Encyclopedia of the World's Zoos

Encyclopedia of the World's Zoos

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First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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This is a carefully conceived, well-prepared reference, with plenty of access via indexing and cross-referencing, and bibliographic references with each essay. The three volumes contain 400 signed essays written by an international cast of professionals some from within the zoo community and others from various related areas of academics, fieldwork, and science. The largest category of entries (146 essays) is made up of thorough profiles of particular zoos a representative international sampling. Ninety entries about animals comprise the next largest category. The rest of the essays are devoted to various themes, including biographical profiles, international and country-specific legislation, regional zoo associations, facilities and structures, conservation programs, and some of the institutional structures and jobs within modern zoos. In the interests of manageability and focus, aquariums were excluded from the scope. Black & white photos some full page, many smaller supplement the text. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Chicago, IL, USA : Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, [2001]
Copyright Date: ©2001
ISBN: 9781579581749
Branch Call Number: REF 590.73 ENCYC
Characteristics: 3 volumes (xxix, 1,577 pages) : illustrations ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Bell, Catharine E.
Alternative Title: World's zoos


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