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Birdwatcher: The Life of Roger Tory Peterson
 
 
Author
Elizabeth J. Rosenthal.
Publisher Lyons Press  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 9.1 x 6.1 x 1.6 inches
ISBN 9781599212944
Pages/Publication Date 437/2008
Daedalus Item Code 31171
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Roger Tory Peterson—the Renaissance man who taught Americans the joy of watching birds—also invented the modern field guide. His 1934 A Field Guide to the Birds was the first book designed to go outdoors and help people identify the elements of nature. This self-proclaimed "student of nature" combined spectacular writing with detailed illustrations to ultimately publish many other books, winning every possible award and medal for natural science, ornithology, and conservation. This biography of Peterson, illustrated with photographs from throughout his career, includes interviews with friends, family, and protégés.

"Birdwatcher brings laughter, tears, profound admiration, and warm memories. To read it was to have Roger once again sitting in our kitchen, telling great tales, and every reader will feel that way too."—Clay and Pat Sutton

 
 
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