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American Zoos During The Depression

Author: Jesse C. Donahue
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786461861
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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to federal programs that enabled local governments to build new zoological parks, complete finished ones, and remodel outdated facilities.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.

Increasing Legal Rights For Zoo Animals

Author: Jesse Donahue
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 1498528953
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This book examines how zoo animals can benefit from a global legal revolution in which animals are gaining personhood and citizenship rights. It moves the scholarship about zoos beyond a general discussion of ethics to a concrete set of suggestions on how to increase legal rights for zoo animals.

The New Deal

Author: Kiran Klaus Patel
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691176159
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The New Deal: A Global History provides a radically new interpretation of a pivotal period in US history. The first comprehensive study of the New Deal in a global context, the book compares American responses to the international crisis of capitalism and democracy during the 1930s to responses by other countries around the globe—not just in Europe but also in Latin America, Asia, and other parts of the world. Work creation, agricultural intervention, state planning, immigration policy, the role of mass media, forms of political leadership, and new ways of ruling America's colonies—all had parallels elsewhere and unfolded against a backdrop of intense global debates. By avoiding the distortions of American exceptionalism, Kiran Klaus Patel shows how America's reaction to the Great Depression connected it to the wider world. Among much else, the book explains why the New Deal had enormous repercussions on China; why Franklin D. Roosevelt studied the welfare schemes of Nazi Germany; and why the New Dealers were fascinated by cooperatives in Sweden—but ignored similar schemes in Japan. Ultimately, Patel argues, the New Deal provided the institutional scaffolding for the construction of American global hegemony in the postwar era, making this history essential for understanding both the New Deal and America's rise to global leadership.

Zoo Ethics

Author: Jenny Gray
Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
ISBN: 1486306993
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Well-run modern zoos and aquariums do important research and conservation work and teach visitors about the challenges of animals in the wild and the people striving to save them. They help visitors to consider their impact and think about how they can make a difference. Yet for many there is a sense of disquiet and a lingering question remains – can modern zoos be ethically justified? Zoo Ethics examines the workings of modern zoos and considers the core ethical challenges that face those who choose to hold and display animals in zoos, aquariums or sanctuaries. Using recognised ethical frameworks and case studies of ‘wicked problems’, this book explores the value of animal life and the impacts of modern zoos, including the costs to animals in terms of welfare and the loss of liberty. It also considers the positive welfare and health outcomes of many animals held in zoos, the increased attention and protection for their species in the wild, and the enjoyment and education of the people who visit zoos. A thoughtfully researched work written in a highly readable style, Zoo Ethics will empower students of animal ethics and veterinary sciences, zoo and aquarium professionals and interested zoo visitors to have an informed view of the challenges of compassionate conservation and to develop their own defendable, ethical position.

Tampa Bay Landmarks And Destinations

Author: Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1467113662
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This book takes a colorful look at the amusement parks, restaurants, parks, beaches, and other points of interest known and loved by Tampa Bay locals and tourists alike. From Busch Gardens to Sunken Gardens, Golden Gate Speedway to the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, and Colonial Beach to Clearwater Beach, Images of Modern America: Tampa Bay Landmarks and Destinations honors the diverse, unforgettable attractions that helped entice millions to visit and live in this beautiful region of west central Florida.

Public Gardens Of Michigan

Author: Miriam Easton Rutz
Publisher: MSU Press
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"I first considered writing a guide book, but as I learned more about these gardens a much more expansive story unfolded . . ." Miriam Easton RutzMichigan's glorious public gardens display the rich tapestry of the garden design traditions of the Great Lakes State. The earliest public gardens date from 1701, when Cadillac founded Detroit. These French baroque style elements, their Dutch counterparts,and the English Landscape traditions brought by waves of settlersand intellectuals exist side by side with more recent innovations such as Arts and Crafts influences, Japanese gardens, and industrial motifs. Vast industrial fortunes allowed industrialists such as Henry Ford, Edsel and Eleanor Ford, and Charles Stuart Mott to build expansive estates with beautifully structured gardens that are now public spaces. A commitment to green space, as evidenced by Michigan State University's land-grant mission and horticultural landscape architecture influences, also contributed to the unusual and enchanting beauty of Michigan's public gardens. More than a tour guide, Public Gardens of Michigan reveals not only the beauty and majesty of the gardens, but the wealth of design inspiration that Michigan landscape architects both borrowed from and gave to the world. Miriam Easton Rutz uncovers the history, politics, and legacy of Michigan's public gardens. From stately cemeteries to whimsical zoological parks and breathtaking vistas, readers will delight in discovering the awesome grandeur of this lush and historic garden state.