384 pages, coour photos, diagrams
Please note that this title includes the 2013 update, which can also be purchased separately.
Never before have good zoological gardens been so important, in a world of increasing damage to and destruction of biodiversity, both as visitor attractions and as education and conservation centres. Zoos have experienced fundamental changes in the past decades, and this book attemps to provide a snapshot of the current status of the leading zoos in Europe.
This book contains unique information and analyses 80 leading zoological gardens in 21 European countries. Each zoo is described on three pages, with a map, and a detailed description of size, attractions, access and much more.
Introductory chapters deal with specific aspects of modern zoos, such as conservation, management, and an outlook to 2020.
This is a must-have book for all those interested in zoos – enthusiasts, sceptics, visitors, sponsors, zoo owners, politicians, wildlife conservationists and all those working in and for zoos.
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Anthony Sheridan is a life long wildlife enthusiast, a member of the East African Wildlife Society since 1965 and a Fellow of the Zoological Society of London since 1976. He has spent three years visiting, analysing and getting to know 80 leading European Zoological gardens in 21 countries.