Category: Animals

  • Cat Daddy: What the World's Most Incorrigible Cat Taught Me About Life, Love, and Coming Cl ean

    By Jackson Galaxy, Joel Derfner

    Cat behaviorist and celebrity of Animal Planet's hit tv convey My Cat from Hell, Jackson Galaxy, a.k.a. "Cat Daddy," is not what you could anticipate for a cat expert (as The manhattan Times famous, together with his goatee and tattoos, he "looks like a Hells Angel"). but Galaxy's skill to connect to even the main stricken tom cats -- let alone the stressed-out people dwelling of their wake -- is awe-inspiring. during this e-book, Galaxy tells the poignant tale of his thirteen-year courting with a petite gray-and-white short-haired cat named Benny, and provides singular recommendation for dwelling with, taking good care of, and loving the pussycat on your home.

    When Benny arrived in his existence, Galaxy used to be a down-and-out rock musician with now not an excessive amount of extra occurring than a part-time activity at an animal protect and a drug challenge. Benny's prior proprietor introduced the cat to the shield in a cardboard field to provide him up. Benny had visible higher days --- his pelvis had simply been shattered via the wheels of a vehicle -- and his proprietor insisted he'd been "unbondable" from day one. not anything might have been farther from the reality. An inspiring account of 2 damaged beings who fastened one another, Cat Daddy is laced all through with Galaxy's striking "Cat Mojo" recommendation for realizing what cats desire so much from us people that allows you to stay happier, more healthy lives.

    Show description

  • The Complete Dog Breed Book

    By DK Publishing

    The last word puppy breed source publication, the whole puppy Breed booklet has every thing from puppy grooming to puppy education to taking care of a puppy to, sure, a breakdown of puppy breeds for potential breeders and potential puppy proprietors. seek via universal puppy breeds and unique puppy breeds in addition — the total puppy Breed booklet comprises 420 puppy breed profiles, with the preferred puppy breeds featured on double-page spreads. the total puppy Breed booklet comes entire with annotated pictures and breed-specific care tips and notes on colour diversifications, temperament, and masses more.

    Looking for a puppy as a puppy? locate the suitable puppy breed for each way of life and character. the entire puppy Breed booklet even has quizzes and question-and-answer selector charts that assist you locate the best puppy breed in your domestic. suggestions and additions consultant you thru the nuts and bolts of puppy possession, so you'll be ready in your new puppy as soon as you've selected a puppy breed.
    Show description

  • BBC Wildlife (November 2011)

    Bbc natural world journal with the most recent discoveries, perspectives and information on flora and fauna, conservation and environmental matters, and depended on further-information resources, the journal is superb for a person with a fondness for the topic
    Show description

  • Extreme Nature

    smelliest plant
    best water-walker
    longest migration
    hairiest animal
    best surfer
    tiniest mammal
    longest tongue
    fastest swimmer
    sharpest feel of smell
    strangest society
    hottest animal
    flashiest males
    slimiest animal
    fastest digger
    loudest chook call
    slipperiest plant
    stickiest skin
    deadliest love-life
    largest animal ever
    oldest leaves
    fattest carnivore
    deepest-living animal
    sleepiest animal

    Show description

  • Curious George Visits the Library

    By H. A. Rey, Margret Rey

    George is fortunate to reach on the library simply in time for tale hour. yet it’s tough for a bit monkey to take a seat nonetheless too lengthy. From picking out books to getting his own library card, George’s day on the library makes examining fun.
    Show description

  • The Accidental Species: Misunderstandings of Human Evolution

    By Henry Gee

    The inspiration of a lacking hyperlink among humanity and our animal ancestors predates evolution and well known technology and truly has spiritual roots within the deist thought of the nice Chain of Being. but, the metaphor has lodged itself within the modern mind's eye, and new fossil discoveries are frequently hailed in headlines as revealing the elusive transitional step, the instant once we stopped being “animal” and commenced being “human.” In The unintended Species, Henry Gee, longtime paleontology editor at Nature, takes objective at this deceptive thought, arguing that it displays a profound false impression of ways evolution works and, whilst utilized to the evolution of our personal species, helps improper rules approximately our personal position within the universe.
    Gee provides a strong and stark problem to our tendency to work out ourselves because the acme of production. faraway from being a quirk of spiritual fundamentalism, human exceptionalism, Gee argues, is an blunders that still infects medical notion. traveling the various gains of people that experience regularly been used to differentiate us from the remainder of the animal international, Gee indicates that our evolutionary consequence is one hazard between many, one who owes extra to probability than to an prepared development to supremacy. He starts off with bipedality, which he indicates can have arisen completely by chance, as a spinoff of sexual choice, strikes directly to know-how, huge mind dimension, intelligence, language, and, ultimately, sentience. He unearths each one of those attributes to be alive and good in the course of the animal world—they are usually not, certainly, certain to our species.

    The unintended Species combines Gee’s firsthand event at the editorial facet of many very good paleontological findings with fit skepticism and humor to create a booklet that goals to overturn well known pondering on human evolution—the key's no longer what’s lacking, yet how we’re linked.

    Show description

  • Enslaved by Ducks

    By Bob Tarte

    The e-book that Entertainment Weekly referred to as "hilarious," Publishers Weekly declared "a precise pleasure," Booklist known as "heartwarming," and the Dallas Morning News praised as "rich and humorous" is now to be had in paperback.

    When Bob Tarte received a home in rural Michigan, he used to be hoping on a tranquil haven. Then Bob married Linda. She sought after a rabbit, which appeared risk free adequate until eventually the bunny chewed via their electric wiring. And that used to be just the start. prior to lengthy, Bob chanced on himself developing cages, purchasing feed, clearing duck waste, and spoon-feeding a menagerie of bushy and feathery citizens. His lifetime of quiet serenity vanished, and he unwittingly grew to become a servant to a relentlessly challenging family members. "They dumbfounded him, managed and teased him, took their percentage of his flesh, stole his center" (Kirkus Reviews).

    Whether commiserating with Bob over the destiny of these who're slaves to their animals or relating to his tale as a cautionary story concerning the rigors of animal possession, readers on each side of the fence have chanced on Tarte's tale of his chaotic squawking loved ones irresistible--and irresistibly funny.
    Show description

  • Sponges: A Museum Victoria Field Guide

    By Julian Finn, Lisa Goudie, Mark Norman

    We'd give some thought to sponges as rest room items however the actual residing animals are way more fascinating. they arrive in all sizes and styles, take place in all oceans of the area, and feature extraordinary lives. Sponges have lived in our oceans for six hundred million years. historical kinds even outfitted reefs higher than the nice Barrier Reef. this day, sponges aid fresh our oceans, are specialists are chemical battle and will rebuild themselves after being torn aside. a few even reside for 2000 years. there's nonetheless a lot to profit in regards to the range and biology of sponges in southern Australian waters, with many species nonetheless expecting formal clinical description. This consultant introduces naturalists, beachcombers, divers and others to sponge species in general encountered in southern Australia.
    Show description

  • Dogs That Know When Their Owners Are Coming Home: Fully Updated and Revised

    By Rupert Sheldrake

    Many folks who've ever owned a puppy will swear that their puppy or cat or different animal has exhibited a few form of habit they only cannot clarify. How does a puppy understand while its proprietor is returning domestic at an unforeseen time? How do cats understand while it's time to visit the vet, even prior to the cat provider comes out? How do horses locate their as far back as the solid over thoroughly unexpected terrain? and the way can a few pets expect that their proprietors are approximately to have an epileptic fit?

    These interesting questions about animal habit confident world-renowned biologist Rupert Sheldrake that the very animals who're closest to us have a lot to educate us approximately biology, nature, and cognizance.

    Filled with attractive tales and thought-provoking research, Dogs That recognize while Their vendors Are Coming Home is a groundbreaking exploration of animal habit that might profoundly switch the best way we expect approximately animals, and ourselves. After 5 years of in depth learn related to millions of people that personal and paintings with animals, Sheldrake conclusively proves what many puppy proprietors already comprehend -- that there's a powerful connection among people and animals that lies past present-day clinical figuring out.
    With a scientist's brain and an animal lover's compassion, Sheldrake compellingly demonstrates that we and our pets are social animals associated jointly via invisible bonds connecting animals to one another, to their vendors, and to their houses in strong methods. Sheldrake's provocative rules approximately those social, or morphic, fields clarify the uncanny habit usually saw in pets and aid explain awesome animal habit within the wild, equivalent to migration and homing.

    Dogs That comprehend whilst Their proprietors Are Coming Home not just presents attention-grabbing perception into animal, and human, habit, but additionally teaches us to question the bounds of traditional medical proposal. This amazing ebook merits a spot subsequent to the main cherished and invaluable books on animals, equivalent to When Elephants Weep, canines by no means Lie approximately Love, and The Hidden lifetime of Dogs.

    From the Hardcover edition.
    Show description

  • Poseidon's Steed: The Story of Seahorses, From Myth to Reality

    By Helen Scales

    A attention-grabbing trip with the ocean creature that has captured human mind's eye for hundreds of thousands of years

    Poseidon?s Steed trails the seahorse via secluded waters around the globe in a kaleidoscopic historical past that mirrors man?s centuries-old fascination with the animal, sweeping from the reefs of Indonesia, during the again streets of Hong Kong, and again in time to old Greece and Rome. over the years, seahorses have surfaced in a few not likely areas. We see them immortalized within the ornamental arts; in tribal folklore, literature, and old fable; or even at the pages of the earliest scientific texts, prescribed to regard every thing from dermis lawsuits to baldness to flagging libido. Marine biologist Helen Scales eloquently exhibits that seahorses are certainly fish, although scientists have lengthy wondered over their unique anatomy, and their very unusual intercourse lives?male seahorses are the one men within the animal international that have childbirth!

    Our first seahorse imaginings seemed six thousand years in the past on cave partitions in Australia. the traditional Greeks referred to as the seahorse hippocampus (half-horse, half-fish) and despatched it galloping throughout the oceans of mythology, pulling the ocean god Poseidon?s golden chariot. The seahorse has even been the guts of a modern day foreign artwork scandal: A two-thousand-year-old winged seahorse brooch was once plundered through Turkish tomb raiders and offered to the Metropolitan Museum of artwork in New York.

    A publication that's as captivating because the seahorse itself, Poseidon?s Steed brings to lifestyles an aquatic treasure.

    Seahorses lead quiet lives, tucked away out of sight at the seafloor. it truly is infrequent to capture a glimpse of a seahorse in its average habitat. yet whether few have obvious one dwell, those unique, doubtless prehistoric creatures exist particularly vividly in our imaginations and so they have mesmerized scientists, artists, and storytellers all through time with their otherworldly rarity.

    Poseidon?s Steed is a sweeping trip that takes us from the coral reefs and seagrass meadows of Indonesia the place many seahorses makes their ordinary habitat to the again streets of Hong Kong the place a thriving black industry seahorse exchange is hid. all through historical past, seahorses have surfaced in a few unforeseen locations and Scales additionally follows the seahorse again in time, from our so much rudimentary seahorse imaginings six thousand years in the past on cave partitions in Australia, to the myths of historical Greece.

    Scientists have lengthy questioned over seahorses? strange anatomy and their very unusual intercourse lives. And male seahorses are the single men within the animal global that have childbirth! Seahorses will not be what scientists name a ?keystone? species. They depend upon a fit ocean to outlive, however the marine environment doesn't depend on them. yet their smooth good looks reminds us that we depend at the seas not just to fill our dinner plates, but additionally to feed our imaginations.
    Show description