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New Worlds, New Animals: From Menagerie to Zoological Park in the Nineteenth Century

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From King Solomon's collections of "apes and peacocks" to the menageries of English and Hapsburg monarchs, the display of exotic animals has delighted and amazed observers for centuries. Originally prized as symbols of elite wealth and power, such collections have been dramatically transformed since 1800--particularly in terms of audience and purpose.In New Worlds, New Ani ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published April 2nd 1996 by Johns Hopkins University Press
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Apr 10, 2010 Allison rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Asma, Stephen T. Stuffed Animals and Pickled Heads; The Culture and
Evolution of Natural History Museums. 1st ed.,. Oxford:
Oxford University Press, 2001. Isbn: 0-19-516336-2 (pbk.)


Stephen T. Asma, PH.D. is a Professor of Philosophy and Interdisciplinary Humanities at Columbia College Chicago . His area of Specialization includes Philosophy (ancient and modern) and History of Life sciences, Eastern Philosophy ( esp. Buddhism), Religion and Science, Philosophy of Religion, Museum Studies, Metaphy
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Robert Hoage arrived at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in 1974 as a doctoral student focused on saving golden lion tamarins, and specifically, understanding the physical and social maturation of young GLTs. In 1981 he became the Chief of the Office of Pubic Affairs – a position he held for more than 20 years.
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