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Wild and Exotic Animal Ophthalmology: Volume 1: Invertebrates, Fishes, Amphibians, Reptiles, and Birds
By Bret A. Moore, Gil Ben-Shlomo, Fabiano Montiani-Ferreira. 2022
This Volume 1 of a two-volume work is the first textbook to offer a practical yet comprehensive approach to clinical…ophthalmology in wild and exotic invertebrates, fishes, amphibia, reptiles, and birds. A phylogenetic approach is used to introduce the ecology and importance of vision across all creatures great and small before focusing on both the diverse aspects of comparative anatomy and clinical management of ocular disease from one species group to the next. Edited by three of the most esteemed authorities in exotic animal ophthalmology, this two-volume work is separated into non-mammalian species (Volume 1: Invertebrates, Fishes, Amphibians, Reptiles, and Birds) and Mammals (Volume 2: Mammals). Wild and Exotic Animal Ophthalmology, Volumes 1 and 2 is an essential collection for veterinary ophthalmologists and other veterinary practitioners working with wild and exotic animals.
Sharks Forever: The Mystery and History of the Planet’s Perfect Predator (Orca Wild #9)
By Mark Leiren-Young. 2022
Explore the latest science about sharks. Did you know that some sharks have friends? Or that there are sharks small…enough to swim in a soup can? There are sharks who can walk on land and others who make their own light. There are ancient sharks who lived in the oceans millions of years ago, and new species who have just been discovered. Most importantly, did you know that most sharks are fighting for their survival? Sharks Forever takes a deep dive into the lives of sharks––their habitat, biology, habits and personalities. It also looks at the biggest threats to their existence, from marine pollution and overfishing to bycatch and shark-fin soup. It goes beyond the bites and shares stories about people who swim with sharks and call them friends.
Rescue Me: An uplifting romantic comedy perfect for dog-lovers
By Sarra Manning. 2021
Margot doesn't have time for love.Will is afraid to love.And neither of them are expecting to fall in love with…Blossom: a gentle Staffy with a tragic past, a belly made for rubbing and a head the size of a football.After their first meeting at the rescue centre, both Margot and Will want to adopt Blossom so reluctantly agree to share custody. But Will's obsession for micro-managing and clear-cut boundaries and Margot's need to smother Blossom with affection, means that soon they have a very confused and badly behaved dog on their hands.Can they put their differences aside to become successful "co-pawrents" and maybe even friends? And meanwhile, does Blossom have plans of her own?
Funny Bugs: Laugh-out-loud nature facts! (Funny Nature #2)
By Paul Mason. 2023
Heaps of funny facts and cartoons about the bug world's most hilarious adaptations!Bugs have developed some of the strangest features…and behaviours to survive day in and day out. This book's lively artwork and side-splitting jokes bring these behaviours alive - and uncover the awesome science of the bug world. Meet the goofiest, the stinkiest, the best dancers and of course the absolutely funniest bugs on planet Earth!Funny Nature is a series of books presenting science learning through laughter. Brought to you by the author and illustrator of The Poo That Animals Do, this series covers science topics including evolution, adaptation, habitats, anatomy, physiology, life cycles and much more! Perfect for fans of facts and fun aged 6+.Books in the Funny Nature series:Funny BeastsFunny BugsFunny DinosaursFunny Plants
Funny Beasts: Laugh-out-loud nature facts! (Funny Nature #1)
By Paul Mason. 2023
Heaps of funny facts and cartoons about the animal world's most hilarious adaptations!Animals have developed some downright strange features and…behaviours to survive day in and day out. This book's lively artwork and side-splitting jokes bring these behaviours alive - and uncover the awesome science of the animal world. Meet the quirkiest, the flashiest, the stinkiest and of course the absolutely funniest animals on planet Earth!Funny Nature is a series of books presenting science learning through laughter. Brought to you by the author and illustrator of The Poo That Animals Do, this series covers science topics including evolution, adaptation, habitats, anatomy, physiology, life cycles and much more! Perfect for fans of facts and fun aged 6+.Books in the Funny Nature series:Funny BeastsFunny BugsFunny DinosaursFunny Plants
Equine Clinical Nutrition
By Rebecca L. Remillard. 2023
EQUINE CLINICAL NUTRITION Authoritative resource on the nutritional management of horses, now incorporating the iterative learning process The second edition…of Equine Clinical Nutrition is a fully updated and expanded revision of the classic student text on nutritional management of horses, covering updated nutrient recommendations, rations, feeding management, clinical nutrition and many other important topics in the field. To aid in reader comprehension, this new edition takes a new instructional approach to nutritional management using an iterative sequence of defined procedures. Divided into distinct sections for easy accessibility, this book is a comprehensive resource for feeding practices and management of healthy and sick horses alike. A thorough understanding of life stages, anatomy, physiology, and behavior underpins the practice of clinical nutrition. Sample topics covered in Equine Clinical Nutrition include: The evolution of horses to changing food supply, the importance of their microbiome, and the behavior patterns of feeding and drinking Nutrient metabolism of water, energy, protein, minerals, and vitamins, plus ration assessment, farm investigations, forages, and toxic plants Manufactured feeds, dietary supplements, USA feed regulations, and feed safety protocols Nutritional assessment of horses by life stage, recognizing pain and discomfort behaviors, and dietary management of weight and major system disorders Equine Clinical Nutrition is an essential text for students of veterinary medicine, animal science, pre-veterinary programs, and a desk reference for equine practitioners wanting practical clinical feeding recommendations. With comprehensive coverage of the topic, it is an essential text for everything related to nutrition in horses.
Guide to Ruminant Anatomy: Dissection and Clinical Aspects
By Thomas Passler. 2023
Guide to Ruminant Anatomy Familiarize yourself with the anatomy of ruminants and food animals with this up-to-date guide Guide to…Ruminant Anatomy provides a richly illustrated guide tailored to the practical needs of veterinary clinicians. Divided for ease of use into sections representing different parts of the ruminant body, this in-depth introduction uses real dissection images to familiarize readers in detail with the internal and external anatomy of caprine, ovine, and bovine animals. It provides an outstanding demonstration of the relevance of anatomy in clinical settings. Guide to Ruminant Anatomy readers will also find: Practical clinical applications discussed by board certified clinicians in each chapter Line drawings corresponding to dissection images of embalmed specimens Learning objectives in each section, tying key concepts to clinician development A companion website featuring laboratory videos demonstrating relevant anatomy Guide to Ruminant Anatomy is an essential guide for veterinary students studying anatomy of food animals, as well as veterinary practitioners of all kinds looking for an easy-to-use reference on ruminant anatomy.
Wild and Exotic Animal Ophthalmology: Volume 2: Mammals
By Bret A. Moore, Gil Ben-Shlomo, Fabiano Montiani-Ferreira. 2022
This Volume 2 of a two-volume work is the first textbook to offer a practical yet comprehensive approach to clinical…ophthalmology in wild and exotic mammals. A phylogenetic approach is used to introduce the ecology and importance of vision across the entire diversity of mammal species before focusing on both the diverse aspects of comparative anatomy and clinical management of ocular disease from one animal group to the next. Edited by three of the most esteemed authorities in exotic animal ophthalmology, this two-volume work is separated into non-mammalian species (Volume 1: Invertebrates, Fishes, Amphibians, Reptiles, and Birds) and Mammals (Volume 2: Mammals). Wild and Exotic Animal Ophthalmology, Volumes 1 and 2 is an essential collection for veterinary ophthalmologists and other veterinary practitioners working with wild and exotic animals.
All the Time in the World (John Gierach's Fly-fishing Library)
By John Gierach. 2023
Discover the answer to life&’s most pressing problems through the joy of fly-fishing from master philosopher John Gierach.Once again, John…Gierach tells the world why the pastime of fly-fishing makes so much sense—except when it doesn&’t. In sparkling prose, with more than a touch of humor, he recalls the joys of landing that trout he&’s been watching for the last hour—and then losing an even fatter one a little later. Joy and frustration mix in Gierach&’s latest appreciation of the fly-fishing life as he takes us from his home waters on the Front Range of the Rockies in Colorado to fishing meccas all over North America. From fishing lodges in Alaska to memories of the local creek in the Midwest where he grew up, Gierach reminds us about the indispensability of the natural world around us.
The Eagle Mother (Mothers of Xsan #3)
By Natasha Donovan, Hetxw’ms Gyetxw Huson, Hetxw'ms Gyetxw Brett D. Huson. 2020
Learn about the life cycle of these stunning birds of prey, the traditions of the Gitxsan, and how bald eagles…can enrich their entire ecosystem. Evocative illustration brings the Xsan's flora and fauna to life for middle years readers in book three of the Mothers of Xsan series.
Les Petits animaux d'ici
By Karine Morneau. 2021
Dans ta cour, dans ta rue, dans le champ d’en face ou au parc, des petits animaux volent, courent, grimpent,…sautillent ou se cachent... Commence ton exploration par les 10 petits animaux de ce guide d’identification. Découvre leur anatomie, leur menu, leurs habitudes… et apprends plein de choses surprenantes à leur sujet ! Alors, tu viens jouer dehors?
Adventures of a Louisiana Birder: One Year, Two Wings, Three Hundred Species
By Marybeth Lima. 2019
This candid and humorous chronicle shows how one woman goes from casual observer to obsessive bird nerd as she traverses…Louisiana’s avian paradise. In Adventures of a Louisiana Birder, readers follow Marybeth Lima across her adopted state in search of 300 species of birds. Bisected by the Mississippi flyway and home to 400 miles of coast, Louisiana has a variety of habitats, which serve as a beautiful backdrop to this remarkable journey. In birding circles, some devotees attempt what is known as a “big year,” a bird-sighting challenge to identify as many bird species as possible in a particular geographical area over the course of one year. Lima’s initial effort amounted to 11,626 miles in sixty-one road trips to log an impressive 280 species. But on a subsequent quest to exceed her record, she endures elusive birds, embarrassing misidentifications, and hungry insects in an effort to reach her goal. In the midst of these obstacles, Lima celebrates the camaraderie and friendly competition among fellow birders, from novices to a world-renown ornithologist. Requiring both mental focus and physical agility, birdwatching becomes an active sport through Lima’s narration. She vividly conveys the elation over a rare species seen or heard and the disappointment when one is narrowly missed. An appendix provides the location and date of every species she identifies. Lima’s personal experiences are interwoven with the excitement of tracking down one intriguing species after another. She faces a near-fatal burn accident to her spouse, end-of-life care for her mother-in-law, and Louisiana’s great flood of 2016. In the midst of these situations, her devotion to birding provides a much-needed outlet. “Somewhere in the roiling confluence of birds, locales, and human personalities,” writes Lima, “the center of my heart sings with utter abandon.” Adventures of a Louisiana Birder is the author’s call to a deeper passion for and awareness of Louisiana’s unique natural beauty and vulnerability.
Grizzly Bears: Guardians of the Wilderness (Orca Wild #10)
By Frances Backhouse. 2023
Grizzlies are one of North America’s most iconic wildlife species. They once roamed across half the continent, but today the…grizzly population has declined at an alarming rate and it is incredibly difficult to rebuild those numbers, especially in places with a lot of people. Yet grizzlies are key members of their ecological communities and a powerful symbol of wilderness. Filled with facts and richly illustrated with photos, Grizzly Bears: Guardians of the Wilderness explores the biology of grizzlies and the vital ecological role these bears play, and it asks readers to consider what it takes to share the land with them. Learn from conservationists, scientists, Indigenous Peoples and young people who are working to ensure that grizzlies will be with us forever.
Saving the Night: How Light Pollution Is Harming Life on Earth (Orca Footprints #26)
By Stephen Aitken. 2023
Light pollution threatens the survival of every living species on our planet, including people. It started when Thomas Edison invented…the first light bulb more than 150 years ago. Then, as electric light became more common, light pollution began to take over cities and towns. Today, in urban centers all over the world, the stars in the sky aren't visible. Millions of people have never seen the Milky Way. In Saving the Night, we discover how plants and animals have adapted over millions of years to survive and thrive in the dark, and how artificial light can upset the balance of entire ecosystems. But there are ways we can take back the night for animals, plants and us. It starts with the flick of a switch.
Go Wild! Prayers for Little Ones
By Crystal Bowman. 2018
Get little ones excited about saying their prayers with the Go Wild! Prayers for Little Ones. This new board book…is filled with bright illustrations, simple text, and interactive takeaways for parent and child to do together. Kids will love reading the fifteen prayers about God&’s creation that feature playful animals on every page. Each prayer also includes a Scripture verse and fun activity encouraging readers to hoot like an owl or growl like a grizzly bear.The perfect companion to the Go Wild! Bible Stories for Little Ones, this padded board book will make prayer time fun and memorable!
A Very Happy Easter Prayer: An Easter and Springtime Prayer Book for Kids (A Time to Pray)
By Bonnie Rickner Jensen. 2018
Snuggle up close with your little ones and enjoy this rhyming read-aloud about Easter and the springtime season. Give thanks…to God as spring arrives, bringing puddles and rain as well as daffodils and flowers.The weather is warming, flowers are blooming, and cuddly critters are leaving their nests. Join the adorable woodland animals as they thank God for all the blessings of Easter in this delightful prayer book for kids.A Very Happy Easter Prayeris great for children ages 0–4,is a sturdy board book with whimsical springtime illustrations,has heartfelt rhyming text about all the blessings of Easter and the spring season, andmakes a great gift for Easter baskets, baptisms, and baby showers.Encourage gratitude for all of God's blessings throughout the year with the other titles in the series:A Very Thankful PrayerA Very Thankful Prayer Seek and FindA Very Merry Christmas PrayerA Very Merry Christmas Prayer Seek and Find
Just in Case You Ever Wonder (Just in Case)
By Max Lucado. 2011
This book assures children of God's love through all their experiences—including during hard times such as being afraid of the…dark or being bullied—and gives assurance that their parent was there when they were first born and will be with them even in heaven.From New York Times bestselling author Max Lucado comes Just in Case You Ever Wonder, the classic children&’s book that has made its way into hearts and story times around the world. Whether you have treasured this book for years or are reading it for the first time with your little ones, this timeless reminder of the love between a parent and a child—and ultimately, between God the Father and us—will come to hold a special place in your heart and home.This award-winning picture bookhas sold 1.7 million copies, touching lives for more than 25 years;now includes new, breathtaking art from Eve Tharlet of a loving parent and baby bear; andreminds children of Jesus&’ unconditional love.Just in Case You Ever Wonder isperfect for children ages 3–7;an introduction to God&’s great love; anda great present for Christmas, other gift-giving holidays, or celebrations.Children long to hear they&’re special and loved. Just in Case You Ever Wonder assures them that as they grow and change, in both good and bad times, you—and their heavenly Father—will always be on their side . . . just in case they ever wonder.
Gobi (picture book): A Little Dog With A Very Big Heart
By Dion Leonard. 2017
Bring home the incredible true story of a friendship so strong that it crosses the globe! Families everywhere will be…delighted by the tale of Gobi and Dion—a little lost dog and the ultramarathon runner who saved her. Gobi: A Little Dog with a Big Heart is a fun, engaging picture book perfect for families to enjoy together.Prepare to fall in love with the heartwarming and true story of Gobi and Dion. Gobi, a scrappy little stray dog, latches onto a man named Dion and keeps pace alongside him as he runs his way across China in a long 155-mile race. Through cold nights and raging rivers, with little food and water, and through a long, hard journey, these two create a bond unlike any other.Cross the finish line with Gobi and Dion, the little pup who never quit and the ultramarathon runner who loves her. This amazing true story sparked international attention and will continue to inspire readers as they enjoy this fun picture book perfect for children.Join these two unlikely friends as they form a winning team for both the race and life!
PJ Time: 100 Bedtime Devotions to Light Up the Night
By Thomas Nelson. 2020
Young kids will learn fascinating nature facts as they grow in faith and settle down for peaceful sleep with these…fun, short devotions about the wonders of the dark in the animal world, ocean, and night sky.Each of the 100 bedtime devotions explores an engaging nighttime topic: sleeping otters holding hands, the moon's glow, multiplying bubbles at bath time, and saying good night to God. Each entry includes cheerful illustrations and a final reflection on how to act out Jesus' love and truth.This delightful devotional for boys and girls ages 4–8 gives kids a fun way to close out the day withAdorable and amazing animals, incredible science facts, and the mysteries of the darkBible verses from the Old and New TestamentsPrayer starters to guide children in talking to God about their specific triumphs, struggles, and questionsQuiet time before sleepPJ?Time?is a wonderful way to help kids cozy up in their favorite PJs, spend time with God, and fall asleep knowing that God is always awake.
By Glenys Nellist. 2020
Grandma, this one&’s especially for you! Written by bestselling author Glenys Nellist, this adorable board book celebrates the loving relationship…between a grandma and her little ones with sweet animal rhymes and charming illustrations.Hop, skip, and run with Grandma Rabbit and roll into a ball with Grandma Hedgehog. Most of all, celebrate Grandma, who&’s as sweet as pie!Grandma Snuggles:Is a durable board book that can easily be wiped clean and fits into small handsMakes a perfect gift for ages 0 to 4 for birthdays, Christmas, Easter, Grandparent&’s Day, or just to spoil a grandson or granddaughter in the way only a grandma canFeatures trademark charming rhymes by bestselling author Glenys Nellist and heartwarming illustrations by Gail YerrillGrandma Snuggles is an engaging board book that celebrates the love between a grandma and her little ones. Whether it&’s Grandma Mouse, who shares her cheese, or Grandma Duck, who splashes in the lake, this book shows special cuddles and love, relaying a message that all grandmas are special in their own ways.