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EDMUND HELLER Just Returned from Three Years in the Belgian Congo Scientist World-Traveler Explorer Nandi warriors spearing a lion—a sight which thrilled Roosevelt Mr. Heller and Rugupi, the world's rarest rodent Roosevelt charged by an infuriated hippo EDMUND HELLER Scientist, World-Traveler, Explorer WITH ROOSEVELT IN AFRICA Old-man gorilla—twice the bulk of an ordinary man. Brought down by Mr. Heller Mr. Heller and two African pygmies African python with full-grown goat in his interior. With officials of Belgian Congo in background A handful of evolution— Darwin and Wallace, two nocturnal monkeys The three-toed sloth a chrysanthemum among the mammals Roosevelt and Selous, the famous African hunter Josephine, a Congo chimpanzee—the highbrow of the anthropoids With an Unequaled Record of Expeditions Edmund Heller near the summit of Mt. Ruwenzori—500 miles from a barber shop Roosevelt narrowly escapes death The high-jumping Watuzi wear their hair a la diabolo Bab, a baboon, who followed Mr. Heller three years through Africa—monkey love A mighty hunter A pygmy of the Ituri forest Amputated hands of murdered messengers Through Little Known Parts of Five Continents The amphibious carpincho, the giant among the rodents Walesse natives chopping out the ivory of a Congo elephant High jumping is an ancient sport with the aristocratic Watuzi A giant hog of the Congo forest and his Bakusu slayer EDMUND HELLER E DMUND HELLER is one of the greatest explorers and naturalists of the day. For over thirty years with rifle and camera he has made his way through the little known parts of five continents—Africa, North and South America, Asia and Australia. A memorable chapter in his varied life was a year spent with President Roosevelt in Africa as naturalist of the noted Roosevelt African Expedition, followed by nearly two years collaboration with Roosevelt in scientific authorship. He is the only man with whom Roosevelt ever collaborated as a writer. Two large volumes, Life Histories of African Game Animals, were the results of this collaboration. Throughout the African expedition President Roosevelt was accompanied by Mr. Heller, who was thus an eye witness of all of Roosevelt's shooting adventures, and was often the only white man with him when big game was encountered. Mr. Heller's splendid work for the expedition received unstinted praise from President Roosevelt. Edmund Heller, he wrote, in his famous hunting book, African Game Trails, was the man for any task. No work at any hour of the day or night ever came amiss to him. Of Mr. Heller's coolness in emergencies and indifference to danger President Roosevelt wrote: It is ticklish work to follow a wounded lioness in the tall grass, and we walked carefully, every sense on the alert. We passed Heller, who had been with the beaters. He spoke to us with an amused smile. His only weapon was a pair of field glasses, but he always took things as they came, with entire coolness, and to be close to a wounded lioness when she charged merely interested him. Mr. Heller rode to hounds for lions with Paul Rainey in Africa—a most unusual and unprecedented experience. He was a personal friend of Carl Akeley, and was a member of the latter's big game expedition for the Field Museum in British East Africa in 1907. No man alive today has had such a wealth of experience in his field. He has risked his life in every climate in the world for natural history. His life has been devoted to a search in the most remote and inaccessible wildernesses for species, new to science, of big game animals, mammals, birds, reptiles, plants, etc. He has hunted in every continent and surpassed all other naturalists in extent of territory he has covered and the number of years he has devoted to wilderness travel. The bulk of his time has been spent in the low hot tropics which are the least-known parts of our globe. Few white men indeed tarry long in the pestilential low tropics, but hurry through this zone, due to the many deadly diseases which man is exposed to there. Mr. Heller has spent over twenty-five years in natural history exploration for the Field Museum of Chicago, the Smithsonian Institution, the United States Biological Survey of Washington, the American Museum of Natural History of New York, the National Geographic Society of Washington and the Universities of Stanford, California and Yale. He has made seven expeditions to Africa covering nine years; three to South America covering three and one-half years; two to Asia covering two and one-half years; four to Mexico and Central America covering four years, and many in the United States, Alaska and Canada. AVAILABLE LECTURES No. 1 —With Rifle and Camera in Five Continents No. 2 —Three Years in the Heart of Africa Hunting Gorillas and Okapi with Pygmies No. 3 —Through Africa with Roosevelt No. 4 —Animal Life in the Jungles of the Amazon No. 5 —Hunting Lions with Hounds in Africa with Paul Rainey A LL of Mr. Heller's lectures are illustrated with stereopticon slides made from pictures which he himself took with his camera on expeditions. By special arrangement, Mr. Heller presents moving pictures in addition to stereopticon slides. He is an intensely interesting speaker having the real gift of transporting his hearers to the places he describes. UNEQUALED RECORD OF EXPEDITIONS 1896-1897—Mohave and Colorado Deserts of California; collections of mammals and reptiles. 1898-1899—Galapagos Islands, Ecuador — Stanford University Zoological Expedition; collections of marine fishes, birds, reptiles, plants, etc. Monographs by Mr. Heller concerning this expedition published by Washington Academy of Sciences. 1900—British Columbia and Alaska Expedition of the United States Biological Survey. Investigation of mammals and birds. 1901—Northern Coast of California and Oregon—Expedition for the Field Museum. Collection of mammals and reptiles. 1902—Death Valley of California Expedition for the Field Museum. Collection of mammals and reptiles. 1902—Mount Whitney and the High Sierras of California—Expedition for the Field Museum. Collections of mammals and reptiles. 1903—San Pedro Martir Mountains, Lower California—Expedition for the Field Museum. Collections of mammals and reptiles. 1904—Isthmus of Tehuantepec, Mexico—Expedition for the Field Museum. Collections of mammals and birds. 1905—Volcano of Orizaba and Sierra Madre Mountains, Mexico—Expedition for the Field Museum. Collections of mammals, birds and plants. 1905—State of Coahuila, Mexico, and the Mexican border of the U. S. A.—Expedition for the Field Museum. Collection of mammals and birds. 1906—Guatamala—Expedition for the Field Museum. Collections of mammals, birds and plants. 1907—British East Africa—Big Game Expedition for the Field Museum, with Carl E. Akeley. Collections of big game animals and birds. 1908—Prince William Sound, Alaska—Expedition for the University of California. Collections of mammals and birds. Monographs by Mr. Heller on the mammal fauna, published by the University of California. 1909-1910—Naturalist of President Roosevelt's Expedition through Africa. Collections of big game animals. 1911—Naturalist of Paul Rainey's Lion Hunt with Hounds in East Africa—Expedition for the Smithsonian Institution. Collections of big game animals. 1914—Naturalist for the U. S. Biological Survey, with Lincoln Ellsworth—Expedition to the Stickeen River and Cassiar Mountains of British Columbia. Collections of big game animals. 1915—Naturalist with Dr. Hiram Bingham of Yale University and National Geographic Society's Expedition in the Andes of Peru. Collections of mammals and birds. 1916-1917—Naturalist with Roy Chapman Andrews of the American Museum of Natural History—Expedition on the Chinese borderland of Yunnan, Tibet and Burma. Collections of mammals. 1918—Through Siberia with the Czecho-Slovak army. Photographer at the front with Paul Rainey. 1919-1920—Naturalist of the Cape to Cairo African expedition of the Smithsonian Institution. Photography. 1921—Yellowstone National Park—Big Game Survey for the Roosevelt Wild Life Station. Monograph by Mr. Heller on the habits of big game animals. 1922-1923—Naturalist of the Expedition of the Field Museum across the Andes of Peru and down the Amazon to its mouth. Collections of mammals and reptiles. 1924-1926—Naturalist of Expedition for the Field Museum in the Belgian Congo and Uganda in quest of gorillas, anthropoid apes and other mammals. Collections of mammals, reptiles and plants.
|Title||Edmund Heller: scientist, world-traveler, explorer|
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|Personal Name Subject||Heller, Edmund|
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