The Zoo

The Wild and Wonderful Tale of the Founding of London Zoo

Author: Isobel Charman

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241975077

Category: Nature

Page: 368

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How one man's mad mission became one of the best-loved places in the world The creation of a zoo in Dickensian London - when only one other existed across the world - is a story of jaw-dropping audacity. It is the story of trailblazing scientists, rival zookeepers and aristocratic naturalists collecting amazing animals from all four corners of the globe. It is the story of a weird and wonderful oasis in the heart of a swirling city, and of incredible characters, both human and animal - from Stamford Raffles and Charles Darwin to Jenny the orang-utan and Obaysch the celebrity hippo, the first that anyone in Britain had ever seen. Against a background of global Empire, domestic reform and industrialisation, this is a new history of a new world.
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The Invention of the Modern Dog

Breed and Blood in Victorian Britain

Author: Michael Worboys,Julie-Marie Strange,Neil Pemberton

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

ISBN: 1421426587

Category: Science

Page: 304

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Connecting the emergence and development of certain dog breeds to both scientific understandings of race and blood as well as Britain’s posture in a global empire, The Invention of the Modern Dog demonstrates that studying dog breeding cultures allows historians to better understand the complex social relationships of late-nineteenth-century Britain.
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Animals Always

100 Years at the Saint Louis Zoo

Author: Mary Delach Leonard,Jeffrey P. Bonner

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 0826218555

Category: History

Page: 192

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"Gives readers a glimpse into the unseen work and overlooked history of the renowned Saint Louis Zoo. The Zoo's rich history and its emergence as a modern-day research and conservation center are covered in stories and fact-filled sidebars illustrated with vintage black-and-white images from the archives and modern color photos"--Provided by publisher.
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Australian Mammals

Biology and Captive Management

Author: Stephen M. Jackson

Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING

ISBN: 9780643066359

Category: Nature

Page: 524

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Provides practical guidance in the husbandry of Australian marsupials and other mammals. It dedicates a chapter to each group of animals and gives details on its biology, housing, capture and restraint, transport, diet, breeding, artificial rearing, behaviour and behaviouran enrichment.
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The New Monthly Magazine

Author: Thomas Campbell,Samuel Carter Hall,Edward Bulwer Lytton Baron Lytton,Theodore Edward Hook,Thomas Hood,William Harrison Ainsworth

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Bright Paradise

Victorian Scientific Travellers

Author: Peter Raby

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446499170

Category: History

Page: 288

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'A fabulously rich, anecdotal and gripping account of those men and women who ventured out from Britain into the swamps and jungles of the tropics in search, knowingly or not, of the missing link. Through their stoical-sometimes crack-brained-voyages, the shape of the world, geographically and biologically, was elucidated. Never have more significant journeys been made. . . . Enthusiastic, informed and racy, this is one of the most invigorating accounts of the exploits of people from an age whose intrepidity is staggering. ' 'Peter Raby's book follows a disparate crew of botanists, scientists and collectors, who tried to order the earthly paradise which unfolded around them. Entrepreneurs they may have been - many were dependent on selling their specimens to finance their trips-but they were also scrupulous and sensitive observers. . . . Raby finds some shimmering, personalities. . . . His book is excellent. ' DAILY TELEGRAPH
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Children's Catalog

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Children's literature

Page: 915

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The 1st ed. includes an index to v. 28-36 of St. Nicholas.
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Orielton

The Human and Natural History of a Welsh Manor

Author: Ronald Mathias Lockley

Publisher: Transatlantic Arts

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 332

View: 8627

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Children's Book Review

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Children's literature

Page: N.A

View: 2706

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Issues for Apr. 1971- include separately paged section: Children's book review: occasional list, no. 1- .
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