A Peterson Field Guide to the Birds of Eastern and Central North America: Large Format Edition

A Peterson Field Guide to the Birds of Eastern and Central North America: Large Format Edition

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An easy-to-use, large print edition of the classic, best-selling field guide from Peterson Field Guides

For decades, the Peterson Field Guide to Birds of Eastern and Central North America has been a popular and trusted guide for birders of all levels, thanks to its famous system of identification and unparalleled illustrations. Now the guide is reissued in a larger format specially produced for those who don't want to take their reading glasses into the field. Peterson's treasured illustrations have been reproduced in beautiful color, species descriptions include only the most important identification elements—size, voice, and habitat—and color range maps, conveniently located next to the species accounts, have been updated specifically for this book.

For more than 85 years, Peterson Field Guides have set the standard by which other field guides are measured. Comprehensive and authoritative, they are essential additions to any naturalist's bookshelf or backpack.

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  • Format: Paperback

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780395963715

  • ISBN-10: 0395963710

  • Pages: 304

  • Price: $26.00

  • Publication Date: 08/15/1999

  • Carton Quantity: 20

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Roger Tory Peterson

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.
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Roger Tory Peterson

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.
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    Veteran birders will know how to use this book. Beginners, however, should spend some time becoming familiar in a general way with the illustrations. They are not arranged in systematic or phylogenetic order as in most ornithological works but are grouped in 8 main visual categories:

    (1) Swimmers — Ducks and ducklike birds (2) Aerialists — Gulls and gull-like birds (3) Long-legged Waders — Herons, cranes, etc.

    (4) Smaller Waders — Plovers, sandpipers, etc.

    (5) Fowl-like Birds — Grouse, quail, etc.

    (6) Birds of Prey — Hawks, eagles, owls (7) Nonpasserine Land Birds (8) Passerine (Perching) Birds

    Within these groupings it will be seen that ducks do not resemble loons; gulls are readily distinguishable from terns. The needlelike bills of warblers immediately differentiate them from the seed-cracking bills of sparrows. Birds that could be confused are grouped together when possible and are arranged in identical profile for direct comparison. The arrows point to outstanding “field marks” which are explained opposite.

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  • Format: Paperback

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780395963715

  • ISBN-10: 0395963710

  • Pages: 304

  • Price: $26.00

  • Publication Date: 08/15/1999

  • Carton Quantity: 20

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