Voyage of the Turtle: In Pursuit of the Earth's Last Dinosaur

By Carl Safina

"Magnificent . . . A pleased, hopeful publication. Safina provides us plentiful purposes to be enthralled by means of this miraculous old animal―and abundant purposes to care."
―Los Angeles Times

As Carl Safina's compelling usual heritage event makes transparent, the destiny of the leatherback turtle is in our arms. The distressing decline of those old sea turtles in Pacific waters and their superb restoration within the Atlantic remove darkness from the results―both confident and negative―of our interventions and the teachings that may be utilized, globally, to revive the oceans and their creatures.

We accompany award-winning usual background professional Safina and his colleagues as they song leatherbacks around the world's oceans and onto distant shorelines of each continent, together with an exciting trip from Monterey, California, to nesting grounds in Papua, New Guinea. all through, in his peerless prose, Safina captures the fragile interplay among those mild giants and the people who're enjoying an important position of their survival.

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Second Chances: More Tales of Found Dogs

By Elise Lufkin, Diana Walker

Millions of canines and pups are deserted every year, leading to a global choked with stray canines of all breeds and sizes. a lot of those strays come to a nasty finish, yet at times a
stray puppy is located through a compassionate person--whether picked up in the street or picked out from an animal shelter--and given a moment probability. a few of these canines are lame, blind, in poor health, or just undesirable. those canine are distinctive. And so are the folk who've selected to offer them a moment probability. chanced on canines appear to be specifically thankful, unswerving, and loving. They, who've occasionally been rescued from death’s door, turn into cherished participants of households, giving affection, companionship, and solace. They develop into efficient individuals of society as provider canines, remedy canine, and search-and-rescue canines themselves. Observers might
say that those canines are fortunate, yet extra frequently the folk who've followed them imagine that they're the fortunate ones.
Second Chances is filled with terrific images and phrases via those who have given canine a moment probability. Celebrities from Mikhail Baryshnikov to Oscar de los angeles Renta and daily heroes who've discovered canine of all sorts--from smooth greyhounds
to scruffy mutts--share their stories of discovery and canine-human friendship.
Second Chances is a tribute to those awesome canines and their humans. It
is a sworn statement to the reward of affection and salvation. And, in each one case, it's tricky to claim simply who has stored whom.

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Trauma Farm: A Rebel History of Rural Life

Beginning bare within the darkness Brian Brett takes us on a trip via a summer’s day that still tells the tale of his affectionately named Trauma Farm—exploring the backyard, orchards, fields, the mysteries of live-stock and fowl, and the social intricacies of rural communities.

Both a memoir and a normal historical past of the small combined farm, this eighteen-year-long day travels ahead and backward in time, taking us all of the approach from Babylon to globalization and demonstrating the significance of either tall stories and rigorous technological know-how as Brett contemplates the perfection of the egg and the character of soil or bargains a scathing critique of agribusiness and the trendy slaughterhouse. no matter if discussing the makes use of and misuses of gates, studying the power of seeds, or bantering along with his relations and acquaintances, Brett is still conscious of the miracles of existence, beginning, and loss of life and the ecological paradoxes that confront the agricultural global each day.

Threaded with a deep wisdom of biology and botany, Trauma Farm is an erudite, poetic, passionate, and often hilarious portrait of rural lifestyles and a wealthy and thought-provoking meditation at the glossy world.

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All Things Bright and Beautiful (All Creatures Great and Small)

By James Herriot

The moment quantity within the multimillion reproduction bestselling series

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

Now in a brand new version for the 1st time in a decade, All issues shiny and Beautiful is the liked sequel to Herriot's first assortment, All Creatures nice and Small, and alternatives up as Herriot, now newly married, trips one of the distant hillside farms and valley cities of the Yorkshire Dales, taking good care of their inhabitants---both - and four-legged. all through, Herriot's deep compassion, humor, and love of lifestyles shine out as we giggle, cry, and pleasure in his pics of his many, various animal sufferers and their both assorted owners.

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Giraffe Reflections

By Dale Peterson

The such a lot entire publication on giraffes to seem within the final fifty years, this quantity provides an impressive portrait of a gaggle of animals who, regardless of their mythical splendor and mind-blowing gentleness, would possibly not solely live to tell the tale this century.

Dale Peterson’s textual content offers a normal and cultural heritage of the world’s tallest and second-biggest land animals, describing intimately their biology and behaviour. He deals a brand new point of view at the giraffes’ position in our international, and argues for the more advantageous security of those enforcing but endangered creatures and their elusive wooded area kinfolk, the okapis.

Some one hundred twenty attractive photos via award-winning flora and fauna photographer Karl Ammann trap the grace and magnificence of Giraffa camelopardalis. either attractive and informative, the photographs record giraffes’ advanced interactions with one another and their environment.

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By A. A. Milne, Ernest H. Shepard

"Winnie-the-Pooh is a pleasure; packed with solemn idiocies and this kind of jokes one weeps over helplessly, now not even understanding why they're so humorous, and with all of it the genuine wit and tenderness which by myself may perhaps create a invaluable little masterpiece." Saturday Review1926

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The Winged Colt of Casa Mia

By Betsy Byars

There’s no such factor as a colt with wings—is there?

When Charles arrives at his Uncle Coot’s Texas ranch from again East, he’s yes that books have taught him every little thing he must learn about horses. He desires to end up he’s a cowboy similar to his uncle, a retired motion picture stunt rider, who understands Charles is out of his point. but if a neighbor’s mare provides start to a outstanding colt with wings, Charles and Coot become aware of that they either have even more to profit. They develop to like the colt, named Alado, or “Winged One.” nonetheless, it’s no effortless feat taking good care of a legendary creature, particularly whilst it may well fly. Can Charles and Coot shield Alado—and every one other? This booklet positive aspects an illustrated biography of Betsy Byars together with infrequent photographs from the author’s own assortment.

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Ratha's Creature: The First Book of the Named

By Clare Bell

Ratha is a tender herder of the Named, a extended family of clever prehistoric wild cats who preserve deer and horses. The Named struggle for survival opposed to Un-Named cats, enemies who raid extended family herds. Meoran, chief of the Named, claims that the Un-Named aren't any extra clever than herd animals, and Ratha believes him, till a conflict with an Un-Named raider who scoffs her in Named speech forces her to question every thing. Then Ratha tames an influence that may disappointed every little thing. Threatened via her discovery, the tyrannical extended family chief banishes her from the extended family. Can a tender extended family herder who does not be aware of looking, use her new "creature" to outlive in exile?

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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 european 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 los angeles 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 hundreds of thousands d’exemplaires, traduit en plus de quarante langues, couronné, en 2002, du guy Booker Prize.

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The Dodo and the Solitaire: A Natural History (Life of the Past)

By Jolyon C. Parish

The Dodo and the Solitaire is the main accomplished booklet up to now approximately those famously extinct birds. It includes all of the identified modern money owed and illustrations of the dodo and solitaire, protecting their heritage after extinction and discussing their ecology, category, phylogenetic placement, and evolution. either birds have been huge and flightless and lived on inhabited islands a few 500 miles east of Madagascar. the 1st recorded descriptions of the dodo have been supplied by way of Dutch sailors who first encountered them in 1598—within a hundred years, the dodo was once extinct. So speedy did the poultry disappear that there's inadequate proof to shape a completely actual photo of its visual appeal and ecology, and the absence has ended in a lot hypothesis. the tale of the dodo, like that of the solitaire, has been pieced jointly from fragments, either literary and actual, which have been conscientiously compiled and tested during this remarkable volume.

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