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All Things Reconsidered: My Birding Adventures

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The world's most famous bird watcher recounts his travels in pursuit of birds.

A decade after the death of Roger Tory Peterson, his unique perspective on birding comes to life in these highly personal narratives. Here he relates his adventures during a lifetime of traveling the world to observe and record nature. Peterson's sense of adventure and curiousity could not be ext
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Hardcover, 368 pages
Published November 16th 2006 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (first published 2006)
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Scott Cox
Jan 18, 2016 Scott Cox rated it it was amazing
The advanced birder, Kenn Kaufman, once noted "Roger Tory Peterson was not really the originator of the system of arrows for identification. Thousands of years ago, long before the pharaohs, ancient men drew animals on cave walls with arrows sticking into them." True, perhaps. However Peterson perfected his drawing techniques as an aid to field identification - - this during a period of "revolution in birding . . . as birders shifted from the shotgun school of birding to the field glass." But ...more
Kirsten
Aug 01, 2011 Kirsten rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's wonderful to get a chance to read a collection of articles by one of history's greatest birders! The only real complaint I have is that the articles are all over the place. While it's nice that they're in chronological order, at the same time, it's a bit weird to abruptly jump from one subject to the next.
Simon Vegter
Interesting read about Roger's birding adventures, his life, and the development of birding from the Audubon's days until now.
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Roger Tory Peterson was an American naturalist, ornithologist, artist, and educator, and held to be one of the founding inspirations for the 20th century environmental movement.
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