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I have just begun to read this book and it has me in its spell. Well written and interesting tale about the boy who loved taxidermy and went on to learn all he could about it and... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Natacha Dannenberg
Kingdom Under Glass by Jay Kirk has passages of incredible beauty, intensity and artistry woven into a fascinating story. Read morePublished 2 months ago by S. Verba
Great book about collecting for Museums. Also a good personal story of those involved and the hardships they faced doing Taxidermy.Published 7 months ago by Carleen Lane
Extremely well written with the feel and voice of being there with Carl Akeley in his pursuits of discovery, perfection and adventure. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Edward C Vincent
I found this book easy to follow. It was a bit disturbing for the most part, but I understand where the author is coming from and chalk it up to the times and what was necessary to... Read morePublished on June 1, 2013 by Eddie Leach
I have loved the habitat dioramas in the American Museum of Natural History's Hall of African Mammals since childhood. Read morePublished on March 22, 2013 by Wayne Mones
Interesting story about early safari expeditions and how they contributed to animal conservation. I found the information about Teddy Roosevelt particularly informative. Read morePublished on June 16, 2012 by displacedoutdoorsman
What a journey into an esoteric world! And that this book reads like an adventure novel and is a biography, without much, if any invented dialogue, is masterful. Read morePublished on March 2, 2012 by Horsekeeping
I've seen a couple other reviews that say that Kingdom Under Glass should be made into a movie. I'd like to second that notion since the book has that rare ability to make you feel... Read morePublished on February 19, 2012 by Mr. Bey