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Animal attractions : nature on display in American zoos

Author: Elizabeth Hanson
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Examines the meaning of nature in the city by looking at the ways zoos have assembled and displayed their animal collections."--Cover.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Hanson
ISBN: 0691059926 9780691059921 9780691117706 0691117705
OCLC Number: 48383532
Description: x, 243 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Animals in the landscape --
Who belongs in the zoo? --
The wild animal trade --
Zoo expeditions --
Natural settings --
Zoos old and new.
Responsibility: Elizabeth Hanson.
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Since the first zoological park opened in the United States in Philadelphia in 1874, zoos have promised their visitors a journey into the natural world. Presenting the history of American zoos, this  Read more...

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An excellent summary of an often-ignored subject... Hanson covers the social evolution of how we have seen zoos, and delves into changes in how zoos see themselves. -- Adrian Barnett New Scientist Read more...

 
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