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.
Marley & Me
Life and Love With the World's Worst Dog
Paperback ISBN: 0060817097
Follows the life story of an exuberant golden Labrador who gets into perpetual trouble and experiences a range of inspiring adventures, from comforting his human companions in the aftermath of a devastating miscarriage, to shutting down an entire beach, to guarding a seventeen-year-old neighbor in the aftermath of a stabbing attack. Reprint. 250,000 first printing.
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.
Tell Me Where It Hurts
A Day of Humor, Healing and Hope in My Life As an Animal Surgeon
Paperback ISBN: 0767926447
A veterinary surgeon offers his perspective on a typical day in his life, presenting anecdotes about pets and their owners and the unique blend of cutting-edge technology, old-fashioned instinct, and caring that comprise veterinary medicine today. Reprint.
Animals Make Us Human
Creating the Best Life for Animals
Paperback ISBN: 0547248237
Drawing on the latest scientific research and her own work with animals, the author of Animals in Translation discusses the core emotional needs of animals of all kinds and how to fulfill them, challenging common myths about animal emotions, mental stimulation and emotional well-being. Reprint.
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.
Trees of Minnesota
Paperback ISBN: 1885061390
Identifying trees can be fun and enlightening with the Trees of Minnesota Field Guide. It contains everything youíll want to know, with photos and details about 93 species of trees, including info about leaves, bark, size, range maps and more.
Mammals Of Minnesota Field Guide
Paperback ISBN: 1591930332
From mice to moose, identifying mammals is simple and fun. This unique field guide includes facts about size, habitat, range and more, for Minnesota-specific mammals. Professional photos and notes help you discover all of Minnesotaís diverse species.
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.