Angell discusses the unique characteristics that distinguish owls from other bird species and provides a fascinating overview of the impact owls have had on human culture and thought. He also offers detailed scientific descriptions of the nineteen species of owls found in North America, as well as their close relatives elsewhere. Always emphasizing the interaction of humans and owls, the author affirms by his own example the power of these birds both to beguile and to inspire.
" The House of Owls is the apotheosis of a life-time's engagement with owls. Steeped in the tradition of Alexander Wilson and John James Audubon, it blends taxonomy, ornithology, biogeography and autobiography."--Janette Currie, Times Literary Supplement
"A charming personal account, accompanied by nearly 100 illustrations, that underscores how owls and other birds enrich our lives."-- Kirkus Reviews
"[Angell's] accounts of owls' lives and habits, along with his intimate, detailed illustrations, manage to make the creatures seem both more familiar and more mysterious . . . A tale well-told, beautifully illustrated, and imparted by just the right voice."-- American Scientist
Tony Angell is the author or illustrator of numerous books in the fields of art and natural history.
0.5" H x 9.2" L x 6.9" W