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Response to: 'Electronic Field Guides and User Communities in the Eco-informatics Revolution': A response to: Stevenson et al. 2003. 'Electronic Field Guides and User Communities in the Eco-informatics Revolution'

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Type: Journal Article
Author: Burton, John A.
Journal: Ecology and Society
Volume: 11
Date: 2006
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10535/3481
Sector: Social Organization
Subject(s): citizen participatory management
Abstract: "The authors state that R. T. Peterson developed the first modern field guide, which is correct. However, they continue by claiming, 'Essential to his system were color plates with paintings of similar species....' The work in question is not listed in the bibliography, and it is clear that the authors had not consulted this edition of the book, since one of the features of Peterson's early field guides was that many of the plates were in monochrome. Peterson, in his 1934 introduction states: 'Color is often unnecessary, if not, indeed, a confusing factor... so most of the diagrams [sic] are carried out in black and white.'"

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