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Our vanishing wild life: its extermination and preservation,

Author: William T Hornaday
Publisher: New York, New York Zoological Society, 1913.
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Hornaday, William T. (William Temple), 1854-1937.
Our vanishing wild life.
New York, New York Zoological Society, 1913
(OCoLC)919872487
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William T Hornaday
ISBN: 0405026749 9780405026744
OCLC Number: 627366
Description: xv, 411 pages illustrations 23 cm
Contents: Former abundance of wildlife --
Extinct species of North American birds --
The next candidated for oblivion --
Extinct and nearly extinct species of mammals --
The extermination of species, state by state --
The regular army of destruction --
The guerrillas of destruction --
The unseen foes of wild life --
Destruction of wild life by diseases --
Destruction of wild life by the elements --
Slaughter of song-birds by Italians --
Destruction of song-birds by southern negros and poor whites --
Extermination of birds for women's hats --
The bird tragedy on Laysan Island --
Unfair firearms and shooting ethics --
The present and future of North American big game I --
The present and future of North American big game II --
The present and future of African game --
The present and future of game in Asia --
Destruction of birds in the Far East. / By C. William Beebe --
The savage viewpoint of the gunner --
Our annual losses by insects --
The economic value of birds --
Game and Agriculture: deer as a food supply --
Law and sentiment as factors in preservation --
The army of the defense --
How to make a new game law --
New laws needed: a roll-call of the states-I --
New laws needed: a roll-call of the states-II --
New laws needed: a roll-call of the states-III --
New laws needed: a roll-call of the states-IV --
Need for a federal migratory bird law. No-sale-of-game law, and others --
Bringing back the vanished birds and game --
Introduced species that have been beneficial --
Introduced species that have become pests --
National and state game preserves and bird refuges --
Game preserves and game laws in Canada --
Private game preserves --
British game preserves in Africa --
Breeding game and fur in captivity --
Teaching wild-life protection to the young --
Ethics of sportsmanship --
The duty of American zoologists to American wil life --
The greatest need of the cause; and the duty of the hour.
Responsibility: by William T. Hornaday ... with maps and illustrations.

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