The third in a series of pocket-sized paperbacks answers the question, âWhat would it be like to walk through Disney's Animal Kingdom Park with an Imagineer by your side?â TheImagineering Field Guide to Disneyâs Animal Kingdom provides that experience: pointing out details and telling stories, back stories, and Imagineering insights never before heard, condensed into a portable, easily-referenced park guide. You'll never spend time at Walt Disney World the same way again.
Each spread contains fascinating textual information and related images (drawings, photos, graphics) such as:
Â¨Â Â Â Â Â Set-up, backgrounds, and origins of each park/land/mini-land
Â¨Â Â Â Â Â Concept art to compare to the finished show
Â¨Â Â Â Â Â Timeline information (opening dates, previous shows in the same venue,
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â alterations and updates)
-Â Â Â Â Â Photography of the details and big pictures being discussed
Â¨Â Â Â Â Â Special props, design sources, artistic inspirations, nomenclature gags
Established at the beginning of the 20th century with a total of 41 acres, Oak Park was the social and recreational center of Alabamaâs capital city, Montgomery. It was here in 1935 that a menagerie of animals was housed in facilities built by the Works Progress Administration called the Oak Park Zoo. As the civil rights movement gathered steam in the 1950s, there was a class action suit to desegregate the cityâs parks, including the zoo. In response, all parks were closed, including Oak Park. In 1967, plans were approved for a 34-acre recreational park in north Montgomery, which included acreage for a small zoo. Unfortunately, although the zoo was scheduled to open in 1971, thirteen years after the closing of Oak Park, the opening was delayed for almost a year when the zooâs first director died in a car accident just 37 days after accepting his post. The opening of the new Montgomery Zoo was finally celebrated in 1972 and included the happy homecoming of a female capuchin monkey, an original resident of Oak Park.
National Parks and Protected Areas explores the roles that national parks play in preserving and understanding biodiversity and related ecosystem processes. As the gateway to the conservation effort, parks can no longer be viewed as distinct, separate entities. They must be understood and managed in the context of their surrounding ecological and cultural landscapes. National Parks and Protected Areas outlines the reasons why ecosystem management serves as a functional paradigm for parks and protected areas, and presents the supporting historical, political, ecological and legal bases. It illustrates the role that these guiding principles of ecosystem management play in protecting landscapes of various scales--ranging from a complete system of protected areas to an individual park. The use of case examples provides background and understanding of the often contentious role natural processes play in park ecosystems. Recognizing that management of protected areas requires constant survelllance and monitoring to identify changes and trends, National Parks and Protected Areas clearly identifies the real value of maintaining pristine protected areas.