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All things reconsidered : my birding adventures / Roger Tory Peterson ; edited by Bill Thompson III.

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  • ISBN: 0618758623
  • ISBN: 9780618758623
  • Physical Description: xii, 354 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2006.

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General Note:
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
On Audubon and those confusing warblers -- What are you really? -- A letter to Lars Jonsson (after the 1984 Birdathon) -- Return to the Pribilofs -- "Bwana Ndege": return to Kenya -- Ruffs and reeves -- Vulture vigils on five continents -- Return to the Serengeti -- Florida's hot spots -- The Maine story -- The peregrine story -- A night in a channel lighthouse [St. Catherine's Light on the English Channel] -- Orgy on Delaware Bay [laughing gulls] -- Finding the ivory-billed woodpecker -- Broley, the eagle man -- The cattle egret -- High seas in a rowboat -- Deceiving the experts -- Memories of Sir Peter Scott -- A bar in Botswana -- Immortal Audubon-- capsized by a rogue wave -- Memories of Manhattan -- Ecotourism: the new buzzword -- Long after Columbus -- Memories of Ludlow Griscom -- The Festival of the Cranes -- Introduced species -- Seventy years behind the camera -- Extinction is forever -- RTP's perspective: birding today -- Wings behind the once iron curtain -- Heath Hens and Attwater's -- The Roger Tory Peterson Institute -- The legend of Lars-Eric Lindblad -- An update from the cedars -- Tornadoes of tree swallows - Isla Raza -- Ghosts in the Bronx -- A short history of Hawk Mountain -- American wildlife painting -- My evolution as a bird artist.
Summary, etc.:
Ten years after Roger Tory Peterson's death, his unique perspective on birding comes to life in these highly personal narratives. Here he relates his adventures during a lifetime of birding and traveling the world to observe and record nature. Whether it is in writing about the time when his boat capsized in freezing water off the coast of Maine while he, then in his eighties, was filming a documentary, or about his experiences searching for the ivory-billed woodpecker, Peterson's sense of adventure and curiosity cannot be extinguished. The accomplished illustrator and writer was nearly as passionate about photography as he was about painting, and each essay is illustrated with Peterson's own photographs. The essays included here were carefully selected by Bill Thompson III, the editor of Bird Watcher's Digest, in which the columns originally appeared.--Publisher description.
Subject: Peterson, Roger Tory, 1908-1996 > Travel.
Bird watching > Anecdotes.
Genre: Anecdotes.

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