African Game Trails

An Account of the African Wanderings of an American Hunter-Natrualist

Author: Theodore Roosevelt

Publisher: Cooper Square Press

ISBN: 146162424X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 618

View: 7403

In 1909, the Smithsonian Institution commissioned ex-President Theodore Roosevelt to collect specimens of African wildlife for the National Museum. Roosevelt went to Africa with his son Kermit, several prominent naturalists, and many journalists, thereby initiating the safari industry and setting the standard for the big game hunt. Yet Roosevelt never killed for thrills, instead hunting only specific animals in the amounts requested by the Smithsonian. Making his way from the Kenyan coast to the Upper Nile, he records his impressions of the African landscape, witnesses a traditional lion hunt by African pastoralists, and recalls his meetings with East Africans, to whom he was known as 'Bwana Tumbo (belly).'

African Game Trails, Vol. 2

An Account of the African Wanderings of an American Hunter-Naturalist (Classic Reprint)

Author: Theodore Roosevelt

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780365267096

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 372

View: 555

Excerpt from African Game Trails, Vol. 2: An Account of the African Wanderings of an American Hunter-Naturalist At nightfall dozens of the big black-and-white hom bill, croaking harshly, flew overhead, their bills giv ing them a curiously top-heavy look. They roosted in the trees near by. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Theodore Roosevelt Abroad

Nature, Empire, and the Journey of an American President

Author: J. Lee Thompson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230106471

Category: History

Page: 218

View: 4026

In a life full of momentous episodes, Theodore Roosevelt's fifteen-month post-presidential odyssey to Africa and Europe has never been given its due place. A tale of daring adventure, international celebrity, a friendship lost, and a political legacy transformed, Theodore Roosevelt Abroad is the first full account of this important time in history.

Visualize This!

Author: Nathan Yau

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527760229

Category: Statistics / Graphic methods / Data processing

Page: 422

View: 6122

A guide on how to visualise and tell stories with data, providing practical design tips complemented with step-by-step tutorials.

The Naturalist

Theodore Roosevelt, A Lifetime of Exploration, and the Triumph of American Natural History

Author: Darrin Lunde

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 0307464326

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 3650

A captivating new account of how Theodore Roosevelt’s lifelong passion for the natural world set the stage for America’s wildlife conservation movement and determined his legacy as a founding father of today’s museum naturalism No U.S. president is more popularly associated with nature and wildlife than is Theodore Roosevelt—prodigious hunter, tireless adventurer, and ardent conservationist. We think of him as a larger-than-life original, yet in The Naturalist, Darrin Lunde has firmly situated Roosevelt’s indomitable curiosity about the natural world in the tradition of museum naturalism. As a child, Roosevelt actively modeled himself on the men (including John James Audubon and Spencer F. Baird) who pioneered this key branch of biology by developing a taxonomy of the natural world—basing their work on the experiential study of nature. The impact that these scientists and their trailblazing methods had on Roosevelt shaped not only his audacious personality but his entire career, informing his work as a statesman and ultimately affecting generations of Americans’ relationship to this country’s wilderness. Drawing on Roosevelt’s diaries and travel journals as well as Lunde’s own role as a leading figure in museum naturalism today, The Naturalist reads Roosevelt through the lens of his love for nature. From his teenage collections of birds and small mammals to his time at Harvard and political rise, Roosevelt’s fascination with wildlife and exploration culminated in his triumphant expedition to Africa, a trip which he himself considered to be the apex of his varied life. With narrative verve, Lunde brings his singular experience to bear on our twenty-sixth president’s life and constructs a perceptively researched and insightful history that tracks Roosevelt’s maturation from exuberant boyhood hunter to vital champion of serious scientific inquiry. From the Hardcover edition.

Im Dunkelsten Afrika

Author: H.M. Stanley

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 587945231X

Category: History

Page: 995

View: 4780

John Muir's Last Journey

South To The Amazon And East To Africa: Unpublished Journals And Selected Correspondence

Author: John Muir,Michael P. Branch,Robert Michael Pyle

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 1559636416

Category: Nature

Page: 352

View: 1925

Annotation Muir, age 73 and traveling alone, embarked on an eight-month, 40,000-mile voyage to South America and Africa. His journals and correspondence allow readers to travel with him and provide a rare glimpse of a man with interests as a naturalist, traveler, and conservationist. Illustrations.

African Game Trails

An Account of the African Wanderings of an American Hunter-Naturalist

Author: Anonymous

Publisher: Franklin Classics

ISBN: 9780342226139

Category:

Page: 618

View: 8164

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Hemingway: The 1930s through the Final Years (Movie Tie-in Edition) (Movie Tie-in Editions)

Author: Michael Reynolds

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393343308

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 800

View: 7478

Published to coincide with the major release of HBO’s upcoming film Hemingway and Gellhorn, starring Nicole Kidman and Clive Owen. Michael Reynolds was the supreme biographer of Ernest Hemingway. HBO’s film concentrates on Hemingway’s years with his third wife, the adventurous journalist Martha Gellhorn. This book brings together Reynolds’s Hemingway: The 1930s and Hemingway: The Final Years.

Schau heimwärts, Engel

eine Geschichte vom begrabenen Leben ; Roman

Author: Thomas Wolfe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442742554

Category:

Page: 781

View: 5460

South African Passage

Diaries of the Wilderness Leadership School

Author: Elizabeth Darby Junkin

Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing

ISBN: 9781555910099

Category: Nature

Page: 195

View: 8680

Excerpts from the diaries of teenagers who have gone into the wilderness of South Africa with Ian Player and the trail leaders of the Wilderness Leadership School.