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Gilbert, Bil

Overview
Works: 28 works in 110 publications in 4 languages and 8,892 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Juvenile works  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Composer, Editor
Classifications: F592, B
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Most widely held works about Bil Gilbert
 
Most widely held works by Bil Gilbert
The trailblazers by Time-Life Books( Book )

33 editions published between 1973 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 2,978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profusely illustrated account of the explorers, mountain men and trappers who blazed the trails of the early West, opening the way for the settlers
God gave us this country : Tekamthi and the first American Civil War by Bil Gilbert( Book )

9 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 1,148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the mid-eighteenth century, red and white Americans commenced a struggle to determine which race would be sovereign in the "Old Northwest," as the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley was once known. The nearly fifty years of strife that ensued were filled with hundreds of hit-and-run raids by small partisan bands, occasional battles between armies of warriors and soldiers, and innumerable acts of treachery, terrorism, and torture. When the fighting was over, thousands of men, women, and children were dead, and the once-free Indian nations had been broken and their surviving people exiled. This long, bitter conflict was truly, as Bil Gilbert writes, "the first American civil war." In this book, the author provides a panoramic view of the events and the people who shaped this chaotic and critical period of North American history. In the forefront of this account is Tekamthi (often remembered as Tecumseh), the brilliant Shawnee warrior, orator, and political strategist, long renowned as the most astute and able of the red leaders. In the early 1800s be became convinced that his people could defend themselves against the United States only by forming a single racial federation. From a base at Tippecanoe in Indiana, he traveled between the Great Lakes and Gulf Coast, recruiting supporters. Though there were fewer than 100,000 free reds in these territories versus the 7 million whites of the United States, the westward advance of Manifest Destiny was slowed, in large part, by the formidable reputation and charismatic influence of Tekamthi. In a confidential report to the War Department, William Henry Harrison, then federal governor of the West, called his great adversary "one of those uncommon geniuses which spring up occasionally to produce revolutions and overturn the established order of things." Tekamthi's defense of his people's lands and liberties led him into the War of 1812, on the British side. In 1813, after the British surrender in the West, Tekamthi's forces were defeated on the Thames River in Southern Ontario. It was there that Tekamthi died- and the red resistance movement in the Northwest with him. Rich in character and drama, this book is a fascinating account of this little-studied period in the fight for the American frontier. -- from Book Jacket
Westering man : the life of Joseph Walker by Bil Gilbert( Book )

8 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and held by 1,086 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the life of American frontiersman Joseph Walker discusses his career as sherriff of Independence, Missouri, leader of a wagon to California, and explorer who discovered Yosemite and surveyed the Sante Fe Trail
Chulo by Bil Gilbert( Book )

8 editions published between 1973 and 1984 in English and German and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author records his experiences observing the behavior of the coatimundi in southern Arizona over the period of a year
How animals communicate by Bil Gilbert( Book )

13 editions published between 1966 and 1972 in 3 languages and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents research and theories about communication between animals and between men and animals, concentrating on bees, birds, dogs, apes, and dolphins
The weasels; a sensible look at a family of predators by Bil Gilbert( Book )

3 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces the nine members of the Mustelidae family which includes mink, badger, skunk, wolverine, and otter
Our nature by Bil Gilbert( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes materal on Linnaeus
In God's countries by Bil Gilbert( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

God gave us this country by Bil Gilbert( Recording )

3 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of the amazing life of the Shawnee statesman, Tekamthi. His mission to unify all Indians into one autonomous political body was volatile, bloody and tragic
Les éclaireurs by Bil Gilbert( Book )

4 editions published in 1979 in French and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fresque historique en hommage aux pionniers qui partirent à la découverte de l'Ouest américain au 19e siècle: trappeurs, explorateurs, commerçants, naturalistes, soldats, cartographes, etc. Selon l'habitude de la collection, grande abondance de reproductions d'époque: photos, tableaux, croquis, affiches, fac-similés divers. [SDM]
The Old West : the trailblazers by Time-Life Books( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How some animals communicate by Bil Gilbert( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Natural coincidence : the trip from Kalamazoo by Bil Gilbert( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bil Gilbert is one of America's most preeminent and popular essayists and nature writers. If you've ever opened a copy of Smithsonian, Audubon, or Sports Illustrated magazines, you've likely come across an article by Gilbert. In the past four decades, more than 350 of his articles and essays have appeared in places ranging from Esquire to the New York Times. Natural Coincidence collects some of Bil Gilbert's finest writing, covering a diverse range of subjects that include investigations of the biology of Tasmanian devils, the lives and loves of snapping turtles, and an appreciation of the intelligence of crows. Perfectly suiting this eclectic choice of angles is Gilbert's unique writing style, a blend of unprepossessing erudition, wit, and honesty that has been compared to Aldo Leopold's Sand County Almanac. The collection opens with a memoir of a childhood Christmas in western Michigan, before Gilbert's fascination with the natural world drew him to more exotic locales like Tasmania, Alaska, Nova Scotia, and Manhattan to write about such topics as the javelina, bigfoot, buffalo, and ringtails. "More than 50 years ago," writes Gilbert, "without a clear notion about why or where I was going, I set off on a trip from Kalamazoo, Michigan. I am still traveling toward an unknown destination. But along the way, much more for reasons of good luck than thoughtful planning, I have met many wonderful beings and happenings. The essays appearing in Natural Coincidence represent an attempt to describe some of these wonders. I like to think, or at least pretend, that the inspiration for and theme of this book is gratitude."
Canoeing in the Northwest Territories by Bil Gilbert( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black Wolf : in his lifetime no one did more than Ernest thompson Seton to promote the idea that nature is a very good thing by Bil Gilbert( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

How Animals Communicate/illustrated by Chet Reneson by Bil Gilbert( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Sport is unfair to Women (Part 1) by Bil Gilbert( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

America's only king made Beaver Island his promised land by Bil Gilbert( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Old Faithful--Yellowstone at 125 : the world's first national park celebrates its past and grapples with its future( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Kananginak : Eskimo Audubon by Bil Gilbert( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Biography of Eskimo hunter and artist Kananginak, including a discussion of the development of the co-operative movement for marketing Inuit art
 
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