Falconry and Hunting in Arabia.

Al-Timimi, Faris.

Book ID: 15253

ISBN:      9780973885309


4to. 320 pp., profusely illustrated in 442 colour plates, hard back in pictorial d/w, glossary, index, New, published by Gulfosaker Canada Inc, first edition, 2007.


The author, a veterinary surgeon, started working with falcons at the Doha Veterinary Practice in 1981 until 2002, which was the first veterinary clinic dealing mainly with falcons in the entire Gulf region. Arabia is one of the ancestral homes of falconry, as Faris Al-Timimi reminds us so graphically in this book. The book explores the history and literature of Arab hunting with falcons, as well as the taming and training of birds of prey, which are bred and kept in captivity and includes a detailed description of their main diseases.

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