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The Resource Babylon's ark : the incredible wartime rescue of the Baghdad zoo, Lawrence Anthony with Graham Spence

Babylon's ark : the incredible wartime rescue of the Baghdad zoo, Lawrence Anthony with Graham Spence

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Babylon's ark : the incredible wartime rescue of the Baghdad zoo
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Babylon's ark
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the incredible wartime rescue of the Baghdad zoo
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Lawrence Anthony with Graham Spence
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Babylons ark
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the incredible wartime rescue of the Baghdad Zoo
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Language
eng
Summary
"When the Iraq War began, conservationist Lawrence Anthony could think of only one thing: the fate of the Baghdad zoo, located in the city center and caught in the cross fire. His worst fears were confirmed when he entered Baghdad and discovered that full-scale combat and uncontrolled looting had killed many of the animals of the zoo." "But not all of them. Even during the heat of battle, individual U.S. soldiers had taken the time to help care for the remaining animals, and a few of the zoo's staff had returned to work in spite of the constant firefights. Together, the Americans and Iraqis had managed to keep alive the animals that had survived the invasion." "Babylon's Ark chronicles the zoo's transformation from war-torn chaos to peaceful park, and the heroic efforts of Anthony and others to restore the zoo's inhabitants to health and safety. Along the way, Anthony recounts hair-raising efforts to save a pride of Uday Hussein's lions, close a deplorable black-market zoo, and rescue Saddam Hussein's Arabian horses from a hidden stable in Abu Ghraib." "Anthony's unique ground-level experience makes Babylon's Ark an eye-opening story of how conservationists, soldiers, and civilians put aside their differences and worked together for the sake of the wild animals of Baghdad."--BOOK JACKET
Summary
Traces the shared efforts of American soldiers, Iraqi staffpeople, conservationists, and ordinary citizens to safeguard the lives of the animals at the Baghdad Zoo who survived the outbreak of the Iraq war, an endeavor marked by hair-raising efforts to save a pride of lions, close a black-market zoo, and rescue Saddam's Arabian horses. 15,000 first printing
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Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 2007.
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189644
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DLC
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Anthony, Lawrence
Dewey number
590.73
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Spence, Graham
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True
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  • Baghdad Zoo
  • Zoo animals
  • Wildlife rescue
  • Iraq War, 2003
Target audience
adult
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the incredible wartime rescue of the Baghdad Zoo
Label
Babylon's ark : the incredible wartime rescue of the Baghdad zoo, Lawrence Anthony with Graham Spence
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Publication
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000040670302
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
245 p., [8] leaves of plates
Isbn
9780312358327
Other physical details
ill, . ports.
Label
Babylon's ark : the incredible wartime rescue of the Baghdad zoo, Lawrence Anthony with Graham Spence
Publication
Control code
000040670302
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
245 p., [8] leaves of plates
Isbn
9780312358327
Other physical details
ill, . ports.

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