Category: Animals

  • Lone Wolf (Wolves of the Beyond, Book 1)

    By Kathryn Lasky

    Bestselling writer Kathryn Lasky's Wolves of the past, the beautiful new by-product from the mythical Guardians of Ga'hoole, is now in paperback!

    A wolf mom has given beginning, however the hot package snuffling subsequent to her brings basically affliction. The doggy, differently fit, has a twisted paw, and the mummy is aware what the cruel code of the pack calls for. Her domestic dog can be taken from her and deserted on a desolate hill. The pack can't have weak point - the wolf mom is aware that her puppy is condemned to die.

    But on my own within the wasteland, the puppy, Faolan, doesn't perish. This his tale - a narrative of survival, of braveness, and of affection effective. this can be Faolan's tale, the wolf doggy who rose as much as swap forevever the Wolves of the Beyond.
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  • Think Like a Cat: How to Raise a Well-Adjusted Cat--Not a Sour Puss

    By Pam Johnson-Bennett

    A absolutely revised and up to date version of the bestselling pussycat habit bible.

    There are nearly eighty-five million cats owned as pets within the usa on my own. And-thanks to her general appearances within the media and at veterinary meetings and humane organizations-most in their vendors already realize Pam Johnson-Bennett because the authority on all issues feline.

    Over the earlier ten years, the award-winning writer has persevered to refine her paintings and strategies. From simple healthiness care to extra severe behavioral concerns, from education cats to take advantage of a scratching publish to warding off muddle field difficulties this newly revised version of Think Like a Cat covers all of a cat owner's so much urgent concerns-and solidifies its place because the subject chief for years to come.

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  • Shadow Wolf (Wolves of the Beyond, Book 2)

    By Kathryn Lasky

    The second one installment in bestselling writer Kathryn Lasky's surprising WOLVES OF THE past sequence, a by-product of the mythical Guardians of Ga'Hoole books.

    The wolf domestic dog Faolan used to be born with a twisted paw, a moderate illness that triggered his wolf extended family to desert him within the woodland to die. yet Faolan, with assistance from the grizzly undergo who raised him as her personal, survived.

    Now he's made it again to his extended family as a gnaw wolf, the bottom score pack member. And the hardships are only starting. one other gnaw wolf, Heep, is jealous of Faolan and units him up for failure. as though those humiliations should not adequate, Faolon is framed for the homicide of a wolf domestic dog. Faolan needs to capture the wrongdoer in time and end up he merits to be an entire member of the extended family.
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  • Fear of the Animal Planet: The Hidden History of Animal Resistance

    By Jason Hribal

    “Until the lion has his historian,” the African proverb is going, “the hunter will continuously be a hero.” Jason Hribal fulfills this promise and turns the area the other way up. Taking the reader deep contained in the circus, the zoo, and comparable operations, he presents a window into the hidden fight and resistance that happens day-by-day. Chimpanzees break out their cages. Elephants assault their running shoes. Orcas call for extra nutrition. Tigers refuse to accomplish. certainly, those animals are rebelling with motive and goal. They develop into the genuine heroes, and our knowing of them is just not the same.

    “Animal fables, jungle books, Aesopian stories have been the discursive facts of cross-species interplay that survived into modernity as children’s literature. while the carceral changed the family procedure, because the zoos, circuses, and laboratories turned the first website of interplay exchanging the barnyard and the wild wooden, the animals started to face up to. listed below are their hidden tales. Jason Hribal takes us at the back of the zoo scenes, the phoney indicates, and adorable screens to bare an unsightly economic climate of exploitation, foreign trafficking in unique animals, over-work, cruelty in education, incessant and insolent teasing from the general public. He chronicles the escapes, the attacks, the call for of nutrition, and the refusals to breed that resulted. this is animal resistance neither “wild” nor “instinctual” yet responses to precise injustices. Single-minded, eccentric, and delightfully cranky, Hribal is the annalist nonpareil of animal get away. With gentle yet unforgiving misanthropy he conscientiously names the animals (the pachyderms – Jumbo and Tinkerbelle, the primates – Moe, Kumang, Little Joe, the ocean lions, dolphins, and Orcas (Corky, Kasatka) whereas leaving the keepers, running shoes, and showmen in shameful anonymity. From the break out of Tatiana, the Siberian tiger from the San Francisco zoo, to the most recent orca killing Hribal relentlessly gathers the proof to witness those risings of the creatures.” —Peter Linebaugh, writer of The Magna Carta Manifesto and The London Hanged
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  • Rescue Matters: How to Find, Foster, and Rehome Companion Animals: A Guide for Volunteers and Organizers

    By Sheila Webster Boneham

    Half I of Rescue concerns! covers the criminal, organizational, and bureaucracy wishes of rescue teams, in addition to discovering and dealing with volunteers. half II bargains with the animals themselves: how you can evaluation (health matters, character evaluate, kind of domestic wanted) foster houses and veterinary care, assessing power adopters, education, and working with behavioral difficulties. The booklet deals whatever for everybody attracted to saving homeless pets, from these eager to support out a couple of hours every week to these keen to supply foster houses or volunteer their organizational, workplace, or exposure abilities.
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  • L'Ours : Histoire d'un roi déchu

    By Michel Pastoureau

    Longtemps en Europe le roi des animaux ne fut pas le lion mais l'ours, admiré, vénéré, pensé comme un guardian ou un ancêtre de l'homme. Les cultes dont il a fait l'objet plusieurs dizaines de millénaires avant notre ère ont laissé des strains dans l’imaginaire et les mythologies jusqu’au cœur du Moyen Âge chrétien. De bonne heure l'Église chercha à les éradiquer. Prélats et théologiens étaient effrayés par l. a. strength brutale du fauve, par l. a. fascination qu’il exerçait sur les rois et les chasseurs et surtout par une croyance, largement répandue, selon laquelle l’ours mâle était sexuellement attiré par les jeunes femmes. Il les enlevait et les violait. De ces unions naissaient des êtres mi-hommes mi-ours, tous guerriers invincibles, fondateurs de dynasties ou ancêtres totémiques. Michel Pastoureau retrace les différents facets de cette lutte de l’Église contre l’ours pendant près d’un millénaire : massacres de grande ampleur, diabolisation systématique, transformation du fauve redoutable en une bête de cirque, promoting du lion sur le trône animal. Mais l’auteur ne s’arrête pas à l. a. fin du Moyen Âge. Inscrivant l’histoire culturelle de l’ours dans los angeles longue durée, il tente de cerner ce qui, jusqu’à nos jours, a survécu de son ancienne dignité royale. Le livre se termine ainsi par l’étonnante histoire de l'ours en peluche, dernier écho d’une relation passionnelle venue du fond des âges : de même que l'homme du Paléolithique partageait parfois ses peurs et ses cavernes avec l'ours, de même l'enfant du XXIe siècle partage encore ses frayeurs et son lit avec un ourson, son double, son ange gardien, peut-être son top-rated dieu.
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  • All Creatures Great and Small

    By James Herriot

    The vintage multimillion replica bestseller

    Delve into the mystical, unforgettable international of James Herriot, the world's so much cherished veterinarian, and his menagerie of heartwarming, humorous, and tragic animal patients.

    For over 40 years, generations of readers have extremely joyful to Herriot's exceptional stories, deep love of lifestyles, and awesome storytelling talents. for many years, Herriot roamed the distant, appealing Yorkshire Dales, treating each sufferer that got here his method from smallest to greatest, and looking at animals and people alike along with his willing, loving eye.

    In All Creatures nice and Small, we meet the younger Herriot as he is taking up his calling and discovers that the realities of veterinary perform in rural Yorkshire are very diversified from the sterile environment of veterinary university. a few visits are heart-wrenchingly tough, similar to one to an outdated guy within the village whose very sick puppy is his in basic terms buddy and spouse, a few are lighthearted and enjoyable, similar to Herriot's periodic visits to the overfed and pampered Pekinese Tricki Woo who throws events and has his personal stationery, and but others are inspirational and enlightening, reminiscent of Herriot's memories of terrible farmers who will scrape their meager gains jointly which will get right deal with their operating animals. From seeing to his sufferers within the depths of iciness at the remotest homesteads to facing uncooperative vendors and significantly unwell animals, Herriot discovers the wondrous type and unending demanding situations of veterinary perform as his humor, compassion, and love of the animal global shine forth.

    James Herriot's memoirs have bought eighty million copies world wide, and proceed to please and entertain readers of all ages.

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  • One at a Time: A Week in an American Animal Shelter

    By Diane Leigh

    Part the families in the US contain an animal better half. but, every year, neighborhood shelters soak up six to 8 million undesirable canines and cats who face an doubtful destiny. With compelling images and relocating vignettes, this publication chronicles the real tales of seventy five animals who entered a standard U.S. animal protect in the course of one week witnessed and documented by way of the authors.
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  • Wildlife Heroes: 40 Leading Conservationists and the Animals They Are Committed to Saving

    By Julie Scardina, Jeff Flocken

    With one-third of recognized species being threatened with extinction, flora and fauna conservationists are essentially the most vital heroes in the world, and flora and fauna Heroes profiles the paintings of forty of the top conservationists and the animals and motives they're devoted to saving, reminiscent of Belinda Low (zebras), Iain Douglas-Hamilton (elephants), Karen Eckert (sea turtles), S.T. Wong (sun bear), Steve Galster (wildlife trade), and Wangari Maathai (habitat loss). seeing that all of us must have an curiosity in conservation, there's a bankruptcy delivering info on methods humans can get entangled and make a distinction. bankruptcy introductions are via writer Kuki Gallmann, actor Ted Danson, actress Stefanie Powers, Congressman Jay Inslee, and television character Jack Hanna.
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