Category: Animals

Animals: From Mythology to Zoology (Discovering the Earth)

By Michael Allaby

The recent seven-volume studying the Earth set examines the efforts made through scientists within the fields of atmosphere, environmental safeguard, and environmental technology. masking a huge diversity of topics--including the Earth sciences, surroundings, oceans, ecology, animals, vegetation, and exploration--the books during this finished set offer a landscape of short money owed of specific discoveries and the folks who made them. those tales clarify the issues that have been solved, the methods they have been approached, and, every now and then, the lifeless ends that scientists occasionally reached. perfect for prime college and school scholars and especially beneficial to scholars of environmental reports, ecology, biology, geography, geology, and the arts, the books within the researching the Earth set make clear the best way the medical element of Western tradition has constructed. Written in transparent language and requiring no mathematical wisdom, those priceless books function sidebars the place essential to clarify a selected idea in addition to full-color photos, tables, charts, and additional assets.

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Mammals of Colorado, Second Edition

By James P. Fitzgerald

Thoroughly revised and up to date, Mammals of Colorado, moment Edition is a finished reference at the 9 orders and 128 species of Colorado's contemporary local fauna, detailing each one species' description, habitat, distribution, inhabitants ecology, vitamin and foraging, predators and parasites, habit, replica and improvement, and inhabitants status.

An introductory bankruptcy on Colorado's environments, a dialogue of the improvement of the fauna over geologic time, and a short background of human wisdom of Coloradan mammals supply ecological and evolutionary context. the latest files of the state's assorted species, wealthy illustrations (including targeted maps, cranium drawings, and photographs), and an intensive bibliography make this e-book vital reference.

Amateur naturalists, scholars, vertebrate biologists, and ecologists in addition to these excited by conservation and flora and fauna administration in Colorado will locate price during this entire quantity. Co-published with the Denver Museum of Nature & Science

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Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows: An Introduction to Carnism

By John Robbins

How do we love our pets and cost kindness to animals usually, but devour meat from organisations that seriously abuse and slaughter 10 billion sentient creatures a 12 months? Melanie pleasure addresses this question and builds a compelling case for Veganism. She is the final word Veganista! additionally, pleasure examines company animal agribusiness, and the thousands of bucks they spend developing the fiction that those animals reside open air on idyllic farms. pleasure encourages readers to turn into knowledgeable concerning the violence and ache sure up with mainstream nutrition offerings, and to start decreasing intake of animal items. She deals perception into regaining empathy for ache farmed animals as a part of a necessary technique of own and societal integration, in which values, ideals, and behavior come into concord. it is a booklet for Animal rights activists, these attracted to fit consuming and native meals and Vegans. compliment: A considerate book...required analyzing for someone drawn to what we devour and why. Kathy Freston, writer of the recent York Times-bestselling Vegenist ...an soaking up exam of why people believe affection and compassion for convinced animals yet are callous to the ache of others in particular these slaughtered for our intake. Publishers Weekly an altogether impressive e-book which can remodel the way in which society feels approximately consuming animals. Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, writer of the best-selling whilst Elephants Weep

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Blood Ties (Spirit Animals, Book 3)

By Garth Nix, Sean Williams

The event maintains during this 3rd publication within the manhattan instances bestselling series.

Erdas is a land of stability. an extraordinary hyperlink, the spirit animal bond, bridges the human and animal worlds. Conor, Abeke, Meilin, and Rollan each one have this gift-and the grave accountability that incorporates it.

But the Conquerors are attempting to wreck this stability. They're swallowing entire towns of their rush for power-including Meilin's domestic. bored stiff with ready and able to struggle, Meilin has trigger into enemy territory along with her spirit animal, a panda named Jhi. Her associates aren't some distance behind... yet they're no longer the one ones.

The enemy is in every single place.

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Babylon's Ark: The Incredible Wartime Rescue of the Baghdad Zoo

By Lawrence Anthony, Graham Spence

THE astounding tale of 1 OF THE WORLD'S maximum ANIMAL RESCUES.
When the Iraq battle begun, conservationist Lawrence Anthony might examine just one factor: the destiny of the Baghdad Zoo, stuck within the crossfire on the center of the town. as soon as Anthony entered Iraq he stumbled on that hostilities and out of control looting had devastated the zoo and its animals. operating with contributors of the zoo employees and some compassionate U.S. squaddies, he defended the zoo, bartered for nutrition on war-torn streets, and scoured bombed palaces for desperately wanted offers. Babylon's Ark chronicles Anthony's hair-raising efforts to save lots of a satisfaction of Saddam's lions, shut a deplorable black-market zoo, run ostriches via shoot-to-kill checkpoints, and rescue the dictator's own herd of Thoroughbred Arabian horses.
A story of the selfless braveness and humanity of some women and men dwelling dangerously for the entire correct purposes, Babylon's Ark is an inspiring and uplifting true-life experience of people on either side operating jointly for the sake of magni?cent flora and fauna stuck in a battle zone.

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Dominion: The Power of Man, the Suffering of Animals, and the Call to Mercy

By Matthew Scully

"And God stated, allow us to make guy in our snapshot, after our likeness; and allow them to have dominion over the fish of the ocean, and over the chook of the air, and over the livestock, and over the entire earth, and over each creeping factor that creepeth upon the earth."--Genesis 1:24-26

In this significant passage from the previous testomony, God promises mankind energy over animals. yet with this privilege comes the grave accountability to appreciate existence, to regard animals with easy dignity and compassion.

Somewhere alongside the way in which, anything has long past wrong.

In Dominion, we witness the yearly conference of Safari membership overseas, a company whose wealthier contributors can pay as much as $20,000 to seek an elephant, a lion or one other animal, both in a foreign country or in American "safari ranches," the place the animals are fenced in pens. We attend the yearly foreign Whaling fee convention, the place the skewed politics of the whaling come to gentle, and the focal point is on constructing extra deadly, yet no more merciful, tools of harvesting "living marine resources." And we stopover at a gargantuan American "factory farm," the place animals are handled as mere product and raised in stipulations of mass confinement, bred for passivity and bulk, inseminated and fed with machines, saved in tightly limited stalls for the whole lot in their lives, and slaughtered in a fashion that maximizes gains and minimizes decency.

Throughout Dominion, Scully counters the hypocritical arguments that try to excuse animal abuse: from those that argue that the Bible's message allows mankind to exploit animals because it pleases, to the hunter's argument that via looking animal populations are managed, to the preferred and "scientifically confirmed" notions that animals can't believe soreness, event no feelings, and aren't aware of their very own lives.

The result's eye establishing, painful and infuriating, insightful and worthwhile. Dominion is a plea for human benevolence and mercy, a scathing assault on those that might brush off animal activists as mere sentimentalists, and a requirement for reform from the govt all the way down to the person. Matthew Scully has created a groundbreaking paintings, a publication of lasting energy and significance for all of us.

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Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds About Animals and Food

By Gene Baur

Leading animal rights activist Gene Baur examines the true price of the beef on our plates -- for either people and animals alike -- during this provocative and thorough exam of the trendy farm industry.

many of us photograph cows, sheep, pigs, and chickens as pleasant creatures who stay fortunately in the confines of a relaxed relatives farm, arriving as foodstuff for people in simple terms on the finish in their sun-drenched lives. that is what Gene Baur were instructed -- but if he first visited a stockyard he discovered that this rosy depiction could not be extra misguided.

Amid the stench, noise, and dust, his awareness was once drawn specifically to at least one sheep who were forged apart for useless. yet as Baur walked via, the sheep raised her head and appeared correct at him. She used to be nonetheless alive, and the only factor Baur knew needless to say that day was once that he needed to get her to defense. Hilda, as she was once later named, used to be nursed again to health and wellbeing and shortly turned the 1st resident of Farm Sanctuary -- a company devoted to the rescue, care, and defense of cattle.

in point of fact that farm construction doesn't rely on the kin farmer with a small herd of animals yet as a substitute resembles a wide, assembly-line manufacturing facility. Animals raised for human intake are restricted for the whole thing in their lives and infrequently stay with no companionship, clean air, or perhaps enough nutrition and water.Viewed as creation devices instead of dwelling beings with emotions, ten billion cattle are exploited in particular for foodstuff within the usa each year.

In Farm Sanctuary, Baur presents a thoughtprovoking research of the moral questions fascinated with the creation of pork, chicken, red meat, milk,and eggs -- and what each one folks can do to forestall the mistreatment of livestock and advertise compassion. He info the triumphs and the disappointments of greater than 20 years at the entrance strains of the animal defense flow. And he introduces sanctuary. us to a couple of the targeted creatures who reside at Farm Sanctuary -- from Maya the cow to Marmalade the chook -- all of whom escaped terrible conditions to dwell happier, extra peaceable lives. Farm Sanctuary indicates how we all have a chance and a accountability to devour a kinder plate, creating a larger lifestyles for ourselves and animals besides. you are going to definitely by no means consider a hamburger or chook breast an identical approach after interpreting this ebook.

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Animal Behavior: Mechanism, Development, Function, and Evolution

By Chris Barnard

Animal behaviour has been one of many fastest-growing clinical disciplines of contemporary years. Its impression at the manner we predict approximately biology has spawned lucid 'best sellers' just like the egocentric Gene and frequent medical and public debate approximately our view of the wildlife and our position in it. This booklet offers a accomplished creation to the examine of behaviour, from its foundation within the animal's anatomy and body structure to its adaptive worth within the surroundings. it truly is geared toward undergraduate scholars within the organic sciences and psychology and is designed to function either an in depth advent and an in depth, up to date resource of reference permitting scholars to pursue themes within the fundamental literature.

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The Rooftop Beekeeper: A Scrappy Guide to Keeping Urban Honeybees

By Megan Paska

The variety of city beekeepers has escalated with greater than 25 percentage raises 12 months over yr within the usa and the uk. From a go-to authority on beekeeping and yard farming, The Rooftop Beekeeper is the 1st guide to discover the benefit and beauty of protecting bees in an city setting. this beneficial handbook— without delay an exceptional learn and a beautiful object—features a relatable first-person narrative, checklists, numbered how-tos, attractive illustrations and seventy five colour images. masking all facets of city beekeeping, this booklet additionally offers readers with lots of candy recipes for scrumptious treats, tonics, and sweetness items to make with home-harvested honey.

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Belka, Why Don't You Bark?

By Hideo Furukawa

The background of the modern global, as noticeable thr

Belka, Why Don’t You Bark? starts in 1943, whilst eastern troops retreat from the Aleutian island of Kiska, leaving 4 army canines in the back of. one in every of them dies in isolation, and the others are taken lower than the safety of U.S. troops. in the meantime, within the USSR, a KGB army puppy handler kidnaps the daughter of a eastern yakuza. Named after the Russian astronaut puppy Strelka, the woman develops a psychic reference to canine. A multi-generational epic as noticeable during the eyes of man’s ally, the canines who're used as mere instruments for the good thing about humankind progressively realize their actual selves, and study whatever approximately us.

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