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The Modern Ark: The Story of Zoos Past, Present and Future - SIGNED

Croke, Vicki

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ISBN 10: 068419712X / ISBN 13: 9780684197128
Verlag: Scribner, NY, 1997
Zustand: Very Good Hardcover
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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

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Titel: The Modern Ark: The Story of Zoos Past, ...

Verlag: Scribner, NY

Erscheinungsdatum: 1997

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand:Very Good

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Near Fine (slight wear)

Signiert: Inscribed By Author

Auflage: Second Printing

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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.


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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