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The story of Carl Akeley(THE taxidermist) is truly a gem.
This book was enjoyable from start to finish and like all good books, leads you to more fascinating reading suggestions by this wonderful storytelling author.
Well, the review I read in The Seattle Times was too good to ignore so I bought the book.
Extremely well written with the feel and voice of being there with Carl Akeley in his pursuits of discovery, perfection and adventure. Read morePublished 5 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 15 months ago 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 17 months ago 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
Mr. Kirk's book is an extremely interesting story of an extraordinary man named Carl Akeley who revolutionized taxidermy and created the famous African Hall in New York's Museum of... Read morePublished on November 18, 2011 by David Pruette
As the Historian for the Town of Clarendon, the birthplace of Carl Akeley I was impressed by the way this book was written. Read morePublished on September 23, 2011 by Amazon Customer
The life and work of Carl Akeley is so amazing, I am shocked (and a little ashamed of myself) for my ignorance. How many times have I wandered through the Field Museum in Chicago? Read morePublished on September 13, 2011 by C Wahlman