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Zoo and Aquarium History

Zoo and Aquarium History

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About the Book

Wild animals have been housed in zoos and aquariums for 5,000 years, fascinating people living in virtually every society. Today, these institutions are at a new milestone in their history. This second edition of Zoo and Aquarium History takes the reader on a journey through the transition of private collections to menageries, to zoos, then zoological gardens, and more recently conservation centers and sanctuaries. Under the direction of Vernon N. Kisling, an expert in zoo history, an international team of authors has thoroughly updated the only comprehensive, global history of animal collections, menageries, zoos, and aquariums. The resulting book documents the continuum of efforts in maintaining wild animal collections from ancient civilizations through today, explaining how modern zoos have developed their mission statements around the core aims of conservation, education, research and recreation. This new edition pulls together regional information, including new chapters on zoological gardens of Canada, Latin America, China, Israel, the Middle East, and New Zealand, along with the cultural aspects of each region to provide a foundation upon which further research can be based. It presents a chronological listing of the world's zoos and aquariums and features many never-before published photographs. Sidebars present supplementary information on pertinent personalities, events, and wildlife conservation issues. The original Appendix has been expanded to include over 1,200 zoos and aquariums, providing an invaluable resource. This is an extensive, chronological introduction to the subject, highlighting the published and archival resources for those who want to know more.
About the Author:

Vernon N. Kisling is an expert in history of zoos, and University of Florida Chair Emeritus, Marston Science Library. Kisling earned a bachelor's degree from the University of South Florida, a master's degree in library studies from Florida State University, a master's degree in wildlife management from the University of Georgia and a doctorate from Nova University. He has served as a librarian at the UF Marston Science Library since 1989 and is responsible for various subjects, including the history of science, environmental sciences and agricultural sciences.

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Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781032252797
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Binding: Hardback
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: N
  • Sub Title: Ancient Animal Collections to Conservation Centers
  • Width: 178 mm
  • ISBN-10: 1032252790
  • Publisher Date: 06 Jun 2022
  • Height: 254 mm
  • No of Pages: 431
  • Spine Width: 25 mm
  • Weight: 960 gr

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