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Mr. Jefferson & the Giant Moose

Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Mr. Jefferson & the Giant Moose

Thomas Jefferson took great pride in his country, and great offense when French naturalist Georges-Louis Leclerc de Buffon said everything in the natural world of America, from the animals to the humans, was inferior to its European kin. Jefferson took matters into his own hands and had an American Moose carcass shipped to France with the intention of having it stuffed and mounted to prove to Buffon that our moose were superior to any animal in Europe. So what's the real story here? Join us on Wednesday when we are live from the IdeaFestival with Lee Dugatkin, author of Mr. Jefferson and the Giant Moose.

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