Backyard Birds

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1999 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 48 pages
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This new series is designed with the beginner in mind. Featuring the original art of celebrated naturalist Roger Tory Peterson; incorporating the Peterson Identification System, the most effective method for bird identification; and using a straightforward design. This series makes field guides accessible and appealing to children. Roger Tory Peterson was the inventor of the modern field guide. Known as the father of modern bird watching, he has been called "the greatest conservationist who ever walked this planet" (ornithologist Chandler S. Robbins). More than anyone else in the twentieth century, his work as an artist, photographer, writer, editor, educator, and conservationist has increased environmental awareness and helped millions to understand and enjoy the natural world. For his work, Dr. Peterson received every major award in the field of conservation; twenty-three honorary degrees from major universities; and the United States' highest civilian award, the Presidential Medal o

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The illustrations are fantastic

User Review  - Marcia Klungler -

I purchased this book for an almost 9 year old who loves birds. It is an absolutely beautifully illustrated smaller version of the Peterson's guide. I wish the adult version was able to give the same detail, but I am certain it would be over 1000 pages. Read full review

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User Review  - MsLangdon - LibraryThing

Part E Nonfiction-Identification Latimer, J. & Nolting, K. (1999). Backyard birds. Boston: Houghton Mifflin. Backyard Birds guides young bird watchers with tools and strategies to identify common ... Read full review

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How to Watch Birds
Blue Birds
Green Birds
Block Birds
Block and White Birds
Gray Birds

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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. Specialists in the natural and physical sciences, Karen Stray Nolting and Jonathan Latimer have written more than twenty books together. They have written books for adults, as well as both novels and nonfiction for children.

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