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978-0-684-19712-8 / 9780684197128

The MODERN ARK: The Story of Zoos: Past, Present, and Future

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Publisher:Scribner

Edition:Hardcover

Language:English

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Perhaps the question is so obvious that we seldom ask it: Why zoos? But wildlife journalist Vicki Croke provides answers in The Modern Ark, a fascinating history of zoos, the animals they house, how they reflect changing attitudes, and what their future may be. Croke traveled widely to conduct prodigious reporting--interviewing humans and spending time with some amazing members of the animal kingdom--and she offers an enlightening look at zoos. Some of it is funny, some of it's disturbing. All of it is interesting.

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