Review: Enigma of the Owl


PG 46: Burrowing Owl drives an American Badger away from its nesting burrow.

The Enigma of the Owl: An illustrated natural history
By Mike Unwin and David Tipling
Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: Yale University Press, 2017
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0300222734
ISBN-13: 978-0300222739

I find myself at a loss to describe this lovely book. So I’m going to quote from Amazon:

“A rare invitation into the mysterious lives of owls around the world, with spectacularly revealing photographs and fascinating details. Perhaps no other creature has so compelling a gaze as the owl. Its unblinking stare mesmerizes; its nocturnal lifestyle suggests secrets and mystery. This lavishly illustrated book celebrates owls from every corner of the world and offers abundant details on fifty-three of the most striking and interesting species, from the tiny Elf Owl of southwestern American deserts to the formidable Blakiston’s Fish Owl, the largest of all owls.

Mike Unwin has…

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