About the Author
Robert C. Stebbins is professor emeritus of zoology at the University of California at Berkeley and curator emeritus of the University's Museum of Vertebrate Zoology. He is the author of more than a dozen books, and his paintings and prints are prized by collectors.
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, and the Peterson Field Guides® are credited with helping to set the stage for the environmental movement.