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My way of becoming a hunter, Hardcover – 1955

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Robert Rockwell has many years of experience as a teacher and administrator at preschool, elementary, and college levels. He is in demand as a speaker and has traveled and conducted workshops throughout the United States, Europe, and Australia. He has been a frequent guest on radio and television programs advocating for young children and their caregivers. Currently, Robert is professor emeritus and former program director of the early childhood education program at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville. He has experience as a speech pathologist, teacher of the hearing impaired, and as an administrator. He has been a research consultant for the University of Chicago and has also served as a Head Start director. Robert is a prolific writer with many published articles and books available throughout the world. He is currently the science section contributor for Children and Families, a quarterly magazine published by the National Head Start Association. Debra Reichert Hoge was an associate professor in the Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville. She taught courses in the areas of language acquisition, child language disorders, early childhood special education, family involvement, and augmentative communication. Gryphon House is saddened by her death in the fall of 2003. Bill Searcy is Chair of the Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville. He teaches an early literacy and reading course, and his main interest is in early writing development. --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 285 pages
  • Publisher: Norton; 1st edition (1955)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0006AU1A8
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,366,341 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The summary as presented on this Amazon offering is completely incorrect. This is absolutely not a gardening book! Rather it is the fascinating compliation of hunting and related experiences from Alaska to Africa which were involved with the study, collecting and taxidermy of large animals mainly for the American Museum of Natural History in the 1920's to 1940's. Rockwell was a brilliant sculptor and taxidermist, a naturalist and outdoorsman, who like many of similar bent in the early decades of the 20th century manifested his interest and love of nature by hunting and collecting, and by advancing education in natural history through museum displays for the public. The book includes fascinating description of his work, his evolution as a hunter, relationships with some of the most interesting, adventurous and courageous people of the time including the iconic Carl Akeley. For those interested in the era of assembling the incredible dioramas of the American Musem of Natural History, or who want a gripping read of adventure with some very challenging animals and circumstances, this is a highly desirable account. It is easy to judge from our present conservation perspectives in world of 7 billion people that such hunting was simply savage or self-indulgent, but those who knew some of these figures personally (as I did) appreciate the impressive and inspiring people that many of them were, and the generous humanity that they embodied.
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