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Author Bechtel, Stefan.

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

Publication Info. Boston : Beacon Press, [2012]


Location Call No. Status
 Mansfield, Main Library - Adult Nonfiction  590.92 BECHTEL    Check Shelf
Description xviii, 254 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
Summary 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.
Subject Hornaday, William T. (William Temple), 1854-1937.
Hornaday, William T. (William Temple), 1854-1937 -- Political and social views.
Wildlife conservationists -- United States -- Biography.
Zoo keepers -- United States -- Biography.
Zoologists -- United States -- Biography.
Taxidermists -- United States -- Biography.
Wildlife conservation -- United States -- History.
Wildlife conservation -- History.
Game protection -- United States -- History.
Game protection -- History.
Added Title Mister Hornaday's war
ISBN 9780807006351 (acid-free paper)
0807006351 (acid-free paper)
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