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28/08/1908 American ornithologist Roger Tory Peterson is born

He wrote very popular book A Field Guide to the Birds. It was the first modern field guide, which sold out its first printing of 2‚000 copies in one week, and subsequently went through 6 editions. One of Peterson’s inspirations for his field guide was the diagram of ducks that Ernest Thompson Seton made in Two Little Savages.

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