TITLE

Naturalist & Legend

AUTHOR(S)
Johnson, Jane
PUB. DATE
August 2008
SOURCE
New York State Conservationist;Aug2008, Vol. 63 Issue 1, p2
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
A biography of the late Roger Tory Peterson, a legendary naturalist, artist, educator, photographer and filmmaker, is presented. The Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History (RTPI) located in Jamestown, New York was established to promote environmental education and nature study. Peterson was born in Jamestown on August 28, 1908 to immigrant parents and moved to New York City in 1927 to continue his education in the Arts Students' League. His book "A Field Guide to the Birds" was published in 1934, which focused on methods of bird identification.
ACCESSION #
33555066

 

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