Peterson Field Guides for Young Naturalists: Backyard Birds   -     By: Jonathan P. Latimer, Karen Stray Nolting
    Illustrated By: Roger Tory Peterson
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Peterson Field Guides for Young Naturalists: Backyard Birds

Illustrated By: Roger Tory Peterson
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt / 1999 / Paperback

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The perfect introduction book to birdwatching, this easy-to-navigate guide features only common backyard birds you're likely to see! Vibrant photographs and illustrations highlight what to look for, with notes on habitat, voice, food, and more. Learn to identify cardinals, robins, finches, jays, sparrows, wrens, and more! 48 pages, softcover.

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Format: Paperback
Vendor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication Date: 1999
ISBN: 0395922763
ISBN-13: 9780395922767
Availability: In Stock

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Publisher's Description

This new series is designed with the beginner in mind. Featuring the original art of celebrated naturalist Roger Tory Peterson; incorporating the Peterson Identification System, the most effective method for bird identification; and using a straightforward design. This series makes field guides accessible and appealing to children. Roger Tory Peterson was the inventor of the modern field guide. Known as the father of modern bird watching, he has been called "the greatest conservationist who ever walked this planet" (ornithologist Chandler S. Robbins). More than anyone else in the twentieth century, his work as an artist, photographer, writer, editor, educator, and conservationist has increased environmental awareness and helped millions to understand and enjoy the natural world. For his work, Dr. Peterson received every major award in the field of conservation; twenty-three honorary degrees from major universities; and the United States' highest civilian award, the Presidential Medal o

Author Bio

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.
Specialists in the natural and physical sciences, Karen Stray Nolting and Jonathan Latimer have written more than twenty books together. They have written books for adults, as well as both novels and nonfiction for children.

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  1. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    The illustrations are fantastic
    January 24, 2012
    Marcia Klungler
    Quality: 5
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    Meets Expectations: 5
    I purchased this book for an almost 9 year old who loves birds. It is an absolutely beautifully illustrated smaller version of the Peterson's guide. I wish the adult version was able to give the same detail, but I am certain it would be over 1000 pages.
  2. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    February 6, 2009
    Linda Dixon
    I was well pleased with this book. I just wish it had more birds in it.
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