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Description - Owls:Journeys Around the World by David Hollands

David Hollands first became aware of owls as a young boy upon hearing the quavering hoot of the Tawny Owl which lived, out of sight, in the woods near his home. Their secrets remained undiscovered but then he came across some spectral Barn Owls in an ancient English barn. These were the first owls that he had watched at close quarters and photographed in the night. It was a magical experience and, by then, that first awareness had progressed and become a lifelong passion. David Hollands came to Australia in 1961and for a while, the demands of running a medical practice put a brake on other activities. Nevertheless, his fascination for birds, owls and photography could never remain submerged for long and, in 1999, he completed 'Birds of the Night' -- a comprehensive study in words and photographs of Australias owls, frogmouths and nightjars. However, Davids owl studies continued. There were owls to be pursued around the world and he set out to find and photograph as many as possible. By his own admission, he has succeeded beyond his wildest dreams. The authors love of birds extends beyond owls and he has also written books on Australias Birds of Prey and on Kingfishers and Kookaburras. All three books won the Whitley Award for the Best Illustrated Australian Natural History book of that year.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781876473501
ISBN-10: 1876473509
Format: Paperback
(290mm x 218mm x 20mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Bloomings Books Pty Ltd
Publisher: Bloomings Books Pty Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2004
Country of Publication: Australia

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Author Biography - David Hollands

David and his wife, Margaret, also a doctor, were in practice together for many years at Orbost in rural Victoria, where they still live.

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