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Animal attractions : nature on display in American zoos

Author: Elizabeth Hanson
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press ; Chichester : UPCCP, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A history of American zoos, this work examines the meaning of nature in the city by looking at the ways zoos have assembled and displayed their animal collections.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Hanson
ISBN: 0691117705 9780691117706
OCLC Number: 53871604
Notes: Originally published: 2002.
Description: 1 volume
Contents: Acknowledgments ix Introduction 1 Chapter One: Animals in the Landscape 11 Chapter Two: Who Belongs in the Zoo? 41 Chapter Three: The Wild Animal Trade 71 Chapter Four: Zoo Expeditions 100 Chapter Five: Natural Settings 130 Chapter Six: Zoos Old and New 162 Notes 187 Index 233
Responsibility: Elizabeth Hanson.

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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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