Roger Tory Peterson, one of the world's greatest naturalists, received every major award for ornithology, natural science, and conservation, as well as numerous honorary degrees, medals, and citations, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
This guide is best suited to the new bird watcher. You don't have to have a vast knowledge of birds or their proper names to use this book. Match the picture to the bird you're looking at and viola! You now know what animal you have been staring at for, well, however long you were in the dark.
Roger Tory Peterson (August 28, 1908 – July 28, 1996) was an American naturalist, ornithologist, illustrator and educator, held to be one of the founding inspirations for the 20th-century environmental movement. Peterson was born in Jamestown, New York, August 28, 1908. His father, Charles Peterson, was an immigrant from Sweden, coming to America as an infant. At the age of ten, C. Peterson lost his father to appendicitis, and he was sent off to work in the mills.
A Field Guide to the Birds of Eastern and Central North America, A Field Guide to Western Birds . Peterson Field Guides Series. 54 primary works, 55 total works. The first comprehensive field guide to freshwate. ore.
A Field Guide to the Birds of Eastern and Central North America, A Field Guide to Western Birds: A Completely New Guide to Field Marks of All Species F. . Book 1. A Field Guide to the Birds of Eastern and Central North America. by Roger Tory Peterson.
Roger Tory Peterson was only 25 years old when he published his Field Guide to the Birds. Although he was not the first to publish a field guide, his clear illustrations of key features revolutionized birding and influenced at least 3 generations of birding.
ROGER TORY PETERSON, one of the world's greatest naturalists .
ROGER TORY PETERSON, one of the world's greatest naturalists, received every major award for ornithology, natural science, and conservation as well as numerous honorary degrees, medals, and citations, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Peterson Identification System has been called the greatest invention since binoculars. I also set out Peterson's two guides side by side as I went though them (the other being the full guide: "Peterson Field Guide to Birds of North America"). Compare page numbers: 128 in First Guide to 532 in the complete guide .
The Peterson Field Guides (PFG) are a popular and influential series of American field guides intended to assist the layman in identification of birds, plants, insects and other natural phenomena. His inaugural volume was the classic 1934 book A Field Guide to the Birds, published (as were all subsequent volumes) by the Houghton Mifflin Company.
A very comprehensive ID guide to the birds of North America that was beautifully produced
A very comprehensive ID guide to the birds of North America that was beautifully produced. by GrrlScientist for ScienceBlogs Scientist.
Peterson, Roger Tory, date Peterson First guide to birds of North America. Birds first saw the light of day. This book was designed so that live birds could be readily identified at a distance by their "field marks" without resorting to the bird-in-hand characters that the early collectors relied upon. During the half century since my guide appeared the binocular has replaced the shotgun. Earlier handbooks were too complex.