The first book-length history of American zoos, Animal
Attractions examines the meaning of nature in the city by looking at the
ways zoos have assembled and displayed their animal collections.Situated
literally and culurally in the American middle landscape, zoos are
concrete expressions of longstanding tensions between
wildness and civilization, science and popular culture, education and entertainment.
In their efforts to promote nature appreciation, they reveal much about
how our culture envisions the natural world and the
human place in it and how ideas have changed.
"Elizabeth Hanson`s Animal Attractions is much more than
a history of zoological parks, it is rather a phenomenology of zoos and
- Terry Maple, Director, Zoo
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