This work was originally published in 1983 by Indiana University Press, and has been out of print since at least 1992. It has been called the "bible" by crane researchers at the International Crane Foundation, and it is still the only serious world monograph on cranes.

This online electronic edition is a complete reissue of the 1983 book, including the photographs and original artwork by the author. It appears online courtesy of the gracious generosity of its author, creator, and holder of copyright, Paul A. Johnsgard.

The entire work may be downloaded as a single PDF file (25 megabytes), or individual chapters may be downloaded as desired.

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Cranes of the World: 0. Contents -- Foreword -- Preface, Paul A. Johnsgard

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Cranes of the World: 1. Classification and Evolution, Paul A. Johnsgard

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Cranes of the World: 2. Individualistic and Social Behavior, Paul A. Johnsgard

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Cranes of the World: 3. Vocalizations, Paul A. Johnsgard

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Cranes of the World: 4. Ecology and Population Dynamics, Paul A. Johnsgard

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Cranes of the World: 5. Comparative Reproductive Biology, Paul A. Johnsgard

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Cranes of the World: 6. Aviculture and Hybridization, Paul A. Johnsgard

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Cranes of the World: 7. Endangered Species and Conservation, Paul A. Johnsgard

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Cranes of the World: 8. Cranes in Myth and Legend, Paul A. Johnsgard

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Cranes of the World: Australian Crane (Grus rubicundus), Paul A. Johnsgard

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Cranes of the World: Black and White Plates, Paul A. Johnsgard

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Cranes of the World: Black-necked Crane (Grus nigricollis), Paul A. Johnsgard

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Cranes of the World: Blue Crane (Anthropoides paradises), Paul A. Johnsgard

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Cranes of the World: Color Plates, Paul A. Johnsgard

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Cranes of the World [complete work], Paul A. Johnsgard

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Cranes of the World: Crowned Crane (Balearica pauonina), Paul A. Johnsgard

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Cranes of the World: Demoiselle Crane (Anthropoides virgo), Paul A. Johnsgard

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Cranes of the World: Epilogue, Paul A. Johnsgard

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Cranes of the World: Eurasian Crane (Grus grus), Paul A. Johnsgard

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Cranes of the World: Hooded Crane (Grus monachus), Paul A. Johnsgard

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Cranes of the World: Index, Paul A. Johnsgard

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Cranes of the World: Japanese Crane (Grus japonensis), Paul A. Johnsgard

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Cranes of the World: KEY TO THE SPECIES AND SUBSPECIES OF CRANES OF THE WORLD, Paul A. Johnsgard

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Cranes of the World: ORIGINS OF SCIENTIFIC AND VERNACULAR NAMES OF CRANES, Paul A. Johnsgard

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Cranes of the World: References, Paul A. Johnsgard

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Cranes of the World: Sandhill Crane (Grus canadensis), Paul A. Johnsgard

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Cranes of the World: Sarus Crane (Grus antigone), Paul A. Johnsgard

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Cranes of the World: Siberian Crane (Bugeranus leucogeranus), Paul A. Johnsgard

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Cranes of the World: Wattled Crane (Bugeranus carunculatus), Paul A. Johnsgard

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Cranes of the World: White-naped Crane (Grus vipio), Paul A. Johnsgard

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Cranes of the World: Whooping Crane (Grus americana), Paul A. Johnsgard