DogTown: Tales of Rescue, Rehabilitation, and Redemption

By Stefan Bechtel

Now in paperback, this spouse to the hit nationwide Geographic Channel exhibit, DogTown, tells the relocating tales of homeless canine and their caretakers on the most sensible acquaintances Animal Society, evoking either the enjoyment and the occasional, yet inevitable, heartbreak that accompanies the real paintings of saving homeless dogs.
Focusing either at the relationships among canine and folks and at the most up-to-date discoveries in animal overall healthiness and behaviour, the e-book beneficial properties 12 of DogTown's such a lot memorable situations. every one bankruptcy follows one puppy —often thought of unadoptable via different shelters —from the 1st days at DogTown, via review and remedy, to the even if the puppy unearths a "forever domestic" outdoors the take care of. pictures of every puppy hint its whole trip and chart its development from starting to finish. DogTown's veterinarians, running shoes, and specialists who're featured at the convey give a contribution essays on their so much significant moments in operating with animals.

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Zoo and Aquarium History: Ancient Animal Collections To Zoological Gardens

As one of many world's hottest cultural actions, wild animal collections were attracting viewers for 5,000 years. below the course of Vernon N. Kisling, a professional in zoo background, a world crew of authors has compiled the 1st complete, international background of animal collections, menageries, zoos, and aquariums. Zoo and Aquarium background: old Animal Collections to Zoological Gardens records the continuum of efforts in retaining wild animal collections from historic civilizations via today.

Although historic learn on zoos and aquariums remains to be at a rudimentary level, this e-book pulls jointly local details in addition to the cultural facets of every quarter to supply a starting place upon which extra learn might be established. It provides a chronological directory of the world's zoos and aquariums and contours many never-before released pictures. Sidebars current supplementary info on pertinent personalities, occasions, and flora and fauna conservation concerns. As an summary of the present kingdom of our wisdom, Zoo and Aquarium historical past: historical Animal Collections to Zoological Gardens offers an in depth, chronological advent to the topic and highlights the printed and archival assets if you need to know extra.

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The Urban Hen: A Practical Guide to Keeping Poultry in a Town or City

By Paul Peacock

Hundreds of thousands of yard chook keepers are signing up everywhere in the kingdom, experiencing afresh the fun in their first rooster, their first egg, their satisfied laugh within the morning backyard. maintaining fowl within the urban brings with it not just joys yet duties. "The city chicken" is definitely the right spouse for the town chicken keeper and exhibits you the way to take care of a cheerful, fit backyard or yard flock in cities and towns far and wide. during this ebook you will find tips to: locate the simplest bird for the small backyard - and the way to deal with them effectively; feed your birds, track in to their day-by-day wishes and luxuriate in your individual eggs; stay away from demanding the neighbours via exhibiting that it really is attainable to maintain bird with no attracting unwelcome pests; know fit satisfied birds and research their day-by-day regimen; understand poorly hens; deal with them or get support; and, incubate and take care of fertilised eggs and lift chicks.

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Beastly London: A History of Animals in the City

By Hannah Velten

Horse-drawn cabs damn down muddy roads, farm animals herded during the streets to the Smithfield meat marketplace for slaughter, roosters crowing on the holiday of dawn—London used to be jam-packed with a cacophony of animal noises (and smells). yet over the past thirty years, the town turns out to have banished animals from its streets. In Beastly London, Hannah Velten makes use of quite a lot of basic assets to discover the advanced and altering courting among Londoners of all periods and their animal neighbors.
Velten travels again in heritage to explain a time whilst Londoners shared their houses with pets and livestock—along with numerous different pests, vermin, and bedbugs; Londoners imported beasts from all corners of the globe for exhibit of their houses, zoos, and parks; and ponies flying in scorching air balloons and dancing fleas have been thought of leisure. As she indicates, London reworked from a urban with a normally exploitative courting with animals to the birthplace of animal welfare societies and animal rights’ campaigns. filled with over 100 illustrations, Beastly London is a revealing examine how animals were crucial to the city’s good fortune.

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Witness to Extinction: How We Failed to Save the Yangtze River Dolphin

The tragic reputation of the extinction of the Yangtze River Dolphin or baiji in 2007 turned an enormous information tale and despatched shockwaves world wide. It made a romantic tale, for the baiji was once a different and gorgeous creature that includes in lots of chinese language legends and people stories. The Goddess of the Yangtze, because it was once identified, used to be additionally the lone consultant of a complete and old department of the Tree of existence. yet maybe the larger tragedy is that its prestige as one of many world's such a lot threatened mammals were well known, but regardless of vast exposure almost no overseas money grew to become available.

Samuel Turvey the following tells the tale of the plight of the Yangtze River Dolphin from his special viewpoint as a conservation biologist deeply enthusiastic about the fight to avoid wasting the dolphin. this is often either a party of a pretty and memorable animal that after graced certainly one of China's maximum rivers, its traditional background and its position as a cultural image; and in addition a private, eyewitness account of the disasters of coverage and the fight to get money that resulted in its tragic loss of life. it's a actual cautionary story that we needs to study from, for there are numerous different threatened species that would be afflicted by a similar human error, and whose loss we will now not be aware of till it really is too late.

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Cat Sitter Among the Pigeons: A Dixie Hemingway Mystery (Dixie Hemingway Mysteries)

By Blaize Clement

Author Blaize Clement has earned herself a legion of enthusiasts with the 1st 5 books in her pet-sitting secret sequence. Now Blaize's liked heroine, Dixie Hemingway, is again, and whilst Dixie's most recent task turns risky, it is as much as her to save lots of the day.
 
Dixie, no relation to you-know-who, helps an injured and cantankerous guy look after Cheddar, his orange shorthair cat. quickly Dixie reveals herself completely smitten with the man's lovely child great-granddaughter. however the baby's naive younger mom has adequate wisdom approximately yes strong neighborhood big-mney honchos to ship them to felony for all times, and they're keen to do whatever, even kill her child, to close her up.
 
Caught within the turmoil as a result of the grandfather's prickly satisfaction, the granddaughter's erroneous plans to regain her younger husband's recognize via telling the reality in court docket, and the ruthless choice of rich villains to maintain their ill-gotten thousands, Dixie is the one one who can rescue the infant. and he or she has to do it with no letting law-enforcement humans recognize -- now not even Lieutenant Guidry, with whom she has a brand new romantic courting.
 
Does Dixie have her claws sunk too deep to make it out of this one? discover in publication six of Blaize Clement's ultimate sequence.
 

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Animals in Greek and Roman Thought: A Sourcebook (Routledge Sourcebooks for the Ancient World)

Although reasoned discourse on human-animal relatives is usually thought of a overdue twentieth-century phenomenon, moral debate over animals and the way people may still deal with them might be traced again to the philosophers and literati of the classical global. From Stoic assertions that people owe not anything to animals which are intellectually international to them, to Plutarch's impassioned arguments for animals as sentient and rational beings, it truly is transparent that glossy debate owes a lot to Greco-Roman inspiration.

Animals in Greek and Roman Thought brings jointly new translations of classical passages which contributed to old debate at the nature of animals and their dating to people. the decisions selected come essentially from philosophical and typical old works, in addition to non secular, poetic and biographical works. The questions mentioned contain: Do animals range from people intellectually? have been animals created for using humankind? may still animals be used for meals, game, or sacrifice? Can animals be our associates?

The decisions are prepared thematically and, inside of issues, chronologically. A remark precedes every one excerpt, transliterations of Greek and Latin technical phrases are supplied, and every access comprises bibliographic feedback for extra examining.

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A History of Birdwatching in 100 Objects

This booklet appears at a hundred goods that experience profoundly formed how humans watched, studied and engaged with the avian global. each one merchandise includes round 500 phrases on a double-page unfold and comprise an indication of the thing in query. The booklet comprises the gadgets indexed less than in addition to many more.The variety of things is foreign and cross-cultural. topics include:

An Egyptian 'field advisor' [early tomb of birds, identifiable as species]
Ornithologiae libri tres: the 1st British poultry advisor [a 1676 booklet that tried to itemise all British birds recognized on the time]
The Dodo specimen held on the Horniman museum
Systema Naturae via Carl Linnaeus [the first-ever approach of clinical names in 1758, and nonetheless the overseas common today]
The shotgun
The publication, The usual heritage and Antiquities of Selborne through Gilbert White [1789]
HMS Beagle [the send on which Darwin made his ground-breaking discoveries]
Aluminium poultry earrings [used to checklist stream and durability of people and species]
along with many extra sleek recommendations together with walkie talkies, pagers, radio tags and apps.

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Big Twitch: One Man, One Continent, a Race Against Time—A True Story about Birdwatching

As a self-proclaimed twitcher—a birdwatching extremist who travels round the kingdom attempting to seize a glimpse of as many species of birds as possible—the writer took a yr off in 2002 with the aim of seeing seven hundred birds and thereby breaking the nationwide checklist for many birds visible in a single yr. during this a laugh memoir, he recounts his quest, together with how he spent all of his inheritance from the premature dying of his mom and dad to make his dream a fact. Populated by means of strange characters and fascinating species of birds, this half confessional–part travelogue for either poultry nerds and the overall inhabitants follows the writer as he works out what it skill to be general regardless of his surprisingly avid compulsion towards twitching.

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Divine Machines: Leibniz and the Sciences of Life

By Justin E. H. Smith

Though it didn't but exist as a discrete box of medical inquiry, biology used to be on the center of a number of the most crucial debates in seventeenth-century philosophy. Nowhere is that this extra obvious than within the paintings of G. W. Leibniz. In Divine Machines, Justin Smith deals the 1st in-depth exam of Leibniz's deep and intricate engagement with the empirical existence sciences of his day, in components as assorted as drugs, body structure, taxonomy, new release thought, and paleontology. He indicates how those wide-ranging targets weren't merely important to Leibniz's philosophical pursuits, yet usually supplied the insights that resulted in a few of his best-known philosophical doctrines.

Presenting the clearest photo but of the scope of Leibniz's theoretical curiosity within the existence sciences, Divine Machines takes heavily the philosopher's personal repeated claims that the realm has to be understood in essentially organic phrases. the following Smith unearths a philosopher who was once immersed within the sciences of existence, and regarded to the dwelling international for solutions to vexing metaphysical difficulties. He casts Leibniz's philosophy in a wholly new mild, demonstrating the way it significantly departed from the existing versions of mechanical philosophy and had an everlasting effect at the heritage and improvement of the lifestyles sciences. alongside the best way, Smith presents a desirable glimpse into early sleek debates concerning the nature and origins of natural lifestyles, and into how philosophers akin to Leibniz engaged with the medical dilemmas in their era.

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