Spirit of the Wedge-Tailed Eagle: The Art of Humphrey Price-Jones


The Wedge-tailed Eagle is Australia’s largest true eagle and one of our few large predators and scavengers. Like the other large eagles of the world, it has exceptional powers of flight and sight. A master of the sky, it is both revered and reviled. Spirit of the Wedge-tailed Eagle is the culmination of four decades of intimate study of this iconic bird by Australia’s leading bird painter, Humphrey Price-Jones. It includes more than 30 magnificent full-colour paintings as well as many of his working drawings. The intricately detailed renditions of each feather and the exquisite depictions of the beaks and feet give an incredible sense of the bird. The book also provides a fascinating insight into the passion that Humphrey Price-Jones has for the species and the process by which he approaches his work. The lavish compilation of illustrations of the Wedge-tailed Eagle from chick to adult is superbly complemented by engaging and informative text compiled by Dr Penny Olsen, a leading raptor specialist.

Publisher: CSIRO Publishing

Date Published: 2007

Book Condition: 

Very good+ hardcover with some minor wear around spine and board edges in a good+ dust jacket showing cover wear, rubbing and a small tear to the bottom right hand side of the front cover that has been repaired. Otherwise it is a near fine copy internally

ISBN: 9780643094338


ISBN: 9780643094338

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