The Rhino with Glue-On Shoes: And Other Surprising True Stories of Zoo Vets and their Patients

By Lucy H. Spelman, Ted Y. Mashima

A moray eel clinically determined with anorexia…A herd of bison whose basically wish is a crusading girl surgeon from Paris…A vet desperately attempting to shop an orphaned whale through unraveling the secret of her mother’s death…This attention-grabbing ebook deals an extraordinary glimpse into the realm of untamed animals and the medical professionals who take care of them. right here pioneering zoological veterinarians—men and girls at the innovative of a brand new scientific frontier—tell real-life stories of bold strategies for sufferers weighing lots or oz, treating signs starting from damaged bones to a damaged center, and life-and-death dramas that would without end switch how you take into consideration wild animals and the bonds we percentage with them. without delay heart-quickening and clinically interesting, the tales during this awesome assortment signify essentially the most relocating and weird instances ever taken on by way of zoological vets. A chronicle of discovery, compassion, and state of the art drugs, The Rhino with Glue-on sneakers is needs to analyzing for animal fanatics, technological know-how buffs, and somebody who loves a well-told story.

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A Sting in the Tale: My Adventures with Bumblebees

By Dave Goulson

A FACINATING commute MEMOIR that would modify how you take into consideration THE BUMBLEBEE

Dave Goulson turned captivated with flora and fauna as a small boy becoming up in rural Shropshire, beginning with an more and more unique menagerie of pets. whilst his curiosity became to the anatomical, there have been even a few ill-fated experiments with taxidermy. yet bumblebees are the place Goulson's precise ardour lies.
His passionate quest to reintroduce the bumblebee to its homeland is without doubt one of the highlights of a e-book that incorporates unique learn into those mysterious creatures, history's courting with the bumblebee, and suggestion on tips on how to defend the bumblebee for destiny generations.
one of many United Kingdom's most beneficial conservationists and the founding father of the Bumblebee Conservation belief, Goulson combines light-hearted stories of a kid's growing to be ardour for nature with a deep perception into the an important significance of the bumblebee. He information the trivialities of lifestyles within the nest, sharing interesting learn into the results extensive farming has had on our bee inhabitants and the aptitude risks if we're to proceed down this path.

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Touching the Wild: Living with the Mule Deer of Deadman Gulch

By Joe Hutto

Emmy Award–winning filmmaker, author, and naturalist Joe Hutto has performed it back. Touching the Wild is the enthralling tale approximately one guy who has lived with a herd of mule deer within the Wind River mountains of Wyoming for nearly seven years. Why, you'll ask, could anyone decide to do any such factor? His reaction: how may well you not? For Joe Hutto, shut proximity to wild issues is irresistible.

In Illumination within the Flatwoods he unveiled the key lives of the wild turkey to nice severe acclaim. In Touching the Wild he turns his acute experience of ask yourself and affinity to 1 of the West’s integral “big online game” animals: the mule deer, a species in danger because of environmental factors.

Wily, considerate creatures, mule deer aren't prone to make silly friendships with their basic predator—man. yet as a result of the extreme interest of 1 small doe, and the ensuing advent to a whole herd, Joe Hutto has been allowed unheard of entry and perception into the minds and behaviour of this distinctive animal. Spending on a daily basis one of the herd, he develops uncanny connections with the deer, studying person and crew dynamics besides, unveiling simply how a lot we have now in universal with those smooth beings.

Each season brings new pleasure as fawns are born and heartache as matriarchs go away, or searching takes its toll, or a fawn is orphaned. yet what overwhelmingly emerges from Touching the Wild is the large recognize Hutto has for all wild issues and the popularity that we have got loads to benefit from them approximately their global, ourselves, and the delicate planet we proportion. in the course of the e-book are attractive full-color photos.

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The Dodo and the Solitaire: A Natural History (Life of the Past)

By Jolyon C. Parish

The Dodo and the Solitaire is the main entire publication up to now approximately those famously extinct birds. It comprises all of the recognized modern money owed and illustrations of the dodo and solitaire, overlaying their background after extinction and discussing their ecology, class, phylogenetic placement, and evolution. either birds have been huge and flightless and lived on inhabited islands a few 500 miles east of Madagascar. the 1st recorded descriptions of the dodo have been supplied by means of Dutch sailors who first encountered them in 1598—within a hundred years, the dodo used to be extinct. So fast did the chicken disappear that there's inadequate facts to shape a completely exact photograph of its visual appeal and ecology, and the absence has ended in a lot hypothesis. the tale of the dodo, like that of the solitaire, has been pieced jointly from fragments, either literary and actual, which were rigorously compiled and tested during this amazing volume.

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Your Cat: Simple New Secrets to a Longer, Stronger Life

By Elizabeth M. Hodgkins

In this arguable new ebook, committed veterinarian Elizabeth M. Hodgkins, D.V.M., Esq. increases the alarm in regards to the dry nutrition we feed our cats and the dietary illnesses that consequence. Your Cat: basic New secrets and techniques to an extended, better Life turns today’s traditional knowledge of cat care on its head with thoroughly new, but remarkably easy-to-follow instructions for each cat owner.

From kitten-rearing to the grownup cat’s heart years to taking good care of the geriatric cat, Dr. Hodgkins explores the total spectrum of right cat care, in addition to the various lethal pussycat ailments which are rampant. This indispensible handbook belongs on each sleek cat owner's shelf.

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The Call of the Wild

Jack London's novels and ruggedly person existence 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 switch. 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 reports — and his fascination with the theories of such thinkers as Darwin, Spencer, and Marx — got here the muse for novels of event that might make him one in every of America’s hottest writers.
The name of the Wild, thought of through 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 decision among residing in man's global and returning to nature. event and dog-story fanatics in addition to scholars and devotees of yank literature will locate this vintage paintings an exhilarating, memorable studying experience.

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Life of Pi

By Yann Martel

The son of a zookeeper, Pi Patel has an encyclopedic wisdom of animal habit and a fervent love of reports. whilst Pi is 16, his family members emigrates from India to North the USA aboard a eastern shipment send, besides their zoo animals sure for brand spanking new houses.

The send sinks. Pi unearths himself on my own in a lifeboat, his basically partners a hyena, an orangutan, a wounded zebra, and Richard Parker, a 450-pound Bengal tiger. quickly the tiger has dispatched all yet Pi, whose worry, wisdom, and crafty enable him to coexist with Richard Parker for 227 days whereas misplaced at sea. once they eventually succeed in the coast of Mexico, Richard Parker flees to the jungle, by no means to be visible back. the japanese specialists who interrogate Pi refuse to think his tale and press him to inform them "the truth." After hours of coercion, Pi tells a moment tale, a narrative less fantastical, even more conventional--but is it extra true?

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Béatrice et Virgile

By Yann Martel

À l. a. suite d’une pénible rencontre à Londres où son nouveau livre, s’inspirant de l’abomination nazie, est rejeté par ses éditeurs, Henry rentre chez lui et cesse d’écrire. Une web page semble tournée. Henry proceed de répondre à ses lecteurs qui se passionnent pour son dernier roman paru. Or voici qu’il reçoit un courrier où l’un d’eux lui demande son aide. C’est un taxidermiste, mais aussi un apprenti écrivain dont l’histoire de Béatrice et Virgile, une ânesse et un singe, est saisissante. Cette fantasy qui semble évoquer l’Holocauste captive Henry: tout se passe comme si ce qu’il avait cru perdu à Londres renaissait sous ses yeux. Avec un savoir-faire admirable, Yann Martel fait los angeles démonstration qu’un échec peut se transformer en victoire pour peu qu’on croie encore à l’infini pouvoir de l’imaginaire. Il nous montre aussi que les chemins qui mènent à cette reconquête sont parfois inattendus. Après L’Histoire de Pi, probablement le plus grand succès foreign d’un écrivain canadien, voici Béatrice et Virgile, un roman qui ne ressemble en rien au précédent, mais qui est aussi porté par un écrivain à l’immense expertise.

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Zoo Story: Life in the Garden of Captives

By Thomas French

"This tale, informed by way of a grasp teller of such issues, does greater than take you contained in the cages, fences, and partitions of a zoo. It takes you contained in the human center, and an elephant's, and a primate's, and on and on. Tom French did during this ebook what he consistently does. He took genuine lifestyles and wrote it down for us, with eloquence and feeling and aching detail."
-Rick Bragg, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling author

"An insightful and specific examine the advanced lifetime of a zoo and its denizens, either animal and human."
-Yann Martel, writer of Life of Pi and Beatrice and Virgil

Welcome to the savage and astonishing international of Zoo Story, an unparalleled account of the key lifetime of a zoo and its population. in accordance with six years of analysis, the booklet follows a handful of unforgettable characters at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo: an alpha chimp with a weak spot for blondes, a ferocious tiger who revels in Obsession fragrance, and a super yet tyrannical CEO often called El Diablo Blanco.

The sweeping narrative takes the reader from the African savannah to the forests of Panama and deep into the internal workings of a spot a few describe as a sanctuary and others condemn as a jail. Zoo Story indicates us how those awesome contributors reside, how a few die, and what their reviews demonstrate in regards to the human wish to either exalt and keep watch over nature.

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The Emotional Lives of Animals: A Leading Scientist Explores Animal Joy, Sorrow, and Empathy — and Why They Matter

By Marc Bekoff

Based on award-winning scientist Marc Bekoff’s years learning social conversation in quite a lot of species, this significant publication indicates that animals have wealthy emotional lives. Bekoff skillfully blends striking tales of animal pleasure, empathy, grief, embarrassment, anger, and love with the newest clinical learn confirming the life of feelings that good judgment and event have lengthy implied. full of Bekoff’s mild humor and touching tales, The Emotional Lives of Animals is a clarion demand reassessing either how we view animals and the way we deal with them.

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