E pluribus moose-um
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America’s first great science battle wasn’t the space race or the atom bomb, it was fought between Thomas Jefferson, a French nobleman, and in the middle… a giant moose. Some people call Jefferson our only scientist-President, and T.J. himself said that “Nature intended me for the tranquil pursuits of science, by rendering them my supreme delight.”
Here’s the story of how Jefferson used science to help a young nation make its mark.
Check out the book “Mr. Jefferson and the Giant Moose” by Lee Dugatkin!!!
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