Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Thomas French goes behind the scenes at one of the country's most popular—-and most controversial—-destinations: zoos.
The Barnes & Noble Review
. . .French [has done] a masterful job capturing the pleasure and regret that commingle at a zoo. "Zoos argue that they are fighting for the conservation of the Earth, that they educate the public and provide refuge and support for vanishing species. And they are right," he observes. "Animal-rights groups argue that zoos traffic in living creatures, exploiting them for financial gain and amusement. And they are right."