A different nature: the paradoxical world of zoos and their uncertain future.

A different nature: the paradoxical world of zoos and their uncertain future. David Hancocks.

Berkeley: University of California Press, 2002. Octavo, paperback, black and white photographs, other illustrations.

David Hancocks, an architect and zoo director for thirty years, is passionately opposed to the poor standards that have prevailed and still exist in many zoos. He reviews the history of zoos in light of their failures and successes and points the way toward a more humane approach, one that will benefit both the animals and the humans who visit them. This book, replete with illustrations and full of moving stories about wild animals in captivity, shows that we have only just begun to realise zoos' enormous potential for good. Also available in hardcover [14877].

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