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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    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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  • NG Photo Ark by Joel Sartore
    NG Photo Ark (English, Hardback) Joel Sartore

    This lush book of photography represents a lifelong project by photographer Joel Sartore to make portraits of the world's animals - especially those that are endangered.

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

    An introduction to chimpanzee behavior and conservation, synthesizing findings from long-term field studies in the African rainforest belt.

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  • Silent Sentinels of Ranthambhore by Bina Kak
    Silent Sentinels of Ranthambhore (English, Hardback) Bina Kak

    A first-hand account of Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan, and some of the tigers that inhabit it.

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  • A Zoo in My Luggage by Gerald Durrell
    A Zoo in My Luggage (Paperback) Gerald Durrell

    Journeying to Cameroon, the author and his wife collected numerous mammals, birds and reptiles, including Cholmondely the chimpanzee and Bug-eye the bush-baby. This title offers an account of his attempt to set up his own zoo, after years spent gathering animals for other zoos.

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  • Molly's Zoo by Molly Badham
    Molly's Zoo (Paperback) Molly Badham, Nathalie Evans

    The charming story of Molly Badham and her beloved Twycross Zoo, which started in her sitting room with a couple of pet chimps. Also the subject of a major BBC series and Christmas special.

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  • The 50 Greatest National Parks of the World by Aaron Millar
    The 50 Greatest National Parks of the World (English, Paperback) Aaron Millar

    Exploring the history, science and secrets of the greatest national parks around the world.

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

    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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  • Kruger National Park by P.F. Fourie
    Kruger National Park (English, Paperback) P.F. Fourie $16.95
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  • New Worlds, New Animals by R.J. Hoage
    New Worlds, New Animals (English, Paperback) R.J. Hoage

    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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  • The Wild Within by Andrew Flack
    The Wild Within (English, Hardback) Andrew Flack

    Established in 1836, the Bristol Zoo is the world's oldest surviving zoo outside of a capital city and has frequently been at the vanguard of zoo innovation. In The Wild Within, Andrew Flack uses the experiences of the Bristol Zoo to explore the complex and ever-changing relationship between human and beast, which in many cases has altered radically over time.

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  • The National Parks of the United States by Andrew Thomas
    The National Parks of the United States (English, Hardback) Andrew Thomas

    A stunning photography book featuring all 59 U.S. National Parks, published to coincide with the National Parks Service's centennial...

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  • The Park and the People by Roy Rosenzweig
    The Park and the People (English, Paperback) Roy Rosenzweig, Elizabeth Blackmar

    This "exemplary social history" (Kirkus Reviews) is the first full-scale account of Central Park ever published. Elizabeth Blackmar and Roy Rosenzweig tell the story of Central Park's people-the merchants and landowners who launched the project; the...

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