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Zuckerman, Professor Lord Solly (Ed.); The Staff of the Publications Department of The Zoological Society of London 'The Zoological Society of London 1826-1976 and Beyond', published in 1976 by Academic Press in hardback with dustjacket, 353pp, ISBN 0126133409. Condition: Very good, nice, clean & tidy copy with unclipped dustjacket. Price: £22.75, not including p&p, which is Amazon's standard charge (currently £2.75 for UK buyers and more for overseas customers)
1976, Academic Press, hbk
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  • The Zoological Society of London 1826-1976 and Beyond [top]
    Symposia of The Zoological Society of London Number 40
    Edited by Professor Lord Solly Zuckerman and the Staff of the Publications Department of The Zoological Society of London
    Published in 1976 in Great Britain by Academic Press in hardback with dustjacket, 353pp, ISBN 0126133409
    Original UK retail price: £9.80
    Includes illustrations of:
    1) 1827 London Zoo Sketch Plan
    2) 1976 London Zoo Plan
    3) 1929 Whipsnade Sketch Plan
    4) 1976 Whipsnade Park Plan
    And a list of other syposia volumes published by the Society on the back dj flap

Contents/synopsis: The Zoological Society of London celebrated its 150th anniversary in 1976, and as a mark of this occasion called together a meeting at which papers were presented by some of the Fellows and Staff of the Society. This book records those papers and the proceedings of that meeting and pays tribute to the work and achievements of the society.

The Zoological Society developed into a major centre of zoological research since its inception in 1826 and its most famous foundation London Zoo has long been attracting thousands of eager and delighted visitors. For all of those with an interest in zoology or the history of scientific research, this beautifully illustrated book will offer a fascinating insight into the development, problems and future plans of the Society and London Zoo.

The book covers a wide range of topics - early chapters look back to the foundation and growth of the Zoological Society of London. The secretary at the time of publication - Lord Zuckerman- discusses the people, events and trends that shaped the society's constitutional status. Other contributors illustrate the part the society played in the development of zoological knowledge in the last century and examine some of the notable characters, controversies and discoveries of the period. The book goes on to discuss developments in the care, management and housing of animals at the Society's two Zoos, and to give a detailed survey of building at the London Zoo and of the growth of the Society's Library, publications and educational activities.

Finally the book discusses the future role of the Zoological Society, especially in the chapters which look at the comprehensive programme of zoological research being carried out with the support of the Society and at its two research institutes.

Chapters:
Contributors; Organizer and Chairmen of Sessions; Foreword by HRH the Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
Acknowledgements

The Zoological Society of London: Evolution of a Constitution
S. Zuckerman

The Zoological Society and the British Overseas
Including synopsis; Introduction; Raffles; Cuming; Belcher; Lowe; Blyth, Hodgson and Tickell; The Macleay Family; Hudson; Johnston; References
R. Fish and I. Montagu

The Zoological Society and Nineteenth Century Comparative Anatomy
A. J. E. Cave

Early Invertebrate Zoology: Men and Their Animals
J. E. Smith

The Zoological Society and Ichthyology, 1826-1930
P. H. Greenwood

Management of a Public Aquarium
H. G. Vevers

Reptiles
A. d'A. Bellairs and D. J. Ball

The Policy of Keeping Birds in the Society's Collections 1826-1976
P. J. S. Olney

Primates and Carnivores at Regent's Park
M. R. Brambell and Sue J. Matthews

Mammals at Whipsnade
V. J. A. Manton

150 Years of Building at London Zoo
J. W. Toovey

The Maintenance of Animal Health in the Collections
D. M. Jones

Research
L. G. Goodwin

The Role of Education
W. S. Bullough and Feona Hamilton

The Library and Scientific Publications of the Zoological Society of London: Part 1
R. Fish

The Library and Scientific Publications of the Zoological Society of London: Part II
Marcia A. Edwards

The Contribution of the Zoological Society of London to Field Studies and Prospects for the Future
P. A. Jewell

A Zoologist's View of Research on Reproduction
R. D. Martin

The Introduction of New Species of Animals for the Purpose of Domestication
R. V. Short

An Early Label Found in the Zoological Gardens, Regent's Park, London
M. R. Brambell

Text; General Index

 

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