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By Edward Stourton. 2011
Anyone who ever walks a dog will know that if you are accompanied by a dog you can talk to… anyone, and anyone can talk to you - about anything. What is more, while we may know that a dog is just a dog, we continue to allow ourselves to speak and think of our dogs as friends, individuals with a full claim on our affections. 2011.
By Hugues De Montalembert, David Noakes. 1985
In 1978, artist Hughes de Montalembert was blinded by two muggers. This is the tale of his search for a… cure, of his rehabilitation and his despair, and finally his discovery of reconciliation and peace. 1985. Uniform title: Lumière assassinée.
By Stephen Kuusisto. 2006
The author of "Planet of the Blind", who has been legally blind since birth, explains how he perceives the world… around him through listening. In these essays he describes childhood influences, adult travels, artful eavesdropping, and love of poetry and Caruso's singing. 2006.
By Merrily Weisbord, Kim Kachanoff. 2000
All around the world there are certain dogs that provide life saving duties in a variety of different settings. This… book looks at these canines and discusses their specific talents. It describes the lives of 22 working dogs that rescue, protect, entertain, hunt and happily serve people for a living. 2000.
By Elizabeth Abbott. 2015
From the soulless concrete corridors of an American prison to the halls of a Canadian hospital to life among the… ruins in post-war Serbia, the author meets people whose lives are changed forever by a wagging tail and a pair of soulful eyes—and dogs who find a new lease on life with devoted human companions. Sharing stories of rescuing dogs in need of shelter, friendship, and love: devoted Tommy, the inspiration who began it all; irrepressible Bonzi, the beagle who charmed his way into prisoners’ hearts; and many more, the author digs down into the deepest roots of the human–animal bond, showing us that together people and dogs can find hope and happiness. 2015.
By J. Moussaieff Masson. 1997
A psychoanalyst attempts to explore the mind and heart of the dog. Delves into questions about emotions in dogs, offering… evidence of canine love, loyalty, dignity, fear, and loneliness. Recounts true stories that support the author's beliefs about the affective lives of dogs. 1997.
By Don Cherry. 2016
For over a decade, Don Cherry hosted the TV show Grapevine, which brought viewers up close and personal with the… biggest names in sports. Presents behind-the-scenes access to some of his most fascinating and revealing interviews with the all-time greats. Includes stories about hockey greats Maurice "Rocket" Richard, Wayne Gretzky, Bobby Orr and Gordie Howe, and athletes and officials from other sports such as boxing, snooker, and baseball. Bestseller. 2016.
By Don Cherry, Al Strachan. 2008
Former hockey player and coach Don Cherry's comments on Hockey Night in Canada's "Coach's Corner" routinely make headlines as they… entertain, educate, and often upset some fans throughout North America. Now he presents his favourite stories from his career in hockey. And you can imagine the stories he has to tell. c2008.
By Desmond Morris. 1987
By Jacques Cousteau, Philippe Diolé. 1975
Observing dolphins in various seas of the world, the authors present characteristics of this intelligent, friendly marine mammal, and the… results of data gathered from experiments. 1975. (Undersea Discoveries of Jacques Yves Cousteau) Uniform title: Les dauphins et la liberté.
By Vicki Myron, Bret Witter. 2008
Spencer, Iowa, public library director Vicki Myron describes finding a kitten in the book drop in 1988. Named Dewey Readmore… Books by library staff, the feline became an increasingly famous mascot over the next nineteen years. Myron also discusses her divorce, single parenthood, breast cancer scare, and love of librarianship. Bestseller. 2008.
By Ernest George Schwiebert. 1980
Collection of fourteen stories about trout and salmon fishing by an ardent practitioner of the sport. He describes experiences in… Iceland, Ireland, England, Norway, the Alaskan wilderness, Michigan, and the rugged rivers of the American West. 1980.
By Adrian Shubert. 1999
Discusses bullfighting as a social institution within the framework of a broader society. Traces modern bullfighting from the eighteenth to… the twentieth century, revealing changes in Spanish attitudes toward entrepreneurship and the bullfighters. Views the sport from the perspectives of business, politics, and gender. 1999.
By Catherine Johnson, Temple Grandin. 2009
From renowned scientist and animal welfare advocate Temple Grandin, this groundbreaking book is a clarion call to awareness of the… inner lives of humankind's far-too-often mistreated and neglected companions. Based on research spanning over 30 years, these stunning insights into the very real emotions and thoughts of animals are sure to be a source of fascination and inspiration. 2009.
By John C Kricher. 2007
A series of lectures on dinosaurs presented by John Kricher, professor of biology at Wheaton College, covering: the changing views… of dinosaur development; the evolutionary and ecological relationships among dinosaurs; what it might have been like in the Mesozoic era; and the question of what ultimately brought about the total extinction of all non-bird dinosaurs and the end of the Cretaceous Period. 2007.
By Tom Sullivan. 2012
For Tom Sullivan —author, actor, athlete, singer, entertainer, and producer—a life with blindness has been a life with very few… true limits. In this elegant exploration of the senses, he considers the different challenges he’s faced and explains the wonder he carries because, not in spite, of his blindness. 2012.
By Sue Hubbell. 1994
Most of us think of bugs as pesky creatures we squish under our shoes or bat away with our hands.… Under the microscope of Sue Hubbell's keen eye emerges an exciting world we rarely take the time to see. 1994.
By Frances Lief Neer. 1994
Neer suffered from low vision throughout her life and eventually became blind. Just as she lost her sight totally, her… adult son died and left her his 13-year-old daughter to raise. Neer's story is about coping - how to travel, shop, socialize, read and write, and run a household - and she describes attending plays, cooking for dinner parties, becoming street savvy, and, literally, dancing in the dark. 1994.
By Barry Holstun Lopez. 1988
Collection of meditative and descriptive essays on various ecological aspects of the American landscape. Lopez poignantly evokes such scenes as… dying sperm whales beached on the Oregon Coast and endless flocks of geese flying above the Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge. 1988.
By Ved Mehta. 1972
A memoir about the author's father whose work in the field of cholera, malaria, and tuberculosis is notable. The author… also tells about being sent to a school for the blind after illness robs him of his sight. 1972.