Shorebirds: The Birds, the Hunters, the Decoys / Edition 1

Shorebirds: The Birds, the Hunters, the Decoys / Edition 1

by John M. Levinson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0870334247

ISBN-13: 9780870334245

Pub. Date: 06/01/1991

Publisher: Cornell Maritime Press, Inc.

With both novice and experienced decoy collectors in mind, the authors have created a thorough study of shorebirds and the decoys used to hunt them. The life cycles of the frequently hunted birds are described; matchless color illustrations by Robert Verity Clem depict each species in its usual habitat. There is a discussion of the rise and fall of shorebird hunting,…  See more details below

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With both novice and experienced decoy collectors in mind, the authors have created a thorough study of shorebirds and the decoys used to hunt them. The life cycles of the frequently hunted birds are described; matchless color illustrations by Robert Verity Clem depict each species in its usual habitat. There is a discussion of the rise and fall of shorebird hunting, the places the birds were hunted, and the kinds of decoys used. Lastly the book treats the present-day legacy of shorebird hunting: the amazing variety of decoys, fashioned by an unknown number of carver-artists.

Because shorebird hunting ended in the early 1900s, many shorebird decoys are quite rare and collectible. Beautiful color photographs of more than two hundred decoys highlight this carefully documented book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780870334245
Publisher:
Cornell Maritime Press, Inc.
Publication date:
06/01/1991
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
158
Product dimensions:
8.98(w) x 11.32(h) x 0.63(d)

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