Videos and Literatures

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Videos

Trumpeter Blues

Trumpeter Blues

This 1987 film focuses on the struggles of the Trumpeter Swan in the Yellowstone region. With spectacular photography tracking 1 year in the life of Trumpeter Swans in Yellowstone National Park. Produced by Trailwood Films and Bob Landis. Running time 24 minutes. NTSC VHS format.

Trumpeter Blues of The World is available from The Trumpeter Swan Society Gift Shop.

 

Literature

Swans of The World, In Nature, History, Myth and Art

Swans of The World, In Nature, History, Myth and Art

by A. Lindsay Price
This is the definitive natural and cultural history of the world's swan species. Swans of the World covers the development and behavior of the swan from the first pip of a cygnet to the "swan-song" of old age. The author weaves the cultural lore of the swan, including poetry, myth and art, and presents the aura of human imagination surrounding the world's ancient, rare and aristocratic waterfowl.

Handsomely illustrated with over 100 draw-ings, photographs, charts and swan distribution maps, this work has been crafted in language readable enough to entice a beginning birder or a seasoned naturalist.

 
Swans

Swans

by Dafila Scott
Featuring gorgeous portraits of these graceful, majestic birds, Swans details everything from the appearances of swans in myth to their ecology and life history. In many legends and myths, swans represent beauty, purity, and fidelity. Dafila Scott explains that in real life, these waterfowl indeed possess many of these mythical characteristics. She describes all eight orders of swans, and includes information on their distribution worldwide, their population sizes, and features unique to each species. She also introduces breeding, migration, social behavior, and mortality, along with conservation and management issues.

Swans includes a chapter on the domestication of swans, and discusses how some owners have exploited them. Full of interesting details and color photos of these beautiful creatures, Swans will appeal to a wide audience of both adults and young adults.

Swans is out of print, but may be available on Amazon.com.