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Trees of Minnesota: Field Guide
Trees of Minnesota
Field Guide
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.
Enslaved by Ducks: How One Man Went from Head of the Household to Bottom of the Pecking Order
Enslaved by Ducks
How One Man Went from Head of the Household to Bottom of the Pecking Order
Paperback      ISBN: 1565124502
Describes the author's move from the Michigan suburbs to the country and the unruly menagerie he and hs wife accumulated along the way--including Stanley Sue, a gender-switching African grey parrot; Hector, a grumpy Muscovy duck who likes sitting on shoulders; Howard, an amorous dove; and Chloe, a mallard who learned to limp. Reprint.
All Creatures Great and Small
All Creatures Great and Small
Paperback      ISBN: 0312330855
A country veterinary surgeon in Yorkshire describes the joys and trials of his profession and recalls his early career and experiences with his unique animal clientele and their colorful owners, in a new trade paperback edition of the classic memoir. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
Goodbye, Friend: Healing Wisdom for Anyone Who Has Ever Lost a Pet
Goodbye, Friend
Healing Wisdom for Anyone Who Has Ever Lost a Pet
Paperback      ISBN: 160868086x
The final parting from a pet is a sorrow many feel they face alone. Is it appropriate to feel so sad for an animal? As cited in Goodbye, Friend, and written by Garrison Keillor, "If this is foolish, so it be." Since our companion animals are cherished family members in many a family, their loss is, of course, painful and even wrenching. In this beloved manual, Reverend Kowalski offers not just insight but also practical guidance — on honoring your own grief and helping children with theirs; ideas for rituals, ceremonies, and solace; and considering death and the continuum of life. The book shows how to appreciate the life stages and needs of the pets he — and readers — know are anything but petty.
The Big New Yorker Book of Cats
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.
Wildlife of the Galapagos
Wildlife of the Galapagos
Paperback      ISBN: 0691102953
The Galápagos is a truly special place. Unlike the rest of the world's archipelagoes, it still has 95 percent of its prehuman quota of species. Wildlife of the Galápagos is the most superbly illustrated and comprehensive identification guide ever to the natural splendor of these incomparable islands--islands today threatened by alien species and diseases that have diminished but not destroyed what so enchanted Darwin on his arrival there in 1835. Covering over 200 commonly seen birds, mammals, reptiles, invertebrates, and plants, it reveals the archipelago's striking beauty through more than 400 color photographs, maps, and drawings and well-written, informative text.While the Galápagos Giant Tortoise, the Galápagos Sea Lion, and the Flightless Cormorant are recognized the world over, these thirty-three islands--in the Pacific over 600 miles from mainland Ecuador--are home to many more unique but less famous species. Here, reptiles well outnumber mammals, for they were much better at drifting far from a continent the archipelago was never connected with; the largest native land mammals are rice rats. The islands' sixty resident bird species include the only penguin to breed entirely in the tropics and to inhabit the Northern Hemisphere.There is a section offering tips on photography in the Equatorial sunlight, and maps of visitors' sites as well as information on the archipelago's history, climate, geology, and conservation. Wildlife of the Galápagos is the perfect companion for anyone who wants to know what so delighted Darwin. * Covers over 200 commonly seen species including birds, mammals, reptiles, invertebrates, plants, and coastal and marine life * Illustrated with over 400 color photographs, maps, and drawings; includes maps of visitors' sites * Written by wildlife experts with extensive knowledge of the area * Includes information on the history, climate, geology, and conservation of the islands * The most complete identification guide to the wildlife of the Galápagos
Peterson Guide to Bird Identification- in 12 Steps
Peterson Guide to Bird Identification- in 12 Steps
Hardcover      ISBN: 1328662063
Beginning with the basics, this guide helps simplify the bird-identification process through a handy
The Owl Who Liked Sitting on Caesar: Living With a Tawny Owl
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.
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
Dog Medicine: How My Dog Saved Me from Myself
Dog Medicine
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.