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Theodore Roosevelt in the Field.

By: Canfield, Michael R.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2015Description: 1 online resource (485 p.).ISBN: 9780226298405.Subject(s): Natural history - Fieldwork - United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Theodore Roosevelt in the FieldDDC classification: 973.911092 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Contents -- Introduction -- Part 1: Development of an Identity -- 01. First Love -- 02. The Craft of the Naturalist -- 03. A Thousand Thoughts Awakened -- 04. Finding a Home -- Part 2: Persona into Practice -- 05. Tramping West -- 06. The Wilderness Writer -- 07. Into Murderous Thickets -- 08. In Tooth and Claw -- 09. The Field President -- Part 3: Return to the Field -- 10. African Syzygy -- 11. To the Amazon -- 12. The Democracy of the Field -- Acknowledgments -- Appendix 1: Selected Field Notes and Writings of Theodore Roosevelt -- Appendix 2: Selected Theodore Roosevelt Bibliography
Notes -- Index
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Contents -- Introduction -- Part 1: Development of an Identity -- 01. First Love -- 02. The Craft of the Naturalist -- 03. A Thousand Thoughts Awakened -- 04. Finding a Home -- Part 2: Persona into Practice -- 05. Tramping West -- 06. The Wilderness Writer -- 07. Into Murderous Thickets -- 08. In Tooth and Claw -- 09. The Field President -- Part 3: Return to the Field -- 10. African Syzygy -- 11. To the Amazon -- 12. The Democracy of the Field -- Acknowledgments -- Appendix 1: Selected Field Notes and Writings of Theodore Roosevelt -- Appendix 2: Selected Theodore Roosevelt Bibliography

Notes -- Index

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Library Journal Review

Biologist Canfield (organismic and evolutionary biology, Harvard Univ.; editor, Field Notes on Science and Nature) focuses on Theodore Roosevelt's (1858-1919) continuous captivation with nature, hunting, and wildlife preservation and conservation. Although born and raised in New York, Roosevelt formed an identity and a purpose based on sojourns in the Dakota Badlands, lifelong outdoor activities, and expeditions to Africa and South America. Using Roosevelt's notebooks, diaries, journals, correspondence, and drawings, Canfield reflects on the apparent contradiction between stalking animals and their preservation. Reproductions of Roosevelt's entries on nature, garnered from remarkably legible youthful hand-written accounts as well as illustrated adult reflections, allow readers to experience the excitement of discovery with the author. Roosevelt's time outdoors shaped how he saw the world and worked with people-that is, encountering them directly and forcefully and, through close observation, acknowledging their strengths and recognizing and sometimes accommodating their weaknesses. Verdict A revelation for readers who might have considered Roosevelt's jaunts as largely diversionary or therapeutic, this nuanced work emphasizes an adventurer's scientific contributions and his enduring and energizing interplay with nature.-Frederick J. Augustyn Jr., Lib. of Congress, Washington, DC © Copyright 2016. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

CHOICE Review

This work promises to be a different type of biography of Theodore Roosevelt, highlighting the love of nature he maintained his entire life. Canfield (Harvard) portrays Roosevelt as an accomplished scientist working in the field, more at home in the natural habitats he explored than on the battlefield or in the political arena. When he was nine, Roosevelt wrote a fascinating essay set in a scientific format, "About Insects and Fishes," a treatise on butterflies, dragonflies, beetles, spiders, ticks, fish, crayfish, and other fauna. Illustrations from the manuscript are included in this biography. There is some discussion about how Roosevelt's father nurtured his son's love of nature, and how this remarkable businessman and philanthropist helped establish the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH). Roosevelt has always been identified with the AMNH, but when Canfield mentions the "Roosevelt Museum," it is not immediately clear to what museum he is referring. The book's appendix clarifies this, explaining that the "Roosevelt Museum" was a museum young Roosevelt established in his boyhood home with the assistance of his cousins. Many fine illustrations from Roosevelt's diaries and notebooks make this work rewarding for historians and general readers. Summing Up: Recommended. All levels/libraries. --Joel S. Schwartz, CUNY College of Staten Island

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