Peterson First Guide to Shells of North America (Paperback)

By Roger Tory Peterson, John Douglass (Illustrator), Jackie Leatherbury Douglass

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 9780395911822, 128pp.

Publication Date: May 15, 1998

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Peterson First Guides are the first books the beginning naturalist needs. Condensed versions of the famous Peterson Field Guides, the First Guides focus on the animals, plants, and other natural things you are most likely to see. They make it fun to get into the field and easy to progress to the full-fledged Peterson Guides.

About the Author

ROGER TORY PETERSON, one of the world’s greatest naturalists, received every major award for ornithology, natural science, and conservation as well as numerous honorary degrees, medals, and citations, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Peterson Identification System has been called the greatest invention since binoculars.

John Aubrey Douglass is the author of the Peterson Field Guide to Atlantic Coast Fishes and the Peterson First Guide to Shells.

Jackie Leatherbury Douglass is the author of the Peterson First Guide to Shells.