Re-issued in 2007 with a brand new cover!
A fascinating and exciting insight into falconry in the Arabian Gulf – one of the last major regions of the world where its traditions are still very much alive today. It describes the different aspects of the sport as it is practised in this area, including the quarry, the capture and training of falcons, and the developments in modern days. The stage then is set for the actual hunt, magnificently illustrated with action photographs. The book also introduces the other birds of prey that occur in the Gulf area, their special characteristics and their classifications.