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The Resource Birdwatcher : the life of Roger Tory Peterson, Elizabeth J. Rosenthal

Birdwatcher : the life of Roger Tory Peterson, Elizabeth J. Rosenthal

Label
Birdwatcher : the life of Roger Tory Peterson
Title
Birdwatcher
Title remainder
the life of Roger Tory Peterson
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth J. Rosenthal
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. Peterson also traveled the world, giving lectures on behalf of the National Audubon Society and, despite his self-effacing demeanor, becoming recognized as the key force to alerting the public to the importance of preserving nature. There are now an estimated 70 million birdwatchers in the United States. For this meticulously detailed biography, Rosenthal has interviewed more than a hundred of Peterson's family, friends, and associates to create a fully rounded portrait of this hero of the conservation movement. Never-before-seen photographs enhance this intimate portrayal
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rosenthal, Elizabeth J
Dewey number
  • 598.092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QL31.P45
LC item number
R67 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Peterson, Roger Tory
  • Ornithologists
Label
Birdwatcher : the life of Roger Tory Peterson, Elizabeth J. Rosenthal
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0901/2008008704-t.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references [399]-422 and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1254520
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vi, 437, [16] pages
Isbn
9781599219622
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2008008704
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1254520
  • (OCoLC)176926490
Label
Birdwatcher : the life of Roger Tory Peterson, Elizabeth J. Rosenthal
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0901/2008008704-t.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references [399]-422 and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1254520
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vi, 437, [16] pages
Isbn
9781599219622
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2008008704
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1254520
  • (OCoLC)176926490

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