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1998

 

 

Baby Bird Portraits by George Miksch Sutton: Watercolors in the Field Museum. Paul A. Johnsgard. 81 pp. 32 color plates by G. M. Sutton. ISBN 0-8061-2985-9 (cloth). 1998.  University of Oklahoma Press, Norman.

 

 

            A collection of watercolor portraits of living baby birds, made over a period of many years by G. M. Sutton, and part of the rare books and art collections of the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. Essays by Johnsgard describe Dr. Sutton’s experiences with these birds, as well as personal ones. Selected references.

 

 

 

 

 

1996

 

 

Ruddy Ducks and other Stifftails: Their Behavior and Biology. Paul A. Johnsgard and Montserrat Carbonell  291 pp. 16 color plates; 29 figures and12 drawings by the senior author. ISBN 0-8061-2799-6 (cloth). 1996 University of Oklahoma Press, Norman.

 

 

A world monograph of all the eight species of stiff-tailed ducks (Oxyurini), including their comparative biology and individual life histories. These ducks are highly modified for diving and underwater swimming, and have associated interesting social behaviors.  A key to the genera and species is included, as well as head profile identification drawings, a glossary, and a bibliography of several hundred references.

 

 

 

1994

 

 

Arena Birds: Sexual Selection and Behavior. Paul A. Johnsgard.  330 pp. 38 color plates; 69 figures by the author. ISBN 1-56098-315-9 (cloth). 1994. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C.

 

 

A world survey of the more than100 species of birds that do not form individual pair bonds, but instead the males gather in competitive social groups, called leks or areas, and through display and direct fighting establish individual social dominance and thereby their relative access to mating opportunities. This mode of natural selection, called sexual selection by Charles Darwin, generates complex behaviors and social signals.. These behaviors, as exemplified in a dozen different groups of birds, as described and illustrated. Extensive bibliography.

 

 

 

1993

 

 

Cormorants, Darters and Pelicans of the World. Paul A. Johnsgard. 445 pp. 49 color photos; 1 painting by Joseph Wolf; 118 figures and maps by the author. ISBN 1-56098-216-0 (cloth).  1993. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C.

 

 

A world monograph of all the 34 species of cormorants, 2 species of darters, and the 7 species of pelicans, including their comparative biology and individual life histories. Keys to the genera and species are included, as well as a glossary of scientific and vernacular names, head profile identification drawings, and a bibliography of several hundred references.

 

 

1992

 

 

Ducks in the Wild: Conserving Waterfowl and their Habitats. Paul A. Johnsgard. 160 pp.  128 color photos; 106 range maps, and106 identification drawings by the author.  ISBN 1-55013-409-5 (cloth). 1992.  Key-Porter, Toronto, and (1993) Prentice Hall, New York.

 

 

A non-technical survey of the approximately 120 species of true ducks, shelducks and whistling ducks in the world, with an emphasis on their population status and ecological needs. There is also a species identification guide, a glossary, and a list of worldwide conservation organizations, and selected references.

 

1991

 

 

Crane Music: A Natural History of American Cranes. Paul A. Johnsgard. 135 pp. 45 maps and drawings by the author. ISBN 1-56098-051-6 (cloth).  1991. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C.  Reprinted in 1997 as a Bison Book paperback, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln (ISBN 0-8032-7593-5)

 

A non-technical review of the life histories and ecologies of the two native North American cranes, the sandhill crane and whooping cranes. A brief survey of the distributions and population status situations of the other cranes of the world is also included. Selected references.

 

1988

 

 

North American Owls: Biology and Natural History. Paul A. Johnsgard. 295 pp. 33 color plates, including 22 photos, plus10 paintings by L. A. Fuertes and 1 by  Mark Marcuson; 52 maps and numbered figures, 13 additional drawings by the author. ISBN 0-87474-560-8 ( cloth) and 1-56098-724-3 (paper). 1988. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D. C. 

 

 

A survey of the comparative biologies and individual life histories of the 19 North American species of owls occurring north of Mexico. Keys to the genera and species are included, as well as a key to variations in ear structures, and typical calls. Origins of scientific and vernacular names, a glossary of technical terms and a bibliography of 400-plus references are included.

 

 

1988

 

 

The Quails, Partridges and Francolins of the World. Paul A. Johnsgard. 264 pp. 127 color paintings by Henry Jones (125) and Tim Greenwood(2). 42 maps and 23 figures by the author. ISBN 0-19-857193-3 (cloth). 1988. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK.

 

 

A world monograph of all the 31 species of New World quails, and the 103 species of Old World quails, partridges and francolins, including their comparative biology and individual life histories. Keys to the genera and species are included, as well as a bibliography of several hundred references.

 

 

1987

 

 

Waterfowl of North America: The Complete Ducks, Geese and Swans. Paul A. Johnsgard (Technical text), Robin Hill (Paintings), S. Dillon Ripley (Introduction) and The Duke of Edinburgh (Foreword). 133 pp. 51 color plates. ISBN 0-9618270-0-9. 1987.  Morris Publ. Co., Augusta, Ga.

 

 

A coffee-table book featuring paintings of 51 species of North American  ducks, geese and swans by Robin Hill.

 

 

1987

 

 

Diving Birds of North America. Paul A. Johnsgard. 292 pp. 32 color plates; including a paintings by Jon Fjeldsa and John Felsing, Jr.  28 maps and 46 figures by the author. ISBN  0-8032-2566-0 (cloth). 1987. University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln.

 

 

A technical monograph on all the native species of four loons, six grebes, and 21 auks (alcids) in North America.  Comparative biology and individual species accounts are included. All of the species are illustrated in photos or drawings. Appendices include identification keys, head profile drawings of all species, lists of major auk colonies in North America, and lists of the status of grebes at major US refuges. An extensive bibliography is included.

 

 

1986

 

 

The Pheasants of the World. Paul A. Johnsgard. 300 pp., 53 color plates, 45 figures, 24 maps. ISBN 0-19-857185-2 (cloth). 1986.  Oxford University Press, Oxford, U.K.

 

 

A monograph of all 49 species of the world’s pheasants,, including tragopans, monals, peafowl and junglefowl of the world; summarizing their comparative biology and individual life histories. Keys to the genera, species and subspecies are included, plus  a list of origins of English vernacular and technical names, as well as a bibliography of several hundred references.

 

 

1985

 

 

Prairie Children, Mountain Dreams. Paul A. Johnsgard.  87 pp. 7 drawings by James D. McClelland, 7 by the author. ISBN 0-939644-12-6 (cloth). 1985. Media Publishing Co., Lincoln. 

 

 

Children’s science fiction, dealing with the adventures of a Nebraska boy and a young Native American girl, as they try to return a baby stegosaurus to its home in Yellowstone Park. The region’s ecology and differing worldviews of the two children are emphasized.

 

 

1984

 

 

The Platte: Channels in Time. Paul A. Johnsgard. 154 pp. 12 photos; 3 figures by the author. ISBN  0-8032-2560-1 (cloth). 1984. University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln.

 

 

A history of the Platte River, both as to its human history and biological history. Checklists of vertebrates and common plants of the Platte Valley are included, as well as bibliographic notes.

 

 

1983

 

 

The Cranes of the World. Paul A. Johnsgard. 258 pp. 23 color plates,  24 monochrome photos; 14 figures,16 maps and 23 drawings by the author. ISBN 0-253-11255-9 (cloth).  1983. Indiana University Press, Bloomington.

 

 

A world monograph of all the 14 species of cranes of the world, including their comparative biology and individual life histories. A key to the species and subspecies is included, a list of origins and English vernacular and technical names, as well as a bibliography.

 

 

1983

 

 

The Hummingbirds of North America. Paul A. Johnsgard. 304 pp. 16 color plates by James D. McClelland; 18 figures, 20 maps by the author. ISBN0-87474-562-4 (cloth).  1983. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D. C.

 

 

A survey of the comparative biology and individual life histories of the 23 North American species of hummingbirds occurring north of Mexico. A glossary of technical terms and a 200-reference bibliography are included.

 

 

1983

 

 

The Grouse of the World. Paul A. Johnsgard. 413 pp. 51 color plates (including 2 paintings by John Fjeldsa, 1 by John Gould); 15 maps and 34 drawings by the author. ISBN 0-8032-2558-X (cloth).  1983. University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln.

 

 

A world monograph of all the 16 species of grouse, capercaillies and ptarmigans of the world, including their comparative biology and individual life histories. A key to the species is included, a list of origins and English vernacular and technical names, as well as an extensive bibliography.

 

 

1982

 

 

Teton Wildlife: Observations by a Naturalist. Paul A. Johnsgard. 128 pp. 1 map, 25 photos and 15 drawings by the author.  ISBN 0-87081-099-5 (cloth),  0-87081-099-8 (paper). 1982. Colorado Assoc. University Press, Boulder, CO.

 

 

A natural history of the Jackson Hole and  Grand Teton National Park region of Wyoming. An annotated list of the vertebrates of the region is included. Selected references.

 

 

1981

 

 

The Plovers, Sandpipers and Snipes of the World. Paul A. Johnsgard. 493 pp. 60 color plates (including 2 paintings by John Fjeldsa, 1 by James D. McClelland); 135 maps and 80 figures by the author. ISBN 0-8032-2553-9 (cloth).  1981. University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln.

 

The first world survey of the 165 species of typical shorebirds of the world, with identification keys, comparative biology, and species accounts. An appendix shows the heads of early all species, as an aid to identification. Derivations of generic ad specific names are also included. Extensive bibliography.

 

1981

 

 

A Guide to North American Waterfowl. Paul A. Johnsgard. 274 pp. 31 color plates, 60 drawings, 44 range maps and 90 head sketches by the author. ISBN 0-253-12789-0 (cloth). 1979. Indiana University Press, Bloomington, IN.

 

 

A condensed version of Waterfowl of North America, covering the 44 species of duck, geese and swans that breed within the limits of continental North America. An identification key is included. Selected references.

 

1979

 

 

Birds of the Great Plains: Breeding Species and their Distribution. Paul A. Johnsgard. 539 pp. 30 color plates; 320 maps and 71 drawings by the author. ISBN 0-8032-2550-4.  1979. University  of  Nebraska Press, Lincoln.

 

 

A survey of the approximately 320 species of birds that breed or have bred within the Great Plains area south of Canada, from North Dakota to the Texas panhandle, including parts of Minnesota, Iowa, Colorado and New Mexico. Range maps are included for all non-extinct species, as is basic life history information. Appendices include a list of  44 regional bird-watching localities, and a  checklist of birds in 30 parks, refuges or other sanctuaries. Bibliography of several hundred references.

 

 

 

 

1978

 

 

Ducks, Geese and Swans of the World. Paul A. Johnsgard. 1978. 404 pp. 59 color plates; 131 maps and147 drawings by the author. ISBN 0-8032-0953-3 (cloth).  University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln.

 

 

A technical monograph on all the nearly 150 species of ducks, geese and swans of the world. All of the species are illustrated in photos or drawings. Extensive bibliography.

 

 

 

 

1976

 

 

The Bird Decoy: An American Art Form. Paul A. Johnsgard. (editor).  191 pp., over 300 monochrome photos.  ISBN 0-8032-0887-1 (cloth). 1976. University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln.

 

A catalog of an exhibit of more than 200 classic waterfowl and shorebird decoys by now-deceased carvers, held during 1975 at the Sheldon Art Gallery, Lincoln, Nebraska. Introductory essays by Johnsgard, George Ross Starr, Jr., Julie & Michael Hall, and Harold Haertel. Selected references.

 

 

 

1975

 

 

Waterfowl of North America. Paul A. Johnsgard. 624 pp.  32 color plates including a painting by Sir Peter Scott, 96 monochrome photos, 60 line drawings by the author.  ISBN 0-253-36360-8 (cloth).  1975. Indiana University Press, Bloomington.

 

 

A technical monograph on all the native species of ducks, geese and swans in North America. All of the species are illustrated in photos or drawings. Extensive bibliography.

 

 

 

1975

 

 

North American Game Birds of Upland and Shoreline. Paul A. Johnsgard. 183 pp. 31 color plates, 27 maps, 48 drawings by the author. ISBN 0-8032-5811-8 (cloth), 0-8032-5811-9 (paper), 1975. University of Nebraska Press,  Lincoln.

 

 

A condensed version of Grouse & Quails of North America, but with the addition of several species of legally hunted doves, shorebirds and the sandhill crane. Selected references.

 

 

1974

 

 

Song of the North Wind: A Story of the Snow Goose. Paul A. Johnsgard. 150 pp. 17 line drawings by Paul Geraghty, 27 monochrome photos by the author, ISBN 0-385-06785-2 (cloth). 1974. Doubleday, Anchor; New  York, NY. Reprinted in 1979 as  a Bison Book paperback, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln (ISBN 0-8032-7552-8).

 

 

A life history of the snow goose, based on a fictionalized account of a year in the life of a snow goose family. Many Native American myths and quotes are included.

 

 

1973

 

 

Grouse and Quails of North America. Paul A. Johnsgard. 553 pp. 52 color plates (including 4 paintings by C. G. Pritchard, 2 by John O’Neill, 1 by D. Landau); 45 figures and maps by the author, 88 monochrome photos. ISBN 0-8032-0810-3 (cloth).  1973. University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln.

 

 

The first technical monograph on all the 23 native species of grouse and quails, plus occurring north of Guatemala in North America, plus two introduced partridges. An identification key and a list of derivations of scientific names are included. Extensive bibliography. Co-winner of the Wildlife Society’s 1973 award of the outstanding book in terrestrial biology.

 

 

1972

 

 

Animal Behavior.  2nd. ed. Paul A. Johnsgard.168 pp. 6 drawings by C. G. Pritchard and the author; 8 monochrome photos by the author.  ISBN 0-697-04514-5 (paper). 1972. Wm. C. Brown Co., Dubuque, IA.

 

 

 

An enlarged and revised edition of the 1968 book. Selected references.

 

 

 

1968

 

 

Waterfowl: Their Biology and Natural History. Paul A. Johnsgard.  138 pp. 116 color plates, 148 monochrome photos, 16 drawings by the author. LC# 68-11563 (cloth).1968. University of Nebraska Press,  Lincoln.

 

 

A non-technical survey of the biology of the waterfowl family Anatidae, using photos and drawings by the author. Winner of several awards, such as ones given by the Chicago Book Clinic and the Society for the English-speaking Peoples. Selected references.

 

 

1967

 

 

Animal Behavior. Paul A. Johnsgard. 1967 156 pp. 6 figures by C. G. Pritchard.  LC# 67-21319 (paper). Wm. Brown Co., Dubuque, IA.

 

 

A survey book that was part of a series of supplemental reading texts for undergraduate courses in biology and zoology.

 

 

1965

 

 

Handbook of Waterfowl Behavior. Paul A. Johnsgard. 378 pp. 9 monochrome photos, 96 figures by the author. LC# 65-15717 (cloth). 1965. Cornell University Press, Ithaca. NY.

 

 

The first book to document the social behavior of an entire family of birds (Anatidae), based on two years of observation at England’s Wildfowl Trust and in the wild. The more than 500 hundred behavioral drawings are based on examining individual frames from 16 mm. film. Bibliography.