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Guide to the Garden of the Zoological Society of Philadelphia (Fairmount Park). (Paperback) Loot Price: R270
Discovery Miles 2 700
Guide to the Garden of the Zoological Society of Philadelphia (Fairmount Park). (Paperback): Philadelphia Zoological Garden

Guide to the Garden of the Zoological Society of Philadelphia (Fairmount Park). (Paperback)

Philadelphia Zoological Garden

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1908. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... GUIDE TO THE GARDEN OF THE ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF PHILADELPHIA. The visitor taking the route laid down on the accompanying plan of the Garden, is supposed to enter at the Girard avenue gate and follow the path to the right; those entering at the other end of the Garden can, however, pursue the same course by taking the path to the right around the lake (No. 11), and following the route until they come to the Penn Mansion, when they should turn to the left and enter the Carnivora House, after which the route can be followed until they are brought back to the point from which they started. As many of the animals are shifted from one place to another at different seasons, they will not always be found at the location designated by the Guide; each cage, however, bears the name of the animal which it contains, and its description can readily be found by a reference to the index at the close of the book. It should be added that a collection of living animals is constantly changing by deaths and by additions. At no moment, therefore, can it exactly correspond to a printed catalogue, which will always contain a few species not seen by the visitor in the enclosures, and on the other hand will be silent concerning others among late arrivals. (9) No. 1.--THE CARNIVORA HOUSE. Most orders of mammals are distinguished from each other more by combinations of a number of peculiarities of structure, many of which are in the skeleton or other internal parts, than by single or striking features. It is not easy, therefore, to define by visible external characters an order such as the Carnivora, containing animals which differ in appearance as greatly as cats and bears. It may be said, though, that no one of them has less than four well-developed toes on each foot, which alw...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Philadelphia Zoological Garden
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 36
ISBN-13: 978-1-151-31646-2
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-151-31646-6
Barcode: 9781151316462

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