Different nature - the paradoxical world of zoos and their uncertain future. (Book, 2003) [WorldCat.org]
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Different nature - the paradoxical world of zoos and their uncertain future.

Author: David Hancocks
Publisher: University Presses Of Californ, 2003
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Looks at the origins, evolution, and the future of zoos. This book reviews the history of zoos in light of their failures and successes and points the way toward a more humane approach, one that will  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Hancocks
ISBN: 9780520236769 0520236769
OCLC Number: 1026761180
Description: 302 sidor ; 22.9 cm
Contents: List of Illustrations Preface Acknowledgments 1. Collections as Status 2. The Eighteenth-Century Concept 3. The Nineteenth-Century Phenomenon 4. Romanticists and Modernists 5. Toward New Frontiers 6. Immersed in the Landscape 7. Agents of Conservation 8. Which Way the Future? Epilogue Bibliography Illustration Credits Index

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"Brilliant. Its clear and unpretentious language and Hancocks' evident passion for and knowledge of his subject made it one of the best books I have read in a long while."-Tim Murray, The Age Read more...

 
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