Download E-books Rat Island: Predators in Paradise and the World's Greatest Wildlife Rescue PDF

By William Stolzenburg

Rat Island, halfway among Alaska and Siberia, was a sanctuary for seabirds, ahead of shipwrecked rats got here ashore and savaged them. it is a known situation repeating around the oceans of the area: blameless island species lower than assault by means of international predators, and, in recent times, defended via their would-be rescuers making use of radical measures.

Peopled with unforgettable characters and propelled by means of perilous event, Rat Island reveals a little-known and hotly debated perform of killing for conservation.

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Download E-books The Diggers' Menagerie: Mates, Mascots and Marvels - True Stories of Animals Who Went to War PDF

By Barry Stone

The attention-grabbing tales of Australian and New Zealand squaddies and the animals that experience observed them, from the Boer conflict via to the clash in Afghanistan. From the Boer battle to the clash in Vietnam, from the Somme to Afghanistan, from beasts of burden and bomb detectors to prone of companionship and light-weight aid for the boys and ladies in battle, animals have performed a necessary position in Australian army campaigns. canine, cats, pigeons, camels and horses between others, all took half. right here Barry Stone records, via letters, journals, photos and first-hand debts, the tales of the myriad creatures who went off to varied wars with Australian squaddies - including a poignant layer to our army historical past. Highlighting person tales, he follows not only their wartime adventures, yet sometimes what occurred to animals after the wars had ended, who survived and the way.

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Download E-books Doctor Dunbar's Good Little Dog Book PDF

By Ian Dunbar

Welcome to the historically-proven, so-old-that-it?s-new-again, traditional, common sense, and stress-free technique to educate your dog?off-leash, lure/reward, enjoyable and video games, dog-friendly puppy education. This e-book outlines step by step, illustrated ideas for socialization, temperament education, and behaviour amendment in addition to for educating simple manners. Dr. Dunbar's education ideas are altogether swifter, more straightforward, gentler, more suitable, and positively significantly extra stress-free for you and your puppy. Veterinarian and animal behaviorist Dr. Ian Dunbar is the unique author of off-leash dog periods, which sparked the revolution for optimistic, reward-based, dog-friendly puppy education.

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Download E-books Saving Gracie: How One Dog Escaped the Shadowy World of American Puppy Mills PDF

By Carol Bradley

A compelling precise tale of 1 dog's rescue from a Pennsylvania dog mill

This touching narrative makes use of the poignant makeover of Gracie, a sickly Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, to inform the tale of America's hidden dog mills-commercial kennels that breed canine in terrible residing stipulations and churn out often-diseased and emotionally broken pups for sale.

Saving Gracie chronicles how one little puppy is remodeled from a bedraggled animal tired from bearing doggies right into a loving, fit member of her new kinfolk; and the way her proprietor, Linda Jackson, is modified from an individual who slightly tolerated canine to a lady passionately made up our minds not just to save lots of Gracie's existence, but additionally to get the notice out concerning the hundreds of thousands of yank dog mill canines who desire our help.

  • A touching tale of survival and redemption
  • Written through award-winning journalist Carol Bradley
  • Newsworthy matters name animal enthusiasts to action

Join journalist Carol Bradley as she attracts again the curtain at the international of unlawful dog construction in Saving Gracie.

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Download E-books Walking with the Great Apes: Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, Biruté Galdikas PDF

By Sy Montgomery

Three stunning ladies scientists have lately penetrated the jungles of Africa and Borneo to watch, nurture, and guard humanity's closest cousins. Jane Goodall has labored with the chimpanzees of Gombe for almost 50 years; Diane Fossey died in 1985 protecting the mountain gorillas of Rwanda; and Biruté Galdikas lives in intimate proximity to the orangutans of Borneo. All 3 started their paintings as protégées of the nice Anglo-African archeologist Louis Leakey, and every spent years within the box, permitting the apes to develop into their familiars--and eventually waging battles to avoid wasting them from extinction within the wild.

Their mixed accomplishments were fabulous, as Goodall, Fossey, and Galdikas perpetually replaced how we expect of our closest evolutionary family, of ourselves, and of the way to behavior sturdy technology. From the non-public to the primate, Sy Montgomery--acclaimed writer of The Soul of an Octopus and The sturdy reliable Pig--explores the technology, knowledge, and dwelling adventure of 3 of the best scientists of the 20th century.

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Download E-books Tropical Birds of Southeast Asia (Periplus Tropical Nature Guide) PDF

This convenient birdwatching box advisor is a wonderful creation to the glorious array of birds present in Southeast Asia.

Southeast Asia is domestic to a notable array of chicken species—the such a lot varied in the world. those birds vary size-wise from the tiny Orange-bellied Flowerpeckers dwelling in the rainforest, to giant White-bellied Sea-Eagles. they range in colour from drab, olive babblers, to exquisitely-hued kingfishers.

This chicken advisor good points ninety six regular species and obviously describes their precise features. Many are easy–to–find birds tailored to residing round towns and cities, whereas others will be visible in nature reserves. Illustrated with over a hundred appealing colour pictures, exhibiting the birds of their traditional habitats, this booklet will pride either willing poultry watchers and newcomers alike. universal in addition to medical names are given for every bird.

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Download E-books Dogtripping: 25 Rescues, 11 Volunteers, and 3 RVs on Our Canine Cross-Country Adventure PDF

By David Rosenfelt

David Rosenfelt's "Dogtripping" is relocating and humorous account of a cross-country movement from California to Maine, and the beginnings of a puppy rescue foundation

When secret author David Rosenfelt and his relatives moved from Southern California to Maine, he suggestion he had ready for every thing. that they had mapped the direction, introduced 3 GPSs for backup, in addition to fridges filled with meals, and stoves and microwaves on which to cook dinner them. yet touring with twenty-five canine grew to become out to be a much bigger ordeal than he expected, regardless of the RVs, the additional kibble, volunteers (including a number of readers), and camping out gear. Rosenfelt recounts the journey of relocating his animal partners around the usa with humor and heat, and tells the story of the way he and his spouse turned passionate foster mom and dad for rescue canines, culminating within the production of the Tara origin and effectively putting a number of thousand canines with loving households.
An NPR most sensible e-book of 2013

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Download E-books The Intimate Bond: How Animals Shaped Human History PDF

From the 1st wolf to discover companionship in our prehistoric ancestors' camp, to the beasts who bore the load of our early empires, to the entire spectrum of brutally exploited or absurdly pampered pets of our commercial age, animals--and our ever-changing dating with them--have left an indelible mark at the background of our species and proceed to form its destiny.

via an in-depth research of six actually transformative human-animal relationships, Fagan exhibits how our conduct and our very lifestyle have been significantly and irreversibly altered by way of our intimate bond with animals. between different tales, Fagan explores how herding replaced human habit; how the standard donkey helped release the method of globalization; and the way the pony carried a hearty band of nomads internationally and toppled the emperor of China.

With attribute care and penetrating perception, Fagan finds the profound impact that animals have exercised on human historical past and the way, actually, they typically drove it.

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Download E-books Dinosaurs and Other Reptiles from the Mesozoic of Mexico (Life of the Past) PDF

By Kenneth Carpenter

This review of dinosaur discoveries in Mexico synthesizes present information regarding the geography and setting of the sector through the Mesozoic while it was once the western margin of the traditional continent of Pangea. The booklet summarizes study on a variety of teams, together with turtles, lepidosauromorphs, plesiosaurs, crocodyliforms, pterosaurs, and final yet now not least, dinosaurs. furthermore, chapters concentrate on trackways and different hint fossils and on K/P boundary (the Chicxulub crater, underneath the Gulf of Mexico, has been hypothesized because the web site of the boloid impression that killed off the dinosaurs). Dinosaurs and different Reptiles from the Mesozoic of Mexico is an updated, informative quantity on a space that has no longer been comprehensively defined until eventually now.

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