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The Modern Ark: The Story of Zoos: Past, Present, and Future
by Vicki Croke
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 068419712X, Hardcover)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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Examines the evolution of zoos from concrete-paved mazes to naturally-landscaped education centers focused on the preservation of endangered species and explores the issues facing zoos today.
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