Backyard Birds by Karen Stray NoltingBackyard Birds by Karen Stray Nolting

Backyard Birds

byKaren Stray Nolting, Jonathan LatimerIllustratorRoger Tory Peterson

Paperback | April 15, 1999

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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 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 o "
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....
Title:Backyard BirdsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 8.5 × 5 × 0.18 inPublished:April 15, 1999Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0395922763

ISBN - 13:9780395922767

Appropriate for ages: 10


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for kids A very easy to read, interesting to read guide for kids or beginners.
Date published: 2009-10-20

From Our Editors

Getting young people interested in nature can be a life-long gift and satiate their curiosity. Peterson’s Field Guides For Young Naturalists are great starter books for young birders not only because they’re easy to understand, but also because the guides awaken the imagination. Backyard Birds includes colour photos of birds in action in their habitats as well as descriptions and easy-to-follow arrows to show key field marks.