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A field guide to birds of Britain and Europe

Author: Roger Tory PetersonGuy MountfortP A D HollomNational Audubon Society.National Wildlife Federation.All authors
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1993.
Series: Peterson field guide series, 8.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 5th ed.View all editions and formats
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For nearly 40 years, the Paterson Guide has been the standard field guide to British and European birds. No other book provides such a simple, concise guide to the essential features of bird recognition, enabling precise identification based on comparisons with other species and on distinctive field marks. The Fifth Edition has been completely reconstructed. Roger Tory Paterson has revised many of the color plates
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Genre/Form: Guidebooks
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Tory Peterson; Guy Mountfort; P A D Hollom; National Audubon Society.; National Wildlife Federation.; Roger Tory Peterson Institute.
ISBN: 0395669316 9780395669310 0395669227 9780395669228 0618166750 9780618166756
OCLC Number: 13904893
Notes: "Sponsored by the National Audubon Society, the National Wildlife Federation, and the Roger Tory Peterson Institute."
Includes index.
Description: 261 pages, [96] leaves of plates : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 20 cm.
Series Title: Peterson field guide series, 8.
Other Titles: Birds of Britain and Europe.
Responsibility: Roger Tory Peterson, Guy Mountfort, P.A.D. Hollom.

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For nearly 40 years, the Paterson Guide has been the standard field guide to British and European birds. No other book provides such a simple, concise guide to the essential features of bird recognition, enabling precise identification based on comparisons with other species and on distinctive field marks. The Fifth Edition has been completely reconstructed. Roger Tory Paterson has revised many of the color plates and has painted 32 new color plates, for a total of 96.

All the species accounts have been rewritten, and the 364 range maps have been updated. Although this book will be used by expert birders, in the words of Roger Tory Peterson, known throughout the world for his classic guides, "the purpose of this field guide is to make it easier for 999 out of 1,000 readers to identify birds."

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