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Akeley, Carl Ethan 1864-1926

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Works: 116 works in 227 publications in 4 languages and 3,585 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Documentary films  Pictorial works  Travelogues (Motion pictures)  Nonfiction films  Classification  Anecdotes  Silent films  Exhibition catalogs  Wildlife films 
Roles: Author, Photographer
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In brightest Africa by Carl Ethan Akeley( Book )

28 editions published between 1920 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carl Ethan Akeley was a pioneering American taxidermist, sculptor, biologist, conservationist, inventor, and nature photographer, noted for his contributions to American museums, most notably to the Field Museum of Natural History and the American Museum of Natural History. In 1921, eager to learn about gorillas to determine if killing them for museum dioramas was justified, Akeley led an expedition to Mt. Mikeno in the Virunga Mountains at the edge of the then Belgian Congo. At that time, gorillas were quite exotic, with very few even in zoos, and collecting such animals for educational museum exhibitions was not uncommon. In the process of “collecting” several mountain gorillas, Akeley’s attitude was fundamentally changed and for the remainder of his life he worked for the establishment of a gorilla preserve in the Virungas. This book contains the story of his life, from learning taxidermy to killing a leopard with his hands, his invention of shotcrete to improving motion picture cameras that were used in World War I.--Wikipedia
Lions, gorillas and their neighbors by Carl Ethan Akeley( Book )

8 editions published between 1932 and 1942 in English and Undetermined and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taxidermy and sculpture: the work of Carl E. Akeley in Field Museum of Natural History by Carl Ethan Akeley( Book )

4 editions published in 1927 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adventures in the African jungle by Carl Ethan Akeley( Book )

8 editions published between 1930 and 1946 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary L. Jobe Akeley has here assembled narratives which her husband delighted to relate and others compiled from his field notes, and added chapters recounting joint adventures and a few of her own experiences
Lion spearing by Carl Ethan Akeley( Book )

4 editions published between 1920 and 1926 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Im hellsten Afrika by Carl Ethan Akeley( Book )

5 editions published in 1925 in German and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martin and Osa Johnson's Simba( Visual )

2 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Records Martin and Osa Johnson's expedition to East Africa, the chief purpose of which was to capture on film rapidly disappearing African wildlife as well as East African peoples (Samburu, Dorobo, etc.) and their customs. Includes extensive footage of elephants, giraffes and lions. Also shown is the lion-spearing ceremony perfomed by the Lumbwa (part of this sequence was filmed by Carl Akeley and Alfred J. Klein). The film begins with an introduction by Martin and Osa Johnson in formal attire
A new ibis from Mt. Kenia, British East Africa by Frank M Chapman( Book )

1 edition published in 1912 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

National Geographic, el mundo en imágenes( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in Spanish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carl Akeley's Africa; the account of the Akeley-Eastman-Pomeroy African Hall Expedition of the American Museum of Natural History by Mary L. Jobe Akeley( Book )

3 editions published between 1929 and 1930 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simba, the king of beasts : a saga of the African veldt by Martin Johnson( Visual )

3 editions published between 1928 and 1991 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Records Martin and Osa Johnson's expedition to East Africa, the chief purpose of which was to capture on film rapidly disappearing African wildlife as well as East African peoples (Samburu, Dorobo, etc.) and their customs. Includes extensive footage of elephants, giraffes and lions. Also shown is the lion-spearing ceremony perfomed by the Lumbwa (part of this sequence was filmed by Carl Akeley and Alfred J. Klein). The film begins with an introduction by Martin and Osa Johnson in formal attire
Lions, Gorillas and their Neighbours. By C. & Mary L. Jobe Akeley. [With plates, including portraits.] by Carl Ethan Akeley( Book )

3 editions published in 1933 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The work of Carl E. Akeley in Field Museum of Natural History by Carl Ethan Akeley( Book )

1 edition published in 1927 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond adventure; the lives of three explorers by Roy Chapman Andrews( Book )

1 edition published in 1956 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theodore Roosevelt : in memoriam( )

1 edition published in 1919 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the gorilla trail by Mary Hastings Bradley( Book )

1 edition published in 1923 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Master classics( Book )

1 edition published in 1930 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carl Akeley and his work by Clyde Fisher( Book )

1 edition published in 1927 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meandering in Africa( Visual )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the AMNH Akeley African Expedition to the Belgian Congo (Zaire) to collect gorilla specimens in 1921 and 1922. Views of Victoria Falls, dancing Batwa peoples and the Nyamlagira volcano crater are shown. There are several views of African birds and mammals, including footage of gorilla nests at Mount Karisimbi (significant because it is the first footage of wild gorillas ever made). The film concludes with panning shots of Mount Mikeno, which became the background for the gorilla diorama in the AMNH Akeley Hall of African Mammals
Vernay-Faunthorpe Hall of South Asiatic Mammals Asian mammalogical museum exhibition photographs by American Museum of Natural History( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographs showing dioramas under construction and as finished exhibits in the Vernay-Faunthorpe Hall of South Asiatic Mammals. Also shows George Peterson repairing the damaged Asian elephant exhibit in October 1971. Photographs were taken by Dwight Bentel, Carl Akeley, Cunningham and O'Brien, Philip Sternberg, and Frank Puza. Photographs are identified
 
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Alternative Names
Akelen, Carl E.

Akeley, C. E.

Akeley, Carl 1864-1926

Akeley, Carl E.

Akeley, Carl E. 1864-1926

Carl Akeley Amerikaans beeldhouwer (1864-1926)

Carl Akeley escultor estadounidense

Carl Ethan Akeley

Carl Ethan Akeley US-amerikanischer Jäger, Taxidermist, Naturforscher, Professor, Künstler und Erfinder

Эйкли, Карл Итан

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کارل اکلی مجسمه‌ساز آمریکایی

卡尔·埃克利

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The authentic animal : inside the odd and obsessive world of taxidermyAfrican obsession : the life and legacy of Carl AkeleyFrom elephants to swimming pools : Carl Akeley, Samuel W. Traylor, and the development of the cement gun