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Kingdom Under Glass: A Tale of Obsession, Adventure, and One Man's Quest to Preserve the World's Great Animals A Sweeping Historical Narrative Of The Life Of Carl Akeley, The Famed Explorer And Taxidermist Who Changed The Way Americans Viewed The Conservation Of The Natural WorldDuring The Golden Age Of Safaris In The Early Twentieth Century, One Man Set Out To Preserve Africa S Great Beasts In This Epic Account Of An Extraordinary Life Lived During Remarkable Times, Jay Kirk Follows The Adventures Of The Brooding Genius Who Revolutionized Taxidermy And Created The Famed African Hall We Visit Today At New York S Museum Of Natural History The Gilded Age Was Drawing To A Close, And With It Came The Realization That Men May Have Hunted Certain Species Into Oblivion Renowned Taxidermist Carl Akeley Joined The Hunters Rushing To Africa, Where He Risked Death Time And Again As He Stalked Animals For His Dioramas And Hobnobbed With Outsized Personalities Of The Era Such As Theodore Roosevelt And P T Barnum In A Tale Of Art, Science, Courage, And Romance, Jay Kirk Resurrects A Legend And Illuminates A Fateful Turning Point When Americans Had To Decide Whether To Save Nature, To Destroy It, Or To Just Stare At It Under Glass

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10 thoughts on “Kingdom Under Glass: A Tale of Obsession, Adventure, and One Man's Quest to Preserve the World's Great Animals

  1. Kay Kay says:

    A promising subject rendered curiously inertI wish I had liked this bookReally, I do I was certainly prepared to like it Golly big game hunting in Africa, Teddy Roosevelt, lingering tropical illnesses, high caliber weapons, faithful retainers, murder, danger, and intrigue it certainly sounded like my cup of tea This is the tale of a man who kills a leopard with his bare hands

  2. Louise Louise says:

    Whoa this is massive and highly detailed I can t imagine the years spent in research The central subjects are one of a kind people at a time in history when EVERYTHING was on the cusp of something roughly 1880s to 1930s The main focus is on Africa during this period What a story many stories I take my hat off to the author for finding this beyond juicy subject and researching the beje

  3. Elizabeth☮ Elizabeth☮ says:

    Carl Akeley is the man that created the African Hall for New York s Museum of Natural History His obsession with taxidermy and recreating animals as they exist in nature caused him to put his own life in perilthan once.This book has a good amount of research and is interesting in that it discusses an art that I have never given much thought to before My own museum of natural science has scenes

  4. Nathan Nathan says:

    This was supposed to be great With an element of a real life King Kong meets Solomon s Mines, it shouldn t have been anywhere near as boring as it was.Kirk seems reluctant to let his story tell itself, which is weird what help does a taxidermist s safari in the African wilderness need But he can t help interjecting awkward turns of phrase and inconsequential events into his unfocused narrative Annoying

  5. Maria Headley Maria Headley says:

    This was one of my favorite books of 2010 I may be biased I know the author but the reason I know him is that I loved his work for Harper s, and tracked him down years ago to tell him so If you haven t read any of Kirk s work, I suggest you remedy that immediately His writing is extremely smart, strange, and well researched There s an article about the Florida panther in this archive that has haunted me for yea

  6. Nostalgia Reader Nostalgia Reader says:

    I wish this would have beenreliably written, but the author set himself up as unreliable in the early chapters by waxing poetically and elaborating on too many hypotheticals I don t usually mind when authors of nonfiction take some creative liberties imagining what happened, what was said, what something looked like when it s a vital missing link in the narrative However, most hypotheticals used here were useless and to

  7. Richard Richard says:

    This is a biography of Carl Akeley, a pioneering taxidermist whose work has been seen by millions in the American Museum of Natural History in New York Interesting life, interesting story, but I don t like the way it was told It s a blend between a historical novel and a non fiction biography Author Jay Kirk, in the end notes, acknowledges that he took an unorthodox approach He s a professor of creative writing, but a lot of tim

  8. Tamsen Tamsen says:

    There are a lot of critical reviews here about the writing style, so I was prepared to be bored Complete opposite I thought the writing was thoroughly enjoyable I moved through the story quickly and it wasn t until the last hunt that things dragged a bit This book is hard to read in the sense it is about folks deeply entrenched in their colonialist mindset, but that s the history Akeley, Roosevelt, Eastmanall men of their time, which was

  9. LibraryCin LibraryCin says:

    3.5 starsCarl Akeley 1864 1926 was a famous taxidermist, most notable for setting up dioramas at the American Museum of Natural History He spent much time in Africa with this two successive wives, on hunting safaris, looking for the perfect specimens for scientific posterity I had a bit of a hard time with this It s an interesting story and he had an interesting life he also invented a few things, one of them highlighted in the book being a video

  10. Colleen Colleen says:

    An absolutely gut wrenching and horrific book for any animal lover It s a book about a famous taxidermist, so you go into it knowing animals will die, but the author seemed intent on making things as graphic as possible and depicting all the characters as being bloody minded eugenicists.He mentions , sort of in passing, that Akeley believed what he was doing was necessary to preserve these animals that were inevitably going to disappear and does give him

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