A Field Guide to the Birds of Eastern and Central North America

A Field Guide to the Birds of Eastern and Central North America

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Roger Tory Peterson had already made his mark with his innovative field guide when he conducted DDT research during World War II. His friend and fellow naturalist Rachel Carson built on these efforts and eventually wrote Silent Spring, a landmark text that, along with Peterson’s field guide, jump-started the modern environmental movement.
By combining the tireless observation of a scientist with the imaginative skills of an artist and writer, Peterson created a field guide that Robert Bateman, in his foreword to the fifth edition, says was the doorway for millions of people into the wonderland of natural history. The Peterson Identification System has been used in the more than fifty books that make up the Peterson Field Guide series. Peterson’s magnum opus, now in its fifth edition, created the trail for countless field guides to follow. They are still following year by year, but his is the standard by which all other field guides are judged.
On the morning of July 28, 1996, Roger Peterson was painting his final bird plate. He died peacefully in his sleep later that day. It is fitting that his final worka culmination of more than sixty years of observing, painting, and writingshould be this one, a revision of the guide that started his legacy.


Baker & Taylor
A guide featuring the Peterson Identification System collects more than sixty years of observations, paintings, and writings to detail the birds of eastern and central North America.

Book News
This field guide for bird watchers features over 1,800 detailed color illustrations of birds of eastern and central North America with descriptions of their appearance, voice, habitat, and range on the facing pages. The brief notes on general range are keyed by number to three-color range maps in the rear of the book. A mini-tutorial on bird identification is found in the introduction. The late naturalist and artist Roger Tory Peterson developed the Peterson Identification System used by birders nationwide since 1934. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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& Taylor

Blending the steadfast observations of a scientist with the creativity of an artist and writer, a definitive field guide, featuring the renowned Peterson identification System, collects more than sixty years of observations, paintings, and writings in aBlending the steadfast observations of a scientist with the creativity of an artist and writer, a definitive field guide, featuring the renowned Peterson Identification System, collects more than sixty years of observations, paintings, and writings in a newly updated version that details the birds of Eastern and Central North America and pays tribute to the late author. Simultaneous. newly updated version that details the birds of Eastern and Central North America and pays tribute to the late author. Simultaneous.

Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., c2002
Edition: 5th ed
ISBN: 9780395740477
9780395740460
0395740460
0395740479
Characteristics: xxii, 427 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Peterson, Virginia Marie 1925-

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