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Books on Zoos, Wildlife and Parks

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  • Chillingham: Its Cattle, Castle and Church by Paul Bahn
    Chillingham: Its Cattle, Castle and Church (Hardback)

    Chillingham-its location not only contributed some of the best archaeology in Northumberland but also a herd of wild white cattle unique in the history of the natural world, immortalised in songs, books, poems, and art. Chillingham castle with its famous and infamous inhabitants have combined to make this an interesting and fascinating tale.

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  • The Great Animal Escapade by Jane Kerr
    The Great Animal Escapade (English, Paperback)

    Danny is happy working at Belle Vue Zoo. But then the animals start escaping and, as a former street urchin and pickpocket, suspicion falls on him. Now, he must untangle the mystery of the great animal escapade in order to clear his name.

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  • We Bought a Zoo (Film Tie-in) by Benjamin Mee
    We Bought a Zoo (Film Tie-in) (English, Paperback)

    A film tie-in edition to 20th Century Fox's film adaptation of the heart-warming international bestseller starring Scarlett Johansson and Matt Damon and directed by Oscar-winning director Cameron Crowe.

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  • National Parks of Europe by Lonely Planet
    National Parks of Europe (English, Hardback)

    A celebration of, and practical guide to Europe's areas of incredible natural beauty. Step into a world boasting hilltop coastal villages, frozen Arctic landscapes and sweeping mountain ranges - and discover the 60 most breathtaking national parks, as well as suggested itineraries for experiencing their top sights and activities.

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  • Park Life by John Bartram
    Park Life (English, Hardback)

    'Retire? You can't retire!', Sir David Attenborough told John Bartram, when the man who has been gamekeeper and senior wildlife officer for Richmond Park for the past thirty years announced his intention to step away from the role, bidding farewell to the iconic park which has been his home and way of life for so long.

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  • Our Zoo by June Mottershead
    Our Zoo (English, Paperback)

    A wonderfully nostalgic memoir detailing the fascinating lives of the working class family behind the phenomenally successful Chester Zoo.

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  • National Parks of America by Lonely Planet
    National Parks of America (English, Hardback)

    Explore all 59 of America's National Parks with this inspirational coffee table book. Beautiful landscape photography and wildlife illustrations will wow readers. Practical ideas on where to stay and what to do help readers plan visits, and detailed itineraries make it easy. A wonderful introduction to America's National Parks for all the family.

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  • Savages and Beasts by Nigel Rothfels
    Savages and Beasts (English, Paperback)

    Rothfels provides both fascinating reading and much-needed historical perspective on the nature of our relationship with the animal kingdom.

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  • Wild Chimpanzees by Adam Clark Arcadi
    Wild Chimpanzees (English, Paperback)

    Offering a portrait of the social behavior and conservation status of our nearest primate relatives, this book summarizes findings from seven long-term field studies. The chapters cover a range of behaviors, from cooperative lethal aggression to communication and culture, making it an ideal resource for both students and researchers.

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  • Wild Mammals in Captivity by Devra G. Kleiman
    Wild Mammals in Captivity (English, Paperback)

    Zoos, aquariums, and wildlife parks are vital centers of animal conservation and management. This book presents the thinking and practice in the care and management of wild mammals in zoos and other institutions. It offers information from studies of animal behavior; advances in captive breeding; and new thinking in animal management and welfare.

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  • Good Night, Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann
    Good Night, Gorilla (English, Hardback)

    A zookeeper finds his normal nighttime routine upset when a mischievous little ape steals his keys and lets all his animal charges out of their cages

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  • Babylon's Ark by Lawrence Anthony
    Babylon's Ark (English, Paperback)

    Chronicles the Baghdad zoo's transformation from bombed-out rubble to peaceful park. This title recounts hair-raising efforts to save a pride of the dictator's lions, close a deplorable black-market zoo, and rescue Saddam's Arabian horses.

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  • Death at Seaworld by David Kirby
    Death at Seaworld (English, Paperback)

    Following the story of Naomi Rose, a marine biologist and animal advocate at the Humane Society of the US, the author tells the story of the two-decade fight against PR-savvy SeaWorld, which came to a head with the tragic death of trainer Dawn Brancheau in 2010. He puts that horrific animal-on-human attack in context.

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  • Kruger: Wildlife Icon Of South Africa by Heinrich Van den Berg
    Kruger: Wildlife Icon Of South Africa (English, Paperback)

    A collection of wildlife and unusual images by internationally acclaimed photographers Heinrich van den Berg, and husband-and-wife team Philip and Ingrid van den Berg. It features the photographs that were taken in and around the Kruger National Park over the years, revealing the style of the Van den Berg photographers.

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  • Zooland by Irus Braverman
    Zooland (English, Paperback)

    We all have opinions on what zoos do, few people consider how they do it. Irus Braverman draws on more than sixty interviews conducted with zoo managers and administrators, as well as animal activists, to offer a glimpse into the otherwise unknown complexities of zooland.

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  • Zoo Story by Thomas French
    Zoo Story (English, Paperback)

    In a riveting book that is part Seabiscuit and part An Inconvenient Truth, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Thomas French investigates the life and death struggles of animals at Tampa Zoo, exposing the corporate greed that nearly destroyed the zoo and tackling the fundamental contradictions at the heart of why zoos exist and why we are drawn to them. His dramatic story takes readers from the...

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  • Finding Order in Nature by Paul Lawrence Farber
    Finding Order in Nature (English, Paperback)

    Many naturalists are drawn, consequently, to deeper philosophical and ethical issues: What is the extent of our ability to understand nature? And, understanding nature, will we be able to preserve it? Naturalists question the meaning of the order they discover and ponder our moral responsibility for it."-from the Introduction

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  • Birding in South Africa`s national parks by Rob Little
    Birding in South Africa`s national parks (English, Paperback)

    Birding in South Africa's National Parks is the first book dedicated to birding in South African parks. The 19 featured national parks are grouped within the four biogeographic regions?northern, arid, frontier and Cape regions. Pertinent and interesting facts about where to find birds, including the top 10 birds of each park and a description of general habitats, are presented in a readable...

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  • A Cameo from the Past by U. de V. Pienaar
    A Cameo from the Past (Multiple languages, Hardback)

    In 1926, the Kruger National Park was proclaimed - this is its story.

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