American zoo: A Sociological Safari download free [PDF and Ebook] by David Grazian

American zoo: A Sociological Safari download free [PDF and Ebook] by David Grazian year 2015
  • Book name: American zoo: A Sociological Safari
  • Author: David Grazian
  • Release date: 2015/1/16
  • Publisher: PRINCETON UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Natural History
  • ISBN: 9780691164359
  • Rating: 7.6 of 10
  • Votes: 787
  • Review by: Josie Bowens
  • Review rating: 9.58 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/30
  • Total pages: 344
  • Includes a PDF summary of 27 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: Orangutans swing from Kevlar-lined fire hoses. Giraffes feast on celebratory birthday cakes topped with carrots instead of candles. Hi-tech dinosaur robots growl among steel trees, while owls watch animated cartoons on old television sets. In American Zoo, sociologist David Grazian takes us on a safari through the contemporary zoo, alive with its many contradictions and strange wonders. Trading in his tweed jacket for a zoo uniform and a pair of muddy work boots, Grazian introduces us to zookeepers and animal rights activists, parents and toddlers, and the other human primates that make up the zoo's social world. He shows that in a major shift away from their unfortunate pasts, American zoos today emphasize naturalistic exhibits teeming with lush and immersive landscapes, breeding programs for endangered animals, and enrichment activities for their captive creatures. In doing so, zoos blur the imaginary boundaries we regularly use to separate culture from nature, humans from animals, and civilization from the wild.At the same time, zoos manage a wilderness of competing priorities-animal care, education, scientific research, and recreation-all while attempting to serve as centers for conservation in the wake of the current environmental and climate-change crisis. The world of the zoo reflects how we project our own prejudices and desires onto the animal kingdom, and invest nature with meaning and sentiment. A revealing portrayal of comic animals, delighted children, and feisty zookeepers, American Zoo is a remarkable close-up exploration of a classic cultural attraction.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 20H15M28S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Zoos & Wildlife Parks, Urban Communities, Zoology & Animal Sciences, Sociology
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  • Format: Hardback
  • Approximate value: 34.92 USD
  • Dimensions: 154.94x236.22x27.94mm
  • Weight: 624g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: New Jersey, United States
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