Backyard Birds (Peterson Field Guides for Young Naturalists)

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Designed with the beginner in mind, this field guide features the art of celebrated naturalist Roger Tory Peterson incorporates the Peterson Identification System--the most effective method for bird identification--and uses a straightforward design. Full-color illustrations and photos.

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

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.

Target Age: 10-12

Mariner Books

Pub Date: April 26, 1999

0.2" H x 8.3" L x 4.8" W 

48 pages