The Call of the Cranes

Expeditions into a mysterious world

Original Title: Der Ruf der Kraniche

original edition

Hardcover with jacket, 416 pages, 13.5 x 21.5 cm, 5.3 x 8.5 in.
ISBN: 978-3-442-31543-7
€ 20.00 [D] | € 20.60 [A] | CHF 28.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: Goldmann

Date of publication: March 23, 2020
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Bernhard  Weßling - The Call of the Cranes


Spectacular insights into the deep connection between humans and cranes

Cranes are intelligent and sensitive birds. But hardly anyone knows anything about the graceful dancers of the air. The renowned ornithologist Bernhard Wessling takes us on an exciting expedition into their hidden world and gets to the bottom of the myths about the "birds of good fortune".

Using a specially developed method, the expert has deciphered their language and behaviour. His observations allow us to immerse ourselves deeply in their way of life and their perceptions, showing the remarkable similarities and the deep connection between humans and animals. It is a book about the spirit of discovery, humility and respect for nature in Humboldt's sense.

"In this book, Bernhard Weßling shares his fascinating stories about cranes through patient observations and thoughtful conclusions." Dr. George Archibald, International Crane Foundation

"Cranes are among the most captivating birds on this planet. Dr. Wessling knows these birds, has accumulated a lifetime of observations on them, and has thought deeply about their abilities. In this book, he seeks to overturn old ideas about how these birds live, communicate, and think. His revelations surprise and delight and shed new light on an ancient avian family."

Jennifer Ackerman, author of the New York Times bestseller "The Genius of Birds", and "The Bird Way"


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