Encyclopedia of the World's Zoos: 3-volume set

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9781579581749: Encyclopedia of the World's Zoos: 3-volume set

First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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The title is somewhat misleading, as this set is more than just an encyclopedia of zoos. It also covers zoo inhabitants, individuals prominent in zoo administration, and organizations that are directly related to zoos. Of the more than 400 separate entries, 146 represent the most important zoos of the world. Space, time, and project manageability dictated which zoos would be included. Aquariums are not included. There are 90 entries for individual animals and groups of animals. Remaining entries cover such subjects as individuals, legislation that impacts zoos, associations, facilities and exhibits, conservation programs, and a sampling of various institutional structures and jobs within the modern zoo.

A profile of each of the zoos gives detailed information about the facility, its history, location, inhabitants, and educational and research functions. At the end of each zoo entry are such data as address, founding date, number of animals, and attendance, plus, in most instances, the full list of each zoo's directors, with their years of tenures. In many cases, the URL for a Web site is also provided. Each of the entries for animals provides information on natural history and biology, exhibit and collection history, and conservation programs and partnerships.

There are numerous black-and-white photographs of the animals and various depictions of the zoos. Most of these are clear. The lack of color illustrations is a disappointment, as is the fact that some of the historical pictures of the zoos do not have the dates. Most of the entries have a further reading list that includes key resources dating to the late 1990s. There is a comprehensive index in the third volume.

The text is very readable and would be useful to students and the general public. This is a recommended set for public and undergraduate libraries. RBB
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"Outstanding first-of-its-kind and one-of-a-kind three-volume reference source...a marvel and a model of compilation to which most other reference source can only aspire...On a scale of 1 to 10, "Encyclopedia of the World's Zoos is an undisputed 10...Highly recommended without reservation for all library reference collections in all types of libraries."
-"E-Streams
"A most useful compendium...."
-"Times Literary Supplement
"The first major reference work that is more than a dictionary of zoological parks...With so few reference resources about the world of zoos, libraries will welcome this wonderful and unique title. Highly recommended."
-"Library Journal (starred Review)
"Highly recommended for all public and academic libraries."
-"Choice
"The only general encyclopedia of zoos available.... This book does an excellent job covering the many aspects of zoos. The range and quality of the contributors and advisors is impressive, and the articles are well written."
-"American Reference Books Annual

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