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If Taxidermy Is Wrong, I Don't Wanna Be Right

Two documentaries, 'Big Fur' and 'Stuffed,' set out to show that this sticky-fingered branch of natural history is full of beauty and wonder. Do they succeed? Our reviewer, who knows a lot more about the subject than he ought to, says yes.

Alex Heard
Aug 11, 2020

Are National Parks Really America's Best Idea?

In an excerpt from his forthcoming book 'Leave It As It Is,' nature writer David Gessner examines the iconic conservation legacy of Theodore Roosevelt and unpacks the perception that the national parks and monuments he created were previously untouched and empty

David Gessner
Aug 6, 2020
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