Birdwatcher : The Life of Roger Tory Peterson

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Trade Book
  • Copyright: 2008-05-01
  • Publisher: Lyons Press

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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 landmark 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. Birdwatcher is a comprehensive, illustrated biography of Roger Tory Peterson - a hero in the conservation world - including interviews with friends, family, and prot?g?s.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Boy Rebel to Boy Wonder
The Boy Wonder and the Conservative Conservationist
Postwar: Spreading His Wings
Intercontinental Migration
International Range
Anglo-American Mates in the U.S. Wild
Paradoxical Homo Sapiens
Roger and Barbara - Super Pair
A Natural Obsession
Hidden Roger
Conservation Stories
Embryonic Conservationism
Adventuresome Flights of Conservation
DDT, the Osprey, and the Old Lyme Offspring
The Wilds of Lindblad
Inspiring Flights
Worldwide Progeny
Maturing with National Audubon
Shooting Birds
Painterly Birds
Bird Man of Bird Men
Territory Under Challenge
Still All Over the Range Map
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