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This edition of Audubon's "Birds of America" displays his hand-coloured engravings in reproductions taken from the original plates of the Audubon Society's archival copy of the rare Double Elephant Folio. The book has been re-organized and annotated by Roger Tory Peterson.
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Roger Tory Peterson has been regarded as America's most notable ornithologist following the publication of A Field Guide to the Birds in 1934. Like Audubon, Peterson received many honorary degrees and awards, including the Presidential Medal of Honor. Virginia Marie Peterson is a scientist and an expert on the environmental effects of oil spills.From Library Journal:
In the review of the original volume, LJ 's reviewer called this "the finest edition since the original double-elephant folio" and recommended its purchase by "all but the smallest libraries" ( LJ 1/1/82). Since then, no other edition has appeared to alter those judgments. The revisions in this new version are minor: the text has been somewhat rewritten, mainly to reflect recent changes in bird names and classification, and some of the double-page plates of the original have been reduced to one page. At the price, libraries owning the original do not need to acquire this book, but libraries that missed the first edition will wish to consider this one--if budgets permit.
- Paul B. Cors, Univ. of Wyoming Lib., Laramie
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Book Description Artabras, 1993. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110896592537