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Birdwatcher: The Life of Roger Tory Peterson

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“A wonderful biography, bold and surprising and lively, crackling with the adventures of the man who did more than anyone else to create the modern popularity of birdwatching.”

—Kenn Kaufman, author of The Kaufman Field Guide to Birds of North America

 
“Birdwatcher is biographical alchemy, blending well researched detail, rich and varied anecdotes, and Roger in the first person with a writers insight into the man who was, and remains, first among ‘students of birds.”

—Pete Dunne, Vice President, New Jersey Audubon Society

 
“Birdwatcher brings laughter, tears, profound admiration, and warm memories.  To read it was to have Roger once again sitting in our kitchen, telling great tales, and every reader will feel that way too.”

—Clay and Pat Sutton, authors of Birds and Birding at Cape May

 
“A brilliant, definitive biography of the man who made birdwatching the leading outdoor recreation in America.”

—George H. Harrison, Nature journalist, author, PBS producer

 
“Birdwatcher is more than a window into the life and creative process of one of the worlds great ornithologists and artists—its an exploration, through the words and memories of dozens of people who knew Roger Tory Peterson best, of how this remarkable man changed the conservation landscape for the better, and for good.”

—Scott Weidensaul, author of Return to Wild America

 
“Through interviews with more than a hundred of Petersons colleagues and protégés, Rosenthal weaves an entertaining biography that helps us understand why Peterson ranks among the worlds mostcelebrated naturalists.”

—Stephen W. Kress, Director Audubon Seabird Restoration Program

 
“With verve and elegance Elizabeth Rosenthal paints the life of our most important naturalist with all the field marks filled in and life ways fleshed out.”

 —Robert Michael Pyle, author of Sky Time in Grays River

Book News Annotation:

Drawing on numerous interviews, Rosenthal (New Jersey state civil servant/freelance writer/birdlover) relates the life of the author of the Field Guide to the Birds (1934), which launched the Peterson field guide series and birdwatching as a popular pastime in the U.S. Previously unpublished photos show aspects of the life of the National Audubon Society naturalist who was born 100 years ago (and was a frequent truant from school until he joined the Junior Audubon Club); Peterson died in 1996. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

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.
Birdwatcher is a comprehensive, illustrated biography of Roger Tory Peterson--a hero in the conservation world--including interviews with friends, family, and protégés. 

Synopsis:

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 bird-identification guide designed to be used in the field by the average person. Its success led to the best-selling Peterson Field Guide series, which has since taught millions about virtually all aspects of nature. Peterson combined fine writing with detailed and beautifully rendered illustrations, ultimately publishing many other books and winning virtually every award and medal for natural science, ornithology, and conservation. Before long, he became the birding and natural history guru to the world and was recognized as the key force in 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, author Elizabeth J. Rosenthal has created a fully rounded portrait of this hero of the conservation movement. Never-before-seen photographs enhance this intimate portrayal, which will be welcomed by Peterson’s enormous following.


Synopsis:

A comprehensive, illustrated biography of Roger Tory Peterson--a hero in the conservation world--including interviews with friends, family, and protégés. 

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

SECTION ONE.  FLEDGING

Chapter One.  Boy Rebel to Boy Wonder 

Chapter Two.  The Boy Wonder and the Conservative Conservationist

Chapter Three.  Postwar:  Spreading His Wings

SECTION TWO.  INTERCONTINENTAL MIGRATION

Chapter Four.  International Range

Chapter Five.  Anglo-American Mates in the U.S. Wild

SECTION THREE.  PARADOXICAL HOMO SAPIENS

Chapter Six.  Roger and Barbara – Super Pair

Chapter Seven.  A Natural Obsession

Chapter Eight.  Hidden Roger

SECTION FOUR.  CONSERVATION STORIES

Chapter Nine.  Embryonic Conservationism

Chapter Ten.  Adventuresome Flights of Conservation

Chapter Eleven.  DDT, the Osprey, and the Old Lyme Offspring

Chapter Twelve.  The Wilds of Lindblad

SECTION FIVE. INSPIRING FLIGHTS

Chapter Thirteen.  Worldwide Progeny

Chapter Fourteen.  Offerings

Chapter Fifteen.  Maturing with National Audubon

Chapter Sixteen.  Shooting Birds

Chapter Seventeen.  Painterly Birds

SECTION SIX.  BIRD MAN OF BIRD MEN

Chapter Eighteen.  Territory Under Challenge

Chapter Nineteen.  Still All Over the Range Map

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9781599212944
Subtitle:
The Life of Roger Tory Peterson
Author:
Rosenthal, Elizabeth
Author:
Rosenthal, Elizabeth J.
Publisher:
Lyons Press
Subject:
Birds & Birdwatching
Subject:
Birds & Birdwatching - General
Subject:
Adventurers & Explorers
Subject:
Naturalists, Gardeners, Environmentalists
Subject:
Ornithologists
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Ornithologists -- United States.
Subject:
Peterson, Roger Tory
Subject:
Birdwatching Guides
Subject:
Biography-Gardeners and Naturalists
Subject:
Biography - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
First
Publication Date:
20080501
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16-page color photo insert
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.28 in

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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.
Birdwatcher is a comprehensive, illustrated biography of Roger Tory Peterson--a hero in the conservation world--including interviews with friends, family, and protégés. 
"Synopsis" by ,
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 bird-identification guide designed to be used in the field by the average person. Its success led to the best-selling Peterson Field Guide series, which has since taught millions about virtually all aspects of nature. Peterson combined fine writing with detailed and beautifully rendered illustrations, ultimately publishing many other books and winning virtually every award and medal for natural science, ornithology, and conservation. Before long, he became the birding and natural history guru to the world and was recognized as the key force in 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, author Elizabeth J. Rosenthal has created a fully rounded portrait of this hero of the conservation movement. Never-before-seen photographs enhance this intimate portrayal, which will be welcomed by Peterson’s enormous following.


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A comprehensive, illustrated biography of Roger Tory Peterson--a hero in the conservation world--including interviews with friends, family, and protégés. 
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