Cover art for Owls of the Eastern Ice
Published
Allen Lane, October 2020
ISBN
9780241333938
Format
Hardcover, 368 pages
Dimensions
24cm × 16.2cm × 3.5cm

Owls of the Eastern Ice The Quest to Find and Save the World's Largest Owl

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A breathtaking portrait of Russia's remote far eastern forest, and of the world's most extraordinary owl

The forests near to where Russia, China and North Korea meet in a tangle of barbed wire are the only place on earth where brown bears, leopards and tigers co-exist. They are also home to one of nature's rarest birds, the Blakiston's fish owl. A chance encounter with this huge, strange bird was to change wildlife researcher Jonathan Slaght's life beyond measure. During the following two decades, Slaght's quest to safeguard the elusive owl from extinction took him over thousands of miles of forbidding and threatened terrain. Thrilling and inspiring, his book is a beautifully crafted meditation on the natural world and what it means to devote one's career to a single pursuit.

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