The House of Owls For a quarter of a century Tony Angell and his family shared the remarkable experience of closely observing pairs of western screech owls that occupied a nesting box outside the window of their fores

  • Title: The House of Owls
  • Author: Tony Angell
  • ISBN: 9780300203448
  • Page: 140
  • Format: Hardcover
  • For a quarter of a century, Tony Angell and his family shared the remarkable experience of closely observing pairs of western screech owls that occupied a nesting box outside the window of their forest home The journals in which the author recorded his observations, and the captivating drawings he created, form the heart of this compelling book a personal account of an arFor a quarter of a century, Tony Angell and his family shared the remarkable experience of closely observing pairs of western screech owls that occupied a nesting box outside the window of their forest home The journals in which the author recorded his observations, and the captivating drawings he created, form the heart of this compelling book a personal account of an artist naturalist s life with owls Angell s extensive illustrations show owls engaged in what owls do hunting, courting, raising families, and exercising their inquisitive natures and reveal his immeasurable respect for their secret lives and daunting challenges 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.

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    1. Beauty is certainly in the eye of the beholder. I know that as I tell you that Angell has written THE most beautiful book about owls. He is not only a more than competent naturalist, but a good writer and a superb illustrator. This isn't fiction so I won't say that the plot is compelling but he writes lyrically about the over twenty years that he and his family observed owls nesting in a box he created within view of his house. Each element of an owl's day is chronicled and each season brings it [...]

    2. The House of Owls is an engrossing, interesting, and educational read, but what really raises it to the five-star level are Tony Angell's exquisite drawings. Part field guide with detailed descriptions and scientific information about North American owl species, and part personal journal about the author's years of experiences and observations of Western screech owls nesting nearby, I found this to be a wonderful combination, and my favorite owl book to date. Book Bingo 2016 - Nature writing

    3. Very interesting and enjoyable book about both the author's experience with owls and a detailed description of the different owls that live in the U.S.

    4. Perfect for the budding naturalist an exploration of the various owls native to North America, including such scientific facts as preferred habitats, diet, predators, etc. illustrated throughout with the most marvelous pen-and-ink drawings

    5. Delightful read embellished with lovely drawings of each owl by the author. He first describes a lifetime of experiences with owls and then catalogs each owl species with precise descriptions of habitat, vocalizations, food preferences, mating and nesting behaviors, and threats and preservation challenges.

    6. Beautiful book, illustrated by the author. Tony Angell passionately cares about owls, their habitat, and their well being. He has had the opportunity to get "up close and personal" with many owl species, as a rehabber, as well as a naturalist and artist.

    7. I didn't finish this book. I got caught up in the descriptions of the different species, and then the book was due back at the library. I liked the personal essays, drawings and description of owls and humans.

    8. A fascinating look at owls of all kinds. Mr. Angell, an artist, writer, and educator has lived with many owls, in the northwestern US. His book is divided into several sections: the first is a history of his and his family's relationship with the western screech owls who used to populate the area near his house. The second is a very complete natural history of the owl--very compact, and nearly impossible for this reader to absorb in one reading! There follow sections on the history of the owl in [...]

    9. Owls have always held a magical allure for me. So I was excited to receive a review copy of this book.Naturalist and author Tony Angell is also a nationally known wildlife artist. His drawings are sprinkled throughout the 192 pages to illustrate the expressive faces and personality of the different owl species.The book begins with a personal narrative about his family’s interactions with a pair of Western screech owls that took up residence in a nest box Angell had constructed and hung in a ce [...]

    10. TCL Call Number: 598.9 Angell TCayla: 4 starsI picked this off the New bookshelf because I was intrigued by the cover which depicts an owl with one eye almost completely dilated and the other not at all (who knew owls could do that?). I quickly discovered other beautiful illustrations throughout the book that were drawn by the author who is not only a naturalist but a gifted artist and writer. Angell has, for many years, studied and worked to rehabilitate owls who have been injured or otherwise [...]

    11. Everyone can learn something about owls and their behavior from this extraordinary book. It provides in-depth information about North American owls based upon the author's personal experiences along with scientific information in an annotated field guide format, along with the human/cultural perspectives on owls. The entire book is richly illustrated by his excellent drawings of owls in action. Angell's personal accounts -- some of them painful -- of time spent living with and treating injured b [...]

    12. Do you really love owls and want to learn everything about them? Great! You'll devour this book. Do you like owls and want to read some cool stories about the author's experiences with them, enjoy his drawings, and learn some interesting facts? Great! You'll love most of this book and can probably just skim the last big chunk where he gets into serious detail on different species. Are you not that into owls? This isn't the book for you.

    13. A lovely book, informative, moving, profusely illustrated, that captures the magical allure of owls while educating the reader about the reality of owls. I bought it to give to my bird-watcher sister, but now I'm unsure that I could bear to part with it. The personal stories (of the author, of the specific owls he has known) add so much depth to the "this species, homerange, breeding habits" A great book for anyone interested in owls.

    14. Beautiful illustrations accompany this story of the author's family living in peaceful coexistance for over 25 years with generations of western screech owls. Describes their courting, hunting and protective behaviors, and why their survival is so important to the area's ecosystem. This author/environmentalist lives north of Seattle, WA.

    15. An odd mix of great personal anecdotes about raising and observing owls, and straightforward information about the many North American species. Neither fish nor fowl, and the writing is not as engaging as I had expected.

    16. This a marvelous book aimed at people who are interested in the natural history of these very special raptors. The illustrations by the author are very special. The book can stand on its own as a valuable field guide for owls.

    17. Everything you could ever want to know about every type of owl that ever was.Here is a link to the PDF that contains the photos, if you read it via audiobook:fosterwhite/dynamic/pd

    18. I found parts of this interesting, but found the section on species of owls a bit much for the audiobook format. Might have enjoyed this more if I had read the print book instead of listening to this audiobook.

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