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Titel: The Modern Ark: The Story of Zoos Past, ...
Verlag: Scribner, NY
Zustand: Very Good
Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Near Fine (slight wear)
Signiert: Inscribed By Author
Auflage: Second Printing
shelfwear to bottom boards, price intact on flap of dj, in protective mylar cover, 272 pp w/index, bibliography, B&W photos, ".an in-depth look at the radical changes occurring in our nation's zoos - from cement-paved mazes to simulated rain forests to completely natural landscapes - as well as the history behind the actual idea of a zoo." Filled with fascinating facts and entertaining anecdotes. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR on first free front endpaper. AL003. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 002091
Inhaltsangabe: A history of zoological parks traces the transformation of animal captivity from an entertainment role to attempts to preserve endangered species and maximize genetic diversity. 12,500 first printing.
Rezension: Perhaps the question is so obvious that we seldom ask it: Why zoos? But wildlife journalist Vicki Croke provides answers in The Modern Ark, a fascinating history of zoos, the animals they house, how they reflect changing attitudes, and what their future may be. Croke traveled widely to conduct prodigious reporting--interviewing humans and spending time with some amazing members of the animal kingdom--and she offers an enlightening look at zoos. Some of it is funny, some of it's disturbing. All of it is interesting.
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