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eBook Western Birds, 3rd Edition (Peterson Field Guides) ePub

by Roger Tory Peterson

  • ISBN: 039551424X
  • Category: Biological Sciences
  • Subcategory: Math Science
  • Author: Roger Tory Peterson
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin (P); 3rd edition (April 1990)
  • Pages: 432
  • ePub book: 1509 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1519 kb
  • Other: lit rtf mobi txt
  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 636

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Last updated in 1990, the Peterson Field Guide to Western Birds covers nearly 600 species on 176 color plates, with 588 comprehensive range maps, now included with the illustrations.

Last updated in 1990, the Peterson Field Guide to Western Birds covers nearly 600 species on 176 color plates, with 588 comprehensive range maps, now included with the illustrations.

Roger Tory Peterson (August 28, 1908 – July 28, 1996) was an American naturalist, ornithologist, illustrator and educator, held to be one of the founding inspirations for the 20th-century environmental movement. Peterson was born in Jamestown, New York, August 28, 1908. His father, Charles Peterson, was an immigrant from Sweden, coming to America as an infant. At the age of ten, C. Peterson lost his father to appendicitis, and he was sent off to work in the mills.

A Field Guide to the Birds of Eastern and Central North America, A Field Guide to Western Birds: A Completely New Guide to Field Marks of All . Peterson Field Guides Series. 54 primary works, 55 total works.

A Field Guide to the Birds of Eastern and Central North America, A Field Guide to Western Birds: A Completely New Guide to Field Marks of All Species F. . Book 1. A Field Guide to the Birds of Eastern and Central North America. by Roger Tory Peterson. Features the unique Peterson Identification.

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This field guide offers a comprehensive display of all the magnificent butterflies of the western.

77 MB·605 Downloads·New! and illustrations are accurate. A Field Guide to Mammals of North America The most comprehen. This field guide offers a comprehensive display of all the magnificent butterflies of the western. A Field Guide to Insects: America North of Mexico (Peterson Field Guides(R)). 2 MB·340 Downloads·New! with 1,300 drawings and 142 superb color paintings.

The Peterson Field Guides (PFG) are a popular and influential series of American field guides intended to assist the layman in identification of birds, plants, insects and other natural phenomena. His inaugural volume was the classic 1934 book A Field Guide to the Birds, published (as were all subsequent volumes) by the Houghton Mifflin Company.

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Great deals on one book or all books in the series. Peterson Field Guides. Authors: Roger Tory Peterson, John C. Kricher, George A. Petrides, Richard K. Walton, Richard E. White. Related Series: Peterson First Guides, Life Nature Library, Peterson field guide series, Peterson field guide series, Kaufman Field Guides.

They are still following year by year, but his is the standard by which all other field guides are judged. On the morning of July 28, 1996, Roger Peterson was painting his final bird plate. He died peacefully in his sleep later that day. It is fitting that his final work-a culmination of more than sixty years of observing, painting, and writing-should be this one, a revision of the guide that started his legacy.

Find nearly any book by Roger Tory Peterson (page 3). Get the best deal by comparing prices from over 100,000 booksellers. Peterson First Guide to Dinosaurs (Peterson First Guides). by Roger Tory Peterson Institute.

"The Birderâ?™s Bible" for more than 60 years, Roger Tory Petersonâ?™s classic Field Guide to Western Birds includes all species found in North America west of the 100th meridian and north of Mexico. Featuring the unique Peterson Identification System, Western Birds contains 165 full-color paintings that show more than 1,000 birds from 700 species. Summer and winter ranges, breeding grounds, and other special range data are shown on easy-to-read range maps.

Comments

Lo◘Ve Lo◘Ve
I used to read this guide when I was a kid and I loved it. Once I got into birding years later as an adult I got it, but then I started to think that maybe it was a bit too old school and outdated so I bought about 5-6 other field guides. For me this is still the best as a field guide. I like some of the other books for how they group birds by colors, and of course the Sibley books are simply beautiful, but when I'm out in the field, I still think this book is the best at pointing out the field marks (the concept of "field marks" I believe that Roger Tory Peterson invented).

To me this book defines the word "classic". It's been around for years, and there's a reason for that! Highly recommended!
Goll Goll
Bought this along with the Sibley guide. I like the illustrations in both but I prefer Sibley's because, thanks to the range maps for each species,you are able to tell if a species resides in your area. With the Peterson book you have to flip to a separate section for this info. I'd like to see a guide that showed more info for fewer species in smaller areas. For instance, I live in Oregon and most of the birds in my Western North America guide are not located here. I'd like to have an Oregon-only or Washington-Oregon-California guide. With fewer species you could have much larger illustrations.
Moswyn Moswyn
In some respects, "Western Birds" deserves four stars. Certainly in its detail, it's a four-star book. However, from the standpoint of it's illustrations, it leaves a lot to be desired. The snowy egret, great blue and green-backed herons are examples. Because they are more detailed than in nature, when you finally spot one, you're not quite sure that you're seeing them in breeding season, or that they're immature, or that it's breeding season and they're immature. Further the green-backed heron is also known as the green heron, and they aren't "green" just as the great blue isn't really blue. I mugh prefer photographs such as those in "Birds of California." However, the latter isn't as detailed. Either way, from what I've found - not as a birder but a photographer - one either carries a library with him or has four or five books to cross reference. Yes, Petersen's will always be one of those, but there are other books that are better (and worse) than this one.

(I'm only using the herons and egrets as examples. The tufted titmouse [aka titmaus] is one more of many confusing examples. It is said that the only crested bird west of the Mississippi is the Steller's Jay. The tufted titmouse is "tufted," but it sure looks like a crest to me.) See photos in my "Bird Gallery."
Winawel Winawel
I hunted for this 1990 edition as a gift since it has all the info needed without the extra maps included in the more current edition. The nice thing about Peterson's guide is that it provides arrows pointing to identifying features on the bird, it and that's really helpful for new birders and frankly for anyone not familiar with a particular species.
Olwado Olwado
This field guide is not quite up to the level of quality of the Peterson guide to eastern birds. It hasn't been updated as recently, and there have been some taxonomic changes--which can be found in the Sibley guide or the National Geographic field guide. Also, a few of the newest features in the eastern guide have not yet been integrated into this one, such as the small range maps on the page for each species.

Overall though, this is very similar to the guide to eastern birds. I like the large, clear illustrations, and I find this guide very easy to use. I wish they would update this guide to bring it up-to-date. I believe the Peterson's guides are a little bit easier to use than Sibley's for beginners, although I came to prefer the Sibley's guide as I became more advanced as a birder. If faced with the choice of this book though, I'd recommend the Sibley's or National Geographic guides...this one just isn't quite there yet.
Heri Heri
The first copy of this book was missing, in that the package had split open. It was promptly replaced. I keep it near my window overlooking the bird feeders. There are so many doves and sparrows, I rarely see any rare birds. Great fun in my retired years.
Rose Of Winds Rose Of Winds
Peterson's Field Guide Western Birds replaces a lost copy of another Peterson Field Guide for Western Birds. Roger Troy Peterson's books provide accurate identification methods for birds and is used daily. I recommend this book for other bird watchers.
As a past time I started to feed the birds in my yard, I needed this book to Identify the many different spieces and related info about all the different birds who came to feed. It's a tremdous book with color photos, details and habitats of the birds in the Southwest....!