One Man's Owl

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Alice Calaprice
Princeton University Press, 1993 - Nature - 186 pages
9 Reviews

This engaging chronicle of how the author and the great horned owl "Bubo" came to know one another over three summers spent in the Maine woods--and of how Bubo eventually grew into an independent hunter--is now available in an edition that has been abridged and revised so as to be more accessible to the general reader.

  

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Review: One Man's Owl: (Abridged Edition)

User Review  - Hanna - Goodreads

I thought it was a very good book with nice, descriptive details of the owls and Heinrich's past experiences. Bubo, the owl in the book is so cute! I can just picture him in my mind. There is also real lovely scientific information of the owls. Read full review

Review: One Man's Owl: (Abridged Edition)

User Review  - Ray - Goodreads

Quite a change of pace for me. But this book turned out to be just as emotionally gripping and exciting as any Sci Fi I have read. Read full review

Contents

An Owl in the House
16
Owl at Kaflunk
25
Beginning Hunter
37
Freedom
52
The Gourmand
62
Attack Cues
69
Companionship
80
A Goodbye
92
Life in the Cabin with Bubo
118
Owl vs Crows and lays vs Owl
140
Defending the Meat and the Manor
151
Matching Wits
172
The Tail Molt and Evolution
183
BOOKS AND BACKGROUND
193
REFERENCES
210
INDEX
219

Reestablishing Friendships
99
Return to the Home Territory
108

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About the author (1993)

The author of numerous bestselling and award-winning books, Bernd Heinrich is a professor of biology at the University of Vermont. He divides his time between Vermont and the forests of western Maine.

ALICE CALAPRICE was senior editor at Princeton University Press for over 20 years, specializing in editing the sciences. She was in charge of editing and production of the Collected Papers of Albert Einstein and was administrator of the series' accompanying translation project. She is the author of several books on Einstein, including The Quotable Einstein.

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