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Johnsgard, Paul A.

Overview
Works: 131 works in 520 publications in 2 languages and 30,608 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works  Catalogs  Illustrated works  History  Folklore 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Paul A Johnsgard
Sandhill and whooping cranes : ancient voices over America's wetlands by Paul A Johnsgard( )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Driving west from Lincoln to Grand Island, Nebraska, Paul A. Johnsgard remarks, Is like driving backward in time. "I suspect," he says, "that the migrating cranes of a pre-ice age period some ten million years ago would fully understand every nuance of the crane conversation going on today along the Platte." Johnsgard has spent nearly a half century observing cranes, from a yearly foray to Nebraska's Platte River valley to see the spring migration, To pilgrimages To The birds' wintering grounds in Arizona and nesting territory in Alaska. In this book he draws from his own extensive experience as well as the latest science to offer a richly detailed and deeply felt account of the ecology of sandhill and whooping cranes And The wetlands in which they live. Incorporating current information on changing migration patterns, population trends, and breeding ranges, Johnsgard explains the life cycle of the crane, As well as the significance of these species to our natural world. He also writes frankly of the uncertain future of these majestic birds, As cranes and their habitats face the effects of climate change and increasing human population pressures. Illustrated with the author's own ink drawings and containing a detailed guide to crane-viewing sites in the United States and Canada ..."--Page 4 of cover
Lewis and Clark on the Great Plains : a natural history by Paul A Johnsgard( )

9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lewis and Clark on the Great Plains is an easy-to-use reference on the wildlife that Meriwether Lewis and William Clark encountered during their 1804-6 Corps of Discovery expedition. Over one hundred animals and plants that were first carefully described and in some cases discovered by Lewis and Clark are identified here."--Jacket
Prairie dog empire : a saga of the shortgrass prairie by Paul A Johnsgard( )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 1,711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A disturbing look at profound ecological alterations in the environment, this book also offers a rare and invaluable close-up view of the rich history and threatened future of the creature once considered the "keystone" species of the western plains." "Included are maps, drawings, and listings of more than two hundred natural grassland preserves where many of the region's native plants and animals may still be seen and studied."--Jacket
The avian brood parasites : deception at the nest by Paul A Johnsgard( )

14 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 1,681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses all of the world's nearly 100 species of obligatory brood parasites - those birds that reproduce only by laying their eggs in the nests of other species - and the ecological and evolutionary aspects of this remarkable behavioural adaptation
North American owls : biology and natural history by Paul A Johnsgard( Book )

14 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in English and held by 1,597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Paul Johnsgard has completely updated his highly praised 1988 edition of North American Owls, and by adding twelve species of Mexican owls he now covers the entire continent of North America." "This second edition presents updated information, new and modified figures and range maps, and twelve new color plates, including illustrations of Mexican owls. The number of citations has nearly doubled to 900, reflecting more than a decade's worth of scientific inquiry and discovery. As with the original North American Owls, this second edition will become the standard work in the field."--Jacket
Hawks, eagles & falcons of North America : biology and natural history by Paul A Johnsgard( Book )

8 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in English and held by 1,221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive reference discusses all aspects of raptors, including their biology, habitat, and behavior, and offers identification information
Baby bird portraits by George Miksch Sutton( )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 1,108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"George Miksch Sutton is one of the best known and most beloved bird artists of the twentieth century. This book presents thirty-five paintings of downy chicks, nestlings, and fledglings painted from life by Sutton. The exquisite water-colors, housed in the Field Museum of Natural History, span three decades and depict nineteen species of North American birds. Many of the paintings are reproduced here for the first time. In his introduction to the collection, ornithologist Paul Johnsgard discusses Sutton's contributions to bird art and to ornithology. And in essays accompanying the paintings, Johnsgard describes his and Sutton's personal encounters with the birds."--Publisher's description
Seasons of the tallgrass prairie : a Nebraska year by Paul A Johnsgard( )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,049 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A respected author and scholar, Paul A. Johnsgard has spent a lifetime observing the natural delights of Nebraska's woodlands, grasslands, and wetlands. Seasons of the Tallgrass Prairie collects his musings on Nebraska's natural history and the issues of conservation facing our future. Johnsgard crafts essays featuring snow geese, owls, hummingbirds, and other creatures against the backdrop of Great Plains landscapes. He describes prairie chickens courting during predawn hours and the calls of sandhill cranes; he evokes the magic of lying upon the prairie, hearing only the sounds of insects and the wind through the grasses. From reflections following a visit to a Pawnee sacred site to meditations on the perils facing the state's finite natural resources, Seasons of the Tallgrass Prairie celebrates the gifts of a half century spent roaming Nebraska's back roads, trails, and sometimes-forgotten places."--
The hummingbirds of North America by Paul A Johnsgard( Book )

13 editions published between 1983 and 1997 in English and held by 1,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive summary of North American hummingbird biology
Waterfowl of North America by Paul A Johnsgard( Book )

11 editions published between 1975 and 1987 in English and held by 909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yellowstone wildlife : ecology and natural history of the greater Yellowstone ecosystem by Paul A Johnsgard( )

10 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yellowstone Wildlife is a natural history of the wildlife species that call Yellowstone National Park and the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem their home. Illustrated with stunning images by renowned wildlife photographer Thomas Mangelsen, Yellowstone Wildlife describes the lives of species in the park, exploring their habitats from the Grand Tetons to Jackson Hole. From charismatic megafauna like elk, bison, wolves, bighorn sheep, and grizzly bears, to smaller mammals like bats, pikas, beavers, and otters, to some of the 279 species of birds, Johnsgard describes the behavior of animals throughout the seasons, with sections on what summer and autumn mean to the wildlife of the park, especially with the intrusion of millions of tourists each year. Enhanced by Mangelsen's wildlife photography, Yellowstone Wildlife reveals the beauty and complexity of these species' intertwined lives and that of Yellowstone's greater ecosystem
Waterfowl : their biology and natural history by Paul A Johnsgard( Book )

12 editions published between 1968 and 1973 in 3 languages and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grouse and quails of North America by Paul A Johnsgard( Book )

7 editions published between 1971 and 1973 in English and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dragons and unicorns : a natural history by Paul A Johnsgard( Book )

7 editions published between 1982 and 1992 in English and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the physical features and behaviors of dragons and unicorns
Handbook of waterfowl behavior by Paul A Johnsgard( Book )

18 editions published between 1965 and 1976 in English and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ducks, geese, and swans of the world by Paul A Johnsgard( Book )

10 editions published in 1978 in English and German and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The primary purpose of this book is to provide information on each of the species of the waterfowl family in a standardized format and easily accessible manner
Crane music : a natural history of American cranes by Paul A Johnsgard( Book )

4 editions published between 1990 and 1998 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cranes of the world by Paul A Johnsgard( Book )

11 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cormorants, darters, and pelicans of the world by Paul A Johnsgard( Book )

7 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Whether it is an elusive darter stalking its prey in a tropical swamp, a flock of cormorants cooperatively driving a frenzied school of fish into the shallows of a lake or river, or brown pelicans plummeting into the ocean, these ancient groups of web-footed birds in the order Pelecaniformes offer remarkable behavioral and structural diversity. As fish eaters, they are highly susceptible to poisons and serve as biological indicators for toxic materials." "In this first worldwide survey of cormorants, darters, and pelicans, Paul A. Johnsgard provides a color illustration of nearly every species and a variety of anatomical drawings, and he summarizes the species' status and biology, including ecology, behavior, distribution, plumage, and morphology." "The first section of the book focuses on comparative biology, including all 32 species of Cormorants and shags (Phalacrocoracidae), two species of darters (Anhingidae), and seven species of pelicans (Pelecanidae). The accounts cover species' phylogeny, taxonomy, zoogeography, comparative anatomy, behavior, reproductive biology, population and breeding dynamics, and conservation biology. Detailed line drawings of the heads of all species noting age or seasonal variations help the reader identify and distinguish between each species. The book also includes keys to each species and the origins of their scientific and vernacular names."--Jacket
Animal behavior by Paul A Johnsgard( Book )

15 editions published between 1967 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Lewis and Clark on the Great Plains : a natural history
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Lewis and Clark on the Great Plains : a natural historyPrairie dog empire : a saga of the shortgrass prairieThe avian brood parasites : deception at the nestNorth American owls : biology and natural historyHawks, eagles & falcons of North America : biology and natural historyBaby bird portraitsThe hummingbirds of North AmericaDragons and unicorns : a natural historyCrane music : a natural history of American cranes
Alternative Names
Džonsgard, Pol A.

Johnsgard, P. A.

Johnsgard, Paul

Johnsgard, Paul 1931-

Johnsgard, Paul A.

Paul Johnsgard Amerikaans zoöloog

Paul Johnsgard Ornithologist

پول جانسقارد

Languages
English (207)

German (2)