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With friendly facts, funny pictures, and animals galore, WHAT'S NEW? THE ZOO! is history to roar for!
Did you know . . .
* The first zoo was established forty-three hundred years ago in present-day Iraq? * Aztec King Moctezuma II had such an incredible collection of animals that it took six hundred men and women to care for them? * Zoos were crucial in the development of scientific theories of classification and evolution? * Fifty buffalo passed through Grand Central Station in 1907 on their way to the Bronx Zoo?
Kathleen Krull and Marcellus Hall bring jazzy style and a globe-trotting eye to our millennia-long history of keeping animals -- and the ways animals have changed us in turn.
PW says that Kathleen Krull "knows exactly how to captivate her audience" by combining historical particulars with "amusing anecdotes that put flesh and blood on dry literary bones." Her subjects range from music to science to sports, but her books are consistently smart and incredible fun to read. She lives in San Diego, California.