Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents

By Marty Essen

  • Six-time award-winning book!
  • Minneapolis Star-Tribune top-10 "green" book!

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Cool Creatures, sizzling Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents follows Marty and Deb Essen on a three-and-a-half-year-long experience to a couple of the wildest areas on all seven continents.

The American couple started crisscrossing the globe with the straightforward goal of attempting to find infrequent and engaging natural world. while their travels coincided with the U.S. invasion of Iraq, the extra point made them unwitting ambassadors for peace. Their experiences--from fun to lifestyles threatening--changed their lives forever.

This isn't your common travelogue. Marty Essen has written a ebook that entertains, informs, and poignantly reminds us that all of us proportion a small planet. 
Locations visited comprise: Belize, Peru (the Amazon Rainforest), Argentina, Australia (Queensland), Canada (Alberta, British Columbia, Yukon Territory, and Northwest Territories), Antarctica, Europe (Spain, France, Switzerland, and Andorra), Malaysia (Borneo), and Africa (Zimbabwe).

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Beatrice and Virgil: A Novel

By Yann Martel

While Henry gets a letter from an aged taxidermist, it poses a puzzle that he can't face up to. As he's pulled extra into the realm of this unusual and calculating guy, Henry turns into more and more concerned with the lives of a donkey and a howler monkey—named Beatrice and Virgil—and the epic trip they adopt together.

With the entire spirit and originality that made Life of Pi so loved, this superb new novel takes the reader on a haunting odyssey. at the approach Martel asks profound questions on existence and artwork, fact and deception, accountability and complicity.

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Chasing Doctor Dolittle: Learning the Language of Animals

By Con Slobodchikoff

"Slobodchikoff's ground-breaking study" (Jonathan Balcombe) exhibits us that animals have a lot to coach us approximately language

Groundbreaking examine has been performed educating animals human language, yet what in regards to the opposite direction round? reports have proven that lizards, squid, monkeys, and birds are speaking to one another, speaking information regarding nutrients, predators, squabbles, and petty jealousies. those animal languages are exact and hugely adaptive. by means of exploring them, we come to understand the foundation of our personal languages; realizing or maybe "speaking" them permits us to catch up with to the opposite species who inhabit this planet with us. the consequences of animals having language are huge, immense. it's been one of many final bastions keeping apart "us" from "them."

Slobodchikoff's experiences of the conversation procedure of prairie canines over twenty-five years have attracted a large amount of recognition from the media, together with a one-hour documentary on his paintings produced by means of BBC and Animal Planet.

In Chasing medical professional Dolittle, he posits that the variation is one among measure, no longer the enormous highbrow chasm that philosophers have said for millennia. jam-packed with meticulous examine, brilliant examples and bold conclusions, this booklet will problem the reader's assumptions and open up new chances of realizing our fellow creatures.

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Animals in Translation: Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior (A Harvest Book)

By Temple Grandin, Catherine Johnson

I have no idea if humans will ever manage to check with animals the best way health care professional Doolittle may well, or even if animals can be in a position to speak again. probably technology can have whatever to assert approximately that. yet i know humans can learn how to "talk" to animals, and to listen to what animals need to say, greater than they do now. --From Animals in Translation

Why might a cow lick a tractor? Why are collies getting dumber? Why do dolphins occasionally kill for enjoyable? How can a parrot learn how to spell? How did wolves train guy to conform? Temple Grandin attracts upon an extended, uncommon profession as an animal scientist and her personal reviews with autism to bring a unprecedented message approximately how animals act, imagine, and suppose. She has a standpoint like that of no different professional within the box, which permits her to provide unprecedented observations and groundbreaking rules.

People with autism can frequently imagine the way in which animals imagine, placing them within the excellent place to translate "animal talk." Grandin is a loyal advisor into their international, exploring animal ache, worry, aggression, love, friendship, communique, studying, and, convinced, even animal genius. The sweep of Animals in Translation is mammoth and may eternally swap the best way we expect approximately animals.

*includes a habit and coaching Troubleshooting Guide
Among its provocative principles, the book:
argues that language isn't really a demand for consciousness--and that animals do have realization applies the autism concept of "hyper-specificity" to animals, displaying that animals and autistic everyone is so delicate to element that they "can't see the wooded area for the trees"--a expertise in addition to a "deficit" explores the "interpreter" within the general human mind that filters out element, leaving humans ignorant of a lot of the truth that surrounds them--a fact animals and autistic humans see, occasionally all too clearlyexplains how animals have "superhuman" abilities: animals have animal geniuscompares animals to autistic savants, mentioning that animals might in truth be autistic savants, with distinct varieties of genius that ordinary humans don't own and infrequently can't even see examines how people and animals use their feelings to imagine, to choose, or even to foretell the future reveals the awesome skills of handicapped humans and animals maintains that the one worst factor you are able to do to an animal is to make it think afraid

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Animals Behaving Badly: Boozing Bees, Cheating Chimps, Dogs with Guns, and Other Beastly True Tales

By Linda Lombardi

There is a lot that animals don't desire you to grasp, and the higher their public picture, the more serious their secrets and techniques are: gang-rapist dolphins; lazy, infanticidal lions; and, after all, our personal canine, who devour our funds, set our homes on hearth, and in additional than one case, truly shoot their vendors with guns.

Animals Behaving Badly indicates that animals are only like us: gluttonous, egocentric, violent, lustful, and constantly searching for number 1. utilizing anecdotes from the scoop and from clinical examine, Linda Lombardi pokes enjoyable at our softhearted preconceptions approximately animals, makes us consider a bit greater approximately humanity's basest impulses, and painlessly teaches us a section extra approximately our bushy and feathered friends.

You'll study:

  • Bees love alcohol: even, says one researcher, greater than university scholars
  • Pandas take pleasure in pornographic movies-they're quite aroused by means of the soundtrack-and macaques can pay with juice to examine soiled photos
  • A rabbit who lives in a pub in England is hooked on playing with a slot computing device
  • African elephants raised by way of teenage moms shape violent early life gangs

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Hatching & Brooding Your Own Chicks: Chickens, Turkeys, Ducks, Geese, Guinea Fowl

By Gail Damerow

Gail Damerow exhibits you ways to incubate, hatch, and brood child chickens, ducklings, goslings, turkey poults, and guinea keets. With suggestion on every thing from opting for a breed and selecting the simplest incubator to feeding and taking care of child chicks in a brooder, this complete advisor additionally covers matters like embryo improvement, panting chicks, and a number of universal delivery defects. no matter if you need to hatch 3 eggs or 100, you’ll locate the entire details you must make your poultry-raising operation a success.

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All Creatures Great and Small

By James Herriot

The vintage multimillion replica bestseller

Delve into the paranormal, unforgettable global of James Herriot, the world's so much loved veterinarian, and his menagerie of heartwarming, humorous, and tragic animal patients.

For over 40 years, generations of readers have extremely joyful to Herriot's magnificent stories, deep love of existence, and impressive storytelling talents. for many years, Herriot roamed the distant, attractive Yorkshire Dales, treating each sufferer that got here his manner from smallest to biggest, and watching animals and people alike along with his willing, loving eye.

In All Creatures nice and Small, we meet the younger Herriot as he's taking up his calling and discovers that the realities of veterinary perform in rural Yorkshire are very diversified from the sterile atmosphere of veterinary college. a few visits are heart-wrenchingly tough, akin to one to an outdated guy within the village whose very ailing puppy is his simply buddy and spouse, a few are lighthearted and enjoyable, reminiscent of Herriot's periodic visits to the overfed and pampered Pekinese Tricki Woo who throws events and has his personal stationery, and but others are inspirational and enlightening, resembling Herriot's memories of negative farmers who will scrape their meager profits jointly so that it will get right deal with their operating animals. From seeing to his sufferers within the depths of wintry weather at the remotest homesteads to facing uncooperative vendors and seriously ailing animals, Herriot discovers the wondrous type and endless demanding situations of veterinary perform as his humor, compassion, and love of the animal global shine forth.

James Herriot's memoirs have bought eighty million copies around the globe, and proceed to thrill and entertain readers of all ages.

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Cow: A Bovine Biography

By Doris Ecker

She is in every single place: as a motor vehicle for either farmers and advertisers, a subject matter for study scientists and poets, and ever-present within the type of fortunate charms, kid's toys, or just as a delectable sandwich-filler. the feminine of the bovine species is respected as sacred or reviled as silly, yet something she by no means conjures up is indifference. After greater than 10000 years residing along us, she is still a beguiling secret. Combining a myriad of richly enjoyable anecdotes and an abundance of illuminating discoveries, Florian Werner offers the curious cultural heritage of that the majority interesting of animals: the cow.

Since evolving from the aurochs, an ungulate that grazed the Persian grasslands, the cow has embedded itself into almost all facets of our lives. Cow is the 1st publication to examine the animal in its numerous manifestations in cultures all over the world. Werner examines cows' function in trade as an early kind of foreign money and their position on our plates and in our stomachs within the type of meat and dairy items. Florian Werner examines how cows are worshipped in a few circles, equivalent to in Hindu mythology, and abhorred in others, this day being vilified as an agent of weather swap. And he waxes philosophic concerning the value of the cow's rumination and cud chewing, in addition to her easy yet significant moo.

Combining thorough learn with an obtainable writing variety, Florian Werner bargains readers an eye-opening viewpoint in this commodified animal, whose life is inextricably intertwined with ours and which we too usually take for granted.

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The Call of the Wild

Jack London's novels and ruggedly person lifestyles looked as if it would embrace American hopes, frustrations, and romantic longings within the turbulent first years of the 20 th century, years infused with the beauty and pleasure of serious technological and historical swap. The author's stressed spirit, style for a lifetime of pleasure, and probing brain led him on a sequence of hard-edged adventures from the Klondike to the South Seas. Out of those occasionally harrowing studies — and his fascination with the theories of such thinkers as Darwin, Spencer, and Marx — got here the foundation for novels of event that will make him one in every of America’s most well liked writers.
The name of the Wild, thought of by means of many London's maximum novel, is a gripping story of a heroic puppy that, thrust into the brutal lifetime of the Alaska Gold Rush, eventually faces a call among dwelling in man's global and returning to nature. experience and dog-story fans in addition to scholars and devotees of yankee literature will locate this vintage paintings an exhilarating, memorable studying experience.

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