ISBN-10: 1341508099

ISBN-13: 9781341508097

ISBN-10: 1548205982

ISBN-13: 9781548205980

J. (John) Alden Loring (1871 – 1947) was once a mammologist and box naturalist who served with the Bureau of organic Survey, usa division of Agriculture, the Bronx Zoological Park, the Smithsonian establishment and various expeditions amassing specimens in North the United States, Europe and Africa. A voluminous and cautious touring collector, Loring used to be famous early in his occupation for 900 specimens amassed, ready and despatched to the us nationwide Museum over a three-month interval in the course of an 1898 day trip via Scandinavia and northwestern Europe.

Loring's paintings relationships spanned a number of continents concentrating on accumulating and documenting species of mammals. He served at the Smithsonian-Roosevelt African excursion (1909–1910) because the Smithsonian professional distinct to maintain small mammals gathered throughout the year-long expedition.

As Theodore Roosevelt states:
"THE writer of this little quantity, Mr. J. Alden Loring, is without doubt one of the 3 box naturalists who followed me in the course of the 11 months that I spent in Africa, on the head of a systematic day trip despatched out through the Smithsonian establishment. within the following pages Mr. Loring has chronicled the various studies that occurred the day trip and its contributors, whereas many of the chapters are dedicated to the studies of reliable visitors and big-game hunters whom we met. What he describes as truth could unhesitatingly be authorised as such; and within the preface he basically differentiates among the reviews during which he files truth, and people during which he tells tales in basic terms based on fact."

I. A slender break out FROM AFRICAN BLACKS
II. LIONS
III struggling with AN AFRICAN GRASS-FIRE
IV MY FIRST LION
V THE WATS OF THE AFRICAN ELEPHANT
VI CHASED by way of AN OSTRICH
VII MAULED by way of AN ELEPHANT
VIII "JACKING" ANIMALS
IX A deadly come across WITH LIONS
X CROCODILES
XI A conflict WITH A TORRENT
XII HIPPOS
XIII fascinating AFRICAN REPTILES
XIV A struggle WITH HIPPOS
XV WILD ANIMALS THAT i've got "et"
XVI A RACE WITH A RHINO
XVII IMPRISONED by means of A COBRA
XVIII TREED by way of AN ELEPHANT
XIX SNOW-BLIND ON MOUNT KENIA
XX CAPTURED via AFRICAN SAVAGES
XXI CORNERED through BABOONS
XXII A struggle WITH 5 LIONS

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