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All Things Reconsidered: My Birding Adventures Roger Tory Peterson

All Things Reconsidered: My Birding Adventures

Roger Tory Peterson

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ISBN : 9780618758623
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368 pages
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The worlds 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 duringMoreThe worlds 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. Petersons sense of adventure and curiousity could not be extinguished. While in his eighties, as one essay relates, his boat capsized in freezing water off the coast of Maine as he was filming a documentary. In another essay we watch his tiny rowboat get caught in an angry sea off the coast of Argentina. Then there is what Peterson called his most exciting bird experience: searching for the Ivory-billed Woodpecker.Though Peterson was widely known for his illustrations, this collection reminds us of his accomplishments as a phtographer, for Peterson was nearly as passionate about photography as he was about painting. The essays, photographs, and illustrations included here were carefully selected by Bill Thompson III, the editor of Bird Watchers Digest, which ran Petersons column, All Things Reconsidered, during the last twelve years of his life.