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Robert Peck

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Robert Peck

Robert Peck
Robert Peck studied history and archeology in college at Princeton. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, is a writer, naturalist, and historian who has traveled extensively in North and South America, Africa, Asia and Europe. The author of A Celebration of Birds, Headhunters and Hummingbirds: An Expedition in Ecuador, and William Bartram's Travels, Peck has written for a wide range of popular and scholarly magazines including: Audubon, National Wildlife, International Wildlife, Arts, Antiques, Image, Terra, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and the New York Times.

Robert Peck authored Land of the Eagle: A Natural History of North America, the companion volume to an 8-part BBC/PBS television series of the same title. An active member of the Royal Geogrphical Society and the Explorers Club, Peck has developed a special interest in the history of exploration. In 1989, a newly discovered species of South American frog was named in his honor. In 1991 he was honored by the Academy of Natural Sciences' Richard Hopper Day Medal for his work interpreting natural history to the public.

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