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Japanese wartime zoo policy : the silent victims of World War II

Author: Mayumi Itoh
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This book examines Japanese wartime zoo policy during World War II, analyzing the reasons why the Home Ministry destroyed more than 300 showpiece animals throughout Japan well before U.S. air strikes were anticipated, with international comparisons of the effects of the war on zoos in Europe, the United States, and the Middle East.
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Genre/Form: History
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Itoh, Mayumi, 1954-
Japanese wartime zoo policy.
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010
(DLC) 2010017701
(OCoLC)615338421
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mayumi Itoh
ISBN: 9780230117440 0230117449 9781349291830 1349291838
OCLC Number: 714628505
Description: 1 online resource (245 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents: Coverpage; TItle; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of Photographs and Tables; Acknowledgments; Notes on the Text; List of Abbreviations; Map; Photographs; 1 Introduction: "Disposal of Dangerous Animals" asJapan's National Policy; 2 Historical Background: Creation ofModern Zoos and Militarism in Japan; 3 Zoos in Eastern Japan and World War II; 4 Zoos in Western Japan and World War II; 5 Zoos in Central Japan and World War II; 6 Zoos in Southwestern Japan andJapan's Exterior Territories and World War II; 7 Zoos in Europe and World War II; 8 Zoos in the United States and World War II. 9 Zoos in Japan in the Early Postwar Years10 Conclusion: Assessment of Japanese Wartime Zoo Policy; Appendix; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Mayumi Itoh.

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