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Theodore Roosevelt in the field

Author: Michael R Canfield
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2015. ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Never has there been a president less content to sit still behind a desk than Theodore Roosevelt. When we picture him, he's on horseback or standing at a cliff-edge or dressed for safari. And Roosevelt was more than just an adventurer -- he was also a naturalist and campaigner for conservation. His love of the outdoor world began at an early age and was driven by a need not to simply observe nature but to be  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Theodore Roosevelt; Theodore Roosevelt; Theodore Roosevelt
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael R Canfield
ISBN: 9780226298375 022629837X
OCLC Number: 907621821
Description: 476 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: First love --
The craft of the naturalist --
A thousand thoughts awakened --
Finding a home --
Tramping West --
The wilderness writer --
Into murderous thickets --
In tooth and claw --
The field president --
African syzygy --
To the Amazon --
The democracy of the field --
Appendix one: Selected field notes and writings of Theodore Roosevelt --
Appendix two: Selected Theodore Roosevelt bibliography.
Responsibility: Michael R. Canfield.

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Never has there been a president less content to sit still behind a desk than Theodore Roosevelt. When we picture him, he's on horseback or standing at a cliff-edge or dressed for safari. And Roosevelt was more than just an adventurer -- he was also a naturalist and campaigner for conservation. His love of the outdoor world began at an early age and was driven by a need not to simply observe nature but to be actively involved in the outdoors -- to be in the field. Throughout his life, Roosevelt consistently took to the field as a naturalist, hunter, writer, soldier, and conservationist, and it is in the field where his passion for science and nature, his belief in the manly, "strenuous life," and his drive for empire all came together. Drawing extensively on Roosevelt's field notebooks, diaries, and letters, Canfield takes readers into the field on adventures alongside him. From Roosevelt's early childhood observations of ants to his notes on ornithology as a teenager, Canfield shows how Roosevelt's quest for knowledge coincided with his interest in the outdoors. We later travel to the Badlands, after the deaths of Roosevelt's wife and mother, to understand his embrace of the rugged freedom of the ranch lifestyle and the Western wilderness. Finally, Canfield takes us to Africa and South America as we consider Roosevelt's travels and writings after his presidency. Throughout, we see how the seemingly contradictory aspects of Roosevelt's biography as a hunter and a naturalist are actually complementary traits of a man eager to directly understand and experience the environment around him.

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