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William Temple Hornaday
This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 523 pages of information about Our Vanishing Wild Life.
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Start of eBook1
PART I.—­EXTERMINATION1
PART II.—­PRESERVATION1
ILLUSTRATIONS1
MAPS3
OUR VANISHING WILD LIFE3
PART I. EXTERMINATION3
CHAPTER I3
BIRDS7
MAMMALS7
CHAPTER II8
ROLL CALL OF THE DEAD SPECIES OF AMERICAN BIRDS10
CHAPTER III16
PARTIAL LIST OF NORTH AMERICAN BIRDS THREATENED WITH EARLY EXTERMINATION17
ROLL OF HONOR25
WOOD-DUCK-EATING STATES (1912)25
SPECIES IN GREAT DANGER27
CHAPTER IV29
LARGE MAMMALS COMPLETELY EXTERMINATED29
SPECIES OF LARGE MAMMALS ALMOST EXTINCT32
CHAPTER V34
ALABAMA: 34
CANADA37
MANITOBA: 37
BIRDS AND MAMMALS THREATENED WITH EXTINCTION38
CANADA44
CHAPTER VI45
THE UNITED STATES ARMY OF DESTRUCTION50
CHAPTER VII52
CHAPTER VIII60
CHAPTER IX68
CHAPTER X75
CHAPTER XI81
THE ITALIAN SLAUGHTER OF THE INNOCENTS81
CHAPTER XII90
CHAPTER XIII98
LONDON FEATHER SALE OF FEBRUARY, 1911103
LONDON FEATHER SALE OF MAY, 1911103
LONDON FEATHER SALE OF OCTOBER, 1911103
IMPORTS OF FEATHERS AND DOWN (ORNAMENTAL) FOR THE YEAR 1910104
PRICES OF RARE AND BEAUTIFUL BIRD SKINS IN LONDON105
CHAPTER XIV.116
CHAPTER XV119
HOW GENTLEMEN SPORTSMEN REGARD AUTOMATIC AND PUMP GUNS127
WHERE AUTOMATIC GUNS ARE BARRED OUT BY LAW127
SPORTSMEN’S CLUBS WHEREIN THEY ARE BARRED BY CODES OF ETHICS AND RULES127
CHAPTER XVI129
OUR SPECIES OF BIG GAME132
LOCALITY NUMBER AUTHORITY137
SOUTH AMERICA141
MEXICO141
CHAPTER XVII142
CHAPTER XVIII152
BIG GAME IN THE CAPE PROVINCE155
CHAPTER XIX158
CHAPTER XX164
CHAPTER XXI171
PART II.—­PRESERVATION176
CHAPTER XXII176
CHAPTER XXIII.179
BIRDS THAT DEVOUR THE CODLING MOTH180
NUMBER OF SEEDS EATEN BY A BOB-WHITE IN ONE DAY185
NOTABLY BAD INSECTS EATEN BY THE BOB-WHITE185
SUMMARY OF THE QUAIL’S INSECT FOOD185
OUR VANISHING SHOREBIRDS192
CHAPTER XXIV197
CHAPTER XXV205
CHAPTER XXVI208
THE NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS OF NEW YORK CITY213
CHAPTER XXVII216
HOW TO PASS A NEW LAW217
CHAPTER XXVIII223
A ROLL-CALL OF THE STATES225
CHAPTER XXIX232
DELAWARE: 233
IDAHO: 236
INDIANA: 238
IOWA: 238
KANSAS: 239
LOUISIANA: 240
CHAPTER XXX240
MAINE: 240
CHAPTER XXXI249
NORTH CAROLINA: 249
PENNSYLVANIA: 252
RHODE ISLAND: 252
SOUTH DAKOTA: 253
TENNESSEE: 253
TEXAS: 254
WASHINGTON: 256
WISCONSIN: 258
WYOMING: 259
CHAPTER XXXII260
REASONS WHY THE SALE OF WILD GAME SHOULD CEASE EVERYWHERE266
CHAPTER XXXIII268
CHAPTER XXXIV277
CHAPTER XXXV283
CHAPTER XXXVI287
OTHER NATIONAL PARKS295
NATIONAL MONUMENTS295
STATE GAME PRESERVES IN THE UNITED STATES297
NEW YORK: 299
MONTANA: 299
LOUISIANA: 300
301
CHAPTER XXXVII301
THE GAME PRESERVES OF CANADA302
ALBERTA’S NATIONAL PARKS303
LIST OF MANITOBA’S GAME PRESERVES305
GAME LAWS OF THE CANADIAN PROVINCES306
CHAPTER XXXVIII309
CHAPTER XXXIX314
AFRICAN GAME PRESERVES317
EGYPTIAN SUDAN: 317
SOMALILAND: 317
UGANDA: 317
TRANSVAAL: 318
SWAZILAND: 318
RHODESIA: 318
GAME PRESERVES IN AUSTRALASIA318
AUSTRALIA: 318
TASMANIA: 318
CHAPTER XL319
BREEDING FUR-BEARING ANIMALS324
CHAPTER XLI325
CHAPTER XLII330
CHAPTER XLIII334
CHAPTER XLIV341
THE DUTY OF THE HOUR345
INDEX345
BOOKS BY W.T.  HORNADAY361
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