• Nature and Empire Jay Kirk's Kingdom Under Glass: A Tale of Obsession, Adventure, and One Man’s Quest to Preserve the World’s Great Animals, a Book Review

    Author(s):
    Tom Durwood (see profile)
    Date:
    2011
    Subject(s):
    Animals, Society-nature relationships
    Item Type:
    Book review
    Tag(s):
    Carl Akeley, Jay Kirk, empire
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/kx1x-mp44
    Abstract:
    Jay Kirk’s Kingdom Under Glass examines the life and career of taxidermist/adventurer Carl Akeley. Kirk, a professor of creative writing at the University of Pennsylvania, follows Akeley on his life-long quest to perfect methods of the preservation and presentation of natural specimens, and to establish himself as an artistic talent within the burgeoning world of large-scale American history museums at the beginning of the twentieth century.
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