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

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

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The zoo : the wild and wonderful tale of the founding of London Zoo
Title
The zoo
Title remainder
the wild and wonderful tale of the founding of London Zoo
Statement of responsibility
Isobel Charman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
How one man's mad mission became one of the best-loved places in the world. The creation of a zoo in Dickensian London - when only one other existed across the world - is a story of jaw-dropping audacity. It is the story of trailblazing scientists, rival zookeepers and aristocratic naturalists collecting amazing animals from all four corners of the globe. It is the story of a weird and wonderful oasis in the heart of a swirling city, and of incredible characters, both human and animal - from Stamford Raffles and Charles Darwin to Jenny the orang-utan and Obaysch the celebrity hippo, the first that anyone in Britain had ever seen
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StDuBDS
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Charman, Isobel
Dewey number
  • 590.7'34212'09
  • 590.7'34212'09
  • 590.7'34212'09
  • 590.7'34212'09
  • 590.73421209
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • London Zoo (London, England)
  • Popular Science and Mathematics
Label
The zoo : the wild and wonderful tale of the founding of London Zoo, Isobel Charman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9780241240687
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvii, 349 pages
Isbn
9780241240687
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
The zoo : the wild and wonderful tale of the founding of London Zoo, Isobel Charman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9780241240687
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvii, 349 pages
Isbn
9780241240687
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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      87 91 Askew Road, London, W12 9AS, GB
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      6 Wood Lane, Lonodon, W12 7BF, GB
      51.5059745 -0.2241114
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