In June 2015, NWU member Elizabeth J. Rosenthal‘s book, Birdwatcher: The Life of Roger Tory Peterson, is being re-released in paperback and e-book formats by the Lyons Press, now an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield. This book chronicles the life and accomplishments of Roger Tory Peterson, the foremost environmentalist and naturalist of the 20th century.
Besides inventing the first field guide to birds (and writing, illustrating and/or editing Peterson guides for a whole range of natural history subjects), he was an indefatigable writer of books, articles, essays, speeches, and scholarly papers; a wildlife artist and photographer; a public speaker; and a mentor to younger naturalists. He was tireless in his worldwide advocacy for birds and other wildlife over a period covering most of the 20th century.
Birdwatcher: The Life of Roger Tory Peterson is the product of intense research, including interviews with nearly 120 people from all over the world, the study of the personal papers of many who knew Peterson, and the review of invaluable archives across the United States. Go to http://www.elizabethjrosenthal.com for more information.