Category: Animals

Animal Anatomy for Artists: The Elements of Form

By Eliot Goldfinger

From the writer of the vintage Human Anatomy for Artists comes this hassle-free reference advisor that includes over unique drawings and over seventy photographs.
Designed for painters, sculptors, and illustrators who use animal imagery of their paintings, Animal Anatomy for Artists bargains thorough, in-depth information regarding the main in general depicted animals, awarded in a logical and simply understood structure for artists--whether newbie or comprehensive expert. The e-book makes a speciality of the varieties created by means of muscle tissue and bones, giving artists a very important third-dimensional figuring out of the ultimate, complicated outer floor of the animal. Goldfinger not just covers the anatomy of the extra universal animals, resembling the pony, puppy, cat, cow, pig, squirrel, and rabbit, but in addition the anatomy of various wild species, together with the lion, giraffe, deer, hippopotamus, rhinoceros, elephant, gorilla, sea lion, and endure. integrated are drawings of skeletons and the way they circulate on the joints, person muscle mass exhibiting their attachments at the skeleton, muscle mass of the complete animal, go sections, pictures of reside animals, and silhouettes of similar animals evaluating their shapes and proportions. He deals a brand new and leading edge part at the simple physique plan of four-legged animals, giving the reader a vital conceptual figuring out of total animal constitution to which the main points of person animals can then be utilized. The bankruptcy on birds covers the skeleton, muscle tissues and feather styles. The appendix offers pictures of skulls with impressive horns and antlers and a bit on significant floor veins.
exceedingly thorough, jam-packed with crucial details, Animal Anatomy for Artists is a definitive reference paintings, a vital e-book for everybody who depicts animals of their art.

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The Velveteen Rabbit & Other Stories Book and Charm (Charming Classics)

whilst a bit boy chooses to play with the Velveteen Rabbit rather than his costlier toys, the doll learns what it ability to be actually genuine. old and young alike will get pleasure from this number of usual stories, that includes the crammed bunny and together with different favorites corresponding to "Pinocchio," "Thumbelina," "Little learn using Hood," and "The grotesque Duckling."

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Animal Oppression and Human Violence: Domesecration, Capitalism, and Global Conflict (Critical Perspectives on Animals: Theory, Culture, Science, and Law)

Jared Diamond and different top students have argued that the domestication of animals for nutrition, hard work, and instruments of warfare has complex the advance of human society. yet by way of evaluating practices of animal exploitation for meals and assets in numerous societies through the years, David A. Nibert reaches a strikingly various end. He unearths within the domestication of animals, which he renames "domesecration," a perversion of human ethics, the improvement of large-scale acts of violence, disastrous styles of destruction, and growth-curbing epidemics of infectious disease.

Nibert facilities his research on nomadic pastoralism and the advance of industrial ranching, a convention that has been principally managed through elite teams and accelerated with the increase of capitalism. starting with the pastoral societies of the Eurasian steppe and carrying on with via to the exportation of Western, meat-centered consuming behavior all through ultra-modern global, Nibert connects the domesecration of animals to violence, invasion, extermination, displacement, enslavement, repression, pandemic power affliction, and starvation. In his view, conquest and subjugation have been the result of the necessity to acceptable land and water to take care of huge teams of animals, and the gross collecting of army energy has its roots within the monetary advantages of the exploitation, alternate, and sale of animals. lethal zoonotic illnesses, Nibert exhibits, have observed violent advancements all through heritage, laying waste to entire towns, societies, and civilizations. His strongest perception situates the domesecration of animals as a precondition for the oppression of human populations, really indigenous peoples, an injustice most unlikely to rectify whereas the fabric pursuits of the elite are inextricably associated with the exploitation of animals.

Nibert hyperlinks domesecration to a couple of the main severe matters dealing with the realm at the present time, together with the depletion of unpolluted water, topsoil, and oil reserves; international warming; and global starvation, and he experiences the U.S. government's army reaction to the inevitable crises of an overheated, hungry, resource-depleted international. such a lot animal-advocacy campaigns strengthen present oppressive practices, Nibert argues. as an alternative, he indicates reforms that problem the legitimacy of either domesecration and capitalism.

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How to Raise Chickens: Everything You Need to Know, Updated & Revised (FFA)

By Christine Heinrichs

Whether you need to bring up five chickens or 50, even if you might have a 40-foot urban lot or a 40-acre farm, the professional recommendation during this hands-on guidebook makes it effortless that you should start elevating a fit flock. Whichever comes first for you, the bird or the egg, this e-book will convey you what to do subsequent with longtime poultry breeder Christine Heinrichs explaining all of the precious DOs and significant DON’Ts. This brightly illustrated, full-color consultant will turn out an fundamental source for somebody attracted to elevating their own flocks.

Easy-to-follow suggestion is helping you to:

  • Choose breeds and procure stock
  • House and feed chickens
  • Manage your flock and continue it healthy
  • Select and cull for breeding programs
  • Incubate eggs and deal with chicks
  • Raise chickens within the state, suburbs, or city
The booklet offers info on breed varieties, acquiring inventory, housing, feeding, flock administration, breeding courses, incubation and care of chicks, choice and culling, displaying, overall healthiness care, and the criminal facets of elevating chickens. Reviewed and licensed by way of Dr. Clint Rusk (Purdue college affiliate Professor within the adolescence improvement and Agriculture schooling Department), this booklet provide you with the instruments you must achieve a hard yet worthwhile business.

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Animals Up Close: Zoom in on the World's Most Incredible Creatures

By Igor Siwanowicz

This name permits you to zoom in at the world's such a lot wonderful creatures. in case your baby may be pint-sized like a pipistrelle bat, or see eye-to-eye with a housefly they'd come upon a miniature global of wierd physique shapes, extraordinary habit, and a few jaw-dropping insights into existence for the very small. because of nature photographer Igor Siwanowicz's marvelous images, they could do exactly that. With those marvelous photographs, they'll see in eye-popping pack up element how tiny creatures hunt, feed, circulate, live to tell the tale and thrive. There are commonly used creatures like flies and beetles to examine, in addition to unique birds, reptiles, amphibians and rodents. detect what makes them various and the way they take care of dwelling in hugely various habitats. With Igor's backstage consultant on how one can photo such tiny beasts, this is often an grand view of nature in miniature.

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Polar Bears and the Arctic: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House (Magic Tree House Fact Tracker)

By Mary Pope Osborne, Natalie Pope Boyce

Track the proof with Jack and Annie!
whilst Jack and Annie obtained again from their event in Magic Tree apartment #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 pass skinny ice? What different animals stay within the Arctic? discover the solutions to those questions and extra as Jack and Annie tune the facts.

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

Have extra enjoyable with Jack and Annie at the Magic Tree apartment site at!

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Elephant's Life

By Caitlin O'Connell

The struggles and celebrations of nature’s greatest land creatures—with greater than 250 wonderful full-color pictures through Caitlin O’Connell and Timothy Rodwell


An Elephant’s Life presents a special and engaging immersion into the realm of the African elephant, instructed through a number one box biologist who has been gaining knowledge of and photographing those animals of their average habitat for almost twenty years. the following, for the 1st time, readers get a fuller photo of elephant society solid in a broader context, together with the lifetime of the male elephant in all its excessive drama.


Merging the visible traditions of photojournalism and the character documentary with the narrative voice of such classics as Jane Goodall’s Chimpanzees of Gombe, this large-format, full-color quantity of picture essays presents a uniquely wealthy realizing of what it’s prefer to develop up and stay in the complexities of elephant society at each flip of the web page. Readers will adventure the frustrations and soreness of the coming-of-age male suffering to depart his family members, witness the consistent vigilance a matriarch exerts to guard her kin, and believe the drama of a dominant male attempting to carry onto energy in periods of peace and instances of social upheaval. Like Wolf Empire (Lyons Press, 2007), An Elephant’s Life is an intimate portrait of a loved and engaging species. 

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Big Twitch: One Man, One Continent, a Race Against Time—A True Story about Birdwatching

As a self-proclaimed twitcher—a birdwatching extremist who travels round the nation attempting to seize a glimpse of as many species of birds as possible—the writer took a yr off in 2002 with the aim of seeing seven-hundred birds and thereby breaking the nationwide checklist for many birds obvious in a single yr. during this fun memoir, he recounts his quest, together with how he spent all of his inheritance from the premature demise of his mom and dad to make his dream a truth. Populated by means of strange characters and fascinating species of birds, this half confessional–part travelogue for either fowl nerds and the overall inhabitants follows the writer as he works out what it capability to be basic regardless of his surprisingly avid compulsion towards twitching.

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Finding Australian Birds: A Field Guide to Birding Locations

By Tim Dolby

From the jap rainforests to significant deserts, Australia is domestic to a few 900 species of birds. This booklet covers over four hundred Australian chicken staring at websites comfortably grouped into the easiest birding parts, from one finish of the rustic to the opposite. This comprises parts similar to Kakadu within the most sensible finish and rocky gorges within the crucial deserts of the Northern Territory, the nice Barrier Reef in Queensland, rainforests allotted alongside the jap Australian seaboard, many of the world’s tallest forests in Tasmania, the Flinders levels and deserts alongside the enduring Strzelecki and Birdsville Tracks in South Australia, and the Mallee temperate woodlands and astounding coastlines in either Victoria and south west Western Australia.

Each bankruptcy starts with a quick description of the positioning, by way of a piece on the place to discover the birds, which describes particular birdwatching websites in the location’s obstacles, and knowledge on lodging and amenities. The ebook additionally presents a complete "Bird discovering Guide", directory all of Australia’s birds with info on their abundance and the place precisely to work out them.

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