Download E-books Comet's Tale: How the Dog I Rescued Saved My Life PDF

By Lynette Padwa

Comet’s Tale is a narrative a couple of friendship among former winners, either a bit down on their good fortune, who jointly level a extraordinary comeback. A former hard-driving legal professional, Steven Wolf has reluctantly left his task and relatives and moved to Arizona for its hot iciness weather. There he's attracted to an area staff that rescues abused racing greyhounds. even supposing he can slightly look after himself as a result of a spinal situation, Wolf adopts Comet, a chic cinnamon-striped racer. Or does Comet undertake Wolf?  

In Comet’s Tale we stick with their humorous and relocating trip as Wolf teaches Comet to be a provider puppy. together with her boundless enthusiasm and regal manners, Comet draws new pals to Wolf’s remoted international. and at last, she performs a very important function in restoring his future health, saving his marriage, and broadening his definition of success.

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Download E-books Elephant's Life PDF

By Caitlin O'Connell

The struggles and celebrations of nature’s biggest land creatures—with greater than 250 fantastic full-color pictures through Caitlin O’Connell and Timothy Rodwell

 

An Elephant’s Life offers a special and interesting immersion into the realm of the African elephant, instructed through a number one box biologist who has been studying and photographing those animals of their usual habitat for almost 20 years. the following, for the 1st time, readers get a fuller photograph of elephant society forged in a broader context, together with the lifetime of the male elephant in all its excessive drama.

 

Merging the visible traditions of photojournalism and the character documentary with the narrative voice of such classics as Jane Goodall’s Chimpanzees of Gombe, this large-format, full-color quantity of photograph essays offers a uniquely wealthy realizing of what it’s prefer to develop up and dwell in the complexities of elephant society at each flip of the web page. Readers will event the frustrations and soreness of the coming-of-age male suffering to depart his kin, witness the consistent vigilance a matriarch exerts to guard her relatives, and consider the drama of a dominant male attempting to carry onto energy in periods of peace and occasions of social upheaval. Like Wolf Empire (Lyons Press, 2007), An Elephant’s Life is an intimate portrait of a cherished and engaging species. 

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Download E-books Maria's Story: A True Story of Survival PDF

By Robin Barratt

Whilst Robin Barratt and his spouse first met Maria in Moscow, that they had no notion how a lot of an impression she may have all alone lives. From the preliminary curiosity in her tale, the horror of studying her day-by-day fight to outlive via to energetic involvement in attempting to increase her lifestyles. dwelling at the streets and begging is a harsh fact for plenty of in Russia yet for people with a incapacity lifestyles will be doubly merciless. missed by means of the specialists and those who must have helped her, Maria willingly shared her tale with the writer who, in flip, made a promise, not just to inform the area approximately her scenario, yet to attempt and make a true distinction. Maria’s tale files the real tale of 1 woman’s struggle for survival opposed to all of the odds and people who attempted to assist her. It uncovers the reality of ways many folks proceed to stay in poverty in a single of the world’s so much vivid towns. Desperately unhappy, haunting yet usually uplifting, this booklet is a story approximately overcoming adversity and, mainly, by no means wasting desire.

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Download E-books The Winged Colt of Casa Mia PDF

By Betsy Byars

There’s no such factor as a colt with wings—is there?

When Charles arrives at his Uncle Coot’s Texas ranch from again East, he’s convinced that books have taught him every little thing he must find out about horses. He desires to turn out he’s a cowboy similar to his uncle, a retired motion picture stunt rider, who understands Charles is out of his point. but if a neighbor’s mare supplies delivery to a wonderful colt with wings, Charles and Coot become aware of that they either have even more to profit. They develop to like the colt, named Alado, or “Winged One.” nonetheless, it’s no effortless feat taking care of a legendary creature, specially while it may fly. Can Charles and Coot guard Alado—and every one other? This publication positive factors an illustrated biography of Betsy Byars together with infrequent photographs from the author’s own assortment.

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Download E-books Octopus (Reaktion Books - Animal) PDF

 Our courting to the octopus dates again to prehistory, whilst the eight-armed animal used to be depicted on vases and located in stone carvings from old Greece. Now we relish them for his or her skills as break out artists, with refined camouflage platforms and ink jets—as good as their roles in tasty dishes from many cuisines. Octopuses also are one of the so much clever invertebrates on the planet, with psychological ability corresponding to that of a puppy. during this seriously illustrated e-book, Richard Schweid information this animal’s outstanding usual heritage and its multifaceted dating with humans.

 
Schweid describes the octopus’s intelligence, protection mechanisms, and brief lifespan. He exhibits how a few humans have thought of octopuses as not anything greater than a meal and examines their function within the sleek international fish and seafood undefined. different cultures, he unearths, see them as erotic totems or symbols of the darkest evils, and he discusses the problems humans face while attempting to retain them as pets—they may be able to use their problem-solving abilities, mobility, and boneless physique to flee probably safe tanks. a desirable glimpse into the extreme global of those renowned creatures, Octopus will immerse readers in its outstanding undersea world.

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Download E-books Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants PDF

By Robin Wall Kimmerer

Called the paintings of "a spell binding storyteller with deep compassion and remarkable prose" (Publishers Weekly) and the publication that, "anyone drawn to ordinary historical past, botany, keeping nature, or local American tradition will love," by way of Library Journal, Braiding Sweetgrass is poised to be a vintage of nature writing. As a botanist, Robin Wall Kimmerer asks questions of nature with the instruments of technological know-how. As a member of the Citizen Potawatomi kingdom, she embraces indigenous teachings that examine crops and animals to be our oldest lecturers. Kimmerer brings those lenses of information jointly to take “us on a trip that's each piece as mythic because it is medical, as sacred because it is historic, as shrewdpermanent because it is smart” (Elizabeth Gilbert). Drawing on her lifestyles as an indigenous scientist, a mom, and a girl, Kimmerer indicates how different dwelling beings supply us presents and classes, no matter if we’ve forgotten the way to pay attention their voices.

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Download E-books The Rosetta Bone: The Key to Communication Between Humans and Canines (Howell Dog Book of Distinction (Hardcover)) PDF

By Cheryl S. Smith

Far too frequently, we people anticipate our canines to appreciate what we are saying to them. notwithstanding we may well spend loads of time chatting with them, we are rather now not speaking. And with out right verbal exchange, it is very unlikely to coach a puppy properly-- not to mention make your human/canine dating a worthwhile one.

Packed with detailed insights and mild education suggestion, The Rosetta Bone presents normal puppy proprietors with the knowledge they should decipher canines meanings, speak successfully, raise education good fortune, and proportion a deeper bond. targeting the behavioral basis-- the ""silent"" symbols-- for studying, realizing, and speaking, professional puppy coach and competitor Cheryl S. Smith finds how one can use your personal physique language to ship a message or even train a puppy what particular phrases suggest. She finds how a dog's breed can have an effect on his character and explains tips on how to decode-- and correct-- universal habit difficulties. With the information and suggestions this e-book presents, you'll educate extra successfully, take pleasure in your puppy extra, and simplicity your personal rigidity. what is extra, you are going to observe what you will have realized instantly, with reliable, sensible recommendation on:
* studying the As, Bs, Cs, and Ds of human-canine communication
* instructing English on your dog-- and, in flip, knowing ""Doglish""
* utilizing physique language to help in verbal exchange and aid your puppy learn
* Incorporating different types of contact to tighten your bond
* Making rewards and reprimands genuine, correct, and reliable
* realizing the connection among teenagers and dogs

Supplemented with enlightening, easy-to-do routines along with your puppy, in addition to rates from running shoes, behaviorists, veterinarians, and humane society employees, The Rosetta Bone is a revealing consultant to creating existence higher on your human/canine household.

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Download E-books The Good Good Pig: The Extraordinary Life of Christopher Hogwood PDF

By Sy Montgomery

“Christopher Hogwood got here domestic on my lap in a shoebox. He was once a creature who may turn out in lots of how one can be extra human than I am.”
–from the nice strong Pig

A naturalist who spent months at a time dwelling on her personal between wild creatures in distant jungles, Sy Montgomery had continually felt more well-off with animals than with humans. So she gladly opened her middle to a ailing piglet who have been crowded clear of nourishing food via his better siblings. but Sy had no inkling that this piglet, later named Christopher Hogwood, wouldn't in simple terms continue to exist yet flourish–and she quickly discovered herself engaged along with her small-town group in methods she had by no means dreamed attainable. without warning, Christopher supplied this peripatetic tourist with anything she had sought all her existence: an anchor (eventually weighing 750 kilos) to relations and home.

The strong strong Pig celebrates Christopher Hogwood in all his glory, from his inauspicious infancy to hog heaven in rural New Hampshire, the place his boundless zest for all times and his huge, loving middle made him absolute monarch over a (mostly) peaceful country. initially, his area integrated merely Sy’s cosseted hens and her appealing border collie, Tess. Then the pals started fetching Christopher domestic from his unauthorized jaunts, the little ladies round the corner begun giving him hot, soapy baths, and the villagers introduced him scrumptious leftovers. His intelligence and repute elevated with his girth. He was once featured in united states at the present time and on numerous nationwide Public Radio environmental courses. On election day, a few electorate even wrote in Christopher’s identify on their ballots.

But as this enthralling publication describes, Christopher Hogwood’s impression prolonged a long way past famous person; for he was once, as a chum acknowledged, an excellent enormous Buddha grasp. Sy finds what she and others realized from this beneficiant soul who in order that occurred to be a pig–lessons approximately self-acceptance, the which means of family members, the price of group, and the pleasures of the candy eco-friendly Earth. the nice strong Pig offers facts that with love, nearly whatever is possible.

From the Hardcover edition.

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