eaglet's first tentative steps, gripping images of carnivorous adults ravaging their kill, and stunning aerial views of the raptors soaring through the air. An absorbing account of the everyday behavior of th ese birds of prey. The author lives in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. 128 pages (all in color), 8 1/2 x 11.
About the author
Candace Savage is the author of numerous internationally acclaimed books on subjects ranging from natural history and science to popular culture. She is the author of the best-selling natural history titles Bird Brains: The Intelligence of Crows, Ravens, Magpies and Jays and Prairie: A Natural History, for which she won two Saskatchewan Book Awards and a Gold Medal from ForeWord Magazine in 2004. She is also a frequent contributor to numerous periodicals, including Canadian Geographic. She lives in Saskatoon, SK.
Other titles by Candace Savage
A Natural History of the Heart of North America Tagline: Revised Edition
Strangers in the House
A Prairie Story of Bigotry and Belonging
The Intelligence of Crows, Ravens, Magpies, and Jays
Best Places to Bird in the Prairies
A Geography of Blood
Unearthing Memory from a Prairie Landscape
Curious By Nature
One Woman's Exploration of the Natural World
Nature's Little Wonders
Encounters with the Wise Guys of the Avian World
An Amazing Journey through the Last Great Age of Magic