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The Resource Zoo story : life in the garden of captives, Thomas French, (electronic resource)

Zoo story : life in the garden of captives, Thomas French, (electronic resource)

Label
Zoo story : life in the garden of captives
Title
Zoo story
Title remainder
life in the garden of captives
Statement of responsibility
Thomas French
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Contributor
Narrator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Welcome to the savage and surprising world of Zoo Story, an unprecedented account of the secret life of a zoo and its inhabitants, both animal and human. Based on six years of research, the book follows a handful of unforgettable characters at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo: an alpha chimp with a weakness for blondes, a ferocious tiger who revels in Obsession perfume, and a brilliant but tyrannical CEO known as El Diablo Blanco. Zoo Story crackles with issues of global urgency: the shadow of extinction, humanity's role in the destruction or survival of other species. More than anything else, though, it's a dramatic and moving true story of seduction and betrayal, exile and loss, and the limits of freedom on an overcrowded planet-all framed inside one zoo reinventing itself for the twenty-first century. Thomas French, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, chronicles the action with vivid power: Wild elephants soaring above the Atlantic on their way to captivity. Predators circling each other in a lethal mating dance. Primates plotting the overthrow of their king. The sweeping narrative takes the listener from the African savannah to the forests of Panama and deep into the inner workings of a place some describe as a sanctuary and others condemn as a prison. All of it comes to life in the book's four-legged characters. Zoo Story shows us how these remarkable individuals live, how some die, and what their experiences reveal about the human desire to both exalt and control nature
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1958-
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French, Thomas
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not applicable
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Literary text for sound recordings
other
PerformerNote
Read by John Allen Nelson
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1959-
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  • Nelson, John Allen
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http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Zoos
  • Zoo animals
  • Zoo animals
Target audience
adult
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Label
Zoo story : life in the garden of captives, Thomas French, (electronic resource)
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Edition
Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (540 min.))
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unknown
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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Isbn
9781400198832
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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Publisher number
MWT11022993
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sound
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  • other
  • remote
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other
Stock number
11022993
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MWT11022993
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Label
Zoo story : life in the garden of captives, Thomas French, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (540 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781400198832
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT11022993
Quality assurance targets
unknown
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access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
11022993
System control number
MWT11022993
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
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