From the Mouths of Dogs
What Our Pets Teach Us About Life, Death, and Being Human
Hardcover ISBN: 0803277296
Hollars details a pet owner’s search for meaning in the relationships that people have with their pets--primarily, their dogs. Told through the author’s perspective, this book is part-memoir and part-study into the life lessons that our pets teach us. Combining historical and statistical information with the author’s first-hand experiences, each chapter focuses on a different pet and pet owner with which the author has come in contact. Included is a list of sources for further research. Annotation ©2015 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
How My Dog Saved Me from Myself
Paperback ISBN: 0143130013
A poignant first memoir of how the author's relationship with her dog saved her from suicidal depression describes her unsuccessful work with therapists and loved ones before she adopted a Golden Retriever puppy who became a loyal companion throughout her difficult recovery. Original.
Mammals of the North Woods
Paperback ISBN: 1936571099
From the massive moose to the miniscule mole, 68 species of Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan mammals are described in vivid detail by mammalogist Roger Powell of Ely, Minnesota. Roger is a Professor Emeritus of North Carolina State University with a broad range of expertise from Black Bears to fishers to weasels. All native (and introduced species) are covered from lynx to Least Chipmunk, from wolf to Woodland Jumping Mouse and from Snowshoe Hare to Short-tailed Shrew. Every page will provide an aha
A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Species
Paperback ISBN: 1583550682
Colorado Birds is a pocket-sized, folding naturalist guide. Distinctive colorful illustrations highlight the most commonly seen birds in Colorado. Printed on laminated material for durability, these handy guides are a great source of portable information.
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.
The Big New Yorker Book of Cats
Hardcover ISBN: 0679644776
A follow-up to the popular The Big New Yorker Book of Dogs is a gift-appropriate, feline aficionado's anthology of articles, literary pieces and full-color cartoons culled from the esteemed literary periodical's archives.
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.
Trees and Shrubs of Minnesota
Hardcover ISBN: 0816640653
With more than two hundred tree, shrub, and woody vine species in Minnesota, anyone with an interest in the outdoors has likely encountered an unfamiliar plant and wondered about its name, origin, characteristics, and habitat. In this new identification resource, the state’s foremost botanist and endangered species expert Welby R. Smith provides authoritative, accessible, and up-to-date information on the state’s native and naturalized woody plant species. This fully illustrated resource features: • Easy identification: more than one thousand color photographs of fruit, flowers, bark, and leaves for every species, as well as more than one hundred illustrations by botanical artist Vera Ming Wong • Distribution maps: more than five hundred maps, including state and North American range maps • Interesting background: descriptions of each species’ habitat, natural history, and ecology, which provide context to the entries • Comprehensive coverage: includes all native and naturalized trees, shrubs, and woody vines in Minnesota from Abies balsamea to Zanthozylum americanum. Written for everyone from scientists and environmentalists to teachers and people interested in horticulture and gardening, Trees and Shrubs of Minnesota will engage and educate anyone with a curiosity about the natural world. Welby R. Smith is a botanist for the Division of Ecological Resources at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. He is the author of Orchids of Minnesota (Minnesota, 1993).