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The Grand Zoo

On Fourteen Zoos and the True Stories in Between
Written and photographed by M. Nadia Ho

Non-fiction Literature, Photography
Simplified Chinese (title:去动物园陪长颈鹿晒太阳)
July 2016; DookBook Shanghai

Korean (title: tbc)
July 2016; Across Publishing Korea

Traditional Chinese (title: 大動物園)
June 2014; Dodo / Book Republic
ISBN 13 /9789869031776 ISBN 10 / 9869031773

    Intro

The Grand Zoo is a non-fiction literature book on history, wars, political implementation, land use, urban landscape, civil rights, and cultural characteristics of and around the fourteen zoos in Europe and Asia, along with series of true stories and essays on human-animal intimacy, utilitarianism, cruelty and symbolism, where literature text, arts, films and music are broadly referenced.

    Book Index

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Preface: The Second Giraffe in Copenhagen
London Zoo: The Rise of the Zoo-goer Class [read except]
The Pink Floyd Pigs
Jardin des Plantes Paris: A Long Walk for Species
Reasons for Tortoise George’s Lonesomeness
Jardin d’Acclimatation Paris: At the End of the Carousel [read except]
Toughest Dogs in Paris
Love and Blood of a Bullfighter
(West) Berlin Zoo: Life On This Crowded Planet
Bokito: A Silverback Gorilla in Love [read except]
4′ 33″ Light Sleep for the Okapi [read except]
Zoos during Wartime
(East) Berlin Tierpark: Good bye, Lenin!
Take Care of Yourself, Mama
Montpellier Zoo:Slowness
Unicorn, Rhinos, and Patti Smith
Mad as a March Hare
Night Safari: Taking a Nap in Singapore
Recipe for the Roly-Poly Cat Pudding
The Happiness That Tanukis Could Possibly Long for
Shanghai Zoo: Men, Women, Keep Dreaming [read except]
Love is a Dog
Ryan Gosling is A Kangaroo
Changchun Zoo and Botanical Garden: The Manchurian Spring
There’s One Place in the World That Can Satisfy a Homing Pigeon
Harbin Zoo: The Elephant On A Business Trip
The Elephant and the Castle
The White Whale: Destroy or Reborn
Badaling “Wildlife” Park: Dancing Bears
Weeping Camels
Last Snow Leopard in Alxa League [read except]
Beijing Zoo: 107 Years of Civil Resistance
The Simple Life for Wolves
The Hotness of Donkey Riders
Panda: A Political Life
Bioparco di Roma: Days in Eternity
Oil-Covered Little Egrets
When Migrating Birds Stay
Taipei Zoo: Memories of A City


For more information please email nadia@office-sola.com