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Wild animal skins in Victorian Britain : zoos, collections, portraits, and maps

Author: Ann C Colley
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey, UK England ; Burlington, VT, USA : Ashgate Publishing Limited, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In her study of the challenges, preoccupations, and disordered circumstances that attended Great Britain's amassing of wild skins, Ann C. Colley makes extensive use of archival materials, as well as  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ann C Colley
ISBN: 9781472427786 1472427785 1472427807 9781472427809
OCLC Number: 890177801
Description: xii, 206 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Industry, empire, portraiture, and skin at the Belle Vue Zoo, Manchester --
A skin disorder --
Stuff and nonsense : skin and Victorian animal portraiture --
Touch : reaching through the bars --
Wild skins and mapping the Victorian landscape.
Responsibility: Ann C. Colley, State University College of New York at Buffalo, USA.

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'Ann Colley's magisterial Wild Animal Skins in Victorian Britain brilliantly explores the Victorians' fascination with wild skins. Reading this book, we are changed not only by its wide-ranging Read more...

 
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