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Knowledge and Pleasure at Regent's Park Society of London during the 19th Century: The Gardens of the Zoological

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By: Sofia Akerberg

254 pages, B/w illus, tabs

Sveriges Lantbruksuniversitet

Paperback | Dec 2001 | #131459 | ISBN: 9173051470
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The subject of this study is the Zoological Gardens of the Zoological Society of London, founded in 1826. The aim is to analyse what the Gardens signified as a recreational, educational and scientific institution in London by considering them from four different perspectives: as part of a newly-founded scientific society, as part of the leisure culture of mid-Victorian London, as a mediator of popular zoology and as a constituent of the Zoological Society's scientific ambitions.

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