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The Naturalist - Theodore Roosevelt, a Lifetime of Exploration, and the Triumph of American Natural History-logo

The Naturalist - Theodore Roosevelt, a Lifetime of Exploration, and the Triumph of American Natural History

Darrin Lunde

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A captivating account of how Theodore Roosevelt's lifelong passion for the natural world set the stage for America's wildlife conservation movement and determined his legacy as a founding father of today's museum naturalism. No U.S. president is more popularly associated with nature and wildlife than is Theodore Roosevelt-prodigious hunter, tireless adventurer, and ardent conservationist. We think of him as a larger-than-life original, yet in The Naturalist, Darrin Lunde has firmly situated Roosevelt's indomitable curiosity about the natural world in the tradition of museum naturalism. As a child, Roosevelt actively modeled himself on the men (including John James Audubon and Spencer F. Baird) who pioneered this key branch of biology by developing a taxonomy of the natural world-basing their work on the experiential study of nature. The impact that these scientists and their trailblazing methods had on Roosevelt shaped not only his audacious personality but his entire career, informing his work as a statesman and ultimately affecting generations of Americans' relationship to this country's wilderness. Drawing on Roosevelt's diaries and travel journals as well as Lunde's own role as a leading figure in museum naturalism today, The Naturalist reads Roosevelt through the lens of his love for nature. From his teenage collections of birds and small mammals to his time at Harvard and political rise, Roosevelt's fascination with wildlife and exploration culminated in his triumphant expedition to Africa, a trip which he himself considered to be the apex of his varied life. With narrative verve, Lunde brings his singular experience to bear on our twenty-sixth president's life and constructs a perceptively researched and insightful history that tracks Roosevelt's maturation from exuberant boyhood hunter to vital champion of serious scientific inquiry.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Scott Brick

Length:

9h 57m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:15


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

08:40


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:26


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:49


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:25


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:07


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:43


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:14


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:52


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:06


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:20


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:03


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:14


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:47


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:34


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:10


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:20


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:31


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:06


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:25


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:05


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:12


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:40


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:08


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:46


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:45


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:17


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:21


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:51


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:36


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:53


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:42


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:56


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:39


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:14


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:27


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:19


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:48


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:30


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:12


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:15


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:11


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:27


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:24


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:26


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:21


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:10


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:27


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:49


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:45


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:25


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

08:18


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:39


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

08:41


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:15


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

08:26


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:06


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:09


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:32


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:05


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:30


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

08:01


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:05


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:38


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:22


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:28


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:03


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:56


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:36


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

07:53


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

08:03


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:54


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

07:03


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:46


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:49


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:04


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

06:48


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:25


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

06:41


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:48


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:08


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:14


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:47


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

06:17


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:34


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

06:02


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

05:28


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

06:44


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

07:30


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

07:04


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

03:16


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

07:58


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

05:39


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

04:06


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

08:16


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

05:03


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

07:55


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

09:08


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

08:06


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

00:29