Synopses & Reviews
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.
"The body of his enormous work, and its integrity and range, continues to amaze me. His work altogether is one of the towering literary achievements of his generation." W.S. Merwin