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The Zoo

The Wild and Wonderful Tale of the Founding of London Zoo: 1826-1851

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The Zoo by Isobel Charman
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It is the story of the first zoo in history, a weird and wonderful oasis in the heart of the filthy, swirling city of Dickensian London, and of the incredible characters, both human and animal, that populated it--from Charles Darwin and Queen Victoria to Obaysch the celebrity hippo, the first that anyone in Britain had ever seen. This is a story of Victorian grandeur, of science and empire, and of adventurers and charlatans And it is the story of a dizzying age of Empire and industrialization, a time of change unmatched before or since This is the extraordinary story of London Zoo.

Author Biography

Isobel Charman is an award-winning television producer. She has spent the last decade working in factual documentary production as a writer, researcher, producer, and director and has worked on award-winning films for U.K., European, and U.S. broadcasters. For The Zoo, she has made unprecedented use of the vast archives at the Zoological Society of London. She lives in London.
Release date NZ
April 10th, 2018
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Pegasus Books
Pages
368
Dimensions
142x224x25
ISBN-13
9781681776835
Product ID
26884603

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