The man who ate the zoo: Frank Buckland, forgotten hero of natural history
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London : Vintage Books, 2017.
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Frank Buckland was an extraordinary man—a surgeon, a natural historian, a sell-out lecturer, a bestselling writer, a museum curator, and a conservationist, before the concept even existed. Eccentric, revolutionary, popular, prolific, he was one of the 19th century’s authentic geniuses. He was obsessed by food security and finding ways to feed the hungry (the book recounts his many unusual experiments), and by protecting our fisheries (he can be credited with saving British fish from commercial extinction). He was one of the most original, far-sighted, and influential natural scientists of his time, held as high in public esteem as Charles Darwin. The Man Who Ate the Zoo is no conventional biography, but rather a journey back into Buckland’s life, a hunt for this forgotten man. It sets Buckland’s thinking and achievements in a rounded historical context, but views this Victorian adventurer from a modern viewpoint. It is  a celebration of the great age of natural science, one man’s genius and what, even now, can be learned from him.

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394 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
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9781784701611, 1784701610

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Includes index.
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Frank Buckland was an extraordinary man - surgeon, natural historian, popular lecturer, bestselling writer, museum curator, and a conservationist before the concept even existed. Eccentric, revolutionary, prolific, he was one of the nineteenth century's most improbable geniuses. His lifelong passion was to discover new ways to feed the hungry. Rhinoceros, crocodile, puppy-dog, giraffe, kangaroo, bear and panther all had their chance to impress, but what finally - and, eventually, fatally - obsessed him was fish. Forgotten now, he was one of the most original, far-sighted and influential natural scientists of his time, held as high in public esteem as his great philosophical enemy, Charles Darwin.--,Publisher's website.
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Girling, R. (2017). The man who ate the zoo: Frank Buckland, forgotten hero of natural history. London: Vintage Books.

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Girling, Richard. 2017. The Man Who Ate the Zoo: Frank Buckland, Forgotten Hero of Natural History. London: Vintage Books.

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Girling, Richard, The Man Who Ate the Zoo: Frank Buckland, Forgotten Hero of Natural History. London: Vintage Books, 2017.

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Girling, Richard. The Man Who Ate the Zoo: Frank Buckland, Forgotten Hero of Natural History. London: Vintage Books, 2017. Print.

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