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

Biography / Memoir

By: Jay Kirk (Author)

Picador USA

Paperback | Nov 2011 | #191629 | ISBN-13: 9780312610739
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Hardback | Oct 2010 | #216289 | ISBN-13: 9780805092820
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An epic account of the extraordinary life and 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.


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