by Robert Mullan and Garry Marvin
University of Illinois Press, 1999
Paper: 978-0-252-06762-4 | Cloth: 978-0-252-02457-3
Library of Congress Classification QL76.M85 1999
Dewey Decimal Classification 590.73

   Why do people go to zoos? Is the role of zoos to entertain or to educate?
        In this provocative book, the authors demonstrate that zoos tell us as
        much about humans as they do about animals and suggest that while animals
        may not need zoos, urban societies seem to.
      A new introduction takes note of dramatic changes in the perceived role
        of zoos that have occurred since the book's original publication.
      "Bob Mullan and Garry Marvin delve into the assumptions about animals
        that are embedded in our culture. . . . A thought-provoking glimpse of
        our own ideas about the exotic, the foreign." -- Tess Lemmon, BBC
        Wildlife Magazine
      "A thoughtful and entertaining guided tour." -- David White,
        New Society
      "[An] unusual and intriguing combination of historical survey, psychological
        enquiry, and compendium of fascinating facts." -- Evening Standard

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