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Sailing with Noah: Stories from the World of Zoos #2020

Sailing with Noah Stories from the World of Zoos Written by the president of the nation s number one zoo Sailing with Noah is an intensely personal behind the scenes look at modern zoos Jeffrey P Bonner who was trained as an anthropologist and ca

  • Title: Sailing with Noah: Stories from the World of Zoos
  • Author: Jeffrey P. Bonner
  • ISBN: 9780826216373
  • Page: 163
  • Format: Paperback
  • Sailing with Noah: Stories from the World of Zoos By Jeffrey P. Bonner, Written by the president of the nation s number one zoo, Sailing with Noah is an intensely personal, behind the scenes look at modern zoos Jeffrey P Bonner, who was trained as an anthropologist and came to the zoo world quite by accident, shares some of the most compelling stories ever told about contemporary zoos The stories jump between zoos in different cities and beWritten by the president of the nation s number one zoo, Sailing with Noah is an intensely personal, behind the scenes look at modern zoos Jeffrey P Bonner, who was trained as an anthropologist and came to the zoo world quite by accident, shares some of the most compelling stories ever told about contemporary zoos The stories jump between zoos in different cities and between countries on different continents Some are fun and funny Others are sad, even tragic Pete Hoskins, the director of the Philadelphia Zoo, is in bed, sound asleep, when his phone rings There s been a fire in the World of Primates, he is told You ve got to get over here Whatever he has been dreaming, it is nothing like the nightmare he will find now that he is awake They re all gone They re all gone All of the animals in the building the gorillas, the lemurs, the orangutans, and the gibbons all twenty three of them are dead.Written in a lively, accessible style, Sailing with Noah explores the role of zoos in today s society and their future as institutions of education, conservation, and research Along the way, Bonner relates a variety of true stories about animals and those who care for them or abuse them , offering his perspective on heavily publicized incidents and describing less well known events with compassion and humor in turn By bringing the stories of the animals lives before us, Bonner gives them a voice He strongly believes that zoos must act for living things, and he argues that conservation is a shared responsibility of all mankind This book helps us to understand why biodiversity is important and what it means to be a steward of life on earth From the day to day aspects of caring for some of the world s most exotic creatures to the role of zoos as field conservation organizations, saving wild things in wild places, this book takes the reader on an incredible journey a journey that begins within the zoo and continues around the globe Everyone from zoo visitors to animal lovers to professional conservationists, the young and old alike will be fascinated by this extraordinary book.

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    1. This was a really, really well done book that not only tells a number of fun and interesting stories about encounters with animals what I thought I would be getting , but also lays out in compelling ways the value, worth, and importance of zoos in our communities and our world Bonner has a wide perspective that allows him to tell both the world wide story of animals and conservation, and the up close and personal view of individual animals and keepers under his care It makes for a great mix.My o [...]

    2. I really, really enjoyed this book Mr Bonner, while self depricating about his writing abilities, has a charm and base of knowledge that far outweighs any lack of writing skill though I didn t percieve any of this anyway This is an accessible, fun for the most part read.This is a collection of essays that Mr Bonner, the president of the St Louis Zoo, has written about his experience in the world of zoos And while I loved the stories about the big ticket animals Great Apes, Pandas, Polar Bears , [...]

    3. I read this book a few years ago and enjoyed it, so I recommended it for our church book club It does kind of drag in places but it s an interesting read I learned a lot of things about zoos that I had never really thought of before Stories of animal escapes, illnesses, rescues, and than you ever thought you wanted to know about elephant mating The process and purpose of the zoos breeding programs was especially interesting to read about since we have some new tiger cubs at the zoo here.A large [...]

    4. I absolutely loved this book I thought it would be just another collection of anecdotes but even if it includes indeed some of those it is a serious yet not at all boring and deeply felt account of the role of zoos in conservation If you re still in doubt as to whether it makes a difference or not to try and save all those species that are endangered or may soon be, this book will convince you as it has me As Baba Dioum wisely put it In the end we will conserve only what we love, we will love on [...]

    5. The National Zoo is my favorite place in DC yes, I m a FONZ.nd of the National Zoo which is where I bought this book It s written by the guy who ran the St Louis Zoo and others and what zoos are really about and their stories for how to manage the animals and about wildlife protection I found it really interesting because I would love to go work for a zoo or as a safari guide so I ve basically taken on a double life as an animal behavioralist geek Anyway, some may find the background on animal p [...]

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