The Resource H is for Hawk, Helen Macdonald

H is for Hawk, Helen Macdonald

Label
H is for Hawk
Title
H is for Hawk
Statement of responsibility
Helen Macdonald
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • An award-winning best-seller from the UK recounts how the author, an experienced falconer grieving the sudden death of her father, endeavored to train for the first time a dangerous goshawk predator as part of her personal recovery
  • "As a child Helen Macdonald was determined to become a falconer. She learned the arcane terminology and read all the classic books, including T.H. White's tortured masterpiece, The Goshawk, which describes White's struggle to train a hawk as a spiritual contest. When her father dies and she is knocked sideways by grief, she becomes obsessed with the idea of training her own goshawk. She buys Mabel ... on a Scottish quayside and takes her home to Cambridge. Then she fills the freezer with hawk food and unplugs the phone, ready to embark on the long, strange business of trying to train this wildest of animals."--
Assigning source
Dust jacket of a previous printing
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
598.9/44
Index
no index present
LC call number
QL696.F32
LC item number
M33 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
H is for Hawk, Helen Macdonald
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Jonathan Cape, 2014
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Patience -- Lost -- Small worlds -- Mr White -- Holding tight -- The box of stars -- Invisibility -- The Rembrandt interior -- The rite of passage -- Darkness -- Leaving home -- Outlaws -- Alice, falling -- The line -- For whom the bell -- Rain -- Heat -- Flying free -- Extinction -- Hiding -- Fear -- Apple day -- Memorial -- Drugs -- Magical places -- The flight of time -- The new world -- Winter histories -- Enter spring -- The moving earth
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
300 pages
Isbn
9780802124739
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
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99148999093801651
System control number
  • (OCoLC)883651136
  • (OCoLC)ocn883651136

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