Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, 170 Whitney Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
This look at the life of Theodore Roosevelt reveals a naturalist of greater complexity than is generally appreciated—someone who was as much concerned with saving a record of life on Earth through museum specimens as he was with pioneering conservation. Darrin Lunde, author of The Naturalist: Theodore Roosevelt, a Lifetime of Exploration, and the Triumph of American Natural History, discusses Roosevelt’s lifelong devotion to natural history and his evolution through five distinct phases as a naturalist. Lunde is a supervisory museum specialist in the Division of Mammals at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. He has led field expeditions throughout the world, collecting specimens in South America, Africa, and Southeast Asia. Lunde has named more than a dozen new species of mammals and shed light on hundreds of others. Book signing to follow. Proceeds support educational initiatives at the Yale Peabody Museum (books are price-matched to Amazon).