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

    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) 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Wild Animals I Have Known by Ernest Thompson Seton
    Wild Animals I Have Known (English, Hardback) Ernest Thompson Seton

    Meet Old Lobo, a gigantic grey wolf whose death-defying predations on sheep and cattle herds are the scourge of farmers and ranchers in the Currumpaw region of northern New Mexico.

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

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Kruger National Park by P.F. Fourie
    Kruger National Park (English, Paperback) P.F. Fourie $16.70
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  • Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey
    Desert Solitaire (English, CD-Audio) Edward Abbey

    First published in 1968, Desert Solitaire is critically acclaimed author Edward Abbey's memoir of his life during three seasons as a park ranger in southeastern Utah.

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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 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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  • Zooland by Irus Braverman
    Zooland (English, Paperback) Irus Braverman

    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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  • 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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