Encyclopedia of the World's Zoos: 3-volume set
|Rating||:||4.77 (717 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||1600 Pages|
Remaining entries cover such subjects as individuals, legislation that impacts zoos, associations, facilities and exhibits, conservation programs, and a sampling of various institutional structures and jobs within the modern zoo.A profile of each of the zoos gives detailed information about the facility, its history, location, inhabitants, and educational and research functions. Aquariums are not included. At the end of each zoo entry are such data as address, founding date, number of animals, and attendance, plus, in most instances, the full list of each zoo's directors, with their years of tenures. Most of the entries have a further reading list that includes key resources dating to the late
Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.. First Published in 2001
"A wealth of zoo history by zoo men and women" according to R. A. Hahn. A great addition to any zoophile's library. Viewed as a historical work it has no competition as it covers not only the physicality of zoos and zoo functions but also zoo professionals as well. It is done so well that it makes me lament the fact that it ends in 2001. It leaves the reader with the impression that the current complexity and frequent mutations of the current zoo world make any hope of an update in this format impossible.I hope not. Even the chronicle of one endangered and/or extinct animal is of great value.