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Johnsgard, Paul A.

Overview
Works: 123 works in 467 publications in 2 languages and 30,415 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works  Catalogs  History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: QL696.A5, 598.916097
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Most widely held works by Paul A Johnsgard
North American owls : biology and natural history by Paul A Johnsgard( Book )

14 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in English and held by 1,624 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 )

7 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in English and held by 1,244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive reference discusses all aspects of raptors, including their biology, habitat, and behavior, and offers identification information
The hummingbirds of North America by Paul A Johnsgard( Book )

12 editions published between 1983 and 1997 in English and held by 1,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Paul A. Johnsgard's Hummingbirds of North America is the only book devoted to the identification, distribution, and biology - both individual and comparative - of all hummingbirds that breed in North America. First published in 1983, this acclaimed volume now has been revised and expanded to include twenty-five Mexican species, such as the long-billed starthroat and the fork-tailed emeralds, thereby more than doubling the species coverage of the original edition. Full species-by-species accounts survey the evolutionary history, anatomical and physiological specializations, and comparative ecology, behavior, and reproduction biology of this largest family of nonpasserine birds. Individual accounts are complemented by 24-full-color paintings." "Including updated range maps, identification keys, and a bibliography that has been broadened to include literature on the little-known Mexican species, the book is both accessible to amateur birders and an authoritative volume for ornithologists."--Jacket
Waterfowl of North America by Paul A Johnsgard( Book )

10 editions published between 1975 and 1987 in English and held by 924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Waterfowl : their biology and natural history by Paul A Johnsgard( Book )

14 editions published between 1968 and 1973 in 3 languages and held by 792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sandhill and whooping cranes : ancient voices over America's wetlands by Paul A Johnsgard( Book )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 713 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{u2019} 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
Grouse and quails of North America by Paul A Johnsgard( Book )

7 editions published between 1971 and 1973 in English and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published between 1982 and 1992 in English and held by 669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

17 editions published between 1965 and 1976 in English and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published in 1978 in English and German and held by 595 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
Cranes of the world by Paul A Johnsgard( Book )

12 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Animal behavior by Paul A Johnsgard( Book )

13 editions published between 1967 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 537 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 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prairie dog empire : a saga of the shortgrass prairie by Paul A Johnsgard( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An indispensable and highly readable introduction to the ecosystem of the shortgrass prairie, Prairie Dog Empire describes in clear and detailed terms the habitat and habits of black-tailed prairie dogs; their subsistence, seasonal behavior, and the makeup of their vast colonies; and the ways in which their "towns" transform the surrounding terrain - for better or worse. Paul A. Johnsgard recounts how this terrain was in turn transformed over the past century by the destruction of prairie dogs and their grassland habitats, together with the removal of the bison and their replacement with domestic livestock
Lewis and Clark on the Great Plains : a natural history by Paul A Johnsgard( Book )

9 editions published in 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 488 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
The avian brood parasites : deception at the nest by Paul A Johnsgard( Book )

14 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Obligatory brood parasites are birds that reproduce by laying their eggs in the nests of other species. This book discusses the ecological and evolutionary aspects of this remarkable behavioural adaptation
Baby bird portraits by George Miksch Sutton( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 257 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
Yellowstone wildlife : ecology and natural history of the greater Yellowstone ecosystem by Paul A Johnsgard( Book )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 216 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
Seasons of the tallgrass prairie : a Nebraska year by Paul A Johnsgard( Book )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 73 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."--
 
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Hawks, eagles & falcons of North America : biology and natural history
Alternative Names
Džonsgard, Pol A.

Johnsgard, P. A.

Johnsgard, Paul

Johnsgard, Paul 1931-

Johnsgard, Paul A.

Paul Johnsgard Amerikaans zoöloog

Paul Johnsgard Ornithologist

Languages
English (190)

German (2)

Covers
Hawks, eagles & falcons of North America : biology and natural historyThe hummingbirds of North AmericaSandhill and whooping cranes : ancient voices over America's wetlandsDragons and unicorns : a natural historyCrane music : a natural history of American cranesPrairie dog empire : a saga of the shortgrass prairieLewis and Clark on the Great Plains : a natural historyThe avian brood parasites : deception at the nestBaby bird portraits