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Finding Clinton Keeling books?

Discussion in 'TV, Movies, Books about Zoos & Wildlife' started by stubeanz, 22 Jun 2015.

  1. stubeanz

    stubeanz Well-Known Member

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    I have been looking for the books of Clinton Keeling online tonight after reading about all of unusual collections he wrote about.

    The problem is that I can't seem to find copies anywhere!

    Is there a reason for this? Obviously they would be second hand copies but I thought there would likely be at least some available in all the usual places.

    Does anyone know of a good place to find his books?

    Thanks
    Stuart
     
  2. Tim May

    Tim May Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Clin’s books about “extinct” zoos were privately published and produced in relatively small numbers so secondhand copies are scarce; I think that they would be very hard to find either on-line or in secondhand bookshops.

    However, there are plans for the Bartlett Society to reissue some of them in due course although I don’t know the timescales for this.

    (There are copies of these books available in the ZSL Library.)
     
  3. TeaLovingDave

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    I'd love this to happen - it would certainly be more cost-effective than going all the way to London!
     
  4. stubeanz

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    That is a shame but I look forward to the day that the Bartlett society reissue them.
    In the mean time i will have to keep an eye out!
     
  5. stubeanz

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    So whilst working at the natural history museum today, I thought I would check in the giant library for C. Keeling books and thankfully I found about 10 of his books in the records!

    I managed to scan a few select bits out of two or three but now I know they are there I will be back to read some more!

    I can see why they are not available online as they really are a home made book, great photos in some of them and the maps are great also!

    Very happy!
     
  6. Carl Jones

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    Zoochatterers seem to hold the late Clinton Keeling with great reverence. He was clearly an interesting person but why the deep respect when there are so many others that did a lot more?
     
  7. Maguari

    Maguari Never could get the hang of Thursdays. Premium Member

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    He published a lot of work, and was prominent in both the IZES and the Bartlett society. His profile was certainly high in his later years.

    I still remember the somewhat random, rambling phone call I got when he noticed from of the membership lists I was in Chesterfield (his own homeland).