Roger Tory Peterson was cremated following his death. Dark blue covers with gilt titles on cover and spine, light blue ribbon bookmark and gilt edged text block. Near new book; looks unread with very slight shelfwear. Do you know what I did? In 2000, the established the for Promoting the Cause of Birding. Not having nearly enough items in your library can be a drag. Leather boards are in good condition with crisp edges. Sponsored by the National Audubon Society, the Roger Tory Peterson Institute and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
Black and white and color illustrations. Peterson received every major American award for natural science, ornithology, and conservation, as well as numerous honorary medals, diplomas, and citations from America and elsewhere, including the 's , the United States and the of the. Lewis Gannett, who reviewed the Field Guide for The New York Herald Tribune, was perhaps the most prescient of all the critics. We endeavor to provide as accurate information as we can regarding their condition. More than that, he was quite taken with people who shared his love for birds.
The Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History in is named in his honor. Robbins, Bertel Bruun and Herbert S. The book i am offering may not have the same cover as the one pictured. His inaugural volume was the classic 1934 book A Field Guide to the Birds, published as were all subsequent volumes by the. Otherwise, the interior pages are in very good condition. For example, the fourth edition of the mammals guide has an entirely new text and illustrations by new author Fiona Reid, because the author William Burt and illustrator Richard Grossenheider of previous editions are both deceased.
A Field Guide to the Birds of Texas by Roger Tory Peterson. Black and white and color illustrations. No marks of personal identification or prior ownership. Does the electronic version of the book completely replace the paper version? In hardly any time at all, he had photographed 15 species of upstate birds. Zim was published in 1966. Half title page is loose and has gift inscription on it.
About this Item: Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1973. Please check photos and ask if questions. This title was dropped from the series in 1985. Published for the Texas Game and Fish Commission. Occasionally the digitization process introduces transcription errors or other problems.
Peterson did not limit himself to books on bird life. In a price-clipped pictorial paper dust jacket with title in white and colour illustrations of birds on the front panel, white lettering on the spine, a list of books in the Peterson Field Guide Series on the rear panel, and a description of the book on the front and rear flaps. Title: Birds of Texas and Adjacent States. Differences between editions can serve to indicate changes in scientific perspective as well as changes species distribution. But he was drawn to birds.
Orig owners name in ink inside front cover. Please contact us if you have questions on an item. Find out more in our. He was not a bad student in high school. He assembled birds schematically and his unique identification system used arrows to highlight distinctive markings and characteristics.
A bright, fresh, unmarked copy in bright, colorfull flexi boards - nearly 'as new'. Modern smartphones and computers can read files of any format. Blanche Hornbeck, one of his teachers, started a Junior Audubon Club. Advertisement After high school, he worked briefly for a manufacturing company as an engineering draftsman, did not like it, and got a job painting Chinese motifs on lacquered furniture. 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. I remember one time I was commissioned to do a painting of a three-toed woodpecker.