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The Resource The zoo : the wild and wonderful tale of the founding of the London Zoo, 1826-1851, Isobel Charman

The zoo : the wild and wonderful tale of the founding of the London Zoo, 1826-1851, Isobel Charman

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The zoo : the wild and wonderful tale of the founding of the London Zoo, 1826-1851
Title
The zoo
Title remainder
the wild and wonderful tale of the founding of the London Zoo, 1826-1851
Statement of responsibility
Isobel Charman
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The founding of a zoo in 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 of the filthy, swirling city of Dickensian London, and of the incredible characters, both human and animal, that populated it--from Charles Darwin and Queen Victoria to Obaysch the celebrity hippo, the first that anyone in Britain had ever seen. This is a tale of visionaries and adventurers, of science and empire, and of Victorian grandeur and romanticism. And it is the saga of a dizzying age of transformation and industrialization, a time of change unmatched before or since. This the extraordinary story of London Zoo."--Jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Charman, Isobel
Dewey number
590.73/421
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QL76.5.G72
LC item number
L658 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • London Zoo (London, England)
  • Zoos
  • Zoo animals
  • Wildlife conservation
Label
The zoo : the wild and wonderful tale of the founding of the London Zoo, 1826-1851, Isobel Charman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-325) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The ark in London : Sir Stamford and Lady Raffles, 1824-6 -- The gardens grow : Mr Decimus Burton, Esq., architect, 1826-30 -- The solitary surgeon : Mr Charles Spooner, medical attendant, 1829-33 -- The business of bird skins : Mr John Gould, animal preserver, 1830-33 -- Gifts from afar : Devereux Fuller, Head Keeper, 1833-6 -- From mockingbirds to man : Charles Darwin Esq., corresponding member, 1836-42 -- The Earl and the hippopotamus : the 13th Earl of Derby, President, 1847-51
Control code
1729899
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Extent
349 pages
Isbn
9781681773568
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1729899
  • (OCoLC)951949791
Label
The zoo : the wild and wonderful tale of the founding of the London Zoo, 1826-1851, Isobel Charman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-325) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The ark in London : Sir Stamford and Lady Raffles, 1824-6 -- The gardens grow : Mr Decimus Burton, Esq., architect, 1826-30 -- The solitary surgeon : Mr Charles Spooner, medical attendant, 1829-33 -- The business of bird skins : Mr John Gould, animal preserver, 1830-33 -- Gifts from afar : Devereux Fuller, Head Keeper, 1833-6 -- From mockingbirds to man : Charles Darwin Esq., corresponding member, 1836-42 -- The Earl and the hippopotamus : the 13th Earl of Derby, President, 1847-51
Control code
1729899
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Extent
349 pages
Isbn
9781681773568
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1729899
  • (OCoLC)951949791

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