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Tue October 6, 2009
Mr. Jefferson and the Giant Moose
By Jacque Day
Murray, Ky. – In the infancy of the United States, a leading French scientist introduced a theory that the American continent produced degenerate life forms. The contention: anyone who moved to the New World would suffer the same fate. Thomas Jefferson set out to prove the theory wrong, with a moose. University of Louisville biology professor and author of the new book "Mr. Jefferson and the Giant Moose," Dr. Lee Alan Dugatkin brought this tale of American and natural history to Murray State. Jacque Day spoke with him.
Lee Dugatkin presented "Mr. Jefferson and the Giant Moose" 7:30 PM Wed., Oct. 7 at the Curris Center Barkley Room. Signed copies of the book are available at the Murray State University Bookstore. Copies can also be ordered online.