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Peterson First Guide to Insects of North America (Peterson First Guides) [Paperback]

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Pages   128
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.34" Width: 3.74" Height: 0.36"
Weight:   0.25 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Feb 1, 1998
Publisher   Houghton Mifflin
Age  11
ISBN  0395906644  
EAN  9780395906644  

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A practical field guide that features a special system designed to help indentify diverse species of insects

Publishers Description
A simplified version of the full-sized field guides makes it easy and fun to get started in the field. "Peterson First Guides" are the first books the beginning naturalist needs. Condensed versions of the famous "Peterson Field Guides," "the First Guides" focus on the animals, plants, and other natural things you are most likely to see. They make it fun to get into the field and easy to progress to the full-fledged Peterson Guides.

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More About Christopher Leahy, Roger Tory Peterson & Richard E. White

Roger Tory Peterson Roger Tory Peterson‚ one of the world’s preeminent naturalists‚ was born August 28‚ 1908‚ in Jamestown‚ New York. As is often the case‚ it was an influential teacher who turned a young boy away from mischief and toward a new future. Peterson’s seventh-grade teacher encouraged her class to join a Junior Audubon Club. Her enthusiasm for birds was captivating‚ and almost overnight Peterson became completely absorbed in their world. Not satisfied to observe the birds passively‚ Peterson became passionate about identifying each species. He began making field sketches and soon thereafter decided to pursue a career as an artist.


After graduating from high school‚ Peterson moved to New York City‚ where he attended the Art Students League (1927-1928) and the National Academy of Design (1929-1931). During this time‚ his pursuit of birds continued unabated and he had the opportunity to meet many of the leading ornithologists of the day. As an instructor in science and art at the Rivers School in Brookline‚ Massachusetts‚ he had his first opportunity to begin sharing his joy of bird watching with the next generation. Elliot Richardson (later attorney general of the United States) was one of Peterson’s students. Many years later‚ Richardson remembered Peterson’s influence and nominated him for Outstanding Teacher of the Year. This award was only one of the many honors Peterson would earn in his lifetime. The culmination of Peterson’s artistic and bird identification skills was the publication of his first book‚ A Field Guide to the Birds‚ in 1934.

When Peterson sought a publisher for the book‚ some doubted whether he could entice people into watching — and learning how to identify — birds. But when Houghton Mifflin took a chance on the young artist and naturalist‚ A Field Guide to the Birds sold out its first printing of 2‚000 copies in one week. It has never stopped selling in five different editions over the last 68 years‚ and it has gone on to spawn the most successful series of nature guides ever published in the United States.

Roger Tory Peterson was born in 1908 and died in 1996.

Roger Tory Peterson has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Peterson Field Guides for Young Naturalists (Paperback)

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Great Reference Guide  Mar 31, 2009
I am always curious what things are, bugs, birds, etc., and this guide works great for me. There are larger, more complete guides available, however, I have yet to find a bug I couldn't find in this text. It is small and lightweight, perfect for camping or a hike in the woods. It fits great in my glove box where it stays for fast identification.
Bugs in your pocket  Nov 7, 2007
Like to know what knid of insect that was but all those big heavy books are a pain to carry. This little book is just the thing for your walk or trip. It is easy to look up an insect with over 200 common insects of North America inside. It makes a great gift too, kids or adult will all enjoy this handy little book. Don't get just one!
Not quite what I thought it was  Nov 2, 2007
This is a great book for common name identification of a wide variety of insects. However, I could not find any scientific names; not even the names of the different orders or families.
Peterson First Guide to Insects of North America  Jan 28, 2007
All the Peterson Guides are well known as field guides and always useful.
Best beginners' guide  Dec 11, 2005
I have quite a few `bug' guides and the Peterson guides are always my favorite. The drawings are excellent, the writing is clear, and I like the behavioral and collecting notes added. There are more flashy guides with more pictures but they tend to be more limited - you can only put so many pictures in a book. They also usually cost much more. This is the book I would buy for someone wanting to learn more about the entire insect world and begin identifying the bugs they find. If their interest grows I would simply move up the full version of the same book.

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