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Par R. D Lawrence. 1983
Lawrence lived in a wilderness region of the Selkirk Mountains to study the life habits of the cougar. Ghost Walker…is the name he gave to a large mountain lion with whom he developed an amazing affinity. 1983.
Par Russell Freedman, Joseph Cellini. 1974
Ten essays investigating curiosities and oddities in natural history. A research physician presents his findings on real phenomena, such as…odd showers of fish or frogs falling with rain; and unreal specimens, such as the Feejee mermaid--a fraudulent creature assembled from fish and animal parts. 1999.
Par Pete Dunne. 1992
This book chronicles a year spent birding. The author and his wife embarked on their adventure before dawn on New…Year's Day, crossing North America and joining the Christmas Bird Count twelve months hence. Dunne keeps an eye on more than birds; he observes humans and the world at large. Brief foreword contributed by Roger Tory Peterson. 1992.
Par John Holmes. 1991
The text aims to answer all the questions that the dog owner may have about finding the right dog and…training it successfully. The author provides his own insights into the instincts, behaviour and temperament of the domestic dog, and uses his up-to-date experience as a professional trainer to show the principles that help to build a happy and harmonious relationship between dog and owner. 1991.
Par Joan Grant. 1993
Joan Grant cares for around 250 injured and immature wild birds each year, releasing many back into the wild and…giving a permanent home to those unable to fend for themselves. Some of her patients return, after release, often years later. The starling returning for bread and milk for her family, the tufted duck who came to ask for help in getting her ducklings to water, the moorhen who preferred Joan's kitchen to the lake where she'd been taken - these are just some of the bird characters in Joan's crammed bungalow. 1993.
Par Michael Tucker. 1984
The author has spent many years as a trainer of guide dogs. He explains how the dogs are selected and…trained, how they are matched with their new owners, and the training that the owner receives. 1984.
Par Andrew Westoll. 2011
In 1997 Gloria Grow started a sanctuary for chimps retired from biomedical research on her farm outside Montreal. For Gloria,…caring for thirteen great apes is like presiding over a maximum security prison, a Zen sanctuary and an old folks' home all rolled into one. But she is first and foremost creating a refuge for her troubled charges -- a place where they can recover and begin to trust humans again. Canada Reads 2012. 2011.
The elephant whisperer: learning about life, loyalty and freedom from a remarkable herd of elephants
Par Lawrence Anthony, Graham Spence. 2009
When South African conservationist Lawrence Anthony was asked to accept a herd of 'rogue' elephants on his reserve at Thula…Thula, his common sense told him to refuse. But he was the herd's last chance of survival - notorious escape artists, they would all be killed if Lawrence wouldn't take them. 2009.
Par Thomas McNamee. 1984
Par T. H White. 1951
Chronicles the two-month battle of wills between the author, a novice falconer, and the hawk he is trying to tame…and train for hunting. Provides daily accounts of progress, mistakes, and setbacks, as well as insights and self-discoveries. 1951.
Par Farley Mowat. 1957
Par Nicholas H Dodman. 1996
An animal behaviour book by the veterinarian-director of a clinic for problem dogs. Dodman describes dogs with aggression, fear, and…compulsive behaviour. Treatments include changes in diet, exercise, and environment; obedience training and behaviour modification; and drug therapy. 1996.
Par Leonore Fleischer, Philip Gonzalez. 1995
After a disabling accident, Gonzalez had lost interest in living. Then a friend suggested that he adopt a dog. Ginny,…the abused pup that Gonzalez found at a shelter, was no ordinary dog, but one with a penchant for rescuing abandoned cats. With Ginny, Gonzalez has aided scores of injured felines and found a new sense of purpose in life. 1995.
Par Jan Fennell. 2004
Fennell, a longtime dog owner, trainer, and champion show-dog manager, provides a comprehensive guide for creating peaceful coexistence between dogs…and their owners. An advocate of nonviolent pet training, Fennell shows readers how to successfully train their canine companions using gentle techniques and also shares anecdotes and advice. Fennell's techniques appear to deal efficiently with canine problem behaviours by teaching owners to establish leadership while eliminating separation anxiety, nervous aggression, and destructive behaviours. 2004, c2000.
Par Kristin Von Kreisler. 1997
The author presents a collection of anecdotes to demonstrate that animals are capable of being kind and compassionate. She tells…of animals that helped their owners during medical emergencies, of those that rescued people, and of others who assisted in providing emotional therapy. Her subjects include dogs, cats, pigs, horses, and even an iguana. 1997.
Par Peter Steinhart. 1995
Explores the relationship between humans and wolves. Steinhart shows that, like humans, wolves have calculating minds, live within highly developed…social systems, claim and defend territories, use complex forms of communication, and are predators. The author draws upon the experiences and views of people whose lives have been touched by wolves. 1995.
Par Ethan Herberman. 1989
Although one usually associates wildlife with rural areas, this book introduces wild animals and plants that can be found in…a variety of urban environments, like backyards, vacant lots, and parks. Included are spiders, squirrels, starlings, raccoons, and dandelions. Grades 5-8 and older. c1989. Uniform title: Nova (Television program)
Par F. B. M. de Waal, Paul Chemla, Lise Chemla. 2016
Qu'est-ce qui distingue votre esprit de celui d'un animal ? Vous vous dites peut-être : la capacité de concevoir des…outils ou la conscience de soi pour citer des traits qui ont longtemps servi à nous définir comme l'espèce dominante de la planète. Dirons-nous que nous sommes plus stupides qu'un écureuil parce que nous sommes moins aptes à nous souvenir des caches de centaines de glands enterrés ? Ou que nous avons une perception de notre environnement plus fine qu'une chauve-souris dotée de lécholocalisation ? De Waal retrace l'ascension et la chute de la vision mécaniste des animaux et ouvre notre esprit à l'idée d'un esprit animal bien plus raffiné et complexe que nous ne l'imaginions Frans de Waal nous emmène à la découverte de pieuvres qui se servent de coques de noix de coco comme outils ; déléphants qui classent les humains selon lâge, le sexe et la langue ; ou dAyumu, jeune chimpanzé mâle dont la mémoire fulgurante humilie celle des humains. Sur la base de travaux de recherche effectués avec des corbeaux, des dauphins, des perroquets, des moutons, des guêpes, des chauves-souris, des baleines et, bien sûr, des chimpanzés et des bonobos, Frans de Waal explore létendue et la profondeur de lintelligence animale. Il révèle à quel point les animaux sont en réalité intelligents et à quel point, trop longtemps, nous avons sous-estimé leurs aptitudes. 2016. Titre uniforme: Are we smart enough to know how smart animals are?
Par David Waltner-Toews. 2007
All the big killer diseases - measles, tuberculosis, and smallpox - have come to us from animals and have decided…they like us better. Other diseases, such as rabies, poker players' pneumonia, and dum-dum fever, visit us now and then, but they really prefer their animal homes, while "emerging" diseases, like mad cow disease, SARS, and avian flu, have dropped in to check us out; but we don't know whether they will take up permanent residence or if they are just passing through. Presents the various groups of animal diseases, explains what it is about our lifestyle and our environment that encourages them to visit, and offers suggestions for how to keep them at bay. 2007.