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London Zoo from Old Photographs 1852-1914

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    John Edwards(Author Editor)

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This is the second edition of this work, first published in 1996. Approximately two hundred images from the first edition have been retained and two hundred fresh ones have been added, making a total of about four hundred in all. The text has been completely revised and, in places, rewritten. The photographs which are accompanied by full and detailed captions provide a fascinating window on the vanished world of London Zoo in the Victorian and Edwardian period, when, perhaps more than any other collection, it formed the bridge between primitive manageries which preceded it and the scientifically operated, conservation oriented zoos of the 21st Century. Here you will find the earliest known photographs of living birds, fish, giraffe, camel, rhinoceros, thylacine etc., all the known photographs of Jumbo the elephant of London Zoo, all the five known photographs of a living quagga, as well as many extinct or very rare species. This book can be appreciated at many levels - from that of the professional zoologist to that of a child making his or her first steps in discovering the fascinating world of Zoology.

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  • PDF | 312 pages
  • John Edwards(Author Editor)
  • John Edwards; 2nd edition edition (18 Oct. 2012)
  • English
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  • By wyattswork on 23 December 2015

    If you like looking at old pictures you'll like this. Great pictures of the early days of London Zoo. Including in the book are all the known pictures of Jumbo, the famous Elephant who was eventually sold to Barnum's Circus.

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