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The Lives, Lore, and Literature of Cranes: A Catechism for Crane Lovers (Paperback)

The Lives, Lore, and Literature of Cranes: A Catechism for Crane Lovers By Paul Johnsgard, Thomas Mangelsen (Photographer) Cover Image
By Paul Johnsgard, Thomas Mangelsen (Photographer)
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This book provides basic information on cranes that should be of interest and importance to crane-loving birders ("craniacs") as well as to ornithologists and wildlife managers. Primary consideration is given to the sandhill and whooping cranes, but all 13 of the Old World cranes are also discussed. Special consideration is given to the relative abundance and conservation status of all of the world's species, of which nearly half are declining and a few are in real danger of long-term survival. More than 80 refuges and preserves in the United States and Canada, where the best chances of seeing cranes in the wild exist, are described, as are several zoos and bird parks with notable crane collections. Descriptions of 16 North American annual crane festivals and information on more than 50 bird-finding guides from regions, states, and provinces where cranes are most likely to be seen are included. Lastly, there is a sampling of American, European, and Oriental crane folklore, legends, and myths. The text contains more than 50,000 words and nearly 350 literature references. There are more than 40 drawings and 3 maps by the author and 19 color photographs by Thomas D. Mangelsen.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781609621759
ISBN-10: 1609621751
Publisher: Zea Books
Publication Date: July 22nd, 2020
Pages: 144
Language: English