New York City Zoos and Aquarium

Author: Joan Scheier

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing


Category: History

Page: 128

View: 177

Situated within the five boroughs of New York City are five zoos and one aquarium. New York City Zoos and Aquarium chronicles the establishment of the Central Park Zoo, the Bronx Zoo, the Prospect Park Zoo, the Queens Zoo, the Staten Island Zoo, and the New York Aquarium. Popular children's zoos are also featured. The city's first zoo opened in Central Park in the 1850s, while the newest zoo opened in Queens after the 1964 World's Fair. While each one of these facilities has many similarities, they all have their own unique attributes. All of the facilities are focused on education, conservation, and the care of the animals that now reside in natural habitats.

Encyclopedia of the World's Zoos

Author: Catharine E. Bell

Publisher: Taylor & Francis


Category: Science

Page: 1577

View: 390

First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

New York Magazine





Page: 104

View: 709

New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.

Theorizing Animals

Re-thinking Humanimal Relations

Author: Nik Taylor

Publisher: BRILL


Category: Nature

Page: 314

View: 168

Drawing on current trends in post-modernism and post-humanism this books offers a challenge to current ways of thinking, theorising and talking about animals and humanimal relations

The Social Value of Zoos

Author: John Fraser

Publisher: Cambridge University Press


Category: Education

Page: 300

View: 835

This book situates zoos as trusted cultural institutions with valuable affordances for engaging people in natural resource conservation.

Zoo and Aquarium History

Ancient Animal Collections To Zoological Gardens

Author: Vernon N. Kisling

Publisher: CRC Press


Category: Nature

Page: 440

View: 922

As one of the world's most popular cultural activities, wild animal collections have been attracting visitors for 5,000 years. Under the direction of Vernon N. Kisling, an expert in zoo history, an international team of authors has compiled the first comprehensive, global history of animal collections, menageries, zoos, and aquariums. Zoo and Aquarium History: Ancient Animal Collections to Zoological Gardens documents the continuum of efforts in maintaining wild animal collections from ancient civilizations through today. Although historical research on zoos and aquariums is still at a rudimentary stage, this book pulls together regional information along with the cultural aspects of each region to provide a foundation upon which further research can be based. It presents a chronological listing of the world's zoos and aquariums and features many never-before published photographs. Sidebars present supplementary information on pertinent personalities, events, and wildlife conservation issues. As an overview of the current state of our knowledge, Zoo and Aquarium History: Ancient Animal Collections to Zoological Gardens provides an extensive, chronological introduction to the subject and highlights the published and archival resources for those who want to know more.

Scientific Foundations of Zoos and Aquariums

Their Role in Conservation and Research

Author: Allison B. Kaufman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press


Category: Law

Page: 400

View: 932

Using first-person stories and approachable scientific reviews, this volume explores how zoos conduct and support science around the world.

Greenopia New York City

Eat, Shop, Live Green

Author: Green Media Group, LLC.

Publisher: Greenopia


Category: Nature

Page: 325

View: 102

"The definitive guide to more then 1,300 eco-friendly businesses and resources"--Cover.

American Zoos During the Depression

A New Deal for Animals

Author: Jesse C. Donahue

Publisher: McFarland


Category: History

Page: 235

View: 329

American zoos flourished during the Great Depression, thanks to federal programs that enabled local governments to build new zoological parks, complete finished ones, and remodel outdated facilities. This historical text examines community leaders’ successful advocacy for zoo construction in the context of poverty and widespread suffering, arguing that they provided employment, stimulated tourism, and democratized leisure. Of particular interest is the rise of the zoo professional, which paved the way for science and conservation agendas. The text explores the New Deal’s profound impact on zoos and animal welfare and the legacy of its programs in zoos today.

Federal Assistance for Zoos and Aquariums

Hearing Before the Subcommittee on the Smithsonian Institution of ..., 93-2, January 23, 1974

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Rules and Administration Committee




Page: 84

View: 647

A Companion to the History of American Science

Author: Georgina M. Montgomery

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons


Category: Science

Page: 712

View: 374

A Companion to the History of American Science offers a collection of essays that give an authoritative overview of the most recent scholarship on the history of American science. Covers topics including astronomy, agriculture, chemistry, eugenics, Big Science, military technology, and more Features contributions by the most accomplished scholars in the field of science history Covers pivotal events in U.S. history that shaped the development of science and science policy such as WWII, the Cold War, and the Women’s Rights movement

Zoos & Aquariums in the Americas

Including Roster of Membership, Association History, Purposes, and Objects

Author: American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums



Category: Public aquariums

Page: 178

View: 275

Animal Attractions

Nature on Display in American Zoos

Author: Elizabeth Hanson

Publisher: Princeton University Press


Category: Science

Page: 256

View: 459

"Examines the meaning of nature in the city by looking at the ways zoos have assembled and displayed their animal collections."--Cover.

The Encyclopedia of New York City

Second Edition

Author: Kenneth T. Jackson

Publisher: Yale University Press


Category: Reference

Page: 1584

View: 684

Covering an exhaustive range of information about the five boroughs, the first edition of The Encyclopedia of New York City was a success by every measure, earning worldwide acclaim and several awards for reference excellence, and selling out its first printing before it was officially published. But much has changed since the volume first appeared in 1995: the World Trade Center no longer dominates the skyline, a billionaire businessman has become an unlikely three-term mayor, and urban regeneration—Chelsea Piers, the High Line, DUMBO, Williamsburg, the South Bronx, the Lower East Side—has become commonplace. To reflect such innovation and change, this definitive, one-volume resource on the city has been completely revised and expanded. The revised edition includes 800 new entries that help complete the story of New York: from Air Train to E-ZPass, from September 11 to public order. The new material includes broader coverage of subject areas previously underserved as well as new maps and illustrations. Virtually all existing entries—spanning architecture, politics, business, sports, the arts, and more—have been updated to reflect the impact of the past two decades. The more than 5,000 alphabetical entries and 700 illustrations of the second edition of The Encyclopedia of New York City convey the richness and diversity of its subject in great breadth and detail, and will continue to serve as an indispensable tool for everyone who has even a passing interest in the American metropolis.

Guide to Sources for Agricultural and Biological Research

Author: J Richard Blanchard




Page: 752

View: 550

This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press's mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1981.

Frommer's New York City with Kids

Author: Holly Hughes

Publisher: *Frommers


Category: Travel

Page: 308

View: 329

Let Frommer's show you where your kids can: Get up close and personal with Lady Liberty. View the city from King Kong's climbing post. Play Top Gun on a real aircraft carrier. Take a monorail through the wilds of Asia. PLUS Invaluable Travel Tips: Age ranges for each sight and activity. Shopping for everything from baby booties to import CD's.

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences

Author: John D. McDonald

Publisher: CRC Press


Category: Computers

Page: 6106

View: 975

The Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences, comprising of seven volumes, now in its fourth edition, compiles the contributions of major researchers and practitioners and explores the cultural institutions of more than 30 countries. This major reference presents over 550 entries extensively reviewed for accuracy in seven print volumes or online. The new fourth edition, which includes 55 new entires and 60 revised entries, continues to reflect the growing convergence among the disciplines that influence information and the cultural record, with coverage of the latest topics as well as classic articles of historical and theoretical importance.

Resources for Teaching Middle School Science

Author: Smithsonian Institution

Publisher: National Academies Press


Category: Education

Page: 496

View: 997

With age-appropriate, inquiry-centered curriculum materials and sound teaching practices, middle school science can capture the interest and energy of adolescent students and expand their understanding of the world around them. Resources for Teaching Middle School Science, developed by the National Science Resources Center (NSRC), is a valuable tool for identifying and selecting effective science curriculum materials that will engage students in grades 6 through 8. The volume describes more than 400 curriculum titles that are aligned with the National Science Education Standards. This completely new guide follows on the success of Resources for Teaching Elementary School Science, the first in the NSRC series of annotated guides to hands-on, inquiry-centered curriculum materials and other resources for science teachers. The curriculum materials in the new guide are grouped in five chapters by scientific area--Physical Science, Life Science, Environmental Science, Earth and Space Science, and Multidisciplinary and Applied Science. They are also grouped by type--core materials, supplementary units, and science activity books. Each annotation of curriculum material includes a recommended grade level, a description of the activities involved and of what students can be expected to learn, a list of accompanying materials, a reading level, and ordering information. The curriculum materials included in this book were selected by panels of teachers and scientists using evaluation criteria developed for the guide. The criteria reflect and incorporate goals and principles of the National Science Education Standards. The annotations designate the specific content standards on which these curriculum pieces focus. In addition to the curriculum chapters, the guide contains six chapters of diverse resources that are directly relevant to middle school science. Among these is a chapter on educational software and multimedia programs, chapters on books about science and teaching, directories and guides to science trade books, and periodicals for teachers and students. Another section features institutional resources. One chapter lists about 600 science centers, museums, and zoos where teachers can take middle school students for interactive science experiences. Another chapter describes nearly 140 professional associations and U.S. government agencies that offer resources and assistance. Authoritative, extensive, and thoroughly indexed--and the only guide of its kind--Resources for Teaching Middle School Science will be the most used book on the shelf for science teachers, school administrators, teacher trainers, science curriculum specialists, advocates of hands-on science teaching, and concerned parents.