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The House of Owls Read · 105 ✓ For a uarter 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 ofFor a uarter 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 a. There are books which I read at the coffeeshop or on the bus as part of my morning commute These are books which reuire that you sit up straight and pay attention and maybe even think hard sometimes to really absorb what you are being told Then there are other books which I read at night lying in bed as the last thing before I turn off the lamp and close my eyes I would say that I pay attention to them as well but in a different way They help me to relax and reading them is a bit meditative This was such a bookIt helps that it is written by an artist and it is filled with his wonderful drawings of owls It is also filled with words that show an artist's talent for imagining a setting Likely it is also helped by the pacing in which after a few initial chapters each species of owl gets a few pages making it a nice bite sized chunk every eveningIt occurs to me only now while writing this that because owls are mostly nocturnal the very topic itself might have put me into a mood ready for slumber There are the occasional bits of mourning of the way in which humanity is dominating the landscape and devastating the ecosystem but he mostly keeps the spotlight on the owl and how it lives its life I am taken away from my all too human oriented perspective and allowed to forget about humanity for a few minutesHave I mentioned that the pictures are very nice Also there are maps for the ranges of the different speciesOwls I have realized in the course of reading this book and seeings its many illustrations have somewhat stern and perhaps judgemental expressions owing principally to their eyes and the feathers just above them that look like frowning eyebrows This made the pictures of say the male bringing a dead rat to the female or the female bumping the male off his branch as a way to tell him to go get another are all the amusing because of thisAbout 4 months ago I was at a state park in Illinois for a presentation on owls in which half a dozen different rescued owls were brought out for us to see close up Their eyes are really uite mesmerizing and it is probably impossible for any reproduction even high resolution photographs to be uite the same But Tony Angell's drawings are pretty close

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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 inspi. Reading this book I bacame a big fan of Angell The book is great Fun to read in spite of all the fact information that could be repetitive and tiring The way he presented those fact information was such that it's a pleasure to read themAnother cool thing is to realize that his a local to where I live living not far from me that means I do have a chance to see some of those owls tooI also searched online for his artwork and loved them tooVery nice book

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The House of OwlsRtist naturalist’s life with owls Angell’s extensive illustrations show owls engaged in what owls do hunting courting raising families and exercising their inuisitive natures and reveal his immeasurable respect for their secret lives and daunting challenges   Angell discusses the uniue characteristics that distinguish owls from other bird species and provides a. 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 US