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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780395963715
Editor:
Peterson, Roger Tory
Author:
Peterson, Virginia Marie
Illustrator:
Peterson, Virginia Marie
Editor:
Peterson, Roger Tory
Editor:
Peterson, Roger Tory; Peterson, Virginia Marie
Editor:
Peterson, Virginia Marie
Author:
Peterson, Roger Tory
Author:
Peterson, Virginia Marie
Author:
Peterson
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin
Location:
Boston, Mass. :
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Birds & Birdwatching
Subject:
Birds & Birdwatching - Guides
Subject:
Birds
Subject:
North America
Subject:
Unated states
Subject:
Birds -- North America.
Subject:
Birds & Birdwatching - General
Subject:
Nature Studies-Bird Guides
Subject:
Nature Studies-Birds
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Large format ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Large Print:
Y
Series:
Peterson Field Guides(R)
Publication Date:
August 1999
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Covers more than 400 species. Includes o
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
10.66x6.68x.70 in. 1.65 lbs.

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A Field Guide to the Birds of Eastern and Central North America: Large Format Edition (Large Print) (Peterson Field Guides) New Trade Paper
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"Synopsis" by ,
Explore the Expanding Peterson Line. Leave your reading glasses behind. Now Roger Tory Peterson's classic Field Guide to Eastern Birds has been 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 — in large, easy-to-read type. Color range maps, conveniently located next to the species accounts, have been updated specifically for this book. Roger Tory Peterson's original text has been revised and updated by Virginia Peterson, who worked closely with her husband and created the maps for the fourth edition of the Field Guide to Eastern Birds; Noble Proctor, a professor of biology who was a close friend of Roger Tory Peterson's and led natural history tours for twenty-five years; and Pete Dunne, vice president of the New Jersey Audubon Society and director of the Cape May Bird Observatory, as well as the author of many books on birding. The maps have been updated by Virginia Peterson and Paul Lehman, past editor of Birding magazine and a bird tour leader who has traveled extensively around North America studying bird distribution and identification and has written many articles on these subjects.
"Synopsis" by , The classic Peterson field guide has been designed in a larger format especially for those who prefer an at-a-glance guide for use in the field. Color plates. Updated color maps. This is the large format edition.
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