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Birds of Eastern and Central North America by Roger Tory Peterson - Paperback - 2002 - from ThriftBooks and Biblio.com

Birds of Eastern and Central North America

by Roger Tory Peterson

Condition: Good


Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, 2002. Paperback. Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. The dust jacket is missing. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.

Roger Tory Peterson had already made his mark with his innovative field guide when he conducted DDT research during World War II. His friend and fellow naturalist Rachel Carson built on these efforts and eventually wrote Silent Spring, a landmark text that, along with Peterson’s field guide, jump-started the modern environmental movement. By combining the tireless observation of a scientist with the imaginative skills of an artist and writer, Peterson created a field guide that Robert Bateman, in his foreword to the fifth edition, says was the doorway for millions of people into the wonderland of natural history. The Peterson Identification System has been used in the more than fifty books that make up the Peterson Field Guide series. Peterson’s magnum opus, now in its fifth edition, created the trail for countless field guides to follow. They are still following year by year, but his is the standard by which all other field guides are judged. On the morning of July 28, 1996, Roger Peterson was painting his final bird plate. He died peacefully in his sleep later that day. It is fitting that his final work—a culmination of more than sixty years of observing, painting, and writing—should be this one, a revision of the guide that started his legacy.


  • Bookseller: ThriftBooks US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: G0395740460I3N01
  • Title: Birds of Eastern and Central North America
  • Author: Roger Tory Peterson
  • Format/binding: Paperback
  • Book condition: Used - Good
  • Quantity available: 2
  • Binding: Paperback
  • ISBN 10: 0395740460
  • ISBN 13: 9780395740460
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
  • Place: Orlando, Florida, U.s.a.
  • Date published: 2002

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