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The Paradoxical World of Zoos and Their Uncertain Future
David Hancocks: A Different Nature

Humanity ​has had an enduring desire for close contact with exotic animals – from the Egyptian kings who kept thousands of animals, including monkeys, wild cats, hyenas, giraffes, and oryx, to the enormously popular zoological parks of today. This book, the most extensive history of zoos yet published, is a fascinating look at the origins, evolution, and – most importantly – the future of zoos. David Hancocks, an architect and zoo director for thirty years, is passionately opposed to the poor standards that have prevailed and still exist in many zoos. He reviews the history of zoos in light of their failures and successes and points the way toward a more humane approach, one that will benefit both the animals and the humans who visit them. This book, replete with illustrations and full of moving stories about wild animals in captivity, shows that we have only just begun to realize zoos' enormous potential for good. Hancocks singles out and discusses the better zoos, exploring such… (tovább)

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University of California Press, Berkeley, Kalifornia, USA, 2003
302 oldal · puhatáblás · ISBN: 9780520236769 · ASIN: 0520236769

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