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Sailing with Noah : stories from the world of zoos

Author: Jeffrey P Bonner
Publisher: Columbia : University of Missouri Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"An intensely personal, behind-the-scenes look at modern zoos, written in a lively, accessible style. Through a variety of true stories, some funny, some sad, occurring in different cities and on different continents, Bonner describes the changing role of zoos and argues that conservation is the shared responsibility of all mankind"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Anecdotes
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Bonner, Jeffrey P.
Sailing with Noah.
Columbia : University of Missouri Press, c2006
(DLC) 2005031401
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey P Bonner
ISBN: 9780826265142 0826265146
OCLC Number: 228144016
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (x, 309 p.) : ill. (some col.)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Escargot, anyone? --
Ironkids bread --
The tragedy in Philadelphia and the miracle in Chicago --
When a butterfly sneezes --
The telemetric egg --
A virus among us --
Lions and tigers and bears --
Golden tamarins and ferrets with black feet --
Ralph Neds I have known --
Immaculate conception --
The stradivarius of birds --
We haven't lost anybody (yet) --
Skukuza --
The panda wars --
This would be a nice place--if it weren't for the visitors --
The problem with PETA --
Zoos of the future --
Sailing with Noah.
Responsibility: Jeffrey P. Bonner.

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Written by the president of a zoo, this book presents a personal, behind-the-scenes look at modern zoos. It explores the role of zoos in the society and their future as institutions of education,  Read more...

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"The time is long overdue for a straightforward account of zoos, what they do, how they do it, and probably most important of all, why they do it. Jeff Bonner's "Sailing with Noah" effectively fills Read more...

 
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