Roger Tory Peterson by Roger Tory Peterson
The Art and Photography of the World's Foremost Birder

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For more than 70 years, Roger Tory Peterson has painted and photographed birds of the world. His Field Guide has been the bible of bird enthusiasts since 1934. This first book to celebrate Dr. Peterson's artistic career in its entirety features 150 illustrations, 100 in color, in all media, many previously unpublished.
 

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Published September 15, 1994 by Rizzoli International Publications. 204 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Arts & Photography, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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A noted ornithologist contributes some stunning full-color illustrations and photographs to a disappointing book that introduces one bird for almost every letter of the alphabet.

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Roger Peterson (1908–1996) catapulted to fame in 1934 with the publication (after four rejections) of A Field Guide to the Birds , which almost immediately sold out its first printing of 2,000 copies.

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Precision and clarity characterize the pictures of birds that Peterson produced for field guides--from his first, published by Houghton Mifflin in 1934, to his most recent.

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This dazzling volume of 150 illustrations, 100 in color, celebrates Roger Tory Peterson's career in all the media in which he worked-writing, painting, drawing and photography.

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Most entries concentrate on particular birds, but three unexpectedly offer interesting general information: ""F"" is for ""feathers,"" ""N"" is for ""nest"" and ""T"" is for ``tails.'' The tone of the text varies, too, but less successfully-a coy phrase like ``White Pelicans scoop lots of yummy f...

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