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Eels: An Exploration, from New Zealand to the

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James Prosek

Eels: An Exploration, from New Zealand to the Sargasso, of the World's Most Mysterious Fish

Editura: Harper

Anul aparitiei: 2010

From New Zealand to the Sargasso, Prosek delivers a detailed exploration of the world's most mysterious fish.

  

That Quail, Robert

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Margaret Stanger

That Quail, Robert

Editura: Harper Paperbacks

Anul aparitiei: 1992

The perennially bestselling and acclaimed classic of the little bird who chose human companionship over other quail. Eschewing freedom and the mating calls of other birds, Robert the quail preferred to greet household guests and discipline unruly children. "Ranks among the great nature tales of all time".--Boston Globe. Line drawings.

  

Shy Boy: The Horse That Came in from the Wild

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Monty Roberts

Shy Boy: The Horse That Came in from the Wild

Editura: Harper Perennial

Anul aparitiei: 2000

"To appreciate Shy Boy, " writes horse gentler Monty Roberts, "you must see him or his kind running free and easy, in a wide open space." This compelling story, and the breathtaking photographs that accompany it, offer a chance to do just that. During a dramatic three-day ride across miles of high desert, Monty Roberts used all his skill to connect with the little mustang he finally befriended. In the year that followed, Shy Boy grew to love life on the farm, playfully demanding attention, and becoming fascinated by children. After a year of challenges and one frightening illness, the wild horse's exceptional spirit earned the respect and admiration of his trainers. And, as a result of a PBS-aired program based on his initial encounter with Roberts, Shy Boy gained international fame. Yet throughout this extraordinary year, Monty Roberts struggled with the question, "Would Shy Boy rather be free?" With trepidation, he took Shy Boy back to the wild to let him choose. The event, and its stunning conclusion, are memorably captured in these magnificent photographs and in a story that is both unforgettable and inspiring.

  

Thanking the Monkey: Rethinking the Way We Treat

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Karen Dawn

Thanking the Monkey: Rethinking the Way We Treat Animals

Editura: Harper Paperbacks

Anul aparitiei: 2008

"An Inconvenient Truth" meets animal rights in this smart, hip, and accessible primer from one of the most respected members of the activist community. Full-color photos and cartoons throughout.

  

Flyaway: How a Wild Bird Rehabber Sought Adventure

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Suzie Gilbert

Flyaway: How a Wild Bird Rehabber Sought Adventure and Found Her Wings

Editura: Harper Perennial

Anul aparitiei: 2010

Suzie Gilbert discovered her true calling when she began working at a local animal hospital. Eventually, she started bringing abused and unwanted parrots home, and volunteering at a local raptor rehabilitation center. From there it was a short flight to her ultimate commitment: Flyaway, Inc., the nonprofit wild bird rehabilitation center she ran out of her own home. With heart and delightful wit, Gilbert chronicles daily life in her household-cum-bird-hospital, and recounts the resulting chaos as she, her husband, and their two young children struggled to live in a home where parrots shrieked Motown songs and recuperating herons took over the spare bathroom. Flyaway is a remarkable story of compassion for and dedication to beautiful creatures--and the importance of pursuing even the most unlikely of dreams.

  

Where Do Polar Bears Live?

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Sarah L. Thomson

Where Do Polar Bears Live?

Editura: Collins

Anul aparitiei: 2010

Let's-Read-and-Find-Out about Polar Bears The Arctic might be a bit too chilly for you or me to live there, but it is the perfect home for polar bears. The fur between the pads of their paws keeps them from slipping on the ice. Their skin and blubber are like a warm blanket. But the earth is getting warmer and the ice is melting. Where will the polar bears live? How can we help protect their home? Read and find out!

  

Animal Liberation: The Definitive Classic of the

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Peter Singer

Animal Liberation: The Definitive Classic of the Animal Movement

Editura: Harper Perennial

Anul aparitiei: 2009

Since its original publication in 1975, this groundbreaking work has awakened millions of people to the existence of "speciesism"--our systematic disregard of nonhuman animals--inspiring a worldwide movement to transform our attitudes to animals and eliminate the cruelty we inflict on them. In Animal Liberation , author Peter Singer exposes the chilling realities of today's "factory farms" and product-testing procedures--destroying the spurious justifications behind them, and offering alternatives to what has become a profound environmental and social as well as moral issue. An important and persuasive appeal to conscience, fairness, decency, and justice, it is essential reading for the supporter and the skeptic alike.

  

Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat: Why It's

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Hal Herzog

Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat: Why It's So Hard to Think Straight about Animals

Editura: Harper

Anul aparitiei: 2010

"Everybody who is interested in the ethics of our relationship between humans and animals should read this book." --Temple Grandin, author of Animals Make Us Human Hal Herzog, a maverick scientist and leader in the field of anthrozoology offers a controversial, thought-provoking, and unprecedented exploration of the psychology behind the inconsistent and often paradoxical ways we think, feel, and behave towards animals. A cross between Michael Pollan's The Omnivore's Dilemma and Bill Bryson's A Walk in the Woods, Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat, in the words of Irene M. Pepperberg, bestselling author of Alex & Me , " deftly blends anecdote with scientific research to show how almost any moral or ethical position regarding our relationship with animals can lead to absurd consequences."

  

The Hidden Life of Deer: Lessons from the Natural

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Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

The Hidden Life of Deer: Lessons from the Natural World

Editura: Harper

Anul aparitiei: 2009

From whitetails in the Northeast to mule deer in the West, deer are all around us. Bestselling naturalist Thomas spent a year watching them in the wild, and uncovered a vast hidden trove of lessons from the natural world.

  

The Hidden Life of Deer: Lessons from the Natural

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Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

The Hidden Life of Deer: Lessons from the Natural World

Editura: Harper Perennial

Anul aparitiei: 2010

In The Hidden Life of Deer, Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, the New York Times bestselling author of The Hidden Life of Dogs, turns her attention to wild deer, and the many lessons we can learn by observing nature. A narrative masterpiece and a naturalist's delight, The Hidden Life of Deer is based on the twelve months Thomas, a renowned anthropologist, spent studying the local deer population near her home in New Hampshire.

  

An Eagle Named Freedom: My True Story of a

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Jeff Guidry

An Eagle Named Freedom: My True Story of a Remarkable Friendship

Editura: William Morrow & Company

Anul aparitiei: 2010

Guidry nurtured an eaglet with two broken wings back to health at Sarvey Wildlife Care Center, and, then, when Guidry began fighting his own battle against non-Hodgkins lymphoma, the eagle guided him to fight for his own life.

  

The Bond: Our Kinship with Animals, Our Call to

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Wayne Pacelle

The Bond: Our Kinship with Animals, Our Call to Defend Them

Editura: William Morrow & Company

Anul aparitiei: 2011

Pacelle, president and CEO of the Humane Society, offers an insightful and engaging look at our relationship with animals--what they have taught us, how they are integral to our survival, how we are threatening their existence, and how we can find balance and sustainability.

  

Animal Blessings: Prayers and Poems Celebrating

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June Cotner

Animal Blessings: Prayers and Poems Celebrating Our Pets

Editura: HarperOne

Anul aparitiei: 2000

Our pets. They are our loyal companions and our faithful friends, a constant source of joy and inspiration. In this endearing anthology of prayers and poems, June Cotner has handpicked choice writings by some of the world's most notable animal lovers to celebrate the playful, the poignant, and the profound ways these wonderful creatures touch our daily lives.Selections include Emily Dickinson's astute observations of her cat, Roger Caras' thoughts about the love a dog brings to a home, and a cat's rules for running a house. Readers will be delighted by Anne Porter's poem exalting a spring symphony of peepers and Rumi in praise of birds in flight. The section "Partings" includes Annie Dougherty's lovely poem "Time to Say Good-bye" and Lord Byron's epitaph to his dog. "Reflections" includes the words of St. Francis, Jane Goodall, and Chief Seattle, reminding us that we are all interconnected beings, and James Herriot and Walt Whitman honoring the humble dignity of all creatures.Animal Blessings makes a wonderful gift for all animal lovers. This delightful volume is a charming companion that reminds us to be grateful for everything our pets and all the other animals of the world bring ...

  

Field Guide to Freshwater Invertebrates of North

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Field Guide to Freshwater Invertebrates of North America

Editura: Academic Press

Anul aparitiei: 2010

The Field Guide to Freshwater Invertebrates of North America focuses on freshwater invertebrates that can be identified using at most an inexpensive magnifying glass. This Guide will be useful for experienced nature enthusiasts, students doing aquatic field projects, and anglers looking for the best fish bait, lure, or fly. Color photographs and art, as well as the broad geographic coverage, set this guide apart. 362 color photographs and detailed descriptions aid in the identification of species Introductory chapters instruct the reader on how to use the book, different inland water habitats and basic ecological relationships of freshwater invertebrates Broad taxonomic coverage is more comprehensive than any guide currently available

  

The Secret Elephants: The Rediscovery of the

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Gareth Patterson

The Secret Elephants: The Rediscovery of the World's Most Southerly Elephants

Editura: Penguin Global

Anul aparitiei: 2010

  

Menagerie Manor

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Gerald Malcolm Durrell

Menagerie Manor

Editura: Penguin Books

Anul aparitiei: 2007

Menagerie Manor is sure to delight fans of Durrell's beloved classic My Family and Other Animals (the inspiration for The Durrells in Corfu on Masterpiece PBS) and other accounts of his lifelong fascination with members of the animal kingdom. With his unfailing charm, Durrell tells the story of how he finally fulfilled his childhood dream of founding his own private zoo, the Manor of Les Augres, on the English Channel island of Jersey. With the help of an enduring wife, a selfless staff, and a reluctant bank manager, the zoo grows, and readers are treated to a colorful parade of the zoo's unusual animal inhabitants.

  

Kicked, Bitten, and Scratched: Life and Lessons at

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Amy Sutherland

Kicked, Bitten, and Scratched: Life and Lessons at the World's Premier School for Exotic Animal Trainers

Editura: Penguin Books

Anul aparitiei: 2007

A rare and absolutely enchanting look inside the Harvard of wild animal wranglers As is obvious to anyone who has read her most e-mailed New York Times article of 2006, ?What Shamu Taught Me About a Happy Marriage, ? Amy Sutherland knows a thing or two about animals. In Kicked, Bitten, and Scratched , she takes readers behind the gates of Moorpark Community College, where students are taught such skills as how to train a hyena to pirouette and coax a tiger to open wide for a vet exam. As she follows the faculty, student body, and four- footed teaching aides at Moorpark's Exotic Animal Training and Management program, Sutherland produces a true walk on the wild side, filled with wonder, comedy, occasional heartache, and transcendent beauty.

  

A Field Guide to the Birds of Brazil

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Ber Van Perlo

A Field Guide to the Birds of Brazil

Editura: Oxford University Press, USA

Anul aparitiei: 2009

Brazil's bird diversity is one of the richest in the world. And yet there has never been a comprehensive field guide to this splendid and elusive avifauna. Until now. The carefully vetted text and images are the first to cover the full range of bird life in this vast and varied country. The more than 1800 up-to-date accounts treat the Yellow-nosed Albatross to the Sombre Hummingbird, the Ash-throated Gnat-eater to the Black-bellied Whistling-Duck, Nighthawks and Jacamars to Motmots, Puffbirds, and Peppershrikes. They are all here--every species and many subspecies found in each region of Brazil--with special attention given to the 218 Brazilian endemics. The book is laid out so that the illustrations sit across from the commentary and the distribution maps, so it is easy to use. Also, the author uses short-hand notation throughout, to make the book compact and easy to carry when in the field. For each bird, the scientific, English, and Portuguese name are given as well as detailed information on measurement; identifying features; habitat; voice, song, and call. Distribution maps show the range for each species, also indicating seasonality and occurrence, essential for finding and ...

  

A Dictionary of Animal Behaviour

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David McFarland

A Dictionary of Animal Behaviour

Editura: Oxford University Press

Anul aparitiei: 2006

This fascinating dictionary covers all aspects of animal behavior. Written by David McFarland, an established expert in this field, the book contains terms from the related fields of ecology, physiology and psychology. Entries of each animal behavior is complimented by examples where applicable and are cross-referenced. In addition, the book is jargon free, making it and accessible for both professionals and general readers. Clear, concise, comprehensive, and informative, the Dictionary of Animal Behavior is an excellent source of reference for naturalists, bird-watchers, and animal enthusiasts everywhere, and essential reading for students of biology and psychology.

  

Animal Rights: What Everyone Needs to Know

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Paul Waldau

Animal Rights: What Everyone Needs to Know

Editura: Oxford University Press, USA

Anul aparitiei: 2011

In this compelling volume in the What Everyone Needs to Know(r) series, Paul Waldau expertly navigates the many heated debates surrounding the complex and controversial animal rights movement. Organized around a series of probing questions, this timely resource offers the most complete, even-handed survey of the animal rights movement available. The book covers the full spectrum of issues, beginning with a clear, highly instructive definition of animal rights. Waldau looks at the different concerns surrounding companion animals, wild animals, research animals, work animals, and animals used for food, provides a no-nonsense assessment of the treatment of animals, and addresses the philosophical and legal arguments that form the basis of animal rights. Along the way, readers will gain insight into the history of animal protection-as well as the political and social realities facing animals today-and become familiar with a range of hot-button topics, from animal cognition and autonomy, to attempts to balance animal cruelty versus utility. Chronicled here are many key figures and organizations responsible for moving the animal rights movement forward, as well as legislation and public ...

  
 
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