- A full-color guide to the world of bears - Includes black bears, polar bears, and grizzlies - Information on dealing with bears in the wild Feared and reviled by many, bears are woefully misunderstood creatures. This natural history guide clears up many of the misconceptions about the animals and offers a glimpse into their extraordinary lives. Covering everything from hibernation to their storied fishing abilities, the book also examines the difficulties that bears and humans often have coexisting and gives invaluable guidance on how to act should you encounter a wild bear. Illustrated throughout in full color.
An A-to-Z reference for using homeopathy to treat animals.
The gentle and effective qualities that have made homeopathy such a popular remedy for humans make it the perfect treatment method for animals as well. This reader-friendly guide is an A-to-Z reference for treating almost any emergency that may befall our beloved animal companions. Practical clinical instruction in homeopathy and first aid is included for each condition, from broken bones to diarrhea, from poisoning to fleas. Special sections discuss caring for orphaned young animals and understanding how homeopathic medicines work. It makes the perfect guide for those who want to give animals the non-threatening, natural care they need.
Homeopathy for Animals applies to many different animal species, including pets, horses, barnyard animals, even birds and reptiles.
Real-life anecdotes from the author's 20 years of veterinary experience treating household pets and farm and wild animals make Homeopathy for Animals as entertaining as it is useful.
White Star's bestselling CubeBook series has earned a reputation for superb quality images in an appealing, affordable format. This new addition to the series showcases the incomparable nature photography of Valeria Manferto. Featuring exotic species and familiar favorites, these images capture fleeting moments in the lives of a vast international menagerie of wild animals. Readers experience untamed creatures caring for their young, hunting for food, basking in the sun, grooming, and other everyday activities which, when viewed through the lens of Ms. Manferto, become very special indeed. We are whisked on a tour of the world's wildlife, from the big cats and noble elephants of the African savannahs to crocodiles and monkeys of tropical jungles to more familiar creatures such as bears and foxes that live in the northern forests. Presented in the trademark chunky, tactile format of the CubeBooks, these photos bring to life the physical beauty of these animals, and convey the unique qualities that makes each of them an integral part of our ecosystem.
Japan's sole monkey - the Japanese macaque - lives in subtropical lowlands and in subalpine regions. The monkeys live in the Japanese Alps where snow blankets the ground for most of the winter, and are affectionately called Snow Monkeys. Heather Angel unravels how these monkeys live in troops, showing them through their seasons.
Here is the heartwarming true story of Dr. James Herriot, an English country veterinarian, whose humor and natural storytelling ability have captured the hearts of American readers in a very special way. Warm, joyous, often hilarious . . . --New York Times Book Review. (All Ages)
The best-selling animal advocate Temple Grandin offers the most exciting exploration of how animals feel since The Hidden Life of Dogs.
In her groundbreaking and best-selling book Animals in Translation, Temple Grandin drew on her own experience with autism as well as her distinguished career as an animal scientist to deliver extraordinary insights into how animals think, act, and feel. Now she builds on those insights to show us how to give our animals the best and happiest life--on their terms, not ours.
It's usually easy to pinpoint the cause of physical pain in animals, but to know what is causing them emotional distress is much harder. Drawing on the latest research and her own work, Grandin identifies the core emotional needs of animals. Then she explains how to fulfill them for dogs and cats, horses, farm animals, and zoo animals. Whether it's how to make the healthiest environment for the dog you must leave alone most of the day, how to keep pigs from being bored, or how to know if the lion pacing in the zoo is miserable or just exercising, Grandin teaches us to challenge our assumptions about animal contentment and honor our bond with our fellow creatures.
Animals Make Us Human is the culmination of almost thirty years of research, experimentation, and experience.
This is essential reading for anyone who's ever owned, cared for, or simply cared about an animal.
From the award-winning author of The Song of the Dodo comes a collection of essays in which various weird and wonderful aspects of nature are examined. From tales of vegetarian piranha fish and voiceless dogs to the scientific search for the genes that threaten to destroy the cheetah, Quammen captures the natural world with precision. A distinguished natural science essayist, Quammen's reporting is masterful and thought provoking and his curiosity and fascination with the world of living things is infectious.
Dolphins are highly evolved and social animals, with their own language of clicks and whistles and elaborate courtship rituals. Their obvious curiosity about the world extends to humans, if only for a few moments of fun, but unfortunately this factor of their intelligence has made them targets for exploitation. Add that to pollution, toxins and the practice in some cultures to kill them for food, dolphins, while not yet an endangered species, are continually threatened.