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Was the Roman Empire a victim of climate change?

A new study suggests environmental factors contributed to the downfall of the great empire.


Excerpt: ‘Kingdom Under Glass’

“Kingdom Under Glass” is the epic tale of Carl Akeley, the taxidermist-artist who created the famed dioramas in the Hall of African Mammals at the American Museum of Natural History in New York.


Keys to the kingdom: The story of a revolutionary taxidermist

The world’s most famous taxidermist, Carl Akeley hunted, sculpted, advanced photography and practically invented the modern natural history museum. Author Jay Kirk talks about this man of the Gilded Age.

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