Download E-books All Things Wise and Wonderful (All Creatures Great and Small) PDF

By James Herriot

Readers loved James Herriot's stories of his existence as a Yorkshire animal surgeon in All Creatures nice and Small and All issues brilliant and Beautiful. Now here is a 3rd pleasant quantity of memoirs wealthy with Herriot's personal model of humor, perception, and wisdom.

In the midst of global warfare II, James is education for the Royal Air strength, whereas going domestic to Yorkshire every time attainable to work out his very pregnant spouse, Helen. Musing on previous adventures during the dales, vacationing with outdated pals, and introducing ratings of latest and a laugh characters―animal and human alike―Herriot enthralls along with his uncanny skill to spin a most tasty and heartfelt yarn.

Millions of readers have thrilled within the incredible storytelling and daily miracles of James Herriot within the over thirty years when you consider that his pleasant animal tales have been first brought to the world.

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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 canine to appreciate what we are saying to them. although we may well spend loads of time speaking to them, we are particularly now not speaking. And with out right communique, it truly is most unlikely to coach a puppy properly-- not to mention make your human/canine dating a profitable one.

Packed with special insights and mild education recommendation, The Rosetta Bone presents regular puppy vendors with the knowledge they should decipher canines meanings, speak successfully, raise education luck, and percentage a deeper bond. targeting the behavioral basis-- the ""silent"" symbols-- for studying, figuring out, and speaking, professional puppy coach and competitor Cheryl S. Smith unearths how one can use your personal physique language to ship a message or even train a puppy what particular phrases suggest. She unearths how a dog's breed can impact his character and explains the best way to decode-- and correct-- universal habit difficulties. With the information and ideas this booklet presents, you are going to teach extra successfully, get pleasure from your puppy extra, and straightforwardness your personal tension. what is extra, you will practice what you might have realized instantly, with sturdy, functional suggestion on:
* studying the As, Bs, Cs, and Ds of human-canine communication
* instructing English in your dog-- and, in flip, figuring out ""Doglish""
* utilizing physique language to aid in verbal exchange and aid your puppy learn
* Incorporating several types of contact to tighten your bond
* Making rewards and reprimands actual, suitable, and reliable
* knowing the connection among youngsters and dogs

Supplemented with enlightening, easy-to-do workouts together with your puppy, in addition to rates from running shoes, behaviorists, veterinarians, and humane society staff, The Rosetta Bone is a revealing advisor to creating existence greater on your human/canine household.

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Download E-books Pit Stops: Crossing the Country with Loren the Rescue Bully PDF

A journalist and animal-welfare recommend exposes the brutal tragedies and prejudice inflicted upon pit bulls during this insightful trip narrative. Upon turning forty, Michelle Sathe bypassed a midlife quandary by means of embarking on an outstanding American highway trip—accompanied by means of Loren, a tender rescued pit bull. the 2 got down to discover 29 states in 50 days for a whirlwind sampling of local delicacies, historical landmarks, and simply simple enjoyable, together with destinations akin to the Grand Canyon, Niagara Falls, ny urban, and Savannah’s scenic waterfront. yet alongside the best way, they arrive head to head with the sorrowful fact confronting beleaguered pit bull prejudice and the sorrowful fact dealing with beleaguered “bully” breeds in America’s shelters and in locations like Virginia, the place Michael Vick ran a ugly dog-fighting ring, and Pittsburgh, the place bullies are normally stored as enforcement in a deadly underworld. Mile by means of mile, because the duo forge a higher and more desirable bond, the highlight can also be grew to become at the marvelous humane staff, volunteers, and advocates around the nation who paintings tirelessly to provide bullies a moment chance.

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Download E-books Elephant Company: The Inspiring Story of an Unlikely Hero and the Animals Who Helped Him Save Lives in World War II PDF

By Vicki Croke

NEW YORK occasions BESTSELLER • A NEW YORK TIMES impressive BOOK

The amazing tale of James Howard “Billy” Williams, whose uncanny rapport with the world’s greatest land animals remodeled him from a carefree younger guy into the charismatic struggle hero referred to as Elephant Bill
 
Billy Williams got here to colonial Burma in 1920, clean from carrier in international battle I, to a task as a “forest guy” for a British teak corporation. Mesmerized by way of the intelligence, personality, or even humor of the nice animals who hauled logs during the distant jungles, he turned a talented “elephant wallah.” more and more expert at treating their health problems and accidents, he additionally championed extra humane remedy for them, even constructing an elephant “school” and “hospital.” In go back, he acknowledged, the elephants made him a greater guy. The friendship of 1 amazing tusker particularly, Bandoola, will be revelatory. In Elephant corporation, Vicki Constantine Croke chronicles Williams’s transforming into love for elephants because the animals supply him classes in braveness, belief, and gratitude.
 
yet Elephant Company is additionally a story of struggle and bold. while Imperial eastern forces invaded Burma in 1942, Williams joined the elite strength 136, the British soiled tips division, working at the back of enemy traces. His battle elephants might hold provides, construct bridges, and delivery the ailing and aged over treacherous mountain terrain. Now good versed within the methods of the jungle, an older, wiser Williams even additional to his solid by means of smuggling extra elephants out of Japanese-held territory. because the occupying gurus placed a cost on his head, Williams and his elephants confronted his such a lot perilous try out. In a Hollywood-worthy climax, Elephant corporation, cornered by way of the enemy, tried a determined break out: a dicy trek over the mountainous border to India, with a bedraggled crew of refugees in tow. Elephant Bill’s exploits could earn him most sensible army honors and the compliment of famed box Marshal Sir William Slim.
 
half biography, half conflict epic, and half natural world event, Elephant Company is an inspirational narrative that illuminates a little-known bankruptcy within the annals of wartime heroism.

Praise for Elephant Company
 
“This ebook is ready excess of simply the struggle, or perhaps elephants. this can be the tale of friendship, loyalty and breathtaking bravery that transcends species. . . . Elephant Company is not anything below a sweeping story, masterfully written.”—Sara Gruen, The long island instances booklet Review

“Splendid . . . mixing biography, heritage, and flora and fauna biology, [Vicki Constantine] Croke’s tale is a frequently relocating account of [Billy] Williams, who earned the sobriquet ‘Elephant Bill,’ and his strange bond with the most important land mammals on earth.”—The Boston Globe
 
“Some of the largest heroes of worldwide conflict II have been even higher than you inspiration. . . . you'll by no means name the lion the king of the jungle again.”—New York Post

Elephant Company is as robust and big-hearted because the animals of its identify. Billy Williams is a unprecedented personality, a real-life opposite Tarzan raised in civilization who reveals knowledge and his precise self dwelling between jungle beasts. Vicki Constantine Croke can provide a thrilling story of this elephant whisperer–cum–war hero, whereas fantastically reminding us of the long-lasting bonds among animals and humans.”—Mitchell Zuckoff, writer of Lost in Shangri-La and Frozen in Time

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Download E-books Polar Bears and the Arctic: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House (Magic Tree House Fact Tracker) PDF

By Mary Pope Osborne, Natalie Pope Boyce

Track the proof with Jack and Annie!
 
whilst Jack and Annie bought again from their event in Magic Tree residence #16: Polar Bears earlier Bedtime, they had plenty of questions. Why is the Arctic so chilly? What did the 1st humans of the Artic devour? How do polar bears go skinny ice? What different animals reside within the Arctic? discover the solutions to those questions and extra as Jack and Annie song the facts.

Filled with updated details, images, illustrations, and enjoyable tidbits from Jack and Annie, the Magic Tree residence truth Trackers are the appropriate means for children to determine extra in regards to the subject matters they found of their favourite Magic Tree condo adventures. And lecturers can use truth Trackers along their Magic Tree apartment fiction partners to satisfy universal middle textual content pairing needs.

Have extra enjoyable with Jack and Annie at the Magic Tree condo site at MagicTreeHouse.com!

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Download E-books Deadly Kingdom: The Book of Dangerous Animals PDF

By Gordon Grice

How does a tiny field jellyfish, without mind and little regulate over the place it is going within the water, be ready to kill a full-grown guy? What damage have hippos been identified to inflict on people, and why? What makes our closest cousin, the chimpanzee, the main harmful of all apes to come across within the wild?

In this elegantly illustrated, usually darkly humorous compendium of animal predation, Gordon Grice, hailed by way of Michael Pollan as “a clean, unusual, and beautiful new voice in American nature writing,” offers findings which are via turns excellent, funny, and scary. in my opinion obsessed by way of either the threat and wonder of animals for the reason that he used to be six years previous and a perilous cougar wandered onto his family’s farm, Grice now reaps a life of learn during this targeted survey—at as soon as a analyzing publication and a resource.

Categorized by means of style and trained all through by way of the author’s unsentimental view of the average order and our position in it, listed below are the hard-to-stomach, hard-to-resist evidence and legends of animal encounters. even if it’s the elephant that collided with a gasoline tanker and lived (the tanker exploded), the turn-of-the-century family healing for a copperhead chunk (douse the contaminated sector in kerosene), or the shark that terrorized the hot Jersey beach for a summer season (later inspiring the movie Jaws), every little thing you’ve ever desired to learn about animals yet have been afraid to invite is incorporated during this hair-raising, heart-racing quantity. by means of turns wondrous, mordant, and sobering, this ebook is ultimately a party of the animal world—in all its perilous glory—by a author who’s been heralded by means of The big apple Times for his skill to mix “the observations of a naturalist with a dry, homespun philosopher’s wit.” 

Review
“Did he say repugnatorial gland? What a wealth of data Gordon Grice is, and what a good, beguiling author. This ebook is a needs to for someone even remotely taking into account getting a monkey, a sea lion, or, heaven forbid, a dog.”
~ David Sedaris

“A incredible, a little terrifying, totally beautiful stumble upon with the animal world—not fairly like something I’ve ever learn before."
~ Elizabeth Gilbert, writer of Eat, Pray, Love and Committed

“Deadly state is an engagingly unique box consultant to the venomous, the sharp-clawed, the infectious, and the downright predatory. It’s a witty, interesting, and playfully macabre read.”
~ David Baron, writer of The Beast within the Garden

“Deadly state is usually gory, continuously beautiful, and very nice. Gordon Grice is a hot and humorous advisor, his hands constantly at the evidence. There are remarkable tales right here, interesting humans and areas, yet chiefly, there are the animals we notion we knew, and those we’ve by no means heard of: hagfish, guinea worms, eyelash vipers, blister beetles. You’ll by no means pass barefoot within the barnyard again.”
~ Bill Roorbach, writer of Temple movement: A Rural Odyssey

“Deadly state makes it transparent that you're not on best of the nutrition chain.”
~ Pamela Nagami, M.D., writer of Bitten: real clinical tales of Bites and Stings

About the Author
Gordon Grice has written for The New Yorker, Harper’s, become aware of, Granta, and different magazines. His first ebook, The crimson Hourglass, used to be named the best Books of the 12 months by way of the Los Angeles Times and the recent York Public Library. His paintings has been anthologized in The top American Essays. He lives along with his kinfolk in Wisconsin. 

Note: retail EPUB, comprises TOC/chapters.
eISBN: 978-0-440-33890-1

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Download E-books All Creatures Great and Small PDF

By James Herriot

The vintage multimillion replica bestseller

Delve into the paranormal, unforgettable international 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 terrific stories, deep love of lifestyles, and amazing storytelling skills. for many years, Herriot roamed the distant, appealing Yorkshire Dales, treating each sufferer that got here his means from smallest to biggest, and watching animals and people alike together 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 diverse from the sterile surroundings of veterinary tuition. a few visits are heart-wrenchingly tricky, similar to one to an outdated guy within the village whose very unwell puppy is his merely good friend and spouse, a few are lighthearted and enjoyable, corresponding to 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, corresponding to Herriot's memories of terrible farmers who will scrape their meager gains jointly with a purpose to 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 proprietors and seriously sick animals, Herriot discovers the wondrous style and endless demanding situations of veterinary perform as his humor, compassion, and love of the animal global shine forth.

James Herriot's memoirs have offered eighty million copies world wide, and proceed to thrill and entertain readers of all ages.

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Download E-books Pandas and Other Endangered Species: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House #48: A Perfect Time for Pandas PDF

By Mary Pope Osborne

Track the evidence with Jack and Annie!

When Jack and Annie acquired again from their experience in Magic Tree condo #48: an ideal Time for Pandas they'd plenty of questions. What do pandas devour? the place do they dwell? Why are snow leopards so scarce? How will we aid? discover the solutions to those questions and extra as Jack and Annie tune the facts.

Filled with updated info, images, illustrations, and enjoyable tidbits from Jack and Annie, the Magic Tree condominium truth Trackers are the appropriate method for children to determine extra in regards to the subject matters they found of their favourite Magic Tree condominium adventures. And academics can use truth Trackers along their Magic Tree condominium fiction partners to fulfill universal middle textual content pairing needs.

Have extra enjoyable with Jack and Annie at the Magic Tree condo web site at MagicTreeHouse.com!

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Download E-books Plato's Animals: Gadflies, Horses, Swans, and Other Philosophical Beasts (Studies in Continental Thought) PDF

Plato's Animals examines the an important position performed via animal pictures, metaphors, allusions, and analogies in Plato's Dialogues. those fourteen full of life essays exhibit that the gadflies, snakes, stingrays, swans, canines, horses, and different animals that populate Plato's paintings will not be simply rhetorical elaborations. Animals are principal to Plato's knowing of the hierarchy among animals, people, and gods and are an important to his rules approximately schooling, sexuality, politics, aesthetics, the afterlife, the character of the soul, and philosophy itself. the amount encompasses a accomplished annotated index to Plato’s bestiary in either Greek and English.

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Download E-books Animals and Human Society: Changing Perspectives PDF

Sleek society is starting to reassess its entire courting with animals and the flora and fauna. till lately concerns comparable to animal welfare and environmental safety have been thought of the area of small, idealistic minorities. Now, those concerns allure large numbers of articulate supporters who jointly workout massive political muscle. Animals, either wild and household, shape the first concentration of outrage during this usually acrimonious debate. but why do animals evoke such powerful and contradictory feelings in humans - and do our western attitudes have something in universal with these of alternative societies and cultures? Bringing jointly quite a number contributions from extraordinary specialists within the box, Animals and Society explores the significance of animals in society from social, historic and cross-cultural views.

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