Peterson First Guide to Birds of North America

Author: Roger Tory Peterson

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395906668

Category: Nature

Page: 128

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This abridgment focuses on the North American birds most likely to be seen and features an informative introduction, and illustrated descriptions

Peterson Field Guide to Birds of North America

Author: Roger Tory Peterson

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618966141

Category: Nature

Page: 527

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Honoring the centennial of the acclaimed naturalist's birth, new paintings, maps, digital updates, and revised text enhance this collected edition of the popular guide to bird observation and identification.

Rettet die Vogelwelt

Author: Rudolf L. Schreiber,Antony William Diamond,Horst Stern,Gerhard Thielcke

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783473461608

Category: Birds

Page: 384

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Peterson First Guide to Mammals of North America

Author: Peter Alden

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395911815

Category: Nature

Page: 128

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Offers concise descriptions and detailed illustrations of the diverse mammal species and inlcudes specific guidelines on techniques of field identification


Peterson First Guide to Caterpillars of North America

Author: Amy Bartlett Wright,Roger Tory Peterson

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395911846

Category: Nature

Page: 128

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Describes and illustrates 125 caterpillar species, together with an illustration of the adult butterfly, and includes advice on finding and raising caterpillars

Peterson Field Guide to Bird Sounds of Eastern North America

Author: Nathan Pieplow

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547905602

Category: Nature

Page: 512

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The first comprehensive guide to the sounds of eastern North American birds, featuring an innovative visual index that allows readers to quickly look up unfamiliar sounds in the field. Bird songs and calls are just as important as visual field marks in identifying birds. But until now, the only way to learn them was by memorization. With this groundbreaking book, it’s possible to visually distinguish bird sounds and identify birds using a field guide format. At the core of this guide is the spectrogram, a visual graph of sound. With a brief introduction to five key aspects—speed, repetition, pauses, pitch pattern, and tone quality—readers can learn to visualize sounds, without any musical training or auditory memorization. Picturing sounds makes it possible to search this book visually for a bird song heard in the field. The Sound Index groups similar songs together, narrowing the identification choices quickly to a brief list of birds that sound alike. Readers can then turn to the species account for more information and/or listen to the accompanying audio tracks available online, through Cornell's Lab of Ornithology. Identifying birds by sound is arguably the most challenging and important skill in birding. This book makes it vastly easier to master than ever before.

Peterson First Guide to Shells of North America

Author: Jackie Leatherbury Douglass,Roger Tory Peterson

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395911822

Category: Nature

Page: 128

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Describes and illustrates shells found in North America, including gastropods, chitons, and bivalves

Peterson First Guide to Fishes of North America

Author: Roger Tory Peterson,Sarah B. Landry

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395911792

Category: Nature

Page: 128

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Identifies and describes the most common fishes of North America and offers advice on how to observe fish in the wilds

Peterson Field Guide to Birds of Northern Central America

Author: Jesse Fagan,Oliver Komar

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544867106

Category: Nature

Page: 432

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A field guide to the birds of Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras, abundantly illustrated and with comprehensive coverage of both endemic and migrant birds Birding is one of the fastest-growing sectors of the tourism industry in northern Central America, and this is the newest and best bird field guide to this region—the first new bird guide in over ten years for the countries of Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador. This guide is far more complete than previous ones, with more than 800 species accounts, full-color range maps, and 1,000 beautiful illustrations and behavioral vignettes covering all species recorded in the region. This guide is designed for birders to carry in the field, and it is a must-have for any birder who visits the area.

Kaufman Field Guide to Birds of North America

Author: Kenn Kaufman

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618574230

Category: Nature

Page: 391

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Collects photographs, range maps, and descriptive entries identifying the markings, habits, habitat, and voice of each species.

Peterson Reference Guide to Molt in North American Birds

Author: Steve N.G. Howell

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 054748769X

Category: Nature

Page: 280

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To most observers, molt seems an overwhelming subject. But birders use many aspects of molt more than they realize—to distinguish juvenile birds from adults, to pick out an individual hummingbird from among dozens visiting a feeder, and much more. And for those whose interest goes beyond simply identifying birds, questions such as What triggers molt to start? How fast do feathers grow? and How long do they last? offer a fascinating window into the lives of birds. Put plainly, molt relates in some way to everything a bird does, including where it lives, what it eats, and how far it migrates. Here, for the first time, molt is presented for the nonscientist. Molt is very orderly and built on only four underlying strategies: simple basic, complex basic, simple alternate, and complex alternate. This book clearly lays out these strategies, relates them to aspects of life history, such as habitat and migration, and makes this important subject accessible.


Peterson Field Guide to the Birds of Eastern and Central North America

Author: Roger Tory Peterson

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547345857

Category: Nature

Page: 456

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Roger Tory Peterson had already made his mark with his innovative field guide when he conducted DDT research during World War II. His friend and fellow naturalist Rachel Carson built on these efforts and eventually wrote Silent Spring, a landmark text that, along with Peterson’s field guide, jump-started the modern environmental movement. By combining the tireless observation of a scientist with the imaginative skills of an artist and writer, Peterson created a field guide that Robert Bateman, in his foreword to the fifth edition, says was the doorway for millions of people into the wonderland of natural history. The Peterson Identification System has been used in the more than fifty books that make up the Peterson Field Guide series. Peterson’s magnum opus, now in its fifth edition, created the trail for countless field guides to follow. 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.

Peterson First Guide to Forests

Author: John C. Kricher

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395971970

Category: Nature

Page: 128

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Identifies trees, shrubs, wildflowers, birds, reptiles, and mammals found in a variety of forest habitats throughout North America

Peterson First Guide to Urban Wildlife

Author: Roger Tory Peterson

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395935446

Category: Nature

Page: 128

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Presents the novice with information about the plants and animals--from poison ivy and cockroaches to crabgrass and mountain lions--that grow and live near humans

A Guide to Field Guides

Identifying the Natural History of North America

Author: Diane Schmidt

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781563087073

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

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Focusing on the North American continent, this book, the first of its kind, identifies and describes major field guides in all scientific subject areas (from plants, animals, and insects to astronomy and weather, geology and fossils, and man-made objects). Organized by topic, it offers complete bibliographic information and descriptions of more than 1,300 field guides.

Best Science and Technology Reference Books for Young People

Author: Harold Robert Malinowsky

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: 9780897745802

Category: Reference

Page: 216

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Guide lists reference books in physical, applied, and natural sciences and technology for readers from elementary school age to young adults. Includes prices, where reviewed, annotations, and subject terms.

Peterson First Guide to Trees

Author: George A. Petrides

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395911839

Category: Nature

Page: 128

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Offers the beginning naturalist a survey of 243 common trees from across the United States and Canada, grouped into six categories according to leaf type and arrangement

A Field Guide to Feeder Birds

Eastern and Central North America

Author: Roger Tory Peterson,Virginia Marie Peterson

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618059447

Category: Nature

Page: 106

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Provides advice on how to set up and stock a bird feeder, and fend off squirrels and predators, and offers information on identifying and feeding birds that visit feeders in eastern and central Canada and the United States.