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Roger Tory Peterson : a biography

Author: Douglas Carlson
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 2007.
Series: Mildred Wyatt-Wold series in ornithology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A biography of Roger Tory Peterson, the man behind the popular bird identification guides, discussing various facets of his career as a painter, writer, teacher, and environmentalist, and sharing information about his personal life.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Roger Tory Peterson; Roger Tory Peterson; Roger Tory Peterson
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas Carlson
ISBN: 9780292716803 029271680X
OCLC Number: 123968607
Description: xi, 296 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface --
Acknowledgments --
Jamestown, New York (1908-1926) --
New York City and Boston (1926-1934) --
The Field Guide, First Edition (1934) --
New York City (1934-1942) --
Washington, D.C. (1942-1953) --
Old Lyme, Connecticut (1954-1974) --
Old Lyme (1974-1980) --
Old Lyme (1980-1996) --
Notes --
Works cited --
Index.
Series Title: Mildred Wyatt-Wold series in ornithology.
Responsibility: by Douglas Carlson.
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Beginning with his 1934 "Field Guide to the Birds", Roger Tory Peterson introduced people to the pleasures of observing birds in the wild. This biography describes how Peterson's obsession with birds  Read more...

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A product of intense research, this deep study of a brilliant, influential man is highly recommended.--Henry T. Armistead"Library Journal" (10/01/2007)

 
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