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Raptors: The Curious Nature of Diurnal Birds of Prey

Keith L Bildstein · Comstock Publishing Associates
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

Raptors are formally classified into five families and include birds -- such as eagles, ospreys, kites, true hawks, buzzards, harriers, vultures, and falcons -- that are familiar and recognized by many observers. These diurnal birds of prey are found on every continent except Antarctica...
Peterson Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians of Eastern and Central North America, Fourth Edition

Robert Powell · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 512
Format: Print book

A completely updated edition, including 122 newly recognized or recently established non-native species of reptiles and amphibians. The new edition of this definitive guide reflects 25 years' worth of changes in our knowledge of reptiles and amphibians. It includes descriptions of 122 newly...
Cooking for Two—Your Dog & You!: Delicious Recipes for You and Your Favorite Canine

Brandon Schultz · W W Norton
Pages: 168
Format: Print book

Share a meal with your best furry friend! With Cooking for Two: Your Dog and You, canines and their humans can enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner together! In this two-species cookbook, Brandon Schultz has adapted dozens of "people food" recipes to accommodate the palates of humans...
The Perfect Horse: The Daring U.S. Mission to Rescue the Priceless Stallions Kidnapped by the Nazis

Elizabeth Letts · Ballantine Books
Pages: 369
Format: Paperback

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * From the author of The Eighty-Dollar Champion, the remarkable story of the heroic rescue of priceless horses in the closing days of World War II In the chaotic last days of the war, a small troop of battle-weary American soldiers captures a German spy and makes...
Advanced Top Bar Beekeeping: Next Steps for the Thinking Beekeeper

Christy Hemenway · New Society
Pages: 208
Format: Print book

Bee populations are plummeting worldwide. Colony Collapse Disorder poses a serious threat to many plants which rely on bees for pollination, including a significant proportion of our food crops. Top bar hives are based on the concept of understanding and working with bees' natural systems,...
Birds & Blooms: Birds in Your Backyard

Robert J. Dolezal · Thunder Bay Press
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

With a bit of careful planning and planting, you can turn your backyard into an avian sanctuary! Landscaping tips will help you choose plants and trees that will attract your favorite birds. A how-to guide offers step-by-step instructions for 33 projects, from birdhouses to perches. When...
Pets on the Couch: Neurotic Dogs, Compulsive Cats, Anxious Birds, and the New Science of Animal Psychiatry

Nicholas Dodman · Atria Books
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

The pioneering veterinarian and author of the New York Times bestseller, The Dog Who Loved Too Much, and the national bestseller, The Cat Who Cried for Help, recounts his uniquely entertaining - and poignant - stories of treating animals for all-too-human problems as he reveals his amazing...
National Geographic Complete National Parks of the United States, 2nd Edition

Mel White · National Geographic Society
Pages: 543
Format: Print book

From recreation areas and trails to historic sites, from nature hikes to seashores, this comprehensive travel guide and reference to the United States National Parks has been completely revised and updated, with a brand-new cover, more than 30 new photos, and 15 new properties that have...
The Lion in the Living Room: How House Cats Tamed Us and Took Over the World

Abigail Tucker · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

A lively adventure through history, natural science, and pop culture in search of how cats conquered the world, the Internet, and our hearts.House cats rule back alleys, deserted Antarctic islands, and our bedrooms. Clearly, they own the Internet, where a viral cat video can easily be viewed...
The Animals Among Us: How Pets Make Us Human

John Bradshaw · Basic Books
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

The bestselling author of Dog Sense and Cat Sense explains why living with animals has always been a fundamental aspect of being human Pets have never been more popular. Over half of American households share their home with either a cat or a dog, and many contain both. This is a huge change...
I Knead My Mommy: And Other Poems by Kittens

Francesco Marciuliano · Chronicle Books
Format: Hardcover

Just when we all thought things couldn't get any cuter, from the author of the New York Times bestselling I Could Pee on This comes I Knead My Mommy, a book of confessional poems about the triumphs, trials, and daily discoveries of being a kitten. From climbing walls to claiming hearts,...
The Wasp That Brainwashed the Caterpillar: Evolution's Most Unbelievable Solutions to Life's Biggest Problems

Matt Simon · Penguin Books
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

"A bizarre collection of evolution tales . . . the weirder, the better." - Entertainment WeeklyA fascinating exploration of the awe-inspiring, weird, and unsettling ingenuity of evolutionOn a barren seafloor, the pearlfish swims into the safety of a sea cucumber's anus. To find...