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The Great Penguin Rescue: 40,000 Penguins, a Devastating Oil Spill, and the Inspiring Story of the World's Largest Animal Rescue

By Dyan deNapoli

On June 23, 2000, a boat foundered off the coast of Cape city, South Africa. the world within which it sank, situated among of the most breeding colonies of the African penguin, threatened nearly 75,000 penguins, greater than forty percentage of the world’s inhabitants. inside of hours after the send sank, seriously oiled penguins started to circulate ashore onto within reach islands and shores. As mom and dad have been not able to come back to them, chicks left within the breeding colonies could slowly starve to dying. The swiftly beaten penguin rehabilitation middle in Cape city positioned out a global demand support to the zoo and aquarium community, and deNapoli, a penguin keeper on the New England Aquarium, was once one of the first crew to reach. Her firsthand account of the rescue of the oiled penguins (all of whom fought opposed to their rescuers), repeated washing of every chicken, force-feeding, and guano cleanup plunges the reader into the maelstrom of animal rescue and rehabilitation on this kind of huge scale.

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White Fang

By Jack London

Born within the wilds of the freezing chilly Yukon, White Fang – half-dog, half-wolf – is the single animal within the clutter to outlive. He quickly learns the cruel legislation of nature, but buried deep inside of him are the far away thoughts of love and love. Will this fiercely self reliant creature of the wild discover ways to belief guy again?

Richard Adams, prize-winning writer of Watership Down, introduces this chilling, appealing story of the wild.

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DogDogs

By Elliott Erwitt

The mythical Magnum photographer Elliott Erwitt (b.1928) says that he didn't consciously got down to picture canine. in line with him, it simply occurred that approach. And that sooner or later, while he was once searching through his containers of pictures, he discovered that someway or different canines had crept right into a justifiable share of them. no longer that they have been puppy pix. extra simply images with canines in. photographs of poodles taken at puppy exhibits, of Airedales fetching sticks within the park, of crowds of canines larking round jointly, of Highland Terriers leaping within the air for pleasure - and hundreds of thousands of pictures of canine jogging, being carried, sitting on hearthrugs, shorelines, riverbanks, sofas, park benches.

DogDogs is a pleasant item featuring the biggest choice ever released of Erwitt's puppy pictures. Any dog-lover's dream name, it includes 500 photos, them all published full-bleed and in arresting duotone. additionally integrated is an enthralling essay via P G Wodehouse, who was once an admirer of Erwitt's paintings and a willing dog-owner himself. As he says, ' ... what amazing pictures those are. It does one sturdy to examine them. there's not one sitter in his gallery who doesn't soften the heart.'

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Foundations of Wildlife Diseases

By Richard G. Botzler

Foundations of flora and fauna Diseases is a entire assessment of the fundamental ideas that govern the learn of flora and fauna illnesses. The authors combine theoretical foundations with a radical exam of the criteria which could have an effect on the overall healthiness and health of animals. They comprise particular details on a wide range of infectious brokers corresponding to micro organism, viruses, arthropods, fungi, protista, and helminths, in addition to immunity to those brokers. additionally supplied is a origin for the examine of noninfectious illnesses, cancers, and prion illnesses that impact flora and fauna. helping scholars, school, and researchers in parts relating to flora and fauna administration, biology, and veterinary sciences, this quantity fills a tremendous hole in natural world illness assets, concentrating on mammalian and avian flora and fauna whereas additionally contemplating reptiles and amphibians.

Foundations of flora and fauna ailments provides scholars with a constitution for brooding about and knowing infective brokers and their interactions with natural world. each one bankruptcy comprises an summary, pick out definitions and ideas, an summary and precis, and literature cited.
 

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Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, The (Images of America)

By Joy W. Kraft

Commencing day, September 18, 1875, dawned sunless and cold, a shaky begin for the second one zoological backyard within the usa. shows have been unfinished, and animals remained crated. The polar endure had no longer arrived, and the gathering on exhibit integrated a feeble tiger, a blind hyena, an elephant rescued from a bankrupt circus, a speaking crow, 8 small monkeys, and four hundred birds. regardless of the tough commence, the enterprise by way of bird-lover Andrew Erkenbrecher and neighbors blossomed right into a top-tier zoo inspiring a fondness for nature-a champion of endangered species with its personal college-preparatory highschool and an unmatched dedication to schooling, study, and cutting edge breeding courses. It has survived The Perils of Pauline economics as obdurate Cincinnatians got here to its rescue time after time, charmed via animals and occasions came upon right here: chimps Mr. and Mrs. Rooney, Susie the Gorilla who took tea and smoked Chesterfields, Rodney the boxing kangaroo, Martha the final passenger pigeon in the world, open air operas, and dancing less than the celebs.

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Song of the Summer King (The Summer King Chronicles) (Volume 1)

By Jess E. Owen

Shard is a gryfon at risk. He and different younger men of the Silver Isles are sufficiently old to fly, hunt, and fight--old adequate to be threats to their ruler, the crimson gryfon king. in the course of the harmful initiation hunt, Shard takes the unforeseen recommendation of a wierd she-wolf who seeks him out, and tricks that Shard's prior isn’t all that it kind of feels. to benefit his prior, Shard needs to abandon the longer term he desires and make allies of these the gryfons name enemies. whilst the gryfon king proclaims open conflict at the wolves, it throws Shard’s earlier and unsure destiny into the turmoil among. Now with conflict strains drawn, Shard needs to come to a decision no matter if to struggle beside his king . . .or opposed to him. Honorable point out within the 2013 Writer's Digest foreign Self-Published ebook Awards. Winner of the 2013 worldwide book award for fable.

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Tell Me Where It Hurts: A Day of Humor, Healing, and Hope in My Life as an Animal Surgeon

By Nick Trout

It’s 2:47 a.m. whilst Dr. Nick Trout takes the telephone name that begins one other irritating day on the Angell Animal clinical heart. Sage, a ten-year previous German shepherd, will die with no emergency surgical procedure for a major belly situation. Over the following twenty-four hours Dr. Trout fights for Sage’s lifestyles, battles affliction within the working room, unravels difficult diagnoses, reassures frantic puppy mom and dad, and displays at the humor, heartache, and suggestion in his existence as an animal health care provider. And he desires to take you alongside for the ride.…

From front strains of recent drugs, Tell Me the place It Hurts is an interesting insider portrait of a veterinarian, his bushy sufferers, and the combination of outdated instincts and state-of-the-art expertise that defines puppy care within the twenty-first century. For someone who’s ever puzzled what is going on behind the curtain at your veterinarian’s workplace, Tell Me the place It Hurts deals a vicarious trip via twenty-four intimate, eye-opening, heartrending hours on the most advantageous Angell Animal clinical heart in Boston.

You’ll find out about the fantastic growth of contemporary animal medication, the place organ transplants, joint replacements, and state of the art melanoma remedies became an increasing number of universal. With those technological advances come controversies and complexities that Dr. Trout thoughtfully explores, equivalent to how lengthy (and at what expense) remedies can be given, how the web has replaced puppy care, and the increase in beauty surgery.

You’ll even be encouraged by way of the heartwarming tales of fight and survival filling those pages. With a wry and successful tone, Dr. Trout deals up hilarious and pleasant anecdotes approximately cuddly (or not-so-cuddly) pets and their variously zany, determined, and important proprietors. In overall, Tell Me the place It Hurts bargains a desirable portrait of the comedy and drama, complexities and rewards concerned with loving and therapeutic animals.

Part ER, half Dog Whisperer, and half House, this heartfelt and candid booklet exhibits that whereas the expertise has replaced in view that James Herriot’s day, the humanity and compassion is still unchanged. If you’ve ever had a puppy or detailed position on your middle for hairy pals, Dr. Trout’s impossible to resist publication is for you.

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L'histoire de Pi

By Yann Martel

S’il avait continué de vivre dans le jardin botanique de Pondichéry, en Inde, où son père s’occupait du zoo, Pi Patel aurait ecu une vie plutôt heureuse, mais ses mom and dad ont un jour décidé de quitter le will pay pour venir s’installer à Toronto, emportant avec eux quelques animaux. Leur bateau fait naufrage, et Pi se voit obligé de vivre, pendant 227 jours, dans los angeles promiscuité d’un énorme tigre du Bengale. Survivra-t-il à cette aventure? Au cours de sa longue dérive, on apprend qu’il n’y a pas de démarcation nette entre nature et tradition, qu’on peut «dialoguer» avec les animaux et que le salut passe par l’ingéniosité et le braveness, tout autant que par l. a. faith ; Pi tire en effet sa sagesse et son savoir des religions musulmane, chrétienne et hindoue.

Né en Espagne en 1963 de mom and dad québécois, Yann Martel vit en Saskatchewan. Il a résidé dans de nombreux will pay et a étudié l. a. philosophie aux universités Trent et Concordia. Il a publié un recueil de nouvelles, Paul en Finlande (1993), et trois romans, Self (1998), L’histoire de Pi (2001) et Béatrice et Virgile (2010). L’histoire de Pi a connu un succès planétaire : tiré à plus de sept thousands d’exemplaires, traduit en plus de quarante langues, couronné, en 2002, du guy Booker Prize.

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Rat Island: Predators in Paradise and the World's Greatest Wildlife Rescue

By William Stolzenburg

Rat Island, halfway among Alaska and Siberia, used to be a sanctuary for seabirds, ahead of shipwrecked rats got here ashore and savaged them. it is a commonplace situation repeating around the oceans of the realm: blameless island species lower than assault by way of overseas predators, and, in recent years, defended through their would-be rescuers making use of radical measures.

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

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All Things Wise and Wonderful (All Creatures Great and Small)

By James Herriot

Readers cherished James Herriot's stories of his lifestyles as a Yorkshire animal physician in All Creatures nice and Small and All issues vivid and Beautiful. Now here is a 3rd pleasant quantity of memoirs wealthy with Herriot's personal model of humor, perception, and wisdom.

In the midst of global warfare II, James is education for the Royal Air strength, whereas going domestic to Yorkshire at any time when attainable to work out his very pregnant spouse, Helen. Musing on earlier adventures in the course of the dales, traveling with outdated pals, and introducing rankings of latest and fun characters―animal and human alike―Herriot enthralls together with his uncanny skill to spin a most attractive and heartfelt yarn.

Millions of readers have thrilled within the remarkable storytelling and daily miracles of James Herriot within the over thirty years due to the fact that his pleasant animal tales have been first brought to the world.

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