What Second-Chance Dogs Teach Us About Living With Purpose, Loving With Abandon, and Finding Joy in the Little Things
Paperback ISBN: 0143131176
Discover the astonishing lessons rescue dogs can teach us about life, love, and ourselves In the follow-up to his New York Times bestseller Rescue Road, acclaimed journalist Peter Zheutlin offers a heartwarming and often humorous new look into the world of rescue dogs. Sharing lessons from his own experiences adopting Labs with large personalities as well as stories and advice from dozens of families and rescue advocates, Zheutlin reveals the surprising and inspiring life lessons rescue dogs can teach us, such as: - How to “walk a mile in a dog’s paws” to get a brand-new perspective - Living with a dog is not one continuous Hallmark moment—but it’s never dull! - Why having a dog helps you see your faults and quirks in a new light, even if you can’t “shed” them completely - How to set the world right, one dog at a time For anyone who loves, lives with, or has ever wanted a dog, this charming book shows how the dogs whose lives we save can change ours for the better too.
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.
The Practical Naturalist
Explore the Wonders of the Natural World
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 0756658993
Explains all the wonders of the natural world, focusing on various biomes and the flora and fauna that inhabit them, in a full-color guide endorsed by Audubon. Original.
An Introduction to Familiar Species
Paperback ISBN: 1583556915
Familiar species, common plants, and natural phenomena are introduced in these beautifully illustrated guides to nature and the outdoors. Printed on laminated, water-resistant paper in a folded format, Pocket Naturalist® Guides are highly durable for use in the field as each title provides a portable reference to a variety of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fishes, butterflies, and insects. Nature enthusiasts, from the beginner to the seasoned explorer, will relish the abundance of detailed information packed within these handheld guides. From the American goldfinch and the common raccoon to the western painted turtle and the bluegill, this identification guide showcases more than 140 of the most common flora and fauna species found in the Hawkeye State. In addition to the species found within, this portable source of information also includes a map of prominent Iowa wildlife sanctuaries, which offers ideal wildlife scouting locations for visitors and locals alike.
Sparrows and Finches of the Great Lakes Region and Eastern North America
Paperback ISBN: 1552977072
Sparrows and Finches offers birders information on this rich variety of species right in their own backyard. It's hard to keep all those little brown birds apart. This handy, bring-along guidebook is designed to help beginner and advanced birders to identify accurately over 48 types of sparrows, finches, and their look-alikes. Sparrows and Finches focuses only on these two families within a defined geographical location: the Great Lakes and eastern North America. As result, it offers comprehensive coverage in a small, convenient format. The book is heavily illustrated with 220 full-color photographs taken by award-winning photographers that show these birds in their natural habitats. Comparison pages group similar-looking birds on a single spread for quick reference. Concise and accurate information on each bird includes: - Common name - Biological classification - Song description - Identifying features - Seasonal changes to plumage color Sparrows and Finches will prove indispensable to naturalists, students, and birders at all levels of experience. A special section entitled What Can I Do to Help the Sparrows offers simple ways to attract sparrows and finches to your own backyard. This is an engaging and friendly guide that reveals the rich diversity among a seemingly common family of birds so often taken for granted.
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.
The Animal's Companion
People & Their Pets, a 26,000-Year Love Story
Hardcover ISBN: 0316466212
A New York Times bestselling author, taking readers on an epic journey through the centuries and across continents, and sharing wonderful stories of the most famous, endearing and sometimes eccentric pet owners throughout history, explores how our relationships with our pets have developed but also stayed the same. 25,000 first printing.
The Owl Who Liked Sitting on Caesar
Living With a Tawny Owl
Paperback ISBN: 1250069343
A longtime editor of Osprey Publishing and author of The Last Valley reflects on his 15-year relationship with a Tawny Owl, an unlikely companionship marked by their incredulous neighbors, books and unique care challenges. 25,000 first printing.