The rhetoric versus the reality: a critical examination of the zoo proposition
Smith, LDG, Weiler, B & Ham, SH 2011, 'The rhetoric versus the reality: a critical examination of the zoo proposition', in W Frost (ed.), Zoos and tourism: conservation, education, entertainment?, Channel View Publications, Clevedon, UK, pp. 59-68. ISBN: 9781845411640
This is the first book to specifically examine zoos as tourist attractions. Taking a global approach, it considers the multiple roles of zoos, particularly the difficulty of balancing conservation, education and entertainment.