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The Zoo: The Wild and Wonderful Tale of the Founding of London Zoo: 1826-1851 - Isobel Charman
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The Zoo: The Wild and Wonderful Tale of the Founding of London Zoo: 1826-1851
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The founding of a zoo in Georgian London is a story of jaw-dropping audacity in the Age of Empire. It is the story of diplomats, traders, scientists, and aristocratic amateur naturalists charged by Sir Stamford Raffles with collecting amazing creatures from all four corners of the globe.It is the... show more
The founding of a zoo in Georgian London is a story of jaw-dropping audacity in the Age of Empire. It is the story of diplomats, traders, scientists, and aristocratic amateur naturalists charged by Sir Stamford Raffles with collecting amazing creatures from all four corners of the globe.It is the story of the first zoo in history, a weird and wonderful oasis in the heart o
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781681773568 (1681773562)
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
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2.0 The Zoo, by Isobel Charman
Reader, I skimmed this book. Isobel Charman’s The Zoo: The Wild and Wonderful Tale of the Founding of London Zoo, 1826-1851 is the kind of historical writing that I loathe, unfortunately. While Charman did her homework by digging through the archives of the Zoological Society of London, she writes t...
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