Thumbnail Filmstrip of Falconry's Falconer - The Life and Legacy of Phillip Glasier - by Richard H. Fitzgerald. Images
Copyright 2013 1st edition, 6" x 9 1/4" paperback with flaps, color and b/w photographs, bibliography, foreword by Prince Philip, 88 pages.
Phillip Glasier (1915-2000) was the most influential British falconer of modern times. In this book, Richard H. Fitzgerald examines the life and times, the personality, philosophy and drive, the books and teachings and, finally, the legacy of this remarkable man. Anyone who is interested in falconry in particular, or birds of prey in general, will thank Glasier not only for repopularizing falconry but also for the crucial role he played in preserving and saving raptors from the scourge of DDT in the 1970s and 1980s in the UK. In March 2013, Phillip Glasier was inducted into the Falconry Wall of Remembrance in Boise, Idaho, USA, in honor and recognition of his life in falconry. The foreword is by H.R.H. Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh.