Jungles of Eden: The Design of American Zoos

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Collected essays on landscape architecture and environmentalism with chapter by Hyson that discusses the National Zoological Park. Hyson argues that 19th century zoos did present animals in environmental settings, in contrast to 20th century zoo designers who claim to be the first to consider such issues.


  • Olmsted, Frederick Law 1822-1903
  • National Zoological Park (U.S.)


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Environmentalism in Landscape Architecture (Book)

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  • Popular culture
  • Landscape architecture
  • Zoos
  • Cities and towns
  • History
  • Cities and towns--History

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Number of pages : 21; Page numbers : 23-44

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