Chorus of Cranes PB: The Cranes of North America and the World

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University Press of Colorado
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8.9 X 0.6 X 11.9 inches | 2.2 pounds
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About the Author

Paul A. Johnsgard is Foundation Professor of Biological Sciences Emeritus at the School of Biological Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His previous works include nearly seventy books, mostly reference works on bird groups and the ecology of Nebraska and the Great Plains.

Thomas D. Mangelsen is one of the world's premier nature photographers. He was named BBC's Wildlife Photographer of the Year in 1994 and One of the 100 Most Important People in Photography by American Photo magazine. His work is offered in eight MANGELSEN--Images of Nature galleries across the United States.


"In this glorious book, Paul Johnsgard and Tom Mangelsen have captured the very essence of these ancient birds--their beauty, grace of movement, and fascinating lives. It is a must for crane lovers, birders, and all who love the natural world."--Jane Goodall
"Professor Paul Johnsgard is the world's leading synthesizer of our knowledge of birds and the presenter of such varied and complex information to both professional and lay audiences. He has made an enormous contribution to our planet. . . . In his latest book, A Chorus of Cranes, the splendor of Johnsgard's lyrical style is matched by incomparable images from one of the world's best-known photographers, and fellow Nebraskan, Tom Mangelsen."
--George Archibald, Co-Founder and Senior Conservationist, International Crane Foundation

"[โ€‹Johnsgardโ€‹'s] prose blends a scientific and a poetic regard for these birds and the habitats they depend on in a way that's reminiscent of Aldo Leopold -- a higher compliment than which I cannot think to bestow. His prose is elegant and vivid. . . . a book well worth seeking out.โ€‹"
--10,000 Birds

"Johnsgard's detailed black-and-white drawings burst from their pages, drawing on a lifetime of observation. These alternate with Mangelsen's photos, so stunning and intimate they appear impossible to shoot. . . . Readers can open any page of this beautiful book to become inspired."

"Johnsgard's passion for cranes is evident and may inspire readers to seek out even more information about these species and the places they live. Moreover, readers may be inspired to visit places where cranes traditionally congregate and see and hear the splendor of cranes for themselves."
--The Condor

โ€‹"Any coffee table would be enhanced by the photography in this book. Any person who admires cranes will want to devour every word, to understand their behavior, interpret their poses and dances, learn their natural history, and gain a deeper appreciation of this revered family of birds."
--Bird Watcher's Digestโ€‹