A Peterson Field Guide to Eastern Forests (Paperback)

North America (Peterson Field Guides)

By Gordon Morrison (Illustrator), Roger Tory Peterson (Editor), John C. Kricher, John C. Kricher (By (photographer))

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 9780395928950, 512pp.

Publication Date: October 15, 1998

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Description

This field guide includes all the flora and fauna you're most likely to see in the forests of eastern North America. With 53 full-color plates and 80 color photos illustrating trees, birds, mammals, wildflowers, mushrooms, reptiles, amphibians, butterflies, moths, beetles, and other insects.


About the Author

Gordon Morrison is a well-known naturalist whose work has been praised by Roger Tory Peterson as "Marvelous, beautiful, excellent . . . Morrison’s work is so inspiring that I wish such clear material was available when I was slowly learning ecology. . . . We owe a debt of gratitude to Gordon for his interpretive skills as an artist. He is a superb teacher who uses visual methods." Robert Bateman likened his work to that of Albrecht Durer and Andrew Wyeth. Gordon Morrison makes his home in Massachusetts.


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 Kricher is Professor Emeritus of Biology at Wheaton College, Norton, Massachusetts, where, for 48 years, he taught ecology, ornithology, and vertebrate evolution.His most recent book is The New Neotropical Companion (2017). John has also written Tropical Ecology, (Princeton University Press 2011), now the leading textbook on global tropical ecology. Among his other books are The Balance of Nature: Ecology’s Enduring Myth (Princeton University Press 2009), and Galapagos: A Natural History (Princeton University Press 2006), and A Field Guide to Eastern Forests (Houghon Mifflin 1988). John is a Fellow in the American Ornithologists Union and is past-president of the Association of Field Ornithologists, the Wilson Ornithological Society, and the Nuttall Ornithological Club. He has served on the board of the American Birding Association.
 



John Kricher is Professor Emeritus of Biology at Wheaton College, Norton, Massachusetts, where, for 48 years, he taught ecology, ornithology, and vertebrate evolution.His most recent book is The New Neotropical Companion (2017). John has also written Tropical Ecology, (Princeton University Press 2011), now the leading textbook on global tropical ecology. Among his other books are The Balance of Nature: Ecology’s Enduring Myth (Princeton University Press 2009), and Galapagos: A Natural History (Princeton University Press 2006), and A Field Guide to Eastern Forests (Houghon Mifflin 1988). John is a Fellow in the American Ornithologists Union and is past-president of the Association of Field Ornithologists, the Wilson Ornithological Society, and the Nuttall Ornithological Club. He has served on the board of the American Birding Association.