Zoo

  • Auteur: James Patterson
  • ISBN: 0316097438
  • Date de sortie: 2012-09-03
  • Collection: Little, Brown
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Once in a lifetime, a writer puts it all together. This is James Patterson's best book ever. Total For 36 years, James Patterson has written unputdownable, pulse-racing novels. Now, he has written a book that surpasses all of them. ZOO is the thriller he was born to write. World All over the world, brutal attacks are crippling entire cities. Jackson Oz, a young biologist, watches the escalating events with an increasing sense of dread. When he witnesses a coordinated lion ambush in Africa, the enormity of the violence to come becomes terrifyingly clear. Destruction With the help of ecologist Chloe Tousignant, Oz races to warn world leaders before it's too late. The attacks are growing in ferocity, cunning, and planning, and soon there will be no place left for humans to hide. With wildly inventive imagination and white-knuckle suspense that rivals Stephen King at his very best, James Patterson's ZOO is an epic, non-stop thrill-ride from "One of the best of the best." (TIME)

The Human Zoo

  • Auteur: Desmond Morris
  • ISBN: 1409020622
  • Date de sortie: 2009-07-02
  • Collection: Random House
  • Total Download: 2372
  • Total Read: 7735

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This study concerns the city dweller. Morris finds remarkable similarities with captive zoo animals and looks closely at the aggressive, sexual and parental behaviour of the human species under the stresses and pressures of urban living.

Zoo

  • Auteur: Eric Baratay
  • ISBN: 9781861892089
  • Date de sortie: 2003-12-01
  • Collection: Reaktion Books
  • Total Download: 1776
  • Total Read: 1988

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Wild animals have fascinated human observers since time immemorial. The story of our interest in collecting, classifying and dominating Nature looms large; thus it is surprising that the history of menageries, zoological gardens and zoos as we know them today has been so poorly documented. This gap is addressed by Zoo. In the Renaissance, wealthy aristocrats showcased exotic beasts in private menageries. Safely caged, animals inspired the interest of naturalists and fed the curiosity of the masses. By the 19th century, increased urbanization and colonization aided the expansion of zoos in which animals were tamed to serve as domesticated livestock. Nowadays, with many natural habitats under threat of extinction, the social function of zoos is less clear. Such institutions both present the illusion of wild animals in a natural state to a nostalgic public and find themselves justifying their existence as saviors of endangered species.

Welcome to the Zoo

  • Auteur: Alison Jay
  • ISBN: 9781840119732
  • Date de sortie: 2009
  • Collection: Templar Books
  • Total Download: 1537
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Alison Jay has created her own zoo, in which the animals outwit the zoo keepers! Brimming with small stories and enchanting details to spot throughout, this wordless board book invites curious eyes to explore Alison Jay's beautiful and humorous illustrations.

We Bought a Zoo

  • Auteur: Benjamin Mee
  • ISBN: 0007283768
  • Date de sortie: 2009-01-19
  • Collection: HarperCollins UK
  • Total Download: 6760
  • Total Read: 2244

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Chuck it all in and buy a zoo? Why not? thought Benjamin Mee, unaware of the grim living conditions, creditors and escaped big cat that lay in wait...

Zoo and Wild Animal Medicine

  • Auteur: Murray E. Fowler
  • ISBN: 1416040471
  • Date de sortie: 2008
  • Collection: Elsevier Health Sciences
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With expert contributors from around the world sharing their knowledge on 57 new cutting-edge areas of interest, Zoo and Wild Animal Medicine, Volume 6 continues to provide outstanding coverage of today's most relevant topics. This book is an essential resource in zoo and wild animal medicine, addressing the special challenges posed by individual and herd medical management, newly emerging diseases in diverse wild animal populations, the effect of habitat loss and destruction on wildlife species, and the utilization of zoo animals in the surveillance and detection of potential zoonoses. The user-friendly current therapy approach continues to serve a vital function in the field by fostering a conservation biology ethic, bridging the gap between captive and free-ranging wild animal medicine, from a diverse group of experts. Includes practical guidance on such topics as behavioral training for medical procedures and the use of infrared thermography. Divided into four sections -- Conditions Affecting Multiple Species, Poikilotherms, Avian Medicine, and Mammals -- to help you find the information you need quickly. Extensive contributor list includes multinational contributors offering expert information on species from around the world. Presents timely topics in zoo and wild animal medicine with 57 new chapters to provide the best and most current information available. The most up-to-date information on hot topics such as avian influenza, West Nile virus, and other pathogens threatening wildlife and human populations on a global scale. Cutting-edge insights on environmental and public health concerns, such as occupational exposure to zoonotic simian retroviruses and use of wildlife rehabilitation centers as monitors for ecosystem health. A color plate section presents vivid depictions of external clinical signs for more accurate clinical recognition.

The Breathless Zoo

  • Auteur: Rachel Poliquin
  • ISBN: 0271053720
  • Date de sortie: 2012
  • Collection: Penn State Press
  • Total Download: 5560
  • Total Read: 7332

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"A cultural and poetic analysis of the art and science of taxidermy, from sixteenth-century cabinets of wonders to contemporary animal art"--Provided by publisher.
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