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Mary Jobe Akeley Books

Mary Lee Jobe Akeley (1886 - 1966), was Carl Akeley's second wife whom he married in 1924 when he was 60 and she was 38. She was well-known as an explorer and naturalist before her marriage and upon her husband's death, she remained in Africa in charge of the expedition. She was named his successor as adviser to the American Museum of Natural History, at which the Akeley African Hall was named in their honour.

Mary Jobe Akeley
Mary Jobe Akeley

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Wilderness Lives Again: Carl Akeley And The Great Adventure

Wilderness Lives Again: Carl Akeley And The Great Adventure by Mary Jobe Akeley (1940) covers Akeley's work in producing museum exhibits of animals and his travels in Africa collecting specimens. This is the book in which Akeley's struggle with a leopard is described - he choked it to death and the picture of the wounded Akeley with the dead leopard is the frontispiece to the book.


Congo Eden

Congo Eden: A Comprehensive Portrayal Of The Background And Scientific Aspects Of The Game Sanctuaries Of The Belgian Congo by Mary Jobe Akeley (1950) is a comprehensive portrayal of the historical background and scientific aspects of the great game sanctuaries of the Belgian Congo with the story of a six months pilgrimage throughout that most primitive region in the heart of the African continent.


Rumble Of A Distant Drum

Rumble Of A Distant Drum: A True Story Of The African Hinterland by Mary Jobe Akeley (1948) is a true story of a 10 year old boy who travelled with the writer during an expedition in the Congo, Uganda and Tangyanika. Included is information on the Watusi and other tribes.


Restless Jungle

Restless Jungle by Mary Jobe Akeley (1937) is a first-person account of the author's work in Africa during the 1920s and 1930s.


Carl Akeley's Africa

Carl Akeley's Africa by Mary Jobe Akeley (1929) is the account of the Akeley-Eastman-Pomeroy Africa Hall Expedition of the American Museum of Natural History.





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