Originally published by the Bureau of Fisheries of the U S Department of Commerce in 1922, this may be the only book ever published on the operation of commercial aquariums At the time of original publication the author, Charles Haskins Townsend was Director of the New York Aquarium The writer has had long experience in the management of the aquarium in New York City and has assisted in planning certain aquariums already built as well as others projected He was connected with the National Commission of Fisheries during the period when that organization maintained temporary aquariums at the great industrial exhibitions held in this country and observed some of them in operation Millions of people saw those aquariums of the past, while other millions enjoy the few that exist here at present Having supplied information recently to a score of cities that contemplate constructing aquariums, the writer has felt it incumbent upon him to set forth the essentials of the matter for the guidance of an increasing number of inquirers The present discussion is based largely on the methods of the large aquarium in New York City, which has been in operation for 30 years and is now undergoing extensive modernization....
|Title||:||The Public Aquarium: Its Construction, Equipment, and Management|
|Publisher||:||University Press of the Pacific February 13, 2004|
|Number of Pages||:||96 pages|
|File Size||:||773 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The Public Aquarium: Its Construction, Equipment, and Management Reviews
You misled me into buying this book by stating it was written in 2004. I know you will state we should read the fine print but that info was totally misleading. This book was written in the 1920's, how relevant will it be in light of technologies for today.
This book is more of historycal value than for practical purposes. I was trying to find information on how to build a public aquarium with the current technologies, therefore this book totally failed to my expectations.