Training a horse can be a frustrating experience for rider and animal alike. From dealing with a horse that won't listen to rectifying erratic behavior, this guide covers hundreds of common training challenges and offers proven solutions to your most pressing issues. Stressing effective communication, realistic goals, and the importance of an enjoyable atmosphere, Jessica Jahiel helps you get the most out of your training sessions by pinpointing what's causing the problem and providing strategies to help both rider and horse stay engaged and focused.
Storey Publishing, LLC
By Dalton, Stephen
Spiders: the Ultimate Predators features spectacular photographs and information on the 40,000 known species of spiders throughout the world, including their habitats, hunting techniques, anatomy, general characteristics, ranges, and techniques for catching prey.
Wild Horse Annie and the Last of the Mustangs
By Cruise, David
In 1950, Velma Johnston was a thirty-eight-year-old secretary enroute to work near Reno, Nevada, when she came upon a truck of battered wild horses that had been rounded up and were to be slaughtered for pet food. Shocked and angered by this gruesome discovery, she vowed to find a way to stop the cruel round-ups, a resolution that led to a life-long battle that would pit her against ranchers and powerful politicians—but eventually win her support and admiration around the world. This is the first biography to tell her courageous true story..Like Dian Fossey, Jane Goodall, or Temple Grandin, Velma Johnston dedicated her life to public awareness and protection of animals. Wild Horse Annie and the Last of the Mustangs follows Velma from her childhood, in which she was disfigured by polio, to her dangerous vigilante-style missions to free captured horses and document round-ups, through the innovative and exhaustive grassroots campaign which earned her the nickname “Wild Horse Annie” and led to Congress passing the “Wild Horse Annie Bill,” to her friendship with renowned children’s author and horse-lover Marguerite Henry.
Scribner; First Edition edition
The Water Encyclopedia, Second Edition
By Leeden, Frits Van Der
A million facts and figures, valuable for many uses-all in one volume. Years of professional scientific work, selection, and organization went into this encyclopedia.ALL NEWEvery Fact, every figure, every table, chart, diagram, and figure is all-new since the first edition. Double the Content-This new edition gives you twice the material and twice the data of the original book.ALL THE FACTS THAT COUNTGround water contaminationDrinking waterFloodsWaterborne diseasesGlobal warmingClimate changeIrrigationWater agencies and organizationsPrecipitationOceans and seasRivers, lakes and waterfallsWater use/reuseEnvironmentalThis is the one basic reference on water that all of us need for...ENVIRONMENTAL PROFESSIONALS AND OTHER SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERSHydrologistsCivil engineersGround water geologistsEnvironmental scientistsBiologistsNaturalists-anyone whose profession involves waterGovernment OfficialsWater regulatory agenciesHealth officialsPeople with water-related responsibility in federal agencies such as EPA, USGS state officials, Departments of Environmental Protection, Environmental Quality, Public Health, and Municipal AgenciesALL LIBRARIESPublicCorporateAcademicScientificTechnicalHigh schoolWATER SUPPLIERSOperators of public/private water suppliesTreatment/Disposal PlantsEnvironmental GroupsIndustryEnvironmental Managers at Chemical, Petroleum and other manufacturersWater-Related Product ManufacturersPumps and pipesSoap and detergentWater softenersWater purifiersCONSULTANTS AND ACADEMIA"Designed to put an end to hunting through government publications, textbooks, technical journals, and scientific reports to find a badly needed fact on water, and, to this end, it is without a doubt the most important water reference you can order for your office.
CRC Press; 2 edition
The Bird Market of Paris
By Moustaki, Nikki
This may be the most original cross-species love story Ive ever read. Part travelogue, part recovery memoir, and one hundred percent compelling. -Gwen Cooper, author of the New York Times bestselling Homers Odyssey A Fearless Feline Tale, or How I Learned About Love and Life with a Blind Wonder CatAn epiphany-provoking gem of a story, skillfully crafted, vivid and rich with feeling. -Richard Blanco, Presidential Inaugural Poet and author of The Prince of los Cocuyos A Miami ChildhoodA stunning, exceptional memoir from a woman who truly understands and appreciates birds . . . A captivating, heart-warming tale and a delightful, inspiring read. -Joanna Burger, author of The Parrot Who Owns Me The Story of a RelationshipNikki Moustaki grew up in 1980s Miami, the only child of parents who worked, played, and traveled for luxury sports car dealerships.
Henry Holt and Co.
Engineering for Cats
By Delaney, Mac
There may be 100 million pet cats in this country, but who says that means they're domesticated? Sure, they clean themselves, use a litter box, and hunt rodents, but cats are also territorial beasts who think furniture is meant for claw sharpening, and that running water is always better than still. In this inventive, surprisingly funny, and highly entertaining and practical book, Mac Delaney addresses the quirks of cat behavior through the mindset of an aerospace engineer (because that's what he is!) - and gives us 10 projects that solve the most common sources of friction affecting cats and their doting owners. Take that preference for running water. Because cats don't trust still water (in the wild, a stagnant pool can harbor disease) , they're often dehydrated and cranky. Here's how to build not one but two different fountains that will provide fresh, moving water. Or another problem: Cats, diminutive in stature, can feel inferior around humans, causing them to act out in negative ways. The solution: Erect a cat shelf on your wall, giving your pet a prime perch and a height advantage. And that furniture scratching problem? Construct the Cat Cave - it has angled surfaces for optimal scratching, a curved top for ergonomic lounging, a carpeted interior for perfect napping, and an escape route out back for emergency exits. For any cat lover with a modicum of DIY skills, here's a whole new approach to living happily ever after with your pet(s) .
Workman Publishing Company
Spying on Whales
By Pyenson, Nicholas
A dive into the secret lives of whales, from their evolutionary past to today's cutting edge of science
Whales are among the largest, most intelligent, deepest diving species to have ever lived on our planet. They evolved from land-roaming, dog-sized creatures into animals that move like fish, breathe like us, can grow to 300,000 pounds, live 200 years and travel entire ocean basins. Whales fill us with terror, awe, and affection--yet there is still so much we don't know about them. Why did it take whales over 50 million years to evolve to such big sizes, and how do they eat enough to stay that big? How did their ancestors return from land to the sea--and what can their lives tell us about evolution as a whole? Importantly, in the sweepstakes of human-driven habitat and climate change, will whales survive?
Nick Pyenson's research has given us the answers to some of our biggest questions about whales. He takes us deep inside the Smithsonian's unparalleled fossil collections, to frigid Antarctic waters, and to the arid desert in Chile, where scientists race against time to document the largest fossil whale site ever found. Full of rich storytelling and scientific discovery, Spying on Whales spans the ancient past to an uncertain future--all to better understand the most enigmatic creatures on Earth.
A Landowner's Guide to Managing Your Woods
By Hansen, Anne Larkin
This introductory resource explains how to sustainably manage a wooded property, whether it’s a few acres in the suburbs or a small commercial forest. Readers will learn how to identify the type, health, and quality of their trees and woodland; how to plant, prune, and thin trees; how to improve their ecosystem by creating trails, adding water, and diversifying; how to improve wildlife habitat; and how to enjoy and use the land by harvesting timber, cutting firewood, building wildlife blinds, making maple sugar, growing Christmas trees, hunting, and more.