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    Description"This story, told by a master teller of such things, does more than take you inside the cages, fences, and walls of a zoo. It takes you inside the human heart, and an elephant's, and a primate's, and on and on. Tom French did in this book what he always does. He took real life and wrote it down for us, with eloquence and feeling and aching detail." -Rick Bragg, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling author "An insightful and detailed look at the complex life of a zoo and its denizens, both animal and human." -Yann Martel, author of "Life of Pi" and "Beatrice and Virgil" Welcome to the savage and surprising world of "Zoo Story," an unprecedented account of the secret life of a zoo and its inhabitants. Based on six years of research, the book follows a handful of unforgettable characters at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo: an alpha chimp with a weakness for blondes, a ferocious tiger who revels in Obsession perfume, and a brilliant but tyrannical CEO known as El Diablo Blanco. The sweeping narrative takes the reader from the African savannah to the forests of Panama and deep into the inner workings of a place some describe as a sanctuary and others condemn as a prison. "Zoo Story" shows us how these remarkable individuals live, how some die, and what their experiences reveal about the human desire to both exalt and control nature.


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    Title
    Zoo Story
    Subtitle
    Life in the Garden of Captives
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Thomas French
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 202 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 281 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781401310530
    ISBN 10: 1401310532
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.5
    BIC E4L: SOC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: WNH, RNKH
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T General Subject: 560
    BIC subject category V2: JFFZ
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24280
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/ECOLGY
    Ingram Subject Code: AN
    Libri: I-AN
    BISAC V2.8: NAT037000, NAT039000
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: GEOG/FLORID
    BISAC V2.8: NAT046000
    B&T Approval Code: A63707000
    DC22: 590.73
    Ingram Theme: LOCL/FLTAMP
    LC subject heading: , , , ,
    DC22: 590.73/75965
    LC classification: QL76.5.U62 T36 2011
    BISAC region code: 4.0.1.3.4.0.0
    Publisher
    Hyperion
    Imprint name
    Hyperion
    Publication date
    23 June 2011
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Thomas French has been a reporter at the St. Petersburg Times for the past 27 year. He is the author of two books and won a Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing for Angels & Demons, a seven-part series detailing the the murders of Jo, Michelle and Christe Rogers and the eventual capture of the murderer, Oba Chandler.