A Field Guide to the Birds of Britain and Europe

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Houghton Mifflin, 1983 - Science - 241 pages
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Entries for all the birds of Europe, including rare vagrants, describing features of identification, habits and habitat, and calls and songs are accompanied by distribution maps

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Introduction by Sir Julian Huxley
Preface to the Fourth Revised Edition
Topography of a Bird

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About the author (1983)

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.

Guy Mountfort has helped to create national parks and wildlife reserves in India, Nepal, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh. As a founder of the World Wide Fund for Nature, he led the international campaign to save the tiger from extinction.

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