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Animals Make Us Human: Creating the Best Life for Animals
Animals Make Us Human
Creating the Best Life for Animals
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0151014892
Drawing on the latest scientific research and her own work with animals, the author discusses the emotional needs of animals and how to fulfill them, challenging common myths about animal emotions, mental stimulation, and emotional well-being.
Old Dogs: Are the Best Dogs
Old Dogs
Are the Best Dogs
Hardcover      ISBN: 1416534997
A whimsically photographed collection of short character studies of beloved senior canines is a celebration of the charm and dignity of dogs over the age of ten, in a gift-appropriate compendium based on submissions to the Web site OldDogsBook.com. 100,000 first printing.
The Sibley Guide to Trees
The Sibley Guide to Trees
Paperback      ISBN: 037541519x
A comprehensive field guide to trees from the author of The Sibley Guide to Birds includes species arranged taxonomically, not by features, and includes detailed paintings that illustrate the cycles of annual and lifetime development.
The Chicken Whisperer's Guide to Keeping Chickens: Everything You Need to Know. . . and Didn't Know You Need to Know About Backyard and Urban Chicken
The Chicken Whisperer's Guide to Keeping Chickens
Everything You Need to Know. . . and Didn't Know You Need to Know About Backyard and Urban Chicken
Paperback      ISBN: 1631593129
Poultry personality Andy Schneider tells you everything you need to know about keeping chickens! Since The Chicken Whisperer's Guide to Keeping Chickens was first published in 2011, many people have discovered the joys and benefits of a backyard flock. Now Andy Schneider is back with The Chicken Whisperer's Guide to Keeping Chickens, Revised. Are you looking for a great way to reconnect with the earth, the community, and your food sources? Keeping backyard chickens is a fun, simple way to start making this happen, even with limited space in your backyard. Let the Chicken Whisperer (poultry personality Andy Schneider) teach you everything he knowsâ?¿and everything you need to knowâ?¿about raising a backyard flock! Ditch the super-technical manuals and enjoy Andy's unique, common-sense perspective in The Chicken Whisperer's Guide to Keeping Chickens, Revised. This fun, comprehensive guide is a perfect fit for your busy lifestyle. Inside, you'll learn: The Benefits of a Backyard Chicken Flock, So You're Eggspecting: The Art of Incubation, The Art of Brooding, Home Sweet Home: Coops & Runs, Nutrition, Health, and Wellness â?¿ and much more!
Goats of Anarchy: One Woman's Quest to Save the World One Goat at a Time
Goats of Anarchy
One Woman's Quest to Save the World One Goat at a Time
Hardcover      ISBN: 1631062859
Get ready to party—the goats are back in town! Based on the popular Instagram account, Goats of Anarchy takes you on a tour of Leanne’s goat rescue farm, a place where special-needs goats can heal, grow, and butt heads to their hearts’ content. Join Pocket, Ella, Chibs, Lyla, Prospect and Polly--the goat who took the Internet by storm with her adorable duck costume--as they rumble, snuggle, pig out, dress up, and even teach you a few goat yoga moves to loosen your haunches. Whether they’re learning to walk or just romping around the farm, these horned and hooved heartbreakers will have you grinning ear to ear as they chew the scenery—literally! When she left New York City for the wilds of New Jersey in 2011, Leanne Lauricella knew nothing about animal sanctuaries. She started her Instagram account, @goatsofanarchy, shortly after getting her first two goats, Jax and Opie. Today, Leanne’s Instagram has over 280,000 followers, and is the winner of the 2016 People’s Voice Webby Award for Animal-Based Social Media Account.
Peterson Field Guide to Finding Mammals in North America
Peterson Field Guide to Finding Mammals in North America
Paperback      ISBN: 0544373278
Peterson The best-selling field guides of all time To see a fog shrew, should you go to Muir Woods National Monument? If you’re planning to visit Yellowstone National Park, what animals can you expect to see? When should a photographer visit to get a shot of a gray fox? A mammal finder’s guide (rather than an identification guide), this book tells you how to look, where to go, and what you are likely to find there. Two main sections provide a choice of looking up information by place or by species: The first includes regions of North America, highlighting the best places to look for mammals. The species-finding guide has accounts of more than four hundred species of mammals, including detailed directions to specific parks, refuges, and other locations; the best times of day (or night) to look; and much more information specific to each mammal. Sponsored by the National Wildlife Federation and the Roger Tory Peterson Institute VLADIMIR DINETS has a PhD in zoology and specializes in animal behavior, conservation biology, and the natural history of little-known animals living in remote places. To learn more, visit www.petersonfieldguides.com or scan here.
Botany in a Day: The Patterns Method of Plant Identification: An Herbal Field Guide to Plant Families of North America
Botany in a Day
The Patterns Method of Plant Identification: An Herbal Field Guide to Plant Families of North America
Paperback      ISBN: 1892784351
Looking for a faster, easier, and engaging way to identify plants? Related plants have similar characteristics, and they often have similar uses. Rather than learning new plants one-at-a-time, it is possible to learn them by the hundreds, based on plant family patterns. Each family of related plants has unique patterns for identification. Learn to recognize these patterns, and discover them again and again in the plants you encounter. It is possible to instantly recognize a plant never before seen, and in many cases, to know its edible or medicinal properties on the spot-even before you have identified it down to the species!
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
Unlikely Heroes: 37 Inspiring Stories of Courage and Heart from the Animal Kingdom
Unlikely Heroes
37 Inspiring Stories of Courage and Heart from the Animal Kingdom
Paperback      ISBN: 0761174419
In her heartwarming New York Times bestsellers Unlikely Friendships and last year’s Unlikely Loves, Jennifer Holland revealed the surprising emotional bonds that exist between animals of different species. Her books spent dozens of weeks on bestseller lists and caught the attention of major media from CBS This Morning to USA Today. Why? Because she opened our eyes to the rich inner lives of animals, showing us that the power of love and friendship is not for humans only. In Unlikely Heroes, Ms. Holland uncovers and celebrates yet another side of animals that we often think belongs primarily to people—heroism, that indefinable quality of going above and beyond, often for altruistic reasons, often at great personal risk. These 37 inspiring true tales show animals whose quick acts have saved lives, like the pod of dolphins who protected swimmers in New Zealand from a great white shark by forming a screen around them. There are stories of animals who simply and unselfishly give, like Rojo the llama, who shines his very special light of lovingkindness on the elderly patients in an Oregon rehab center. And there are compelling stories of heroic resilience: like Naki’o, the abandoned puppy who lost all four paws to frostbite but found the grit not only to overcome that terrible hardship but to reclaim the joy of life—that’s him, smiling on the cover of the book.
Tamed & Untamed: Close Encounters of the Animal Kind
Tamed & Untamed
Close Encounters of the Animal Kind
Paperback      ISBN: 1603587551
"Tamed and Untamed -- a collection of essays penned by two of the world's most celebrated animal writers, Sy Montgomery and Elizabeth Marshall Thomas -- explores the minds, lives, and mysteries of animals as diverse as snails, house cats, hawks, sharks, dogs, lions, and even octopuses. Drawing on stories of animals both wild and domestic, the two authors, also best friends, created this book to put humans back into the animal world. The more we learn about what other animals think and do, they explain, the more we understand ourselves as animals, too. Writes Montgomery, "The list of attributes once thought to be unique to our species -- from using tools to waging war -- is not only rapidly shrinking, but starting to sound less and less impressive when wecompare them with other animals' powers." With humor, empathy, and introspection, Montgomery and Thomas look into the lives of all kinds of creatures -- from man's best friend to the great white shark -- and examine the ways we connect with our fellow species. Both authors have devoted their lives to sharing the animal kingdom's magic with others, and their combined wisdom is an indispensable contribution to the field of animal literature. The book contains a foreword by Vicki Constantine Croke, author of the bestseller"--