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The Goshawk

Author : T.H. White
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The predecessor to Helen Macdonald’s H is for Hawk, T. H. White’s nature writing classic, The Goshawk, asks the age-old question: what is it that binds human beings to other animals? White, the author of The Once and Future King and Mistress Masham’s Repose, was a young writer who found himself rifling through old handbooks of falconry. A particular sentence—”the bird reverted to a feral state”—seized his imagination, and, White later wrote, “A longing came to my mind that I should be able to do this myself. The word ‘feral’ has a kind of magical potency which allied itself to two other words, ‘ferocious’ and ‘free.’” Immediately, White wrote to Germany to acquire a young goshawk. Gos, as White named the bird, was ferocious and Gos was free, and White had no idea how to break him in beyond the ancient (and, though he did not know it, long superseded) practice of depriving him of sleep, which meant that he, White, also went without rest. Slowly man and bird entered a state of delirium and intoxication, of attraction and repulsion that looks very much like love. White kept a daybook describing his volatile relationship with Gos—at once a tale of obsession, a comedy of errors, and a hymn to the hawk. It was this that became The Goshawk, one of modern literature’s most memorable and surprising encounters with the wilderness—as it exists both within us and without.

The Goshawk

Author : Robert Kenward
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A large and spectacular bird of prey, the Goshawk lives in boreal forests throughout the Northern hemisphere. A powerful hunter of large birds and woodland mammals, it was persecuted for many years by game keepers to the point of extinction in the UK. However, escaped falconry birds led to the establishment of a new population in the 1960s, though the species remains rare and elusive - birders need a combination of hard work and a little luck to see this magnificent raptor. The Goshawk is an authoritative yet highly readable monograph of the species. It includes chapters on nomenclature, races and morphs, biometrics, nesting, incubation and chick-rearing, migration, feeding ecology, population dynamics, and conservation, punctuated throughout with illuminating tales from author Robert Kenward's extensive field research. The book is packed with illustrations, figures and maps, and contains a selection of the author's superb photographs of the birds. The product of almost 30 years work, this title is a classic Poyser monograph; birders will enjoy the fascinating insights into the biology of the bird, while academics will appreciate the book's comprehensive literature review.

Understanding the Goshawk

Author : R. E. Kenward
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The Goshawk

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Looking for the Goshawk

Author : Conor Mark Jameson
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The book traces Conor Jameson's travels in search of the Goshawk, a magnificent yet rarely seen (in Britain at least) raptor. Each episode of the narrative arises from personal experience, investigation, and the unearthing of information from research, exploration and conversations. The journey takes him from an encounter with a stuffed Goshawk in a glass case, through travels into supposed Goshawk territories in Britain, to Berlin - where he finds the bird at ease in the city. Why, he wants to know, is the bird so rarely seen in Britain? He explores the politics of birdwatching, the sport of falconry and the impact of persecution on the recent history of the bird in Britain and travels the length of Britain, through central Europe and the USA in search of answers to the goshawk mystery. Throughout his journey he is inspired by the writings of T H White who told of his attempts to tame a Goshawk in his much-loved book. It's a gripping tale on the trail of a most mysterious and charismatic bird.

Wittgenstein and the Goshawk

Author : Patrick Watson
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Watson's brilliant imagination and vivid storytelling bring us a cast of human and animal characters who make us laugh out loud, while at the same time wrestling with some of life's most challenging issues and values.

Cry of the Goshawk

Author : Roy Bu
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Peter Bichsel s The Goshawk

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"This thesis contains an English translation of Der Busant, a 1985 collection of short stories by the Swiss-German writer Peter Bichsel. Preceding the translation is a critical introduction which situates Bichsel's work in its historical, cultural, and linguistic context of postwar German-speaking Switzerland. It examines Bichsel's career up to and including Der Busant and traces some of the most important themes that define his oeuvre: the alienation of the individual in postwar Europe in general and Switzerland in particular; the difficult position of the Swiss-German writer; the problem of storytelling and what Bichsel calls "the right to biography". Also included are discussions on the importance of grammar to Bichsel, and of some of the linguistic and cultural challenges that arose during his translation into English. The search for an English title for the collection is, for example, narrated in some detail. In exploring the ethical and literary tone of Bichsel's work, the translator relates how Bichsel has articulated his own relationship to his language and country in the past, and argues that this ethics suit, and may even demand, the process of translation. She asserts in conclusion that Bichsel's work exposes the poverty of modern life even as it undermines that poverty; though Bichsel's characters may be comically hopeless, their search to realize themselves also grants them the power of resistance".

The Goshawk

Author : Terence Hanbury White
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The journal of an intense clash of wills in which the pride and endurance of a wild raptor are worn down by the insistent willpower of a falconer. "I rank The Goshawk as a masterpiece". -- Guy Ramsey, Daily Telegraph

Management Recommendations for the Northern Goshawk in the Southwestern United States

Author : United States. Forest Service. Southwestern Region. Northern Goshawk Scientific Committee
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