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The ark and beyond : the evolution of zoo and aquarium conservation

The ark and beyond : the evolution of zoo and aquarium conservation

Author: George B Rabb; Ben A Minteer; Jane Maienschein; James P Collins
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2018. ©2018
Series: Convening science.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Scores of wild species and ecosystems around the world face a variety of human-caused threats, from habitat destruction and fragmentation to rapid climate change. But there is hope, and it, too, comes in a most human form: zoos and aquariums. Gathering a diverse, multi-institutional collection of leading zoo and aquarium scientists as well as historians, philosophers, biologists, and social scientists, 'The Ark and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Ark and beyond.
Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2018
(DLC) 2017042866
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: George B Rabb; Ben A Minteer; Jane Maienschein; James P Collins
ISBN: 9780226538631 022653863X
OCLC Number: 1028804106
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 454 pages) : illustrations, portraits, facsimiles
Contents: Protoconservation in early European zoos. Animals in circulation : the "prehistory" of modern zoos / Anita Guerrini and Michael A. Osborne --
The world as zoo : acclimatization in the nineteenth century / Harriet Ritvo --
The rise of US zoo and aquarium conservation in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Historic and cultural foundations of zoo conservation : a narrative timeline / Vernon N. Kisling Jr. --
Teetering on the brink of extinction : the passenger pigeon, the bison, and American zoo culture in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries / Mark V. Barrow Jr. --
American zoos : a shifting balance between recreation and conservation / Pamela M. Henson --
(Re)introducing the Przewalski's horse / Nigel Rothfels --
Conservation constellations : aquariums in aquatic conservation networks / Samantha Muka --
Zoo and aquarium conservation today : visions and programs. Committing to conservation : can zoos and aquariums deliver on their promise? / Rick Barongi --
Saving Animals from Extinction (SAFE) : unifying the conservation approach of AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums / Shelly Grow, Debborah Luke, and Jackie Ogden --
Integrating ex situ management options as part of a one plan approach to species conservation / Kathy Traylor-Holzer, Kristin Leus, and Onnie Byers --
Zoos and gorilla conservation : have we moved beyond a piecemeal approach? / Kristen E. Lukas and Tara S. Stoinski --
Lessons from thirty-one years at the Monterey Bay Aquarium and reflections on aquariums' expanding role in conservation action / Margaret Spring --
The Phoenix Zoo story : building a legacy of conservation / Ruth A. Allard and Stuart A. Wells --
Caring for nature : welfare, wellness, and natural connections. Bears or butterflies? : how should zoos make value-driven decisions about their collections? / Clare Palmer, T.J. Kasperbauer, and Peter Sandøe --
Why zoos have animals : exploring the complex pathway from experiencing animals to pro-environmental behaviors / Alejandro Grajal, Jerry F. Luebke, and Lisa-Anne DeGregoria Kelly --
People in the zoo : a social context for conservation / Susan Clayton and Khoa D. Le Nguyen --
From sad zoo to happy zoo : the changing animal welfare and conservation priorities of the Seoul Zoo in South Korea / Anne S. Clay --
Wildlife wellness : a new ethical frontier for zoos and aquariums / Terry L. Maple and Valerie D. Segura --
Zoos and sustainability : can zoos go beyond ethical individualism to protect resilient systems? / Bryan G. Norton --
Opportunities and challenges for conserving small populations : an emerging role for zoos in genetic rescue / Oliver A. Ryder --
Cloning in the zoo : when zoos become parents / Carrie Friese --
Advancing laboratory-based zoo research to enhance captive breeding of southern white rhinoceros / Christopher W. Tubbs --
dt Beyond the walls : applied field research for the twenty-first-century public aquarium and zoo / Charles R. Knapp --
Frogs in glass boxes : responses of zoos to global amphibian extinctions / Joseph R. Mendelson III --
Alternative models and futures. Sustaining wildlife populations in human care : an existential value proposition for zoos / Steven L. Monfort and Catherine A. Christen --
Reflections on zoos and aquariums and the role of the regional biopark / Craig Ivanyi and Debra Colodner --
Today's awe-inspiring design, tomorrow's Plexiglas dinosaur : how public aquariums contradict their conservation mandate in pursuit of immersive underwater displays / Stefan Linquist --
Zoo conservation disembarks : stepping off the ark and into global sustainable development / Adrián Cerezo and Kelly E. Kapsar --
Rewilding the lifeboats / Harry W. Greene --
The parallax zoo / Ben A. Minteer.
Series Title: Convening science.
Responsibility: edited by Ben A. Minteer, Jane Maienschein, James P. Collins ; foreword by George Rabb.
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