The Peaceable Kingdom: A Year in the Life of America's Oldest Zoo

Front Cover
Morrow, Jan 1, 1988 - Science - 413 pages
1 Review
John Sedgwick invites readers into an unforgettable world with the animals and people of the Philadelphia Zoo, America's oldest. With deft skill, he shares the bond between the creatures and their keepers, the jubilation at the birth of a new animal, the mourning at the death of an old favorite. Perfect for all animal lovers. 50 black-and-white photos.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - LibraryCin - LibraryThing

This book takes a look at the Philadelphia Zoo and all the goings-on for a year in the mid-1980s. Not only do we meet some of the animals and learn their stories, but we meet many of the staff, as ... Read full review

The peaceable kingdom: a year in the life of America's oldest zoo

User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

The Philadelphia Zoo, founded in 1874, is the nation's oldest and, in Sedgwick's opinion, most "intimate and charming'' zoo. Visiting behind the scenes summer, fall, winter, and spring, Sedgwick lets ... Read full review

Contents

Preface 9
19
Summer
37
Fall
149
Copyright

2 other sections not shown

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information