In this book, ZOO, the author, Bernard Livingston will present a study of this world which treats it as social history. But the style will be a light-handed one similar to that of his previous social study, Their Turf, the story of the world of the racehorse and the people involved therein. It is to be hoped that the fun, drama, humor and yes, enlightenment inherent in the world of the zoo will not be lacking in this work.... the visitor, is looking at places in Florida, where climatic conditions make better sense for gorillas than does New York City. ... aWith all these far-flung installations, the Bronx Zoo would, in effect, become a kind of national zoo, would it not? ... Many of the zoo worlda#39;s more revolutionary concepts have traditionally emanated from the aconservativea NYZS think-tank ... For instance, the spectacular four-million-dollar World of Birds (WOB) exhibit which opened in June 1972 as a gift fromanbsp;...
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