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Zoo Story

French, Thomas

Nature/Animal Rights

On Sale Date: 7/6/10
Print Run: 60,000
Format: Hardcover
288 pgs.
Price: $24.99
ISBN: 1401323464
ISBN 13: 9781401323462

In a riveting book that is part Seabiscuit and part An Inconvenient Truth, Pulitzer Prize winning author Thomas French follows the life and death struggles of animals at the Tampa Zoo, exposing the corporate greed that nearly destroyed the zoo and tackling fundamental contradictions at the heart of why zoos exist and why we are drawn to them. Zoo Story will describe what it’s like to live and die inside the contradiction of conservation and financial gain. Here, in an incredibly compelling narrative is an account of the secret life of a zoo and its inhabitants, both animal and human. The story takes the reader from the African savannah to the forests of Panama and deep into the inner workings of Tampa’s Lowry Park: one of the fastest growing and most controversial zoos in the country. Thomas French explores the personalities and lives of the animals, as well as those humans charged with their care and well-being.

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