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Aquariums: Windows to Nature
Profiling great aquariums from Vancouver to New Orleans, this stunning volume shares the wonder and discovery of life in the oceans. Behind-the-scenes accounts reveal important aquarium achievements and efforts to rescue endangered animals. Includes a detailed traveler's guide to aquariums around the world. Photos.
Hardcover, 168 pages
Published June 1st 1993 by Prentice Hall
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Leighton Taylor has written an excellent book, showing the history of the Aquarium (first, simply the concept of having water-based life in an artificial setting, then as the public buildings that evolved from it). The book describes the evolution of philosophy, from "show it until it dies, then go get another one", to "keep it alive and get it to breed so we don't have to collect it from the wild". And shows glimpses into some of the animals displayed by an aquarium, some of the personalities ...more