MISSOULA, Mont.-The Boone and Crockett Club has launched a series of classic hunting and adventure books now digitally re-mastered as eBooks. Works from Theodore Roosevelt, William T. Hornaday, Charles Sheldon, Frederick C. Selous and others are being converted to high-quality versions for eReader and iPad users.
Two titles are available now in the new B&C Classics series. Five more titles are in the works with a new one to be released every 4-6 weeks.
Each book in the series was authored by a Club member in the late 1800s or early 1900s. Titles for the B&C Classics series were carefully selected by a committee of vintage hunting literature experts.
"Unlike many of the older hunting and adventure books available elsewhere for eReaders, the B&C Classics series has been meticulously converted to high-quality, true-digital publications. Many are complete with vintage photos and drawings not found in other editions," said Julie Houk, director of publications for the Club. "The digital quality, design and function of these eBooks will transport readers seamlessly back to a time when hunting trips didn't happen over a weekend, but were adventures spanning weeks or months."
Titles available now include:
"Roosevelt's African Game Trails" - by Theodore Roosevelt. Relive Roosevelt's account of his African wanderings as an American hunter-naturalist. This edition includes over 100 refined photographs, drawings and maps from the original publication as well as bonus images not found in other editions. B&C eBook price: $9.99.
"Camp-Fires in the Canadian Rockies" - by William T. Hornaday and John M. Phillips. Travel to British Columbia with Hornaday and Phillips as they travel by horseback on an expedition to collect museum specimens and capture their adventures with a Hawk-Eye Stereo Camera. B&C eBook price: $9.99.
Titles coming soon include:
"Wilderness of the Upper Yukon" - by Charles Sheldon
"A Hunter's Wanderings in Africa" - by Frederick C. Selous
"Big Game Shooting in Alaska" - by Arthur R. Dugmore
"Ranch Life and the Hunting Trail" - by Theodore Roosevelt
"In Brightest Africa" - by Carl Akeley
A 20 percent discount is available for readers who purchase the entire B&C Classics series directly from Boone and Crockett Club. Visit the Club's bookstore at the link below:
The eBooks are also available from Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Apple's iBookstore.
Purchasing and downloading an e-book requires a live Internet connection and an Internet browser. A buyer is entitled to download the purchased publication and view it either on a computer or offline with an eReader compatible device such as an iPad, Nook, Kindle, Sony Reader, etc.
About the Boone and Crockett Club
Founded by Theodore Roosevelt in 1887, the Boone and Crockett Club promotes guardianship and visionary management of big game and associated wildlife in North America. The Club maintains the highest standards of fair-chase sportsmanship and habitat stewardship. Member accomplishments include enlarging and protecting Yellowstone and establishing Glacier and Denali national parks, founding the U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service and National Wildlife Refuge System, fostering the Pittman-Robertson and Lacey Acts, creating the Federal Duck Stamp program, and developing the cornerstones of modern game laws. The Boone and Crockett Club is headquartered in Missoula, Mont. For details, visit www.boone-crockett.org