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The Resource The man who ate the zoo : Frank Buckland, forgotten hero of natural history, Richard Girling

The man who ate the zoo : Frank Buckland, forgotten hero of natural history, Richard Girling

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The man who ate the zoo : Frank Buckland, forgotten hero of natural history
Title
The man who ate the zoo
Title remainder
Frank Buckland, forgotten hero of natural history
Statement of responsibility
Richard Girling
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Frank Buckland was an extraordinary man - a surgeon, a natural historian, a sell-out lecturer, a bestselling writer, a museum curator - and a conservationist, before the concept even existed. Eccentric, revolutionary, popular, prolific, he was one of the 19th century's authentic geniuses. He was obsessed by food security and finding ways to feed the hungry (the book recounts his many unusual experiments), and by protecting our fisheries (he can be credited with saving British fish from commercial extinction). He was one of the most original, far-sighted and influential natural scientists of his time, held as high in public esteem as Charles Darwin. 'The Man Who Ate the Zoo' is no conventional biography, but rather a journey back into Buckland's life, a hunt for this forgotten man
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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Girling, Richard
Dewey number
  • 508'.092
  • 508.092
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Buckland, Francis T.
  • Naturalists
  • Surgeons
  • Zoologists
  • Biography
Label
The man who ate the zoo : Frank Buckland, forgotten hero of natural history, Richard Girling
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Publication
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781784740405
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
400 pages
Isbn
9781784740405
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
The man who ate the zoo : Frank Buckland, forgotten hero of natural history, Richard Girling
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781784740405
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
400 pages
Isbn
9781784740405
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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