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Mr. Hornaday's war : how a peculiar Victorian zookeeper waged a lonely crusade for wildlife that changed the world

Author: Stefan Bechtel
Publisher: Boston : Beacon Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Recounts the life of the conservationist, who spent his life protecting wildlife as a taxidermist and museum collector; as the founder and first director of the National Zoo; as director of the Bronx Zoo; and as an author.
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Biography
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Bechtel, Stefan.
Mr. Hornaday's war.
Boston : Beacon Press, ©2012
(DLC) 2011048450
(OCoLC)753624790
Named Person: William T Hornaday; William T Hornaday; William T Hornaday
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stefan Bechtel
ISBN: 9780807006368 080700636X 9780807006382 0807006386 9781299561540 1299561543
OCLC Number: 795526841
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 254 pages)
Contents: Prologue: The Fear --
pt. 1. The Awakening --
His Name Was Dauntless --
A Melancholy Insanity --
The Second Civil War --
Souvenir of a Lost World --
The Last Buffalo Hunt --
A Mysterious Stranger --
A Nobility beyond All Compare --
pt. 2. The Heedless Hunter --
Explorations and Adventures in Equatorial Africa --
Yearning, too much, for Fame --
The Empress Josephine --
Man-Eaters of the Anaimlai Hills --
Darwin's Firestorm --
"A Thief in the Night" --
A Dream Deferred --
Scandal at the Zoo --
pt. 3. Wildlife Warrior --
The Dark Shadow --
Empire of the Buffalo --
Our Vanishing Wildlife --
Two Hundred Years of War --
Epilogue: His Indomitable Persistence.
Other Titles: Mister Hornaday's war
Responsibility: Stefan Bechtel.

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Recounts the life of the conservationist, who spent his life protecting wildlife as a taxidermist and museum collector; as the founder and first director of the National Zoo; as director of the Bronx Zoo; and as an author.

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