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Our vanishing wildlife: its extermination and preservation.

Author: William T Hornaday
Publisher: [New York] Arno [1970, ©1913]
Series: American environmental studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William T Hornaday
ISBN: 0405026749 9780405026744
OCLC Number: 137375
Description: xv, 411 pages illustrations, maps, portraits 24 cm.
Contents: Part 1. Extermination --
Former abundance of wild life --
Extinct species of North American birds --
The next candidates 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 negroes and poor whites --
Extermination of birds for women's hats --
The bird tragedy on Laysan Island --
Unfair firearms and shooting ethics --
The present and the future of North American big game - I --
The present and the future of North American big game - II --
Destruction of birds in the far east / C. William Beebe --
The savage viewpoint of the gunner --
Part II. Preservation --
Our annual losses by insects --
The economic value of birds --
Game and agriculture: deer as a food supply --
Law and sentiments 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 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 refugees --
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 wild life --
The greatest need of the cause; and the duty of the hour.
Series Title: American environmental studies.

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