Start a new hobby with this paperback book designed with the beginner birder in mind. It features the original art of celebrated naturalist Roger Tory Peterson, incorporates the Peterson Identification System (the most effective method for bird identification) and uses 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 whoever 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 of honor.