Download E-books Drawn from Paradise: The Natural History, Art and Discovery of the Birds of Paradise with Rare Archival Art PDF

By Errol Fuller

Initially perceived and idolized by means of the natives of recent Guinea and came upon by means of Europeans within the 16th century, birds of paradise have lengthy enchanted observers with their impressive good looks. In Drawn from Paradise, international well known BBC broadcaster David Attenborough and artist and writer Errol Fuller percentage their ardour for those breathtaking creatures, providing chicken fans and nature aficionados a charming choice of attention-grabbing proof and stunningly appealing, very infrequent hand-painted photographs of a few of the main unique winged creatures within the world.

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Download E-books Safe Dog Handbook: A Complete Guide to Protecting Your Pooch, Indoors and Out PDF

By Melanie Monteiro

<p class="MsoHeader" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt">We recognize their favourite spots to scratch. we all know which humorous noises lead them to cock their heads. we all know what treats they love the easiest. yet will we know the way to maintain our canine secure? in fact, we regularly don’t contemplate what risks lurk in our domestic and backyard until eventually an incident happens. every year, hundreds of thousands of canine are heavily damage or even killed by means of a number of simply preventable injuries. The secure puppy guide teaches readers concerning the myriad how one can ascertain a secure domestic and outdoors event for his or her canine. packed with useful details, this booklet is a necessary consultant for any puppy owner.

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Download E-books The Philosophy of Animal Minds PDF

This quantity is a set of fourteen essays by way of prime philosophers on concerns in regards to the nature, life, and our wisdom of animal minds. the character of animal minds has been a subject of curiosity to philosophers because the origins of philosophy, and up to date years have noticeable major philosophical engagement with the topic. notwithstanding, there is not any quantity that represents the present kingdom of play during this vital and starting to be box. the aim of this quantity is to spotlight the nation of the talk. the problems that are lined comprise even if and to what measure animals imagine in a language or in iconic buildings, own thoughts, are awake, self-aware, metacognize, characteristic states of brain to others, and feature feelings, in addition to matters touching on our wisdom of and the medical criteria for attributing psychological states to animals.

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Download E-books Looking for the Goshawk PDF

By Conor Mark Jameson

The ebook strains Conor Jameson's travels looking for the Goshawk, a powerful but hardly ever visible (in Britain a minimum of) raptor. each one episode of the narrative arises from own adventure, research, and the unearthing of knowledge from learn, exploration and conversations. the adventure takes him from an come across with a crammed Goshawk in a tumbler case, via travels into intended Goshawk territories in Britain, to Berlin - the place he reveals the chicken comfy within the urban. Why, he desires to understand, is the chicken so not often noticeable in Britain? He explores the politics of birdwatching, the game of falconry and the influence of persecution at the contemporary background of the poultry in Britain and travels the size of england, via important Europe and the united states looking for solutions to the goshawk secret. all through his trip he's encouraged via the writings of T H White who advised of his makes an attempt to tame a Goshawk in his much-loved publication. it is a gripping story at the path of a so much mysterious and charismatic chicken.

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Download E-books The Dolphin in the Mirror: Exploring Dolphin Minds and Saving Dolphin Lives PDF

By Diana Reiss

"One comes clear of Reiss’s booklet agreeing that ‘dolphins are one of the smartest creatures in the world’ and that they benefit not only our realization yet our care and protection."—New York Times

For centuries, people and dolphins have loved a unique dating, glaring not only in mythology and folklore yet in lots of documented encounters. Diana Reiss is without doubt one of the world’s top specialists on dolphin intelligence, and her many years of learn and interactions with dolphins have made her a robust recommend for his or her international security. In The Dolphin within the Mirror, Reiss combines her technological know-how and activism to teach simply how shrewdpermanent dolphins rather are and why we needs to guard them.

Dolphins are inventive and self-aware, with detailed personalities and the power to speak with people. They craft their very own toys, use underwater keyboards, and stay in advanced societies within the seas. And but a few international locations proceed to slaughter them indiscriminately. This tale of Reiss’s encounters and study with dolphins is either a systematic revelation and an emotional eye-opener, revealing one of many maximum intelligences in the world and exposing our poor mistreatment of the neatest creatures within the sea.

"Reiss has controlled no small feat—synthesizing own adventure, descriptive fabric, and clinical truth . . . No one studying this e-book might be able to stay untouched via the wonder and intelligence of those robust mammals of the sea."—Irene Pepperberg, writer of Alex & Me

"Reiss fills the booklet with such fascinating stories and with the technology at the back of them… Reiss is obsessed with her technology, yet she is captivated with her matters as well."—The Tampa Bay Times

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Download E-books Animals, Diseases, and Human Health: Shaping Our Lives Now and in the Future PDF

This publication explains how animals form our lives and our future health, delivering proof "One well-being" procedure is the one logical technique for advancing human well-being within the future.

• comprises illustrations and pictures to accompany the text

• encompasses a bibliography with so much chapters

• encompasses a sidebar in each one bankruptcy that provides fascinating evidence no longer came upon somewhere else within the chapter

• Serves as a prepared reference for puppy proprietors in addition to a textual content for prime institution and school scholars all for animal technology and healthiness, public overall healthiness, veterinary medication, biology, microbiology, and virology

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Download E-books Think Like a Cat: How to Raise a Well-Adjusted Cat--Not a Sour Puss PDF

By Pam Johnson-Bennett

A absolutely revised and up to date version of the bestselling tom cat habit bible.

There are nearly eighty-five million cats owned as pets within the usa by myself. And-thanks to her normal appearances within the media and at veterinary meetings and humane organizations-most in their proprietors already realize Pam Johnson-Bennett because the authority on all issues feline.

Over the earlier ten years, the award-winning writer has persisted to refine her paintings and methods. From simple well-being care to extra critical behavioral concerns, from education cats to take advantage of a scratching publish to fending off muddle field difficulties this newly revised version of Think Like a Cat covers all of a cat owner's such a lot urgent concerns-and solidifies its place because the subject chief for years to come.

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Download E-books Zooburbia: Meditations on the Wild Animals Among Us PDF

By Tai Moses

Every animal has a story.

In ZOOBURBIA, city naturalist Tai Moses launches a full of life exploration into "the amazing, unruly, half-wild realm the place human and animal lives overlap." The author's woodsy yard on the base of the Oakland hills turns into a laboratory for encounters with various animals, from deer, raccoons and squirrels to birds, lizards and feral cats. The extra Moses learns approximately their average histories, the extra curious she turns into approximately their existence histories--their tales. After a failed try at yard farming, Moses turns her energies to natural world gardening to be able to repair many of the dwindling habitat that sustains our wild pals. a charming combination of memoir, typical background and storytelling, illustrated with unique linoleum block prints by means of Dave Buchen, Zooburbia is a magnifying lens became to our daily setting.

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Download E-books Elephant Company: The Inspiring Story of an Unlikely Hero and the Animals Who Helped Him Save Lives in World War II PDF

By Vicki Croke

NEW YORK occasions BESTSELLER • A NEW YORK TIMES amazing BOOK

The amazing tale of James Howard “Billy” Williams, whose uncanny rapport with the world’s biggest land animals remodeled him from a carefree younger guy into the charismatic struggle hero often called Elephant Bill
 
Billy Williams got here to colonial Burma in 1920, clean from provider in global battle I, to a task as a “forest guy” for a British teak corporation. Mesmerized by means of the intelligence, personality, or even humor of the good animals who hauled logs throughout the distant jungles, he turned a proficient “elephant wallah.” more and more expert at treating their health problems and accidents, he additionally championed extra humane therapy for them, even setting up an elephant “school” and “hospital.” In go back, he acknowledged, the elephants made him a greater guy. The friendship of 1 fantastic tusker particularly, Bandoola, will be revelatory. In Elephant corporation, Vicki Constantine Croke chronicles Williams’s turning out to be love for elephants because the animals offer him classes in braveness, belief, and gratitude.
 
yet Elephant Company is additionally a story of warfare and bold. while Imperial eastern forces invaded Burma in 1942, Williams joined the elite strength 136, the British soiled tips division, working in the back of enemy strains. His battle elephants may hold provides, construct bridges, and shipping the in poor health and aged over treacherous mountain terrain. Now good versed within the methods of the jungle, an older, wiser Williams even further to his reliable via smuggling extra elephants out of Japanese-held territory. because the occupying gurus positioned a value on his head, Williams and his elephants confronted his so much perilous try. In a Hollywood-worthy climax, Elephant corporation, cornered by way of the enemy, tried a determined get away: a dicy trek over the mountainous border to India, with a bedraggled crew of refugees in tow. Elephant Bill’s exploits might earn him best army honors and the compliment of famed box Marshal Sir William Slim.
 
half biography, half warfare epic, and half natural world experience, Elephant Company is an inspirational narrative that illuminates a little-known bankruptcy within the annals of wartime heroism.

Praise for Elephant Company
 
“This e-book is ready excess of simply the warfare, or maybe elephants. this is often the tale of friendship, loyalty and breathtaking bravery that transcends species. . . . Elephant Company is not anything lower than a sweeping story, masterfully written.”—Sara Gruen, The big apple occasions e-book Review

“Splendid . . . mixing biography, heritage, and natural world biology, [Vicki Constantine] Croke’s tale is a regularly relocating account of [Billy] Williams, who earned the sobriquet ‘Elephant Bill,’ and his strange bond with the biggest land mammals on earth.”—The Boston Globe
 
“Some of the most important heroes of global struggle II have been even larger than you notion. . . . you could by no means name the lion the king of the jungle again.”—New York Post

Elephant Company is as strong and big-hearted because the animals of its name. Billy Williams is a unprecedented personality, a real-life opposite Tarzan raised in civilization who reveals knowledge and his actual self dwelling between jungle beasts. Vicki Constantine Croke grants an exhilarating story of this elephant whisperer–cum–war hero, whereas fantastically reminding us of the iconic bonds among animals and humans.”—Mitchell Zuckoff, writer of Lost in Shangri-La and Frozen in Time

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