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The Zoo: The Wild and Wonderful Tale of the Founding of London Zoo (Paperback)
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The Zoo: The Wild and Wonderful Tale of the Founding of London Zoo (Paperback)

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Paperback 368 Pages
Published: 06/07/2017
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The creation of a zoo in Dickensian London - when only one other existed across the world - is a story of jaw-dropping audacity. It is the story of trailblazing scientists, rival zookeepers and aristocratic naturalists collecting amazing animals from all four corners of the globe.

It is the story of a weird and wonderful oasis in the heart of a swirling city, and of incredible characters, both human and animal.

From Stamford Raffles and Charles Darwin to Jenny the orang-utan and Obaysch the celebrity hippo, the first that anyone in Britain had ever seen. Against a background of global Empire, domestic reform and industrialisation, this is a new history of a new world.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241975060
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 257 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 22 mm

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