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    DescriptionFrom King Solomon's collections of "apes and peacocks" to the menageries of English and Hapsburg monarchs, the display of exotic animals has delighted and amazed observers for centuries. Originally prized as symbols of elite wealth and power, such collections have been dramatically transformed since 1800-particularly in terms of audience and purpose. In New Worlds, New Animals, R. J. Hoage and William A. Deiss assemble essays that concentrate on the development of the modern zoo in the nineteenth century. Taking an in-depth look at the social climate of the century, they chart the transition from elaborate menageries for exclusive patrons to public facilities that expressed the power and might of nations to institutions dedicated to public education, wildlife conservation, and biological research. These changes reflect the larger transformation of the West-from the colonial era's desire to "tame" newly discovered continents to today's more egalitarian, conservation-minded world. New Worlds, New Animals begins with an overview of the history of menageries in antiquity and their development in Europe and the United States. Zoos in many countries had quite different origins-including a fish market that became an animal dealership before becoming a zoo and an Australian way station originally designed to acclimate Old World domestic stock to a new continent. The authors also examine the period in the United States between 1830 and 1880, when popular traveling animal shows and circuses gave way to the first public zoos in New York and Philadelphia. They take an in-depth look at the establishment of the National Zoological Park in Washington, D.C.-the first zoo created to preserve endangered species. Illustrated with nearly 100 photographs, New Worlds, New Animals gives readers a new respect for and understanding of the role of zoos in social and cultural history.


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    Title
    New Worlds, New Animals
    Subtitle
    From Menagerie to Zoological Park in the Nineteenth Century
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by R.J. Hoage, Edited by William A. Deiss
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 220
    Width: 178 mm
    Height: 249 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 386 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780801853739
    ISBN 10: 0801853737
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBTB
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JH
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.3
    BIC subject category V2: WNH
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24280
    B&T General Subject: 710
    Ingram Subject Code: NA
    Libri: I-NA
    BISAC V2.8: SCI070000, SCI034000, NAT024000
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    B&T Approval Code: A63160000
    DC20: 590.744
    DC22: 590/.74/409034
    LC classification: QL76 .N48 1996
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 590.74409034
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: 95033006
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: NHTB, PDX, WNH
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    1, black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    02 April 1996
    Publication City/Country
    Baltimore, MD
    Author Information
    Robert J. Hoage is chief of the office of public affairs for the National Zoological Park in Washington D.C. William A. Deiss is associate archivist at the Smithsonian Institution.
    Review quote
    This volume succeeds in presenting a balanced view of zoological park development in the last century, and has a global perspective... it is truly a fine effort of scholarship and invaluable to any person seeking a greater knowledge of the history, aspirations, and roles of zoos in Western Civilization. Quarterly Review of Biology