William Temple Hornaday (1854 - 1937) was an American hunter, taxidermist, zoo director, author and conservationist. A year after his death, in 1938, at the suggestion of President Roosevelt, a peak in the Absaroka Range in Yellowstone National Park was named Mount Hornaday.
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Two Years In The Jungle: The Experiences Of A Hunter And Naturalist In India, Ceylon, The Malay Peninsula And Borneo by William Hornaday (1885). After serving as a taxidermist at Henry Augustus Ward's Natural Science Establishment in Rochester, New York, he spent the years, from 1877 to 1878 in India and Ceylon collecting specimens. In May 1878 he reached southeast Asia and travelled in Malaya and Sarawak in Borneo.Free eBook
Our Vanishing Wild Life: Its Extermination And Preservation by William Hornaday (1913)includes such subjects as Extermination for Women's Hats, Unfair Firearms and Shooting Ethics, How to Make a New Game Law and more. Free eBook
The Minds And Manners Of Wild Animals: A Book Of Personal Observations by William Hornaday (1922) examines the habitat of different species of animals, their mental traits, their survival and fighting patterns. He includes numerous vignettes from various hunters on their experiences with game animals. Among the species he focuses on are elephant, bears, snakes, monkeys, apes, etc. Free eBook
Taxidermy And Zoological Collecting: A Complete Handbook For The Amateur Taxidermist, Collector, Osteologist, Museum-Builder, Sportsman, and Traveller, With Chapters On Collecting And Preserving Insects by William Hornaday (1894) is the cornerstone work on this subject by Hornaday who was well known and respected in this field.Free eBook
Popular Official Guide To The New York Zoological Park by William Hornaday (1907) Free eBook
The American Natural History: A Foundation Of Useful Knowledge Of the Higher Animals of North America by William Hornaday (1904) in 4 Volumes. Volume I contains mammals, Volume 2 concludes mammals and starts birds, Volume 3 concludes birds and Volume 4 contains reptiles, amphibians and fish. Free eBook Vol I Free eBook Vol II Free eBook Vol III Free eBook Vol VI
Free Rum On The Congo: What It Is Doing There by William Hornaday (1887). Hornaday was abstemious in behavior and wrote this book against the sale of rum to African natives on behalf of the temperance cause. Free eBook
The National Collection Of Heads And Horns by William Hornaday (1887) on behalf of the New York Zoological Park, in 2 parts. The first is an open letter "to the Sportsmen of America", explaining the purpose and function of the National Collection of Heads & Horns. The second part is a letter to sportsmen appealing for contributions. Free eBook
The Extermination Of The American Bison by William Hornaday (1889) is Hornaday's classic study of the American bison, its ultimate extermination, and its profound impact on the history of the American West. Free eBook
The Man Who Became A Savage: A Story Of Our Own Times by William Hornaday (1896)
Awake! America: Object Lessons And Warnings by William Hornaday (1918) was published under the auspices of the American Defense Society on the preparation of the USA to preserve democracy around the world. Free eBook
Mr Hornaday's War: How A Peculiar Victorian Zookeeper Waged A Lonely Crusade For Wildlife That Changed The World by Stefan Bechtel (2013) takes a look at a fascinating, enigmatic man who both represented and transcended the Victorian paradoxical approach to wildlife. Hornaday began as a taxidermist and an adventurer who tracked tigers in Borneo, lead crocodile-hunting expeditions in the Orinoco and scouted the last remaining bison in the Montana territories. Like his friend, Theodore Roosevelt, he changed course and devoted the rest of his life to protecting wildlife. Hornaday founded the National Zoo in Washington DC, served for thirty years as director of the Bronx Zoo and became a fierce defender of wild animals and wild places.