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The Birds of Heaven: Travels with Cranes

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Publisher Comments:

“You dont have to be a ‘craniac . . . to appreciate [this book] . . . All you really need is a passion for prose as good as it gets.” —Chicago Tribune

In legend, cranes often figure as harbingers of heaven and omens of longevity and good fortune. And in nature, they are an “umbrella species” whose well-being assures that of the ecosystem at large. The Birds of Heaven chronicles Peter Matthiessens many journeys on five continents in search of the fifteen species of cranes. His telling captures the dilemmas of a planet in ecological crisis, and the deep loss to humankind if these beautiful and imposing creatures are allowed to disappear.

Synopsis:

In legend, cranes often figure as harbingers of heaven and omens of longevity and good fortune. "The Birds of Heaven" chronicles the author's many journeys on five continents in search of the 15 species of cranes. of color plates & maps. 12 illustrations.

About the Author

Peter Matthiessen is a writer, naturalist, environmental activist, and wilderness traveler whose many works of nonfiction include The Snow Leopard, and whose most recent novel is Bone by Bone, which concludes his powerful Watson trilogy.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780865476578
Subtitle:
Travels with Cranes
Foreword:
Bateman, Robert
Illustrator:
Bateman, Robert
Foreword:
Archibald, George
Author:
Matthiessen, Peter
Author:
Bateman, Robert
Foreword:
Archibald, George
Publisher:
North Point Press
Subject:
Birds & Birdwatching
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - Endangered Species
Subject:
Birds & Birdwatching - General
Edition Description:
Pbk
Publication Date:
20030416
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
24 pages of color plates and maps; 12 ba
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.36 x 5.5 x 0.98 in

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Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Birds » Birdwatching
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