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Camera hunter : George Shiras III and the birth of wildlife photography

Author: James McCommons
Publisher: Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In 1906 George Shiras III (1859-1942) published a series of remarkable nighttime photographs in National Geographic. Taken with crude equipment, the black-and-white photographs featured leaping whitetail deer, a beaver gnawing on a tree, and a snowy owl perched along the shore of a lake in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The pictures, stunning in detail and composition, celebrated American wildlife at a time when many  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
McCommons, James, 1957-
Camera hunter.
Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, 2019
(DLC) 2019013027
Named Person: George Shiras; George Shiras
Material Type: Biography, Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James McCommons
ISBN: 9780826354273 0826354270
OCLC Number: 1096235749
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 392 pages)
Contents: Whitefish Lake --
Pittsburgh roots --
Boyhood days in Michigan --
School days for blue bloods --
Camera hunting --
Pennsylvania politics --
The great bird mystery --
Camp life and camera traps --
A progressive goes to Washington --
The National Geographic Society --
Ormond Beach --
Bahamas, Mexico --
Newfoundland and nature fakers --
Eminent personalities --
Yellowstone and the Shiras moose --
The Kenai Peninsula --
Roosevelt-Newett Libel Trial --
The crusade to save birds --
The Shiras bear --
Gatun Lake and Panama --
The bullet is on the way --
The bird treaty --
Yellowstone Dam fight --
Kaibab Plateau --
Final bird battles --
The big book --
Last days.
Responsibility: James H. McCommons.

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Recounts George Shiras's life and craft as he travelled to wild country in North America, refined his trail camera techniques, and advocated for the protection of wildlife. This biography serves as  Read more...

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