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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,...
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The Animals' Agenda: Freedom, Compassion, and Coexistence in the Human Age

Marc Bekoff · Beacon Press
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

A compelling argument that the time has come to use what we know about the fascinating and diverse inner lives of other animals on their behalfWide-ranging studies of animal intelligence and emotions have enabled us to learn ever more about what animals think, feel, and want. However, this...
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Mozart's Starling

LYANDA LYNN HAUPT · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 277
Format: Hardcover

On May 27th, 1784, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart met a flirtatious little starling in a Viennese shop who sang an improvised version of the theme from his Piano Concerto no. 17 in G major. Sensing a kindred spirit in the plucky young bird, Mozart bought him and took him home to be a family pet....
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How Animals Grieve

Barbara J. King · University Of Chicago Press
Format: Hardcover

From the time of our earliest childhood encounters with animals, we casually ascribe familiar emotions to them. But scientists have long cautioned against such anthropomorphizing, arguing that it limits our ability to truly comprehend the lives of other creatures. Recently, however, things...
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The Disaster Diaries: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Apocalypse

Sam Sheridan · Penguin Press HC, The
Format: Hardcover

Sam Sheridan has traveled the world as an amateur boxer and mixed martial arts fighter; he has worked as an EMT, a wilderness firefighter, a sailor, a cowboy at the largest ranch in Montana, and in construction under brutal conditions at the South Pole. If he isn't ready for the Apocalypse...
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Zak George's Dog Training Revolution: The Complete Guide to Raising the Perfect Pet with Love

Zak George · Ten Speed Press
Pages: 229
Format: Print book

A REVOLUTIONARY WAY TO RAISE AND TRAIN YOUR DOG Zak George is a new type of dog trainer. A dynamic YouTube star and Animal Planet personality with a fresh approach, Zak helps you tailor training to your dog s unique traits and energy level leading to quicker results and a much happier pet....
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Will's red coat : a story of friendship, faith, and one old dog's choice to live again

Tom Ryan · William Morrow
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

A true story of acceptance, perseverance, and the possibility of love and redemption as evocative, charming, and powerful as the New York Times bestseller Following Atticus.Drawn by an online post, Tom Ryan adopted Will, a frightened, deaf, and mostly blind elderly dog, and brought him home...
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Gizelle's Bucket List: My Life with a Very Large Dog

Lauren Watt · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 244
Format: Print book

"A lightbeat, epic account of how the 20-something author brought her giant English Mastiff to her first tiny New York apartment after college, while navigating boyfriends, first jobs, her mother's illness and a bucket list that involves her dog's participation, "--NoveList."Lauren...
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Billion-Dollar Fish: The Untold Story of Alaska Pollock

Kevin M. Bailey · University Of Chicago Press
Format: Hardcover

Alaska pollock is everywhere. If youre eating fish but you dont know what kind it is, its almost certainly pollock. Prized for its generic fish taste, pollock masquerades as crab meat in california rolls and seafood salads, and it feeds millions as fish sticks in school cafeterias and Filet-O-Fish...
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Being a Dog: Following the Dog Into a World of Smell

Alexandra Horowitz · Scribner
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

Alexandra Horowitz, the author of the lively, highly informative New York Times bestselling blockbuster Inside of a Dog, explains how dogs perceive the world through their most spectacular organ - the nose - and how we humans can put our under-used sense of smell to work in surprising ways.To...
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Bug Music: How Insects Gave Us Rhythm and Noise

David Rothenberg · St. Martin's Press
Format: Hardcover

In the spring of the cicadas in the Northeastern United States will yet again emerge from their seventeen-year cycle--the longest gestation period of any animal Those who experience this great sonic invasion compare their sense of wonder to the arrival of a comet or a solar eclipse This...
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Intimate Nature: The Bond Between Women and Animals

Linda Hogan · Ballantine Books
Pages: 480
Format: Paperback

Though women have long felt kinship with animals, in the past, they seldom participated in the study of them. Now, as more women make animals the subject of their investigations, significant new ideas are emerging--based on the premise that animals are honored co-sharers of the earth. This...
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Fifty Animals that Changed the Course of History

Eric Chaline · Firefly Books
Format: Hardcover

The fascinating stories of the animals that changed civilizations. Fifty Animals that Changed the Course of History is a beautifully presented guide to the animals that have had the greatest impact on human civilization. Entries are organized by scientific name, except for Homo sapiens,...
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Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth?

Alan Weisman · Little, Brown and Company; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

A powerful investigation into the chances for humanitys future from the author of the bestseller The World Without Us.In his bestselling book The World Without Us, Alan Weisman considered how the Earth could heal and even refill empty niches if relieved of humanitys constant pressures....
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Butterflies of Pennsylvania: A Field Guide

James L. Monroe · University of Pittsburgh Press
Pages: 336
Format: Paperback

How do you tell a Striped Hairstreak butterfly from a Regal Fritillary butterfly? By using Butterflies of Pennsylvania, the most comprehensive, user-friendly field guide to date of all of the species ever recorded within Pennsylvania's 46,056 square miles. Over 900 brilliant...
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