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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 B Greene. 2004
String theory is a recent development in physics that, by positing that all which exists is composed of infinitesimally small…vibrating loops of energy, seeks to unify Einstein's theories and those of quantum mechanics into a so-called "theory of everything." Greene offers a view of human understanding of space and time, beginning with Newton, moving through Einstein and quantum physics, and on to string theory and its hypotheses. c2004.
Par Julian B Barbour. 1999
This text describes the coming revolution in our understanding of the cosmos: a quantum theory of the universe that brings…together Einstein's general theory of relativity - which denies the existence of a unique time - and quantum mechanics - which demands one. The author contends that only the most radical of ideas can resolve the profound conflict between these two foundational pillars of modern physics, and in this book he proposes it: there is, quite literally, no time at all. 1999.
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.
How the amazing theories of relativity and quantum mechanics transformed our understanding of nature in the last century, and how…new ideas, developed in seeking to unify the laws of nature, probably hold the seeds of a major upheaval in physics. 1999.
Science columnist for the Los Angeles Times elucidates the mysterious concept of nothingness. Discusses the Big Bang, black holes, string…theory, vacuums, and zero while tracing their scientific history and the theories of experts in the field--from Isaac Newton to Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking. 2001.
Par Thomas McNamee. 1984
Par Farley Mowat. 1957
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 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.