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Peterson Field Guide to Birds of North America [Paperback]

Roger Tory Peterson , Lee Allen Peterson
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Book Description

Aug. 28 2008 Peterson Field Guides
In celebration of the centennial of Roger Tory Peterson’s birth comes a historic collaboration among renowned birding experts and artists to preserve and enhance the Peterson legacy. This new book combines the Peterson Field Guide to Eastern Birds and Peterson Field Guide to Western Birds into one volume, filled with accessible, concise information and including almost three hours of video podcasts to make bird watching even easier.

• 40 new paintings

• Digital updates to Peterson’s original paintings, reflecting the latest knowledge of bird identification

• All new maps for the most up-to-date range information available

• Text rewritten to cover the U.S. and Canada in one guide

• Larger trim size accommodates range maps on every spread

• Contributors include: Michael DiGiorgio, Jeff Gordon, Paul Lehman, Michael O’Brien, Larry Rosche, and Bill Thompson III

• Includes URL to register for access to video podcasts

Frequently Bought Together

Peterson Field Guide to Birds of North America + Peterson Field Guide to Mammals of North America: Fourth Edition + Peterson Field Guide to Animal Tracks: Third Edition
Price For All Three: CDN$ 53.25

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"I'm happy to report, the Peterson guide is back, and in a big way." - Birders World

"This new field guide should solidify Peterson's already monumental place in the history of birding." Cleveland Plain Dealer

"This book is a classic with updated information." - Birding Business

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Roger Tory Peterson, one of the world's greatest naturalists, received every major award for ornithology, natural science, and conservation as well as numerous honorary degrees, medals, and citations, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Peterson Identification System has been called the greatest invention since binoculars. These editions include updated material by Michael O'Brien, Paul Lehman, Bill Thompson III, Michael DiGiorgio, Larry Rosche, and Jeffrey A. Gordon.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Peterson Field Guide is the best Oct. 5 2009
By Pandita
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I own several field guides, and Peterson's is the best. Roger Tory Peterson just happened to have invented birding ID for the masses, and all other field guides more or less follow his example.
Large, easy to see illustrations, distinguishing bird characteristics are pointed out for you. Multiple tips for ID: bird silhouettes, side view, flying view, motions, etc.
Heavy stock glossy paper, good quality printing.
On the down side, because this book covers all of North America it is pretty heavy to be carrying around with you. Best left at home.
Highly recommended. If you will have just one reference book, then this is a must have. Amazon delivered quickly and at a good price, a pleasure to shop here.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A bird book you can depend on. April 29 2014
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As a teenager I discovered Roger Tory Peterson's bird books,and found him to be an amazingly accurate illustrator.I am a grandmother now and an avid bird watcher. I found Peterson Field Guide to Birds of North America to be nothing less than one would expect of one of the best bird illustrators of the twentieth century. Cheryl Lyste
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lots of information and lovely illustrations. March 5 2014
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Lots of information about birds in my area. Great illustrations and demonstrations of bird anatomy. It is a bit heavy however for a field guide.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Peterson Field Guide to Birds of North America June 19 2013
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I like to do nature photography and I shoot a lot of birds. But they use to be just birds now I know what they are and know there habitat and what there called. having looked through the book a number of times I now look for new ones in my area.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful book packed full of information Jan. 10 2013
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The great detail in the drawings make this book a wonderful field guide. With it's tough vinyl cover making it splash resistant to it's size for a practical field tool this book is great!
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