Animal Behavior Ethology
What Animals Think and Feel
Paperback ISBN: 1250094593
A well-respected conservationist takes readers around the world where he explores the lives of animals, focusing on their profound capacity for perception, thought and emotion and providing a thoughtful examination of how animals truly think and feel.
The Animal Dialogues
Uncommon Encounters in the Wild
Paperback ISBN: 0316066478
THE ANIMAL DIALOGUES tells of Craig Childs' own chilling experiences among the grizzlies of the Arctic, sharks off the coast of British Columbia and in the turquoise waters of Central America, jaguars in the bush of northern Mexico, mountain lions, elk, Bighorn Sheep, and others. More than chilling, however, these stories are lyrical, enchanting, and reach beyond what one commonly assumes an "animal story" is or should be. THE ANIMAL DIALOGUES is a book about another world that exists alongside our own, an entire realm of languages and interactions that humans rarely get the chance to witness.
The Perfect Puppy
How to Raise a Well-behaved Dog
Paperback ISBN: 177085911x
Highly regarded dog behaviorist Gwen Bailey shares her proven system of training a puppy. Gwen Bailey's bestselling puppy care guide has helped hundreds of thousands of owners throughout the world raise a problem-free dog. It is now updated with the latest findings in canine behavior and a completely new user-friendly design, and answers many of the questions she has received from dog owners since the first edition. The Perfect Puppy teaches new puppy owners how to raise a well-behaved dog. Bailey's aim is to show puppy owners how they can influence their puppy's behavior for the better, and how to mold his future character. She uses her proven system of training a puppy using only positive rewards-based methods, coupled with a lot of play and fun Full-color photographs show how to housebreak a puppy, how to teach it to obey, how to prevent biting, chewing and other problems, and to generally be a good canine citizen and a beloved member of the family. She provides step-by-step training, a valuable socialization plan, and games that incorporate learning. The contents include: - The raw material - how breeds affect behavior - A puppy's view of the world - The new family, life with a puppy - Developmental stages - Socialization - Housetraining - Behavior control and leadership - Toys and games - Preventing biting, aggression, chewing - Handling and grooming - Good manners and learning to be alone - Training your puppy - Adolescence and beyond.
Secrets of the Animal World Revealed
Paperback ISBN: 075667221x
Presents a comprehensive look at all groups of the animal kingdom, examining such aspects of their behavior as hunting and feeding, defense, sex and reproduction, birth and development, communication, and intelligence.
The Ingenuity of Animal Survival
Paperback ISBN: 0060957379
A visually stunning exploration of the mysteries of evolution focuses on the inherent winter survival tactics of animals, including flying squirrels, grizzly bears, torpid turtles, and even insects, revealing how these animals alter and adapt to a vast array of extraordinary conditions. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.
Black, Brown & Polar Bears
Paperback ISBN: 1591933781
Award-winning photographer Stan Tekiela presents bears as you've never seen them before. His striking photographs demonstrate why bears are so beloved, and his compelling text paints a fascinating picture of a bear's life.
Being a Dog
Following the Dog into a World of Smell
Paperback ISBN: 1476796025
From the #1 bestselling author of Inside of a Dog—“an incredible journey into the olfactory world of man’s best friend” (O, The Oprah Magazine), Alexandra Horowitz’s follow-up to her New York Times bestseller explains how dogs experience the world through their most spectacular organ—the nose. In her “fascinating book…Horowitz combines the expertise of a scientist with an easy, lively writing style” (The New York Times Book Review) as she imagines what it is like to be a dog. Guided by her own dogs, Finnegan and Upton, Horowitz sets off on a quest through the cutting-edge science behind the olfactory abilities of the dog. In addition to speaking to cognitive researchers and smell experts, Horowitz visits detection-dog trainers and training centers; she meets researchers working with dogs to detect cancerous cells and anticipate epileptic seizure or diabetic shock; and she even attempts to smell-train her own nose. As we come to understand how rich, complex, and exciting the world around us is to the canine nose, Horowitz changes our perspective on dogs forever. Readers will finish this book feeling that they have broken free of their human constraints and understanding smell as never before; that they have, for however fleetingly, been a dog. And, as The Boston Globe says about Being a Dog, “becoming more doglike, not surprisingly, can make anyone’s life a little more vivid.”
The Natural, Everyday Guide to Understanding and Correcting Common Dog Problems
Paperback ISBN: 0307337979
Presents a commonsense guide to understanding canine behavior, explaining how to use a dog's natural pack instincts to help fix behavioral issues and emphasizing the importance of exercise, discipline, and affection in a dog's life.
The Grizzly Maze
Timothy Treadwell's Fatal Obsession With Alaskan Bears
Paperback ISBN: 0452287359
Traces the efforts of a conservationist to protect the grizzly bear, recounts how his efforts to overturn perceptions about bear aggressiveness resulted in his death in October 2003, and explores the causes of the fatal attack.
Mama's Last Hug
Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us about Ourselves
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 0393635066
The influential primatologist and best-selling author of Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are? draws on renowned primate studies in an exploration of animal emotions that touches on such subjects as expressions, animal sentience and free will.