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Astronomy (Peterson First Guides) by Jay M. Pasachoff
Butterflies and Moths (Peterson First Guides) by Paul A. Opler
Caterpillars (Peterson First Guides) by Amy Bartlett Wright
Clouds and Weather (Peterson First Guides) by John A. Day
Dinosaurs (Peterson First Guides) by John C. Kricher
A Field Guide to Rocks and Minerals (Peterson Field Guides) by Frederick H. Pough
Fishes (Peterson First Guides) by Michael Filisky
Forests (Peterson First Guides) by John C. Kricher
Insects (Peterson First Guides) by Christopher Leahy
Mammals (Peterson First Guides) by Peter Alden
Peterson First Guide to Birds of North America by Roger Tory Peterson
Peterson First Guide to the Solar System by Jay M. Pasachoff
Reptiles and Amphibians (Peterson First Guides) by Roger Conant
Seashores (Peterson First Guides) by John C. Kricher
Shells (Peterson First Guides) by Jackie Leatherbury Douglass
Trees (Peterson First Guides) by George A. Petrides
Urban Wildlife (Peterson First Guides) by Sarah B. Landry
Wildflowers (Peterson First Guides) by Roger Tory Peterson

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  1. Reptiles and Amphibians: Eastern Central North America (Peterson Field Guides) by Roger Conant (1958)
  2. A Field Guide to Trees and Shrubs by George A. Petrides (1958)
  3. Butterflies and Moths: A Guide to the More Common American Species by Robert T. Mitchell (1962)
  4. Caterpillars of Eastern North America: A Guide to Identification and Natural History (Princeton Field Guides) by David L. Wagner (2005)
  5. Practical Skywatching (The Nature Companions) by Robert Burnham (2002)
  6. Winter Tree Finder (Nature Study Guides) by May T. Watts (1970)
  7. Instant Guide to Stars and Planets by Pamela Forey (1988)
  8. National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Wildflowers: Eastern Region by William A. Niering (1979)
  9. Newcomb's Wildflower Guide by Lawrence Newcomb (1937)
  10. Reptiles & Amphibians by Torstar Books INC. (1986)
  11. The Marine Biology Coloring Book, Second Edition by Thomas M. Niesen (1982)
  12. Discovery Channel rocks & minerals : an explore your world handbook by Discovery Channel (1999)
  13. A Guide to Amphibians and Reptiles (Stokes Nature Guides) by Thomas F. Tyning (1990)
  14. Seaside Naturalist: A Guide to Study at the Seashore by Deborah A. Coulombe (1984)
  15. Grasses: An Identification Guide (Sponsored by the Roger Tory Peterson Institute) by Lauren Brown (1979)

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"A simplified version of the full-size guides (Peterson Field Guides), these are the first books the beginning naturalist, whether young or old, needs. "

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