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Kingdom Under Glass : A Tale of Obsession, Adventure, and One Man's Quest to Preserve the World's Great Animals
by Jay Kirk




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In this epic account of an extraordinary life lived during remarkable times, Jay Kirk follows the adventures of legendary explorer and taxidermist Carl Akeley, who revolutionized taxidermy and environmental conservation and created the famed African Hall at New York's Museum of Natural History. Akeley risked death time and again in the jungles of Africa as he stalked animals for his dioramas and hobnobbed with outsized personalities of the era, such as Theodore Roosevelt and P. T. Barnum. Kingdom Under Glass is a rollicking biography...an epic adventure... and] a beguiling novelistic portrait of a man and an era straining to hear the call of the wild (Publishers Weekly).

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Overview

In this epic account of an extraordinary life lived during remarkable times, Jay Kirk follows the adventures of legendary explorer and taxidermist Carl Akeley, who revolutionized taxidermy and environmental conservation and created the famed African Hall at New York's Museum of Natural History. Akeley risked death time and again in the jungles of Africa as he stalked animals for his dioramas and hobnobbed with outsized personalities of the era, such as Theodore Roosevelt and P. T. Barnum. Kingdom Under Glass is a rollicking biography...an epic adventure... and] a beguiling novelistic portrait of a man and an era straining to hear the call of the wild (Publishers Weekly).


 

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  • ISBN-13: 9780312610739
  • ISBN-10: 0312610734
  • Publisher: Picador USA
  • Publish Date: November 2011
  • Page Count: 400
  • Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.4 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.7 pounds


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