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All Things Reconsidered: My Birding Adventures

Biography / Memoir

By: Roger Tory Peterson (Author), Bill Thompson III (Editor)

354 pages, b/w photos, b/w illustrations

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Paperback | Nov 2007 | #225766 | ISBN-13: 9780618926152
Availability: In stock
NHBS Price: £19.99 $25/€24 approx
Hardback | Dec 2006 | #164349 | ISBN: 0618758623
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About this book

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 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 Watcher's Digest, which ran Peterson's column, "All Things Reconsidered", during the last twelve years of his life.


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