FAQs Smithsonian World: Zoo

Dedicated to exploring the full scope of modern culture, Smithsonian World was produced by the Smithsonian Institution and WETA-TV between 1984 and 1991 and examined a variety of subjects, including the arts, humanities, science, history, and technology. "Zoo" (1990), commemorating the 100th anniversary of the National Zoological Park in Washington, D.C., features director Michael Robinson sharing his vision of a biopark where visitors could better understand their relationship with nature.

Suggested References

Baky, John S., ed. Humans and Animals. New York: H.W. Wilson, 1980.

Bendiner, Robert. The Fall of the Wild, the Rise of the Zoo. New York: E.P. Dutton, 1981.

Campbell, Sheldon. Lifeboats to Ararat. New York: Times Books, 1978.

Cherfas, Jeremy. Zoo 2,000: A Look Beyond the Bars. London: British Broadcasting Corporation, 1984.

Durrell, Gerald. The Overloaded Ark. New York: F. Watts, 1965.

Gold, Don. Zoo: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Animals and the People Who Care for Them. Chicago: Contemporary Books, 1988.

Grzimek, Bernhard, ed. Grzimek's Animal Encyclopedia. 13 Vols. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, 1972.

Harrigan, Stephen. A Natural State. Austin, TX: Texas Monthly Press, 1988.

Hediger, Heini. Man and Animal in the Zoo. Translated by Gwynne Vevers and Winwood Reade. London: Routledge and K. Paul, 1969.

______. The Psychology and Behaviour of Animals in Zoos and Circuses. Translated by Geoffrey Sircom. New York: Dover Publications, 1968.

______. Wild Animals in Captivity: An Outline of the Biology of Zoological Gardens. Translated by Geoffrey Sircom. New York: Dover Publications, 1964.

Herscovici, Alan. Second Nature: The Animal Rights Controversy. Montreal: CBC Enterprises, 1985.

Hoage, R.J., ed. Perceptions of Animals in American Culture. National Zoological Park Symposia for the Public Series. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1989.

Hoage, R.J., and Larry Goldman, eds. Animal Intelligence: Insights into the Animal Mind. National Zoological Park Symposia for the Public Series. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1986.

Klaits, Joseph, and Barrie Klaits, eds. Animals and Man in Historical Perspective. New York: Harper and Row Publishers, 1974.

Livingston, Bernard. Zoo: Animals, People, Places. New York: Arbor House Publishing Company, 1974.

Lopez, Barry. Of Wolves and Men. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1978.

Lorenz, Konrad. King Solomon's Ring: New Light on Animal Ways. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 1952.

Luoma, Jon R. A Crowded Ark: The Role of Zoos in Wildlife Conservation. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1987.

McKenna, Virginia, Will Travers, and Jonathan Wray, eds. Beyond the Bars: The Zoo Dilemma. Rochester, VT: Thorson's Publishing Group, 1987.

Moss, Cynthia. Elephant Memories: 13 Years in the Life of an Elephant Family. New York: William Morrow and Company, 1988.

Mullan, Bob, and Garry Marvin. Zoo Culture. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1987.

Ritvo, Harriet. The Animal Estate: The English and Other Creatures in the Victorian Age. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1987.

Rowan, Andrew, ed. Animals and People Sharing the World. Hanover, NH: University Press of New England, 1988.

Schaller, George B. The Year of the Gorilla. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1988.

Sedgwick, John. The Peaceable Kingdom: A Year in the Life of America's Oldest Zoo. New York: William Morrow and Company, 1988.

Shepard, Paul. Thinking Animals: Animals and the Development of Human Intelligence. New York: The Viking Press, 1978.

Thomas, Keith. Man and the Natural World: A History of Modern Sensibility. New York: Pantheon Books, 1983.

Thomson, Peggy. Keepers and Creatures at the National Zoo. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 1988.

Wilson, Edward O. Biophilia. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1984.

Zuckerman, Lord S., ed. Great Zoos of the World: Their Origins and Significance. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1980.

 

Prepared in conjunction with Smithsonian World,
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Smithsonian Institution

1990

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