Those of the Gray Wind: The Sandhill Cranes, New Edition (Paperback)
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Those of the Gray Wind: The Sandhill Cranes, New Edition (Paperback)

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Paperback 116 Pages / Published: 01/11/1986
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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.

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803275669
Number of pages: 116
Weight: 136 g
Dimensions: 203 x 133 x 7 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"One doesn't have to be a naturalist to find pleasure in this brief yet highly intriguing tale of a timeless ritual."-Living Today * Living Today *
"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 * Outdoor Press *
"Sensitively written, scientifically accurate as to the bird's habits and instincts, and gracefully illustrated."-Seattle Times * Seattle Times *
"Describes their life cycles as they have taken place since time immemorial."-Lula Leverenz, Wild Bird * Wild Bird *

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