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The Resource The naturalist : Theodore Roosevelt, a lifetime of exploration, and the triumph of American natural history, Darrin Lunde

The naturalist : Theodore Roosevelt, a lifetime of exploration, and the triumph of American natural history, Darrin Lunde

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The naturalist : Theodore Roosevelt, a lifetime of exploration, and the triumph of American natural history
Title
The naturalist
Title remainder
Theodore Roosevelt, a lifetime of exploration, and the triumph of American natural history
Statement of responsibility
Darrin Lunde
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The surprising story of our "naturalist president" Theodore Roosevelt and how his lifelong passion for the natural world set the stage for America's wildlife conservation movement. No United States president is more popularly associated with nature and wildlife than Theodore Roosevelt--prodigious hunter, tireless adventurer, and ardent conservationist. We think of him as a larger-than-life original, yet in The Naturalist, Darrin Lunde has located Roosevelt in the proud tradition of museum naturalism. From his earliest days, Roosevelt actively modeled himself on the men who pioneered a key branch of biology through the collection of animal specimens and by developing a taxonomy of the natural world. The influence they would have on Roosevelt shaped not only his audacious personality but his career, informing his work as a statesman and ultimately affecting generations of Americans' relationship to this country's wilderness. Drawing on Roosevelt's diaries and expedition journals and pulling from his own experience as a leading figure in today's museum naturalism, Lunde constructs a thoughtfully researched, singularly insightful history that tracks Roosevelt's maturation from exuberant boyhood hunter to vital champion of serious scientific inquiry"--
  • "A biography of Theodore Roosevelt focusing on his career as a naturalist, his role as a pioneer for wilderness engagement, and an early advocate for museum building"--
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Biography type
individual biography
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lunde, Darrin P
Dewey number
973.91/1092
Index
no index present
LC call number
E757
LC item number
.L95 2016
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Roosevelt, Theodore
  • Nature conservation
  • Natural history museums
  • Naturalists
  • Conservationists
  • Presidents
Label
The naturalist : Theodore Roosevelt, a lifetime of exploration, and the triumph of American natural history, Darrin Lunde
Instantiates
Publication
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Part I The Museum Naturalist -- Chapter 1 The Seal on Broadway -- Chapter 2 Collections Make Museums -- Chapter 3 The Mind but Not the Body -- Chapter 4 Full-Bore Birder -- Chapter 5 Egypt, Land of My Dreams -- Chapter 6 Alone at Harvard -- Part II All Hunters Should Be Nature lovers -- Chapter 7 Roosevelt Rebels -- Chapter 8 Hell with Fires Out -- Chapter 9 Change in the West -- Chapter 10 Winchester Naturalist -- Chapter 11 Real Men and Mousers -- Chapter 12 A Tiffany Knife to the Heart -- Chapter 13 Who's a Nature Faker? -- Part III Roosevelt's new Naturalism -- Chapter 14 I Am Going to Africa -- Chapter 15 A Railroad Through the Pleistocene -- Chapter 16 Bwana Tumbo--Mr. Big Belly -- Chapter 17 Deep in Prehistoric Thought -- Chapter 18 Bent on Mischief -- Chapter 19 Hunters and Naturalists -- Epilogue The End of the Game -- Acknowledgments -- Sources and Notes -- Bibliography -- Photography Credits -- Index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
334 pages, 8 pages of unnumbered plates
Isbn
9780307464309
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015036683
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • sky278767453
  • (OCoLC)925410851
  • 921344
Label
The naturalist : Theodore Roosevelt, a lifetime of exploration, and the triumph of American natural history, Darrin Lunde
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Part I The Museum Naturalist -- Chapter 1 The Seal on Broadway -- Chapter 2 Collections Make Museums -- Chapter 3 The Mind but Not the Body -- Chapter 4 Full-Bore Birder -- Chapter 5 Egypt, Land of My Dreams -- Chapter 6 Alone at Harvard -- Part II All Hunters Should Be Nature lovers -- Chapter 7 Roosevelt Rebels -- Chapter 8 Hell with Fires Out -- Chapter 9 Change in the West -- Chapter 10 Winchester Naturalist -- Chapter 11 Real Men and Mousers -- Chapter 12 A Tiffany Knife to the Heart -- Chapter 13 Who's a Nature Faker? -- Part III Roosevelt's new Naturalism -- Chapter 14 I Am Going to Africa -- Chapter 15 A Railroad Through the Pleistocene -- Chapter 16 Bwana Tumbo--Mr. Big Belly -- Chapter 17 Deep in Prehistoric Thought -- Chapter 18 Bent on Mischief -- Chapter 19 Hunters and Naturalists -- Epilogue The End of the Game -- Acknowledgments -- Sources and Notes -- Bibliography -- Photography Credits -- Index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
334 pages, 8 pages of unnumbered plates
Isbn
9780307464309
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015036683
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • sky278767453
  • (OCoLC)925410851
  • 921344

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