THE WILDERNESS LIVES AGAIN by Mary L. Akeley

THE WILDERNESS LIVES AGAIN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The widow of Carl Akeley, naturalist, tells the story back of the exhibits for which he was responsible in the Natural History Museum in New York. This is virtually a biography, with that as a focus; it is a record of the uphill struggle to get the chance to do the thing for which he was gifted and trained; the experiences securing his speciments, adventures in the wilderness, African jungles, the Belgian Congo, the Uganda frontier -- and the immense concentration on details to get the exhibits together and to present them with complete fidelity. There is some evidence of this material being placed together, but on the whole it makes good reading, and should appeal to those who liked I Married Adventure.

Publisher: Dodd, Mead