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Gathering of animals : an unconventional history of the New York Zoological Society

William Bridges (Author)
Print Book, English, 1974
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Harper & Row, New York, 1974
History
viii, 518 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
9780060104726, 0060104724
900980
It began with the Boone and Crockett Club
Enter William Temple Hornaday
Hard sledding in City Hall
Ground-breaking began at seven o'clock in the morning
The final step: getting a staff and animals
Opening day: November 8, 1899
Check your camera at the gate
Disaster in the ape collection
The Society takes over the Aquarium
Autocrat vs. autocrat
Live times at the Aquarium
Man in the Zoo
Good elephants
and Gunda
The American Bison Society is formed
Battles for wildlife, the Bronx River Parkway, and the giant redwoods
William Beebe charts a new course
Heads, horns, and the chimpanzee that knows everything
Keeping the animals well
The Zoological Park is investigated
Gorillas and other great rarities
Doctor Hornaday adopts a world war
Postwar years and the great cobra mystery
New faces, new ways at the Zoo
The Townsend era comes to an end at the Aquarium
Fairfield Osborn breaks the old patterns
The Zoological Society's role expands
A future without limits