Kingdom Under Glass

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Jay Kirk talks about Carl Akeley, the explorer and taxidermist who altered the way Americans viewed the conservation of the natural world. Kingdom Under Glass: A Tale of Obsession, Adventure, and One Man's Quest to Preserve the World's Great Animals follows the adventures of Carl Akeley, who revolutionized taxidermy and created the famed African Hall at the American Museum of Natural History, and set out to preserve Africa's great beasts in the early 20th century.


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Comments [1]

joyce from Manhatan

I am waiting to hear about Akely's first wife, Delia, who contributed tremendously to his craft, designing the dioramas, etc. and never get credit. She was the first white woman to cross the Congo on her own.

Jan. 12 2011 01:17 PM

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