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In celebration of the centennial of Roger Tory Peterson's birth comes a historic collaboration among renowned birding experts and artists to preserve and enhance the Peterson legacy. This new book combines the Peterson Field Guide to Eastern Birds and Peterson Field Guide to Western Birds into one volume, filled with accessible, concise information and including almost three hours of video podcasts to make bird watching even easier.
*40 new paintings
*Digital updates to Peterson's original paintings, reflecting the latest knowledge of bird identification
*All new maps for the most up-to-date range information available
*Text rewritten to cover the U.S. and Canada in one guide
*Larger trim size accommodates range maps on every spread
*Contributors include: Michael DiGiorgio, Jeff Gordon, Paul Lehman, Michael O'Brien, Larry Rosche, and Bill Thompson III
*Includes URL to register for access to video podcasts
"[...] I can see myself referring to this new guide much more often than I did the Eastern. However, the treatment for some difficult groups (most especially the gulls) is lacking, and some important plumages and other images are missing (such as the female Eastern Bluebird, as mentioned in the comparison). Thus, as a reference I would rank this a bit below other recent field guides. But for me, the showcasing of Peterson’s art compensates for this, and makes it well worth having."
- Grant McCreary (30-07-2008), read the full review at The Birder's Library