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Thumbnail Filmstrip of Musings of an Afghan Falconer by Sirdar Mohamed Osman, Softbound Images
DescriptionMusings of an Afghan Falconer by Sirdar Mohamed Osman
1st edition, 5.75" x 8.25", softbound, 268 pages, illustrated.
This is the sequel to his 2001 title, Falconry in the Land of the Sun, by celebrated Afghan falconer Sirdar Mohamed Osman. He gives the world a unique view both of falconry and of his native land. Osman comes from a long line of falconers and has flown many raptors himself. He discusses the birds of prey of Afghanistan, as well as giving us a view of his country, its proverbs, history, and agriculture. Osman has also written on birds of prey for the Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society; he is the leading authority on birds of prey of Afghanistan and Northern India. In addition to discussion of raptors, a complete list of all Afghan game birds is also included, with discussion of the general ornithology. It is illustrated with drawings by Captain Robert A. Widmeier, who was stationed in India in 1943, as well as works by Mark Upton and Kenyon Gibson.
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