Category: Animals

  • Primates: The Fearless Science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas

    By Jim Ottaviani

    Jim Ottaviani returns with an action-packed account of the 3 maximum primatologists of the final century: Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas. those 3 ground-breaking researchers have been all scholars of the nice Louis Leakey, and every made profound contributions to primatology―and to our personal knowing of ourselves.
    Tackling Goodall, Fossey, and Galdikas in flip, and overlaying the highlights in their respective careers, Primates is an available, enjoyable, and informative examine the sphere of primatology and on the lives of 3 of the main impressive ladies scientists of the 20th century. due to the fascinating and alluring illustrations by means of Maris Wicks, it is a nonfiction image novel with large appeal.

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  • The Call of the Wild

    Jack London's novels and ruggedly person existence appeared to include American hopes, frustrations, and romantic longings within the turbulent first years of the 20th century, years infused with the sweetness and pleasure of serious technological and ancient switch. The author's stressed spirit, style for a lifetime of pleasure, and probing brain led him on a chain of hard-edged adventures from the Klondike to the South Seas. Out of those occasionally harrowing stories — and his fascination with the theories of such thinkers as Darwin, Spencer, and Marx — got here the foundation for novels of experience that will make him one in all America’s most well-liked writers.
    The name of the Wild, thought of via many London's maximum novel, is a gripping story of a heroic puppy that, thrust into the brutal lifetime of the Alaska Gold Rush, eventually faces a decision among dwelling in man's international and returning to nature. event and dog-story fans in addition to scholars and devotees of yank literature will locate this vintage paintings an exciting, memorable interpreting experience.

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  • Babylon's Ark: The Incredible Wartime Rescue of the Baghdad Zoo

    By Lawrence Anthony, Graham Spence

    THE fantastic tale of 1 OF THE WORLD'S maximum ANIMAL RESCUES.
    When the Iraq conflict begun, conservationist Lawrence Anthony might consider just one factor: the destiny of the Baghdad Zoo, stuck within the crossfire on the center of the town. as soon as Anthony entered Iraq he chanced on that hostilities and out of control looting had devastated the zoo and its animals. operating with individuals of the zoo employees and some compassionate U.S. infantrymen, he defended the zoo, bartered for meals on war-torn streets, and scoured bombed palaces for desperately wanted offers. Babylon's Ark chronicles Anthony's hair-raising efforts to save lots of a delight of Saddam's lions, shut a deplorable black-market zoo, run ostriches via shoot-to-kill checkpoints, and rescue the dictator's own herd of Thoroughbred Arabian horses.
    A story of the selfless braveness and humanity of some women and men residing dangerously for all of the correct purposes, Babylon's Ark is an inspiring and uplifting true-life event of people on each side operating jointly for the sake of magni?cent natural world stuck in a struggle zone.

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  • DogTown: Tales of Rescue, Rehabilitation, and Redemption

    By Stefan Bechtel

    Now in paperback, this significant other to the hit nationwide Geographic Channel express, DogTown, tells the relocating tales of homeless canines and their caretakers on the most sensible acquaintances Animal Society, evoking either the enjoyment and the occasional, yet inevitable, heartbreak that accompanies the real paintings of saving homeless dogs.
    Focusing either at the relationships among canines and other people and at the most modern discoveries in animal overall healthiness and behaviour, the e-book gains 12 of DogTown's such a lot memorable circumstances. each one bankruptcy follows one puppy —often thought of unadoptable through different shelters —from the 1st days at DogTown, via overview and remedy, to the even if the puppy reveals a "forever domestic" outdoors the preserve. pictures of every puppy hint its whole trip and chart its development from starting to finish. DogTown's veterinarians, running shoes, and specialists who're featured at the express give a contribution essays on their so much significant moments in operating with animals.
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  • Wild Ones: A Sometimes Dismaying, Weirdly Reassuring Story About Looking at People Looking at Animals in America

    By Jon Mooallem

    "Ambitious and fascinating... [Mooallem] seamlessly blends reportage from front traces of natural world conservation with a full of life cultural heritage of animals in America." --New York instances booklet Review

    Journalist Jon Mooallem has watched his little daughter’s international overflow with animals butterfly pajamas, appliquéd owls—while the particular global she’s inheriting slides right into a nice hurricane of extinction. half all species might disappear through the top of the century, and scientists now concede that the majority of America’s endangered animals will live to tell the tale provided that conservationists maintain rigging the realm round them of their want. So Mooallem ventures into the sector, usually taking his daughter with him, to maneuver past childlike fascination and make these creatures suppose extra genuine. Wild Ones is a journey via our environmental second and the eccentric cultural historical past of individuals and wild animals in the US that inflects it—from Thomas Jefferson’s celebrations of early abundance to the turn-of the-last-century origins of the teddy undergo to the whale-loving hippies of the Seventies. In the United States, Wild Ones discovers, natural world has consistently inhabited the terrain of our mind's eye up to the particular land.

    The trip is framed by means of the tales of 3 modern day endangered species: the polar endure, victimized by means of weather switch and ogled by way of travelers outdoor a distant northern city; the little-known Lange’s metalmark butterfly, foundering on a shred of industrialized land close to San Francisco; and the whooping crane as it’s led on a months-long migration by way of costumed males in ultralight airplanes. The wasteland that Wild Ones navigates is a scrappy, disorderly position the place novice conservationists do grueling, occasionally preposterous-looking paintings; the place a marketer maneuvers to manage the polar bear’s picture whereas Martha Stewart turns as much as movie these beasts for her express at the Hallmark Channel. Our so much comforting rules approximately nature resolve. of their position, Mooallem forges a brand new and maintaining imaginative and prescient of the human animal and the wild ones as kindred creatures on a less than perfect planet.

    With propulsive interest and searing wit, and with no the simple moralizing and nature worship of environmental journalism’s older shield, Wild Ones merges reportage, technology, and heritage right into a humane and endearing meditation on what it ability to reside in, and produce a existence into, a damaged world.

    --And don’t pass over the album according to the ebook: WILD ONES through Black Prairie.  electronic free up on may perhaps 14; actual free up on June 11--

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  • Doctor Dunbar's Good Little Dog Book

    By Ian Dunbar

    Welcome to the historically-proven, so-old-that-it?s-new-again, common, common sense, and relaxing method to teach your dog?off-leash, lure/reward, enjoyable and video games, dog-friendly puppy education. This e-book outlines step by step, illustrated options for socialization, temperament education, and behaviour amendment in addition to for educating easy manners. Dr. Dunbar's education recommendations are altogether speedier, more straightforward, gentler, more advantageous, and positively significantly extra relaxing for you and your puppy. Veterinarian and animal behaviorist Dr. Ian Dunbar is the unique author of off-leash dog periods, which sparked the revolution for confident, reward-based, dog-friendly puppy education.
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  • Hatching & Brooding Your Own Chicks: Chickens, Turkeys, Ducks, Geese, Guinea Fowl

    By Gail Damerow

    Gail Damerow exhibits you ways to incubate, hatch, and brood child chickens, ducklings, goslings, turkey poults, and guinea keets. With suggestion on every thing from settling on a breed and selecting the easiest incubator to feeding and taking care of infant chicks in a brooder, this accomplished consultant additionally covers matters like embryo improvement, panting chicks, and quite a few universal beginning defects. even if you need to hatch 3 eggs or 100, you’ll locate the entire details you must make your poultry-raising operation a success.
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  • The Animal Mind: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Animal Cognition

    By Kristin Andrews

    The learn of animal cognition increases profound questions about the minds of animals and philosophy of brain itself. Aristotle argued that people are the one animal to chuckle, yet in contemporary experiments rats have additionally been proven to giggle. In different experiments, canine were proven to reply safely to over 2 hundred phrases in human language.

    In this creation to the philosophy of animal minds Kristin Andrews introduces and assesses the fundamental subject matters, difficulties and debates as they lower throughout animal cognition and philosophy of brain.

    She addresses the subsequent key topics:
    • what's cognition, and what's it to have a brain?
    • What questions should still we ask to figure out no matter if behaviour has a cognitive foundation?
    • The technology of animal minds defined: ethology, behaviourist psychology, and cognitive ethology rationality in animals animal awareness: what does examine into discomfort and the sentiments demonstrate?
    • What can empirical proof approximately animal behaviour let us know approximately philosophical theories of cognizance?
    • Does animal cognition contain trust and ideas; Do animals have a Language of Thought?
    • Animal communique different minds: Do animals characteristic mindedness to different creatures?

    Extensive use of empirical examples and case reviews is made in the course of the e-book. those comprise Cheney and Seyfarth s ververt monkey study, Thorndike s cat puzzle packing containers, Jensen s examine into people and chimpanzees and the ultimatum online game, Pankseep and Burgdorf s examine on rat laughter, and Clayton and Emery s study on reminiscence in scrub-jays.

    Additional beneficial properties equivalent to bankruptcy summaries, annotated additional analyzing and a thesaurus make this an integral creation to these educating philosophy of brain, animal cognition. it is going to even be a superb source for these in fields akin to ethology, biology and psychology."
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  • The Story of Fester Cat

    I consistently knew that the remainder of my tale is gonna be an excellent one. I don’t understand how I knew that, yet I regularly did. Ungow! i'm Fester the cat. Welcome to my e-book, everyone!

    From whilst he first ambled into Paul Magrs’s yard—skinny, lined in flea bites, and lacking all yet one and a part teeth—Fester knew he’d came upon his relatives. Paul and his associate, Jeremy, inspiration it was once the ragged black-and-white stray, drained from a coarse existence at the streets, who used to be in determined desire of help. yet smart Fester knew greater. He understood that it used to be his newfound proprietors who wanted the help.

    Over the process seven years, the feisty tom cat became the old fashioned Manchester apartment right into a loving domestic. via his fierce spirit, robust will, and calming power, Fester taught Paul and Jeremy how you can pay attention and breathe, the best way to delight in the thrill of easily sitting and making a song (what Fester’s purrs gave the impression of to his foolish humans), and the way to discover pleasure and contentment in existence, even if facing hardship.

    This is the real tale of a rare little cat whose light attraction and trusting soul grew to become younger males right into a family members.
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  • The Rescue (Guardians of Ga'hoole, Book 3)

    By Kathryn Lasky

    The 3rd e-book within the GUARDIANS OF GA'HOOLE sequence, a vintage hero mythology, chronicles Soren's quest for his lacking mentor, Ezylryb, and conflict opposed to his evil brother, Kludd.

    Now that Soren has been reunited together with his sister, Eglantine, he needs to face his subsequent problem: making feel of the mysterious disappearance of his mentor, Ezylryb. whilst Soren discovers that Ezylryb is at risk, he and his buddies Gylfie, Twilight, and Digger devise a plan to save lots of the liked instructor.

    In this procedure, Soren needs to struggle a ferocious foe who wears a terrifying steel beak, sharpened for conflict. it is not until eventually the war of words is over that Soren discovers the genuine id of his opponent. The steel beaked warrior is Soren's evil brother, Kludd.
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