Consider the turkey: Thanksgiving reads

Thanksgiving has had a central place in American life for well over a century — but perhaps not all the way back to 1620. And, at the center of Thanksgiving is, of course, the turkey.  We’ve assembled some not-so-common perspectives on the turkey for your holiday perusal — historical, cultural, environmental and psychological. Enjoy!

Opinion: Pardon Me: The Turkey in American Life

Dartmouth professor Colleen Glenney Boggs thinks deciding not to eat turkey this Thanksgiving will not diminish the holiday.

Podcast: climate change and turkeys and more!

NASA agronomist Cynthia Rosenzweig, bestselling author Anna Lappé, agricultural analyst Philip Thorton, and Tara Oresick, the manager of Farm Sanctuary, which conducts an annual adopt-a-turkey drive every Thanksgiving.

The eye of the beholder: The perfect turkey

The case is made for the broad-breasted bronze turkey.

Nature: My Life as a Turkey

One man’s remarkable experience of raising a group of wild turkey hatchlings to adulthood.

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