Owl Sense

Miriam Darlington
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If we could follow an owl on its nocturnal flight what would we see? What would we hear? Owl Sense by Miriam Darlington will show you. "A beautiful book; wise and sharp-eared as its subject" (Robert Macfarlane).
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"A beautiful book; wise and sharp-eared as its subject" (Robert Macfarlane)

‘Her softness took my breath away. Deadly beauty. She turned her face towards me. The owl’s massive facial disc produces a funnel for sound that is the most effective in the animal kingdom'

Owls have captivated the human imagination for millennia. We have fixated on this night hunter as predator, messenger, emblem of wisdom, something pretty to print on a tote bag or portent of doom. Miriam Darlington sets out to tell a new story.

Her fieldwork begins with wild encounters in the British Isles and takes her to the frosted borders of the Arctic. In her watching and deep listening to the natural world, she cleaves myth from reality and will change the way you think of this magnificent creature.

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ISBN 9781783350742
Publisher Guardian Faber
Format Hardback
Publication date 8 Feb 2018

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