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Those of the Gray Wind: The Sandhill Cranes
     

Those of the Gray Wind: The Sandhill Cranes

by Paul A. Johnsgard
 

With Paul Johnsgard, we follow the annual migration of the sandhill cranes from the American Southwest to their Alaskan mating grounds and then home again. It is a flight unaltered in nearly ten million years. By presenting various cycles of the migration in four time periods from 1860 to 1980, Johnsgard, a prominent naturalist, is able to show how man's

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With Paul Johnsgard, we follow the annual migration of the sandhill cranes from the American Southwest to their Alaskan mating grounds and then home again. It is a flight unaltered in nearly ten million years. By presenting various cycles of the migration in four time periods from 1860 to 1980, Johnsgard, a prominent naturalist, is able to show how man's encroachments have imperiled the flocks. In each section there is interaction between a child and an adult brought about by some ritual event in the migration of the cranes. The story is enriched by the author's exquisite illustrations, by Zuni prayers, and by Eskimo and Pueblo legends.

Editorial Reviews

Outdoor Press
"This is a very special story, a classic of nature writing that combines the keen observance of the scientist with the sensitivity of the naturalist. The result is a timeless story of the American landscape, wild creatures, and man."—Outdoor Press
Seattle Times
"Sensitively written, scientifically accurate as to the bird's habits and instincts, and gracefully illustrated."—Seattle Times
Wild Bird
"Describes their life cycles as they have taken place since time immemorial."—Lula Leverenz, Wild Bird
Living Today
"One doesn't have to be a naturalist to find pleasure in this brief yet highly intriguing tale of a timeless ritual."—Living Today

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803275669
Publisher:
UNP - Nebraska Paperback
Publication date:
11/28/1986
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
132
Sales rank:
1,379,000
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 8.50(d)

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