Download E-books Star Wolf (Wolves of the Beyond, Book 6) PDF

By Kathryn Lasky

The most recent in Kathryn Lasky's hit sequence - a gorgeous spin-off set one of the wolves of Ga'hoole.

A nice chilly has seized the past. the heat of summer season, the scent of candy grass and the good caribou migrations are far away stories. Now the wolves comprehend basically ice, darkish, snow and never-ending chilly. The order that saved the wolf clans robust for millions of years has damaged down completely.

The wolves have just one likelihood for survival. they have to locate their method to a brand new land, a land of heat and summer time. however the trip will take them over a frozen sea and during millions of miles of perilous territory. Will the wolves belief younger Faolan to guide them?

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Download E-books Animal Anatomy for Artists: The Elements of Form PDF

By Eliot Goldfinger

From the writer of the vintage Human Anatomy for Artists comes this common 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 generally depicted animals, offered in a logical and simply understood structure for artists--whether newbie or entire expert. The e-book makes a speciality of the varieties created by means of muscle mass and bones, giving artists a very important third-dimensional realizing of the ultimate, complicated outer floor of the animal. Goldfinger not just covers the anatomy of the extra universal animals, akin to the pony, puppy, cat, cow, pig, squirrel, and rabbit, but in addition the anatomy of diverse wild species, together with the lion, giraffe, deer, hippopotamus, rhinoceros, elephant, gorilla, sea lion, and endure. incorporated are drawings of skeletons and the way they circulation on the joints, person muscular tissues displaying their attachments at the skeleton, muscle groups of the full animal, go sections, images of dwell animals, and silhouettes of comparable animals evaluating their shapes and proportions. He deals a brand new and cutting edge part at the uncomplicated physique plan of four-legged animals, giving the reader a very important conceptual realizing of total animal constitution to which the main points of person animals can then be utilized. The bankruptcy on birds covers the skeleton, muscle mass and feather styles. The appendix provides images of skulls with fantastic horns and antlers and a bit on significant floor veins.
exceedingly thorough, filled with crucial details, Animal Anatomy for Artists is a definitive reference paintings, a necessary booklet for everybody who depicts animals of their art.

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Download E-books Rat Island: Predators in Paradise and the World's Greatest Wildlife Rescue PDF

By William Stolzenburg

Rat Island, halfway among Alaska and Siberia, used to be a sanctuary for seabirds, prior to shipwrecked rats got here ashore and savaged them. it is a well-known state of affairs repeating around the oceans of the realm: blameless island species less than assault by means of overseas predators, and, in recent years, defended through their would-be rescuers using radical measures.

Peopled with unforgettable characters and propelled via perilous experience, Rat Island reveals a little-known and hotly debated perform of killing for conservation.

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Download E-books Zoo Story: Life in the Garden of Captives PDF

By Thomas French

"This tale, informed by means of a grasp teller of such issues, does greater than take you contained in the cages, fences, and partitions of a zoo. It takes you contained in the human center, and an elephant's, and a primate's, and on and on. Tom French did during this ebook what he constantly does. He took genuine lifestyles and wrote it down for us, with eloquence and feeling and aching detail."
-Rick Bragg, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling author

"An insightful and particular examine the complicated lifetime of a zoo and its denizens, either animal and human."
-Yann Martel, writer of Life of Pi and Beatrice and Virgil

Welcome to the savage and spectacular international of Zoo Story, an unheard of account of the key lifetime of a zoo and its population. in line with six years of analysis, the e-book follows a handful of unforgettable characters at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo: an alpha chimp with a weak point for blondes, a ferocious tiger who revels in Obsession fragrance, and an excellent yet tyrannical CEO often called El Diablo Blanco.

The sweeping narrative takes the reader from the African savannah to the forests of Panama and deep into the interior workings of a spot a few describe as a sanctuary and others condemn as a jail. Zoo Story indicates us how those awesome participants stay, how a few die, and what their studies display in regards to the human wish to either exalt and keep an eye on nature.

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Download E-books The Urban Hen: A Practical Guide to Keeping Poultry in a Town or City PDF

By Paul Peacock

Millions of yard bird keepers are signing up everywhere in the kingdom, experiencing afresh the thrill in their first chicken, their first egg, their satisfied snigger within the morning backyard. maintaining chook within the urban brings with it not just joys yet duties. "The city rooster" is the fitting significant other for town chicken keeper and exhibits you ways to keep up a cheerful, fit backyard or yard flock in cities and towns in every single place. during this ebook you will find how you can: locate the simplest bird for the small backyard - and the way to deal with them thoroughly; feed your birds, music in to their day-by-day wishes and luxuriate in your individual eggs; keep away from demanding the neighbours via exhibiting that it's attainable to maintain chook with out attracting unwelcome pests; understand fit chuffed birds and research their day-by-day regimen; realize poorly hens; deal with them or get aid; and, incubate and take care of fertilised eggs and lift chicks.

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Download E-books Pavlov's Dogs and Schrödinger's Cat: Scenes from the living laboratory (Popular Science) PDF

By Rom Harré

From the sheep, puppy, and cockerel that have been despatched aloft in Montgolfier's balloon to check the air over Paris, to the well-known clone Dolly the Sheep and the Darwinian finches of the Galapagos, Pavlov's canines and Schrödinger's Cat bargains a desirable and enlightening examine using vegetation and animals--including humans--in clinical experiments. Rom Harré right here presents a clean and interesting viewpoint on study, environment apart ethical mirrored image to easily learn the historical past of ways and why residing creatures were used for the needs of discovery. Ranging over 5 centuries, the ebook uncovers many outstanding tales, together with stories of the folks concerned, to many curious incidents and episodes, and the occasional medical fraud. From Gregor Mendel's use of pea crops to discover heredity, to Barry Marshall's use of himself because the experimental animal in his helicobacter experiments (he survived) or even using an imaginary cat in Schrödinger's recognized concept test, the reader discovers right here a standpoint on medical paintings she or he hasn't ever encountered before--the suggestion of the "living laboratory."

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Download E-books Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Cat Lover's Companion PDF

By Bathroom Readers' Institute

Warren Eckstein stated, "In the start, God created guy, yet seeing him so feeble, He gave him the cat." the lavatory Readers’ Hysterical Society concurs, and exhibits it with this forever diverting tribute to tabby. From well-known cats to the recognized with their cats to cats’ well-known historical past, from cats who wish to paint to cats who go back and forth the area to discover their method domestic, Uncle John’s Hysterical Society scours the globe to discover the winning-est, wackiest, so much wondrous cat stories for this assortment.

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Download E-books Elephant Company: The Inspiring Story of an Unlikely Hero and the Animals Who Helped Him Save Lives in World War II PDF

By Vicki Croke

NEW YORK occasions BESTSELLER • A NEW YORK TIMES remarkable BOOK

The awesome tale of James Howard “Billy” Williams, whose uncanny rapport with the world’s greatest land animals remodeled him from a carefree younger guy into the charismatic struggle hero often called Elephant Bill
 
Billy Williams got here to colonial Burma in 1920, clean from provider in international battle I, to a task as a “forest guy” for a British teak corporation. Mesmerized through the intelligence, personality, or even humor of the nice animals who hauled logs throughout the distant jungles, he grew to become a talented “elephant wallah.” more and more expert at treating their health problems and accidents, he additionally championed extra humane remedy for them, even developing an elephant “school” and “hospital.” In go back, he acknowledged, the elephants made him a greater guy. The friendship of 1 amazing tusker specifically, Bandoola, will be revelatory. In Elephant corporation, Vicki Constantine Croke chronicles Williams’s turning out to be love for elephants because the animals offer him classes in braveness, belief, and gratitude.
 
yet Elephant Company can be a story of struggle and bold. whilst Imperial eastern forces invaded Burma in 1942, Williams joined the elite strength 136, the British soiled tips division, working at the back of enemy strains. His warfare elephants could hold offers, construct bridges, and delivery the ill and aged over treacherous mountain terrain. Now good versed within the methods of the jungle, an older, wiser Williams even further to his solid by means of smuggling extra elephants out of Japanese-held territory. because the occupying gurus positioned a cost on his head, Williams and his elephants confronted his so much perilous try out. In a Hollywood-worthy climax, Elephant corporation, cornered by means of the enemy, tried a determined break out: a dicy trek over the mountainous border to India, with a bedraggled team of refugees in tow. Elephant Bill’s exploits may earn him most sensible army honors and the compliment of famed box Marshal Sir William Slim.
 
half biography, half battle epic, and half flora and fauna experience, Elephant Company is an inspirational narrative that illuminates a little-known bankruptcy within the annals of wartime heroism.

Praise for Elephant Company
 
“This e-book is set excess of simply the struggle, or maybe elephants. this can be the tale of friendship, loyalty and breathtaking bravery that transcends species. . . . Elephant Company is not anything under a sweeping story, masterfully written.”—Sara Gruen, The long island instances publication Review

“Splendid . . . mixing biography, heritage, and flora and fauna biology, [Vicki Constantine] Croke’s tale is a regularly relocating account of [Billy] Williams, who earned the sobriquet ‘Elephant Bill,’ and his strange bond with the most important land mammals on earth.”—The Boston Globe
 
“Some of the largest heroes of worldwide warfare II have been even larger than you proposal. . . . you could by no means name the lion the king of the jungle again.”—New York Post

Elephant Company is as robust and big-hearted because the animals of its name. Billy Williams is a unprecedented personality, a real-life opposite Tarzan raised in civilization who unearths knowledge and his real self residing between jungle beasts. Vicki Constantine Croke can provide a thrilling story of this elephant whisperer–cum–war hero, whereas superbly reminding us of the iconic bonds among animals and humans.”—Mitchell Zuckoff, writer of Lost in Shangri-La and Frozen in Time

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Download E-books Unlikely Friendships: 50 Remarkable Stories from the Animal Kingdom PDF

By Jennifer S. Holland

It truly is precisely like Isaiah 11:6: “The wolf additionally shall live with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the child . . . ” Written through National Geographic magazine author Jennifer Holland, Unlikely Friendships files one heartwarming story after one other of animals who, with not anything else in universal, bond within the so much unforeseen methods. A cat and a poultry. A mare and a fawn. An elephant and a sheep. A snake and a hamster. The well-documented tales of Koko the gorilla and All Ball the kitten; and the hippo Owen and the tortoise Mzee. And virtually inexplicable tales of predators befriending prey—an Indian leopard slips right into a village each evening to sleep with a calf. A lionness moms a toddler oryx. Ms. Holland narrates the main points and arc of every tale, and likewise deals insights into why—how the younger leopard, most likely motherless, sought maternal convenience with the calf, and the way a toddler oryx encouraged an analogous mothering intuition within the lionness. Or, within the tale of Kizzy, a apprehensive retired Greyhound, and Murphy, a pink tabby, how cats and canine truly comprehend every one other’s physique language. With Murphy’s friendship and help, Kizzy recovered from existence as a racing puppy and have become a convinced, unswerving relations pet.

These are the main awesome friendships among species, accumulated from around the globe and documented in a variety of full-color candid images.

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