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Zoo: A History of Zoological Gardens in the West


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Mai 2004

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

Beginning in the Renaissance, wealthy aristocrats showcased large numbers of exotic beasts in their menageries. Safely caged, animals inspired the interest of naturalists and fed the curiosity of the masses. In the 19th century, increased urbanization and colonization aided the expansion of zoos in which animals, imported in their thousands, were tamed to serve as domesticated livestock. Nowadays, with wildlife and many natural habitats under the threat of extinction, the social function of zoos is less clear. Such institutions both present the illusion of wild animals in a natural state to a nostalgic public and find themselves justifying their existence as saviours of endagered species to their detractors. With the aid of numerous illustrations and anecdotes, the text takes readers behind the scenes of this frequently misunderstood institution.
EAN: 9781861891112
ISBN: 1861891113
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: REAKTION BOOKS
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 2004
Seitenanzahl: 400 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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