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

By John Miller

From Lewis Carroll’s poem “The Walrus and the wood worker” to the Beatles’s “I am the Walrus,” walruses have performed an enigmatic position in pop culture. With their well-liked tusks and special whiskers, those odd-looking yet charismatic animals have lengthy held a vital position within the lives and folklore of Arctic indigenous cultures, either as an important nutrients resource and as part of conventional oral literature. notwithstanding, advertisement exchange of walrus items has triggered the creatures to be hunted to the threshold of extinction, with disastrous results on human populations within the Arctic.
Combining usual, cultural, and environmental history, Walrus explores the fascinating tale of an animal that this present day is at the entrance traces of conservation debates. John Miller and Louise Miller describe the issues dealing with walruses even after the twentieth-century bans on nonindigenous walrus hunting—shrinking pack-ice because of worldwide warming and the exploitation of Arctic oil and fuel assets are destroying the animal’s habitat. splendidly illustrated with photographs of walruses within the wild and from artwork and well known culture, Walrus offers a fresh account of those large-flippered mammals whereas additionally illustrating the moral dilemmas they embrace, from the intensifying clash among the built international and indigenous pursuits to the effect of world warming on arctic animals.

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Download E-books The Book of Deadly Animals PDF

By Gordon Grice

No matter if at a zoo, on a tenting journey, or less than our bedsheets, we're surrounded through animals. whereas such a lot are completely risk free, it is the awesome exceptions that populate The e-book of lethal Animals. Award-winning author Gordon Grice takes readers on a journey of the animal kingdom—from grizzly bears to nice white sharks, titanic cats to crocodiles. each web page overflows with wonderful proof approximately Earth's nice predators and unforgettable tales in their encounters with people, all brought in Grice's signature darkish comedian type. Illustrated with awe-inspiring images of beasts and insects, this wondrous paintings will horrify, pride, and amaze.

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Download E-books Secret Language of Animals: A Guide to Remarkable Behavior PDF

By Janine M. Benyus

Unlock the secrets and techniques in the back of the habit of the world's so much interesting creatures? from the Adélie penguin to the plains zebra to the large panda?in this splendidly written, superbly illustrated book.

In The mystery Language of Animals, biologist Janine Benyus takes us contained in the animal nation and exhibits us the whys and the hows in the back of the designated habit of creatures nice and small of their typical environments.

Divided geographically into 5 sections?Africa, Asia, North the United States, the oceans, and the poles?the e-book examines and describes the habit, physique language, and styles of communique of 20 assorted animals: the gorilla, lion, African elephant, plains zebra, black rhinoceros, giraffe, ostrich, larger flamingo, Nile crocodile, immense panda, peacock, Komodo computer screen, bottlenose dolphin, California sea lion, grey wolf, bald eagle, sandhill crane, beluga whale, polar endure, and Adélie penguin.

For every one animal, Benyus describes and explains uncomplicated behaviors (locomotion, feeding, ingesting, bathing, grooming, sleeping), conversation habit (greeting, social play, workforce security, clash, aggression/submission, battling, courtship, copulation), and parenting habit (birth, care and feeding, educating, communal care).

The booklet is illustrated all through with smooth but distinct line drawings that beckon us to the animals and vividly seize every thing from altering facial expressions to nurturing postures to playful and competitive interactions. The textual content, too, is either intimate and informative, making an allowance for a deep reference to, and a good admiration for, each of the animals.

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Download E-books Settled in the Wild: Notes from the Edge of Town PDF

By Susan Hand Shetterly

Whether we are living in towns, suburbs, or villages, we're encroaching on nature, and it in a single approach or one other perseveres. Naturalist Susan Shetterly appears at how animals, people, and vegetation percentage the land―observing her personal local in rural Maine. She tells stories of the locals (humans, definite, but in addition snowshoe hares, raccoons, bobcats, turtles, salmon, ravens, hummingbirds, cormorants, sandpipers, and spring peepers). She expertly exhibits us how all of them make their means in an ever-changing habitat.

In writing a few displaced garter snake, witnessing the paving of a cherished dust highway, trapping a cricket together with her younger son, rescuing a fledgling raven, or the town's pleasure on the go back of the alewife migration, Shetterly matters warnings whilst she can pay tribute to the resilience that abounds. 

Like the works of Annie Dillard and Aldo Leopold, Settled within the Wild takes a magnifying glass to the wildness that surrounds us. With prepared notion and wit, Shetterly deals us an schooling in nature, one who may still encourage us to maintain it.

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Download E-books Do Tarantulas Have Teeth: Questions and Answers about Poisonous Creatures PDF

By Melvin Berger, Gilda Berger

From uncomplicated questions like "Can medical professionals deal with snakebites?" to extra advanced ones like "How does a scorpion sting?," this ebook supplies the solutions young children want.

Whether they have been stung through a bee or obvious lethal animals on the zoo or on tv, young ones are excited about and petrified of toxic creatures. This e-book explains every thing approximately those animals, from how they produce their venom to how they have been utilized by people to win wars and kill prisoners. Trivia-hungry readers can be surprised to benefit that the king cobra can develop to a size of 18 ft and that a few ants can use their poison to place out small fires.

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Download E-books Beatrice and Virgil: A Novel PDF

By Yann Martel

Whilst 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 exceptional new novel takes the reader on a haunting odyssey. at the means Martel asks profound questions about existence and artwork, fact and deception, accountability and complicity.

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

By Marc Bekoff

Based on award-winning scientist Marc Bekoff’s years learning social conversation in quite a lot of species, this crucial e-book indicates that animals have wealthy emotional lives. Bekoff skillfully blends amazing tales of animal pleasure, empathy, grief, embarrassment, anger, and love with the most recent clinical study confirming the lifestyles of feelings that logic and adventure have lengthy implied. packed with Bekoff’s gentle 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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Download E-books To Die Fur (A Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Mystery) PDF

By Dixie Lyle

Deirdre "Foxtrot" Lancaster is again. With depended on partners Whiskey and Tango, she's at the prowl for a brand-new predator...

Deirdre has her arms complete, as traditional. operating as a Jill-of-all-trades for a zany billionaire like Zelda Zoransky capacity the day-by-day grind is in the direction of a juggling act, and this week is not any exception-especially whilst her facet task is directing non secular site visitors in Zelda's puppy cemetery. With ZZ internet hosting a celebration for many of the world's wealthiest animal creditors and an extraordinary albino liger named Augustus in place of abode on the inner most zoo, Foxtrot is prepared for hassle to take an enormous chunk out of her schedule...


She does not need to wait lengthy. The half-ton vast cat is useless, and there is a houseful of colourful suspects, every one wackier than the subsequent. but when they have been all bidding to shop for him, who would need Augustus lifeless? With the aid of Tango's pussycat telepathy and Whiskey the dogs shapeshifter, Foxtrot learns that there is even more to Augustus than meets the attention. Now they only need to sniff out a killer sooner than to any extent further fur flies...

"A pleasant, humorous [series] choked with eccentric and colourful characters, be they people, animals or spirits. Dixie Lyle will entertain the reader web page after page!"-Leann Sweeney, New York occasions bestselling writer of the Cats in difficulty mysteries

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Download E-books Wild Ones: A Sometimes Dismaying, Weirdly Reassuring Story About Looking at People Looking at Animals in America PDF

By Jon Mooallem

"Ambitious and fascinating... [Mooallem] seamlessly blends reportage from front traces of natural world conservation with a full of life cultural heritage of animals in America." --New York occasions publication Review

Journalist Jon Mooallem has watched his little daughter’s global overflow with animals butterfly pajamas, appliquéd owls—while the particular international she’s inheriting slides right into a nice typhoon of extinction. half all species might disappear by means of the tip of the century, and scientists now concede that the majority of America’s endangered animals will continue to exist provided that conservationists hold rigging the realm round them of their desire. So Mooallem ventures into the sector, frequently taking his daughter with him, to maneuver past childlike fascination and make these creatures think extra genuine. Wild Ones is a travel via our environmental second and the eccentric cultural historical past of individuals and wild animals in the USA that inflects it—from Thomas Jefferson’s celebrations of early abundance to the turn-of the-last-century origins of the teddy undergo to the whale-loving hippies of the Nineteen Seventies. In the US, Wild Ones discovers, flora and fauna has regularly inhabited the terrain of our mind's eye up to the particular land.

The trip is framed through the tales of 3 modern day endangered species: the polar endure, victimized through weather switch and ogled by means of travelers outdoors a distant northern city; the little-known Lange’s metalmark butterfly, foundering on a shred of industrialized land close to San Francisco; and the whooping crane as it’s led on a months-long migration by way of costumed males in ultralight airplanes. The barren region that Wild Ones navigates is a scrappy, disorderly position the place beginner conservationists do grueling, occasionally preposterous-looking paintings; the place a marketer maneuvers to regulate the polar bear’s photo whereas Martha Stewart turns as much as movie these beasts for her exhibit at the Hallmark Channel. Our such a lot comforting rules approximately nature resolve. of their position, Mooallem forges a brand new and putting forward imaginative and prescient of the human animal and the wild ones as kindred creatures on a less than perfect planet.

With propulsive interest and searing wit, and with out the simple moralizing and nature worship of environmental journalism’s older safeguard, Wild Ones merges reportage, technology, and heritage right into a humane and endearing meditation on what it capacity to dwell in, and produce a existence into, a damaged world.

--And don’t pass over the album in line with the ebook: WILD ONES via Black Prairie.  electronic liberate on might 14; actual free up on June 11--


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

This e-book explains how animals form our lives and our health and wellbeing, supplying proof "One wellbeing and fitness" process is the single logical method for advancing human wellbeing and fitness within the future.

• includes illustrations and pictures to accompany the text

• features a bibliography with so much chapters

• includes a sidebar in every one bankruptcy that offers attention-grabbing proof now not came upon in different places within the chapter

• Serves as a prepared reference for puppy vendors in addition to a textual content for top university and school scholars taken with animal technology and well-being, public well-being, veterinary drugs, biology, microbiology, and virology

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