Camp-fires in the Canadian Rockies

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MOST sporting books leave the distasteful impression that the hunter's main interest in wild animals is that they are something to kill—the bigger the better. But this book shows us a hunter who, though ardent in the chase and glowing with its barbaric excitement and triumphs, has yet a conscience in his slaying, and can, on occasion, find as keen pleasure in stalking without intent to kill, but only to observe and picture. So that while the sporting man will find in the book a sufficient spice of hunting incident and success to stir the savage emotion, the less bloodthirsty reader also will find satisfaction in the moderation of this hunter and in his vivid presentment of the wild life of mountain and forest.

Camp-fires in the Canadian Rockies.

By Dr. William T. Hornaday. Pp. xvii + 353; illustrated. (London: T. Werner Laurie, 1906.) Price 16s. net.

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L., G. Camp-fires in the Canadian Rockies . Nature 75, 410–411 (1907) doi:10.1038/075410a0

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