Название: Hunting with Eagles ISBN: 1858946433 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781858946436 Издательство: Merrell Рейтинг: Цена: 45380 T Наличие на складе: Есть Описание: 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.
Автор: Hans D. Seidl Название: Stalin`s Eagles: Illustrated Study of the Soviet Aces of World War II and Korea ISBN: 0764304763 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780764304767 Издательство: Schiffer Рейтинг: Цена: 87710 T Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ. Описание: Stalins Eagles is the most complete and detailed book ever published on the Soviet aces. All of the great names are here: Kozhedub, Pokryshkin, Rechkalov, Koldunov, Popkov and numerous others whose thrilling exploits were an inspiration to their comrades, and who handily outscored the top American and British aces. Hundreds of portraits illuminate the lives of many aces, most unknown to western readers, and the desperate struggles of these outstanding fighter pilots who in the end were to make the skies above Eastern Europe their fiefdom. The history of the Soviet fighter command in World War II began in tragedy with the slaughter of inexperienced squadrons by the triumphant Luftwaffe. Read here of their dramatic recovery and the terrible losses of the Luftwaffe at the hands of Russian elite pilots as they were winning complete supremacy in the air. In almost four years of continuous action, the Soviet air forces were credited with destroying over 43,000 enemy aircraft in aerial combat producing some 800 aces with 15 or more kills. Illustrated with over 300 photographs, many taken from the personal collections of veteran pilots, and supplemented by exhaustive statistical information this unique record represents a major research effort and will prove fascinating to all who have an interest in the history of aerial warfare. For the first time the deeds and feats of the Shturmovik aces the tank hunters and assault aircraft of the Soviet Air Force are recorded in detail, and an entire chapter presents the history of all Soviet fighter units. Little known in the West, Soviet pilots flew over Korea and many achieved ace status all are named here with details of their careers and aerial victories. Forewords are by twice hero of the Soviet Union V.I. Popkov, himself an ace with 41 kills in World War II and three more in Korea, and G?nther Rall, number three ace of all time with 275 aerial victories.
Автор: Morris, Tom Название: Screaming eagles ISBN: 0760331227 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780760331224 Издательство: Rockport/Rotovision Рейтинг: Цена: 13750 T Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ. Описание: Formed at the beginning of World War II, the 101st Airborne Division has fought in nearly every major conflict in the world. From parachute and glider infantry to air-assault force, this book takes you inside training, combat, and action on land, sea and air: a close-up, multi-faceted portrait of courage and skill as a fact of everyday life.
Автор: Ralph S. Buckland Название: American Bald Eagles in Intarsia ISBN: 0764341138 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780764341137 Издательство: Schiffer Рейтинг: Цена: 30230 T Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ. Описание: The ancient art of intarsia involves cutting and fitting naturally colored pieces of wood to form a design. In this book, learn how to create the American Bald Eagle with step-by-step instructions, guidance, special tips, safety advice, techniques, and over 380 photos and drawings. Bucklands intarsia eagles are a sight to behold. Using an assortment of domestic and exotic woods, he builds five eagles in a variety of styles. With various woodworking jigs, both the beginning and advanced woodworkers alike can create these magnificent creatures in a variety of natural settings, Among them is the Great Seal of the United States. Plans for each project are included.
Автор: Don Logan Название: USAF F-15 Eagles ISBN: 0764310607 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780764310607 Издательство: Schiffer Рейтинг: Цена: 83170 T Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ. Описание: After twenty-five years of service with the USAF, the F-15 is still the most effective air superiority fighter in the world today. In addition, the F-15E Strike Eagle has taken over the F-111s role as the USAFs Strike Fighter. This book chronicles, with over 750 color photos, the story of the F-15A, B, C, D, and E. The book includes F-15 program history, prototype and operational aircraft paint schemes, and unit markings of all USAF and Air National Guard units operating the F-15. A section on USAF F-15 MiG killers in both Operation Desert Storm and Operation Allied Force, with photos of all USAF F-15 MiG killers, is included. Over 130 colorful official and unofficial unit patches involving the F-15 are included. The book also includes a description of the aircraft, its systems, and weapons.
Автор: Warren Carroll Название: Eagles Recalled: Pilot and Aircrew Wings of Canada, Great Britain and the British Commonwealth 1913-1945 ISBN: 0764302442 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780764302442 Издательство: Schiffer Рейтинг: Цена: 116450 T Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ. Описание: These pieces of cloth and metal symbolize the daring, bravery, suffering and loss of men who flew in deadly aerial battles for democratic freedom. Eagles Recalled, Pilot and Aircrew Wings of Canada, Great Britain and The British Commonwealth 1913-1945 has already been hailed as the definitive work written on the subject. Designed in a comprehensive form, complete with issue dates, this publication of original and authentic insignia will appeal to curators, cataloguers, historians, collectors, as well as veterans. It contains more than 800 color, and black and white photographs and is supplemented with uniform illustrations. Much of the material contained in this publication has never been seen before by the general public. The author has also made new historical discoveries presented here for the very first time - he has accessed private collections, photographed rare museum acquisitions, and received support from historians in seven countries over a period of some ten years. This work brings to readers a detailed and comprehensive study of the brevets issued to aviators who fought with Great Britain in World Wars I and II. Warren Carroll has been a collector/ researcher for over thirty-five years and is a member of the Organization of Military Museums of Canada. He is considered one of the leading authorities on Canadian and British Commonwealth Air Force insignia.
Автор: Lance J. Bronnenkant Название: Imperial German Eagles in World War I ISBN: 0764324403 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780764324406 Издательство: Schiffer Рейтинг: Цена: 96780 T Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ. Описание: Sanke, Liersch and NPG postcards featuring German World War I aviators have been collected, traded, and reproduced in many publications over the years, but no author until now has focused on determining when, where, why, and by whom these pictures were taken, or when and why they were issued as postcards. This work pursues the answers to those questions, and unfolds like a detective story that relates the investigation and assembly of evidence from a wide variety of sources, including personal communications from the pilots and their families, period newspapers, and other contemporaneous wartime publications. At its heart is its vast collection of supportive photographs, including original images behind the postcards that have never been viewed by the modern public. This pioneering book demonstrates the untapped potential that photographic artefacts from World War I still offer.
Автор: Peter Tuite Название: Eagles and Anchors ISBN: 0764343424 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780764343421 Издательство: Schiffer Рейтинг: Цена: 69560 T Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ. Описание: Since the beginning of the Republic, officers of our armed services have worn patriotic symbols on their uniforms. For naval officers these symbols were the eagle and anchor and these have been incorporated in their belt plate designs since the Revolutionary War. This book illustrates the belts and belt plates worn by U.S. naval officers of all ranks from the Navys founding through World War II. It also addresses the belts and plates worn by the U.S. Marine Corps through the 19th century, with a separate chapter on those worn by Confederate naval officers during the Civil War. These historic items, from private collectors and museums throughout the country, are presented in color and include most, if not all, of the belt plate designs worn by these three services. The uniform regulations that defined the various design features over time are also summarized with the patterns that were typically used in the 19th century to specify military uniforms.
Автор: Lance J. Bronnenkant Название: The Imperial German Eagles in World War I Vol. 2 ISBN: 0764329286 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780764329289 Издательство: Schiffer Рейтинг: Цена: 101320 T Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ. Описание: This book, the second in a planned three-part series, looks at the remainder of Sankes aviator cards numbered 544-685. Sanke, Liersch and NPG postcards featuring German World War I aviators have been collected, traded, and reproduced in many publications over the years, but no author until now has focused on determining when, where, why, and by whom these pictures were taken, or when and why they were issued as postcards. This work pursues the answers to those questions, and while doing so unfolds like a detective story. At its heart is the vast collection of supportive photographs, including some of the original images behind the postcards - many have rarely, if ever, been viewed by the modern public.
Автор: Teena Ruark Gorrow, Craig A Koppie Название: Inside a Bald Eagle`s Nest ISBN: 0764344641 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780764344640 Издательство: Schiffer Рейтинг: Цена: 34770 T Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ. Описание: Take a photographic journey of American Bald Eagles during nesting season. Through 160 breathtaking images captured in eagles natural habitats, this factual account offers a rare glimpse into the behaviors and activities of Americas national symbol as it prepares a nest, mates, lays eggs, and raises its young. Travel with adult eagles as they gather nest materials, forage for prey, and ward off intruders into their territory. Inside the nest, observe how eaglets grow from hatchlings into fledglings, and experience first flight. Included are tips for observing eagles and a glossary of terms. This is a perfect book for eagle enthusiasts and eagle nest cam viewers, nature and wildlife lovers, bird watchers, conservationists, scientists, teachers, children, and photographers. The one-of-a-kind photographs and comprehensive descriptions make this a must-have treasure to be enjoyed by all ages. It is sure to become the go-to reference on bald eagles.
Автор: Paul B. Rolfe Название: How to Carve Bellamy Eagles ISBN: 0764335723 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780764335723 Издательство: Schiffer Рейтинг: Цена: 24180 T Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ. Описание: John Haley Bellamy (1836-1914) was a folk art woodcarver from New England, best known for his eagles. His work is prized today by collectors, and has been copied more than any other artist from "the golden age of woodcarving." These symbols of America in his unique style makes them ideal projects for carvers of all skill levels. Learn about Bellamy himself, and see 293 color photos with step-by-step instructions. This informative guide discusses the tools, with instructions to carve three differently styled eagles ("Portsmouth," pilothouse, and soaring). Instructions include gold leaf application as a finishing detail. Patterns are provided. This book will be a treasure for all who enjoy carving in this distinct style.