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.
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).
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.
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 Definitive Visual Guide
3rd Edition Hardcover ISBN: 1465464107
With more than 1 million copies sold, this updated and revised celebration of the animal kingdom features photos and descriptions of over 2,000 species and habitats. Bringing animals, habitats, and up-to-date research to life for readers around the world, Animal explores the creatures that have fascinated and inspired humans for years, from intrepid Emperor penguins to fierce Siberian tigers, to the very intelligent and highly communicative humpback whale. This updated edition introduces the olinguito, the adorable, recently discovered mammal that looks like a cross between a cat and a teddy bear, and the Skywalker gibbon found in the tropical forests of Yunnan Province in southwest China and Myanmar. Perfect for gift-giving. Produced in association with the Smithsonian Institution.
Cold Noses at the Pearly Gates
A Book of Hope for Those Who Have Lost a Pet
Paperback ISBN: 0806528877
Do all dogs and cats really go to heaven? Yes, they do! The death of your beloved pet can be one of the most heartbreaking losses you'll ever endure. But recovery isn't only about closure. You also want to know where your best friend has gone. After the intense, unexpected grief he experienced following the loss of his own companions, animal lover and biblical scholar Gary Kurz set out to prove that there are indeed pets in Paradise. After devoting countless hours of research, he now shares his inspiring insights to bring you a richer understanding of animals and their souls. You'll finally find answers to common questions about animals and the afterlife--and you'll also get a 30-day devotional to help you work through your grief. If you've ever loved and lost a pet, or if you know someone who has shared a special bond with a furry face and a cold, wet nose, you'll welcome this amazing book's reassurance that love and loyalty are truly eternal, and that someday, you and your pets will be together again. "For those of us who love our pets so passionately, Gary Kunz thoughtfully and thoroughly gives hope that death is not the end for our furry, scaled, and feathered friends." --Francine Hornberger, co-author ofSo You Think You Know about Cats?
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.
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.
Good Grief: Finding Peace After Pet Loss
Personal and Professional Insights on the Animal Lover's Unique Grieving Process
Paperback ISBN: 161539981x
Millions of people the world over share a deep emotional bond with their animal companions and have great difficulty processing their intense feelings of grief when that beloved creature dies. Society trivializes their bereavement, saying, “It was just a pet.