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Rescuing Penny Jane: One Shelter Volunteer, Countless Dogs, and the Quest to Find Them All Homes
Rescuing Penny Jane
One Shelter Volunteer, Countless Dogs, and the Quest to Find Them All Homes
Hardcover      ISBN: 006237723x
Terrified Penny Jane; brassy but filthy Dixie Lou; tough-guy Dingo; and the crazed, nippy jester, Walter Joe. These are not your average cute-and-cared-for, well-trained pups—these are shelter dogs. Scared, aggressive, so painfully shy that they can’t look you in the eye, they have languished so long without attention that they are slipping into a dark place, and soon will no longer be able to bond with people. A member of the elite corps of volunteers at Boston’s Animal Rescue League, Amy Sutherland began walking shelter dogs in 2001 and has patiently helped train canines with serious behavior problems. Rescuing Penny Jane is the story of her adventures with these remarkable dogs, from working at a shelter, helping dozens of animals discover that the right person can give them love, hope, and a whole new life, to adopting two rescue dogs of her own and fostering half a dozen more. In addition to her touching, funny, and insightful anecdotes, Sutherland travels the country talking to leading shelter experts, animal behaviorists, and activists. An affecting, entertaining portrait of the relationships between shelter dogs and those who care for them, Rescuing Penny Jane is a book that dog lovers and all who care about animals will treasure.
North American Birdfeeder Handbook
North American Birdfeeder Handbook
Hardcover      ISBN: 0789403374
A guide to creating a bird-friendly environment, with tips on feeders, nestboxes, birdbaths, recipes, and bird identification
The Complete Mushroom Hunter: An Illustrated Guide to Foraging, Harvesting, and Enjoying Wild Mushrooms: Including New Sections on Growing Your Own Edibles and Off-Season Collectin
The Complete Mushroom Hunter
An Illustrated Guide to Foraging, Harvesting, and Enjoying Wild Mushrooms: Including New Sections on Growing Your Own Edibles and Off-Season Collectin
Paperback      ISBN: 1631593013
Do you know your mushrooms? This is the only mushrooming book that will introduce you safely and with confidence to the not-so underground hobby of mushroom hunting and gathering. Gathering edible wild food is a lovely way to forge a connection to the earth. Mushrooms are the ultimate local food source; they grow literally everywhere, from mountains and woodlands to urban and suburban parks to your own backyard. The Complete Mushroom Hunter, Revised is a new edition of Quarry's successful Complete Mushroom Hunter. It will enrich your understanding of the natural world and build an appreciation for an ancient, critically relevant, and useful body of knowledge. Amateur mycologists and mushroom enthusiasts will find this is a guidebook for their passion. Mushroom guru Gary Lincoff escorts you from the mushroom's earliest culinary awakening, through getting equipped for mushroom forays, to preparing and serving the fruits of the foray, wherever you live. Inside you'll find: A brief, but colorful history of mushroom hunting worldwide; how to get equipped for a mushroom foray; a completely illustrated guide to the common wild edible mushrooms and their poisonous look-alikes -- where to find them, how to identify them, and more; how to prepare and serve the fruits of your foray, plus more than 30 delicious recipes; plus, dozens of colorful, priceless anecdotes from living the mushroom lifestyle.
Travellers' Wildlife Guides Costa Rica
Travellers' Wildlife Guides Costa Rica
Paperback      ISBN: 1566565294
Peterson First Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians
Peterson First Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians
Paperback      ISBN: 0395971950
Discusses an assortment of specimens located in North America, and offers advice on catching and caring for them
How to Eat in the Woods: A Complete Guide to Foraging, Trapping, Fishing, and Finding Sustenance in the Wild
How to Eat in the Woods
A Complete Guide to Foraging, Trapping, Fishing, and Finding Sustenance in the Wild
Hardcover      ISBN: 1631910124
"A comprehensive, practical, and reliable guide to staying alive in the woods and living off the land, by one of the most respected wilderness survivalists. With text by wilderness survivalist, Bradford Angier, the information in How to Eat in the Woods is tried, trusted, and true. One of the most complete books written on the subject, this portable guide includes essential information on how to track, trap, kill, and prepare various types of animals; select bait, land fish, and clean and cook the catch;recognize edible plants, fruits, berries, and nuts; locate bird eggs; catch edible insects; and find potable water. Also included is information on building a fire and preparing food without utensils. "--
How to Raise Goats: Everything You Need to Know: Meat, Milk, Fiber & Pet Goats Breed Guide & Purchasing Proper Care & Healthy Feeding Showing Advice
How to Raise Goats
Everything You Need to Know: Meat, Milk, Fiber & Pet Goats Breed Guide & Purchasing Proper Care & Healthy Feeding Showing Advice
Paperback      ISBN: 076033157x
As pets or livestock, goats are increasingly popular animals on farms large and small. Easier and cheaper to keep than many larger animals, they will keep a pony company, pull a cart, and produce the perfect milk for many artisan cheeses or meat for some of the most up-and-coming ethnic cuisines. For anyone thinking of acquiring a goat or starting a herd--for whatever reason--this book is an essential resource. Written by an authority on goat breeding and behavior, this approachable guide covers every component of raising goats for fun or profit, meat or milk. Beginning with the basics--history and behavior, types and breeds--Carol Amundson answers all of a prospective owners questions about getting a goat, from land requirements and regulations to choosing or assessing particular animals or breeds. In a clear and engaging way, she goes into the details of housing and feeding, breeding and milking, training and showing, transporting and marketing goats of all kinds--as well as the dos and donts of keeping them healthy from birth to old age. Concise, complete, and easy-to-use, this is a reference that no goat owner should be without.
Mammals of Britain and Europe
Mammals of Britain and Europe
Hardcover      SKU: 1199622478
Track Finder: A Guide to Mammal Tracks of Eastern North America
Track Finder
A Guide to Mammal Tracks of Eastern North America
Paperback      ISBN: 0912550333
Track Finder is a pocket guide to mammal tracks of eastern North America. This guide includes keys to print shapes and track patterns, discussion of scat and other signs, habitat information, range maps, and drawings of the animals and their tracks.
Can I Have a Kitten?: Colour, Construct and Play With Your New Furry Friend
Can I Have a Kitten?
Colour, Construct and Play With Your New Furry Friend
Paperback      ISBN: 1781574057
In this lovely collection of constructibles from the illustrator Mina Braun you will be able to make your own delightful kitten come alive in a variety of fun-packed ways. Kuster and his friends are always getting up to mischief and they have the outfits to match their capers. Dress up your kittens, create some finger puppets, and create a cute model of your newest best friend. Instructions and helpful hints are provided throughout, as well as some fun facts about your new furry family. Can I have a kitten? Yes, you can!