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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.
Presents a practical training program for the beginner. Covers the six obedience exercises: heel, sit, stand, drop, stay, and recall… (come when called). Discusses basic training principles and the best age to train a dog; gives specific exercises. Grades 5-8 and older. 1997.
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 Steve Jenkins. 2009
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 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 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 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 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 James Gary Shelton. 1998
With 30 years of experience living on the remote central coast of B.C., the author is an expert on bears… and their behaviour. Here, he has assembled a collection of bear attack stories and explains the causes of these attacks and how to survive them. He also makes a strong argument for bear conservation. 2001.
By Joan Easton Lentz, Judith Young. 1985
By Bobbie Kalman, Glen Loates. 1987
You know you're a horse lover when you spend more money on horseshoes than on your own, or when you… count horses to fall asleep. Stories celebrating and honouring horses as teachers, healers, and companions. 2003.
By Carol M Lalli, Timothy Richard Parsons. 1997
This undergraduate text covers the fundamentals of biological oceanography. It encompasses the properties of seawater which affect life in the… ocean, classification of marine environments and organisms, phytoplankton and zooplankton, marine food webs, larger marine animals (mammals, seabirds and fish), life on the seafloor, and the way humans affect marine ecosystems such as fishing and pollution. 1997.
By Peter Jenkins. 1989
The author of "A walk across America" describes his lifelong encounter with animals, capturing the personalities of his animal friends… in many places and situations around the world. He also chronicles remarkable people who share his love of animals.
By Mark Kurlansky. 1999
A book about a fish and man's involvement with what was once one of the world's most plentiful foodstuffs. This… book spans 1,000 years, from the Vikings to Clarence Birdseye, and introduces the explorers, chefs and fishermen whose lives have been interwoven with this fish. 1999.