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Birdwatcher : the life of Roger Tory Peterson

Author: Elizabeth J Rosenthal
Publisher: Guilford, Conn. : Lyons Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume is a biography of American naturalist, ornithologist and artist Roger Tory Peterson (1908-1996). Peterson is held to be one of the founding inspirations for the 20th century environmental movement. His 1934 landmark Field Guide to the Birds was the first book designed to go outdoors and help people identify the elements of nature. The author interviewed more than a hundred of Peterson's family, friends,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Roger Tory Peterson; Roger Tory Peterson
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth J Rosenthal
ISBN: 9781599212944 1599212943 9781599219622 159921962X
OCLC Number: 176926490
Description: vi, 437, [16] p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Contents: [pt. 1:] Fledgling. Boy rebel to boy wonder --
The boy wonder and the conservative conservationist --
Spreading his wings --
[pt. 2:] Intercontinental migration. International range --
Anglo-American mates in the U.S. wild --
[pt. 3:] Paradoxical Homo sapiens. A super pair and their habitat, nest, and brood --
A natural obsession --
Hidden Roger --
[pt. 4:] Conservation stories. Embryonic conservationism --
Adventuresome flights of conservation --
DDT, the osprey, and the old lyme offspring --
The wilds of Lindblad --
[pt. 5:] Inspiring flights. Worldwide progeny --
Offerings --
Maturing with National Audubon --
Shooting birds --
Painterly birds --
[pt. 6:] Bird man of bird men. Territory under challenge --
Still all over the range map.
Responsibility: Elizabeth J. Rosenthal.
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This volume is a biography of American naturalist, ornithologist and artist Roger Tory Peterson (1908-1996). Peterson is held to be one of the founding inspirations for the 20th century environmental movement. His 1934 landmark Field Guide to the Birds was the first book designed to go outdoors and help people identify the elements of nature. The author interviewed more than a hundred of Peterson's family, friends, and associates to create a portrait of this hero of the conservation movement.

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