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

Charman, Isobel, (author.).

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Greenwood PL - Greenwood 590.7342 CHA (Text) 36626103821484 New Adult Nonfiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781681773568 :
  • ISBN: 1681773562 :
  • Physical Description: 349 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books, 2017.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-325) and index.
Summary, etc.: 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 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 story of Victorian grandeur, of science and empire, and of adventurers and charlatans. And it is the story of a dizzying age of Empire and industrialization, a time of change unmatched before or since. This the extraordinary story of London Zoo.
Subject: London Zoo (London, England) > History.
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