A Wild Animal Round Up: Stories And Pictures from the Passing Show

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Kessinger Publishing, Jul 1, 2004 - Science - 448 pages
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1925. Hunter, zoologist, writer, and the Smithsonian's chief taxidermist, Hornaday, is best remembered for setting a new standard for museum exhibits. He designed one of the first modern dioramas in the U.S. around a family of orangutans he had collected and created a sensation in the museum world. Contents Part I. Diversions in Picturesque Game Lands: Introduction to Our Last Buffalo Hunt; Our Last Buffalo Hunt, Part I; Our Last Buffalo Hunt, Part II; The Bad-Lands of Hell Creek; Golden Days in the Shoshone Mountains; The Wildest Corner of Mexico; How Jim and Hank Roped Grizzly Bears; Hunting the Cave-Bird of Trinidad; The Lure of Crocodile-Hunting; Game-Eating Adventures in Many Lands; Adventures with Wild-Animal Intelligence. Part II. Bringing Some Wild Animals Down to Date: The Worlds' Elephants To-Day; How Wild Animals Accept Captivity; The Great Brown Bears of Alaska; The Mountain Goat at Home; The Caribou Population; The Vanishing Moose; The Frost-Proof Musk-Ox; The American Bison, as He Is To-Day; The Retreat of the Grizzly Bear; The True Status of the Mountain Lion. Part III. Masterpieces in Wild-Animal Composition: Masterpieces of American Taxidermy; Masterpieces of American Taxidermy-Bird Groups; Masterpieces of Wild-Animal Photography; and The Making of a Zoological-Park Masterpiece. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.

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