African Game Trails: An Account of the African Wanderings of an American Hunter-Natrualist

African Game Trails: An Account of the African Wanderings of an American Hunter-Natrualist

1st Cooper Square Press Edition

Paperback (10 Jun 2001)

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In 1909, the Smithsonian Institution commissioned ex-President Theodore Roosevelt to collect specimens of African wildlife for the National Museum. Roosevelt went to Africa with his son Kermit, several prominent naturalists, and many journalists, thereby initiating the safari industry and setting the standard for the big game hunt. Yet Roosevelt never killed for thrills, instead hunting only specific animals in the amounts requested by the Smithsonian. Making his way from the Kenyan coast to the Upper Nile, he records his impressions of the African landscape, witnesses a traditional lion hunt by African pastoralists, and recalls his meetings with East Africans, to whom he was known as 'Bwana Tumbo (belly).'

Book information

ISBN: 9780815411321
Publisher: Cooper Square Press
Imprint: Cooper Square Press
Pub date:
Edition: 1st Cooper Square Press Edition
DEWEY: 799.29676
DEWEY edition: 21
Language: English
Number of pages: 583
Weight: 950g
Height: 230mm
Width: 157mm
Spine width: 36mm