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

By Dyan deNapoli

On June 23, 2000, a boat foundered off the coast of Cape city, South Africa. the realm within which it sank, positioned 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 hours after the send sank, seriously oiled penguins started to circulate ashore onto within reach islands and shorelines. As mom and dad have been not able to come to them, chicks left within the breeding colonies could slowly starve to dying. The quickly beaten penguin rehabilitation middle in Cape city positioned out a world demand support to the zoo and aquarium community, and deNapoli, a penguin keeper on the New England Aquarium, used to be 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 poultry, force-feeding, and guano cleanup plunges the reader into the maelstrom of animal rescue and rehabilitation on one of these huge scale.

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Download E-books The Wolverine Way PDF

By Douglas H. Chadwick

Glutton, demon of destruction, image of slaughter, mightiest of barren region villains... The wolverine comes marked with a name in accordance with fantasy and fancy. but this enigmatic animal is extra complicated than the legends that encompass it. With a shrinking wasteland and worldwide warming, the way forward for the wolverine is uncertain. The Wolverine Way reveals the typical historical past of this species and the forces that threaten its destiny, engagingly informed through Douglas Chadwick, who volunteered with the Glacier Wolverine undertaking. This five-year examine in Glacier nationwide Park - which concerned facing blizzards, grizzlies, sheer mountain partitions, and different day-by-day demanding situations to survival - exposed key lacking information regarding the wolverine's habitat, social constitution and replica conduct. Wolverines, in keeping with Chadwick, are the land an identical of polar bears in regard to the affects of worldwide warming. The plight of wolverines provides to the decision for flora and fauna corridors that attach present habitat that's proposed through the liberty to Roam coalition.

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Download E-books Gorilla (Reaktion Books - Animal) PDF

By Ted Gott, Kathryn Weir

Since coming to overseas prominence within the mid-nineteenth century whilst English, French, and American scientists first encountered them, the gorilla’s actual resemblance to people has struck a deep chord. Gorillas quick got here to dominate evolutionary debates and grew favourite in literature, artwork, movie, and renowned culture—they are the focal point of films reminiscent of Congo and the foundation for the online game personality Donkey Kong and DC Comics great villain Gorilla Grodd. In Gorilla, Ted Grott and Kathryn Weir supply a compelling and unsettling account of our dating with those extremely smart animals as they struggle extinction as a result of habitat destruction, advertisement looking, and disease.
Gott and Weir describe how early eu observations of gorillas of their local Africa have been the genesis of literary and inventive representations corresponding to King Kong. whilst, gorillas grew to become symbolic of sexuality and unconscious, out of control urges, and stimulated theories of criminal activity. It used to be no longer till Dian Fossey’s learn within the Nineteen Sixties and Nineteen Seventies that many misconceptions in regards to the gorilla—especially their violence—were dispelled. A awesome historical past of the gorilla’s impact on our tradition and its plight by the hands of people, Gorilla will attract any animal lover eager to study extra approximately this noble creature and its doubtful future.

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Download E-books One at a Time: A Week in an American Animal Shelter PDF

By Diane Leigh

Part the families in the US contain an animal better half. but, every year, neighborhood shelters soak up six to 8 million undesirable canine and cats who face an doubtful destiny. With compelling images and relocating vignettes, this booklet chronicles the real tales of seventy five animals who entered a customary U.S. animal take care of in the course of one week witnessed and documented by means of the authors.

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Download E-books DogDogs PDF

By Elliott Erwitt

The mythical Magnum photographer Elliott Erwitt (b.1928) says that he didn't consciously got down to picture canines. in keeping with him, it simply occurred that method. And that someday, while he used to be searching through his containers of photos, he discovered that someway or different canines had crept right into a fair share of them. no longer that they have been puppy pix. extra simply photos with canine in. images of poodles taken at puppy indicates, of Airedales fetching sticks within the park, of crowds of canines larking round jointly, of Highland Terriers leaping within the air for pleasure - and 1000's of pictures of canines jogging, being carried, sitting on hearthrugs, seashores, riverbanks, sofas, park benches.

DogDogs is a pleasant item proposing the most important choice ever released of Erwitt's puppy pictures. Any dog-lover's dream identify, it comprises 500 images, them all revealed full-bleed and in arresting duotone. additionally integrated is an enthralling essay by way of P G Wodehouse, who was once an admirer of Erwitt's paintings and a willing dog-owner himself. As he says, ' ... what extraordinary pictures those are. It does one strong to examine them. there's not one sitter in his gallery who doesn't soften the heart.'

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Download E-books Beastly London: A History of Animals in the City PDF

By Hannah Velten

Horse-drawn cabs damn down muddy roads, livestock herded in the course of the streets to the Smithfield meat marketplace for slaughter, roosters crowing on the holiday of dawn—London used to be packed with a cacophony of animal noises (and smells). yet over the past thirty years, the town turns out to have banished animals from its streets. In Beastly London, Hannah Velten makes use of quite a lot of basic assets to discover the complicated and altering dating among Londoners of all periods and their animal neighbors.
Velten travels again in historical past to explain a time while Londoners shared their houses with pets and livestock—along with quite a few different pests, vermin, and bedbugs; Londoners imported beasts from all corners of the globe for demonstrate of their houses, zoos, and parks; and ponies flying in sizzling air balloons and dancing fleas have been thought of leisure. As she exhibits, London reworked from a urban with a mostly exploitative dating with animals to the birthplace of animal welfare societies and animal rights’ campaigns. filled with over 100 illustrations, Beastly London is a revealing examine how animals were principal to the city’s luck.

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Download E-books Finding Australian Birds: A Field Guide to Birding Locations PDF

By Tim Dolby

From the jap rainforests to important deserts, Australia is domestic to a couple 900 species of birds. This e-book covers over four hundred Australian poultry observing websites comfortably grouped into the easiest birding parts, from one finish of the rustic to the opposite. This comprises components corresponding to Kakadu within the best finish and rocky gorges within the principal deserts of the Northern Territory, the nice Barrier Reef in Queensland, rainforests allotted alongside the japanese Australian seaboard, many of the world’s tallest forests in Tasmania, the Flinders levels and deserts alongside the long-lasting Strzelecki and Birdsville Tracks in South Australia, and the Mallee temperate woodlands and outstanding coastlines in either Victoria and south west Western Australia.

Each bankruptcy starts with a short description of the site, through a piece on the place to discover the birds, which describes particular birdwatching websites in the location’s barriers, and data on lodging and amenities. The booklet additionally offers a finished "Bird discovering Guide", directory all of Australia’s birds with info on their abundance and the place precisely to determine them.

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Download E-books I'm a Good Dog: Pit Bulls, America's Most Beautiful (and Misunderstood) Pet PDF

By Ken Foster

Filled with inspiring tales and pictures, this heartfelt tribute to the pit bull celebrates one in every of America’s hottest but misunderstood dogs.

probably greater than the other breed, the pit bull has been dogged by way of unfavourable stereotypes. honestly, pit bulls are innately fabulous relations pets, as in a position to love and sturdy deeds as the other kind of puppy. environment the checklist immediately, Ken Foster sings the praises of pit bulls in I’m an excellent Dog, a gorgeously illustrated, tenderly written tribute to this so much misunderstood of canines.

founding father of the Sula origin, which promotes in charge pit bull possession in New Orleans, and the writer of 2 acclaimed books approximately deserted canines, Foster has made it his project to carry neglected canine into the limelight. I’m an excellent Dog lines the interesting heritage of this fairly maligned breed. A century in the past, the pit bull was once thought of a relatives puppy, featured in family members pictures and depended on as loving partners for kids. extra lately, pit bulls were portrayed through the media as stereotypes of every little thing they don't seem to be. Foster shatters that attractiveness via relocating profiles of pit bulls that function treatment canine, athletic heroes, search-and-rescue canine, and educators, let alone as loving pets. Foster additionally profiles many pit bull enthusiasts, from Helen Keller and Dr. Seuss to actor Todd Cerveris, who took his pit bull on travel with him for the musical Spring Awakening.

Proving that there’s a lot to like and not anything to worry, I’m an exceptional Dog restores the pit bull to its rightful position as good friend, loved one, athlete and entertainer.

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

By Kathryn Lasky

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

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

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

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Download E-books Against the Tide (Spirit Animals, Book 5) PDF

By Tui T. Sutherland

The experience keeps during this 5th ebook within the New York Times bestselling series.

The solar is shining within the Hundred Isles, and but the trail ahead turns out crowded with shadows. Conor, Abeke, Meilin, and Rollan have traveled internationally, looking a suite of strong talismans as a way to hold them from enemy arms. all through their trip the younger heroes were hounded by way of pursuers, who consistently appear to be aware of simply the place to discover them. Now they be aware of why.

One of them is a traitor.

As they steer the crystal blue waters of this tropical paradise, the workforce can't aid yet suspect one another. There's a secret agent of their midst, and earlier than this undertaking is over, a dangerous seize will shut round them.

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