The Resource The tiger that swallowed the boy : exotic animals in Victorian England, John Simons, (electronic resource)

The tiger that swallowed the boy : exotic animals in Victorian England, John Simons, (electronic resource)

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The tiger that swallowed the boy : exotic animals in Victorian England
Title
The tiger that swallowed the boy
Title remainder
exotic animals in Victorian England
Statement of responsibility
John Simons
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Looking at zoological gardens, private menageries, circuses, and natural history museums, this fascinating account explores the surprising extent of the exotic-animal trade in 19th-century England and its colonies. Filled with entertaining anecdotesfrom the tiger that prowled down St. George's Street in London with a boy in its mouth and the polar bear that killed a dog in Liverpool to the kangaroos hopping around the lawns of stately homes and the boa constrictor who got loose in Tunbridge Wellsthis book also shares how the animals played a key role in the project to ensure that leisure was educational. As it demonstrates how the trade was intimately connected with the tides of Empire, it will be of interest to academics and general readers alike
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Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
306.0942
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
SF53
LC item number
.S56 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
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Target audience
adult
The tiger that swallowed the boy : exotic animals in Victorian England, John Simons, (electronic resource)
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The tiger that swallowed the boy : exotic animals in Victorian England, John Simons, (electronic resource)
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction - Jaguars Make Awkward Pets -- 2. Th Trade in Exotic Animals - The Tiger that Swallowed the Boy or Snakes (by the Mile) -- 3. The Travelling Menageries - The Only Dead elephant in the Fair -- 4. Circus and Spectacle - A Playful Lion is a Terrible Thing -- 5. Zoological Garden - I Have Known Human Lovers of the Wombat -- 6. The Private Menageries - Exit Pusued by a Bear -- 7. Museums, Collections and Colelction - In the Dead Zoo
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ocn878078743
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Extent
1 online resource (xi, 196 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781907471803
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) f878078743
  • (CaAE) f878078743

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