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Peterson Field Guide(R) to Eastern Birds: Fourth Edition (Peterson Field Guides) (1934)

by Roger Tory Peterson

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Series: Peterson Field Guides (1-1)

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"A new edition of the classic, best-selling field guide from Peterson Field Guides"--

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You can't get any better than this Peterson Field Guide on birds. It is chock-full of professional, colored drawings and all the info you need to know about these birds. My mother and I were able to identify Roseate Spoonbill's a few years back, around 2018, that showed up on Cow Bayou here in Southeast Texas for the first time ever. I grew up there and my parent's have lived there since 1979. ( )
  MissysBookshelf | Aug 27, 2023 |
  laplantelibrary | Jul 10, 2022 |
The easiest birding book to use I have found. I have two copies, one I keep my life list in. ( )
  4bonasa | May 22, 2022 |
Gift from CB
  struckwi | Mar 18, 2022 |
  OakGrove-KFA | Mar 28, 2020 |
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Roger Tory Petersonprimary authorall editionscalculated
Peterson, Virginia MarieEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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To Clarence E. Allen and William Vogt
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Preface (p. vii): Those of us who have read Ernest Thompson Seton's semi-autobiographical story, Two Little Savages, remember how the young hero, Yan, discovered some mounted ducks in a dusty showcase and how he painstakingly made sketches of their patterns.
How to Use This Book (p. xvii): Veterans who have watched birds for years will know how to use this book.
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As the first of Peterson's guides, the guide to Eastern North America (sometimes titled Eastern and Central or East of the Rockies) was, in its earliest edition, titled simply Field Guide to the Birds. That title should remain with the eastern guides and should not be combined with the new Guide to the Birds of North America, which covers the entire region.

The paperback version of the 4th (1980) edition carries variations of three different titles:
(1) Eastern Birds - Front Cover and Spine.
(2) A Field Guide to the Birds of Eastern and Central North America - Inside Cover.
(3) A Field Guide to the Birds: A Completely New Guide to All the Birds of Eastern and Central North America.
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