African Nature Notes and Reminiscences

African Nature Notes and Reminiscences

by Frederick Courteney Selous
     
 

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With a Foreword by President Theodore Roosevelt

"Mr. Selous is the last of the big-game hunters of South Africa; the last of the mighty hunters whose experiences lay in the greatest hunting ground which this world has seen since civilized man has… See more details below

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- Quality Digital Text
- Linked Table of Contents
- Illustrated with 13 images and photos

With a Foreword by President Theodore Roosevelt

"Mr. Selous is the last of the big-game hunters of South Africa; the last of the mighty hunters whose experiences lay in the greatest hunting ground which this world has seen since civilized man has appeared therein."

"His book is a genuine contribution to hunting lore and to natural history. It should be welcomed by every lover of the chase and by every man who cares for the wild, free life of the wilderness. It should be no less welcome to all who are interested in the most formidable and interesting of the beasts that dwell in our world today."

--- Theodore Roosevelt

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REVIEWS:

DAILY TELEGRAPH.—"This intensely interesting volume is not only as exciting as any book of adventure, but packed from cover to cover with valuable facts and theories that no other living man could communicate with equal authority."

EVENING STANDARD.—"It is impossible to give more than a very slight idea of the wealth of interest there is in this volume for hunters and naturalists alike. From cover to cover it is full of thoughtful observation and graphic description."

COUNTRY LIFE.—"There is not a page in this well-written and deeply-informed book which cannot be studied with pleasure and profit by the average reader. To the man who knows Africa the volume is extraordinarily interesting from cover to cover. It is destined, we have little doubt, to be numbered among the classics of African literature."

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Contents:

- Chapter I: Notes On The Questions Of Protective Coloration, Recognition Marks, And The Influence Of Environment On Living Organisms
- Chapter II: Further Notes On The Questions Of Protective Coloration, Recognition Marks, And The Influence Of Environment On Living Organisms
- Chapter III, IV & V: Notes On The Lion
- Chapter VI: Notes On The Spotted Hyena
- Chapter VII: Notes On Wild Dogs And Cheetahs
- Chapter VIII: Extinction And Diminution Of Game In South Africa — Notes On The Cape Buffalo
- Chapter IX: Notes On The Tse-Tse Fly
- Chapter X: Notes On The Black Or Prehensile-Lipped Rhinoceros
- Chapter XI: Notes On The Giraffe
- Chapter XII & XIII: A Journey To Amatongaland In Search Of Inyala
- Chapter XIV: Notes On The Gemsbuck
- Chapter XV: Some Curious Hunting Experiences
- Chapter XVI: Further Curious Hunting Experiences
- Chapter XVII: Incidents Of A Journey Through The Northern Kalahari
- Chapter XVIII: The Last Of South Africa's Game Haunts
- Chapter XIX: How I Spent Christmas Day 1879
- Chapter XX: Notes On The Masarwa: The Bushmen Of The Interior Of South Africa

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013010956
Publisher:
Heart and Mind Publishing
Publication date:
09/08/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
2 MB

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