Bringing together some of the most celebrated wild animal stories, Ralph H. Lutts places them firmly in the context of heated controversies about animal intelligence and purposeful behavior. Widely regarded as entertaining and educational, the early stories - by Charles G. D. Roberts, Ernest Thompson Seton, John Muir, Jack London, and others - had an avid readership among adults and children. But some naturalists and at least one hunter - Theodore Roosevelt - discredited these writers as "nature fakers, " accusing them of ...

Wild Animal Story CL 1998, Temple University Press, Philadelphia, PA

ISBN-13: 9781566395939

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