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ASK ANNA

ASK ANNA

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Dean Koontz is one of the world's biggest selling authors. Anna Koontz is Dean's remarkable dog who is poised to follow in her dad's footsteps with her first advice book for canines. She will soon become canine columnist to the world!

With her superior intellect, sharp wit, a warm and fuzzy heart, Anna Koontz debuts her talent as an advice columnist in her seminal workASK ANNA: ADVICE FOR THE FURRY AND FORLORN. Some of her best advice: take time daily for ball-chasing and belly rubs - the keys (along with sausages) to true canine joy.

Learn more about the problems that plague Anna's clients and be inspired by how she counsels them. Also delight in Dean's just slightly skewed perspective on the importance of dogs throughout history. Without their advice, we humans would be in even worse trouble than we are today. They're heaven-sent (what is dog spelled backwards?!)

Ask the Animals: A Vet's-Eye View of Pets and the People They Love

Ask the Animals: A Vet's-Eye View of Pets and the People They Love

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In the tradition of James Herriot, Bruce R. Coston's first book is a warm, funny, and amazingly fulfilling celebration of the wonderful world of animals as seen through the eyes of a small-town veterinarian. The patients are an eclectic and surprising cast of characters who display incredible bravery and nobility at times, and unbelievable goofiness at other times. There's the dog that resurrected itself from death. There's Daphne, the transvestite cat who taught Bruce to be a cat person. And the owners are no less engaging, ranging from the angelic to the squeamish, teaching Bruce what it really means to be an animal doctor.

Readers will gain insight into the pathos and passion, the mundane and incredible, the thigh-slapping humor and the crushing sadness of a vet's life as he seeks to mend and restore people's treasured companions. Written with great warmth, this book imparts a deeper understanding of the pets that enrich our daily lives.

Ask the Animals: A Vet's-Eye View of Pets and the People They Love

Ask the Animals: A Vet's-Eye View of Pets and the People They Love

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"Reminiscent of James Herriot's wonderful books, Coston's memoir offers zany, sad, and touching stories about a medical practice where the patients cannot speak, yet communicate deeply"Bruce R. Coston's first book is a warm, funny, and amazingly fulfilling celebration of the wonderful world of animals as seen through the eyes of a small-town veterinarian.
The patients are an eclectic and surprising cast of characters who display incredible bravery and nobility at times, and unbelievable goofiness at others. There's Sandy, the dog who resurrected herself from death. There's Daphne, the transvestite cat who taught Bruce to be a cat person. And the owners are no less engaging, ranging from the angelic to the squeamish, teaching Bruce what it really means to be an animal doctor.
Readers will gain insight into the pathos and passion, the mundane and extraordinary, the thigh-slapping humor and the crushing sadness of a vet's life as he seeks to mend and restore people's treasured companions. Written with great warmth, this book imparts a deeper understanding of the pets who daily enrich our lives.

ASPCA - Complete Guide to Cats

ASPCA - Complete Guide to Cats

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Indispensable for both first-time and experienced cat owners, the ASPCA Complete Guide to Cats is the one place to turn for up-to-date information on feline health and behavior, including detailed advice on feeding, grooming, veterinary care, litterbox training, and the special needs of kittens, older cats, and cats from a shelter. With more than 450 illustrations and photos, and an easy-to-use guide to the personalities, characteristics, and idiosyncrasies of the fifty most popular breeds, this handy volume offers real, reliable answers to all of your questions about cats.
ASPCA - Complete Guide to Dogs

ASPCA - Complete Guide to Dogs

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The ultimate resource for dog lovers, the ASPCA Complete Guide to Dogs is the authoritative volume on selecting and caring for any kind of dog. In the ASPCA tradition, this book has a strong focus on mixed breedsa major difference from most other dog books, which describe only purebreds. At over 500 pages with more than 650 illustrations and photos, this guide covers everything dog owners need to know to give their dog the best possible care at every stage of life, including advice on bathing and grooming, training and exercise, and the special needs of puppies and older dogs. For anyone thinking about getting a dog or seeking to understand the one they have, this lively book is the place to turn for trustworthy information on all canine matters.
Astonishing Animals: Extraordinary Creatures and the Fantastic Worlds they Inha

Astonishing Animals: Extraordinary Creatures and the Fantastic Worlds they Inha

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Sumptuous birds of paradise, amazing soft shell turtles, frogs that look like tomatoes, and terrifying fish (including the deep-water angler fish from Finding Nemo) are just some of the extraordinary creatures that can be found in Tim Flannery and Peter Schouten's new book Astonishing Animals.

Superbly illustrated in lifelike full color paintings, Astonishing Animals details ninety of the world's most amazing animals from around the world. In this book you will find the Hairy Seadevil, the spectacular Sulawesi Naked Bat, and in the depths of the limestone caves in Slovenia, the Olm, a pink, four-legged, sightless salamander that lives for a hundred years. In fascinating vignettes, Flannery offers the true evolutionary tale of how each of these bizarre creatures came to look the way they do. Alongside each historical account is a stunning hand painted color reproduction (life-size in the original painting) by Schouten.

Filled with purple-faced apes, jagged toothed dolphins, antlered lizards, Astonishing Animals is a remarkable collection of the world's most incredible creatures and the stories behind their remarkable survival into a modern age.

At Crossroads with Chickens: A "what If It Works?" Adventure in Off-Grid Living & Quest for Home

At Crossroads with Chickens: A "what If It Works?" Adventure in Off-Grid Living & Quest for Home

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In 2012, McCagg and her husband, Carl built an off-grid, solar-powered house in Jaffrey, New Hampshire. It was to be a weekend getaway for the writer ("what's this pitchfork for?") and trombonist (a wannabe farmer). In December, with two cats and six newly adopted chicks, they drove up to Jaffrey from their home in Providence, Rhode Island, ostensibly just for the winter so their new pipes wouldn't freeze. . . . But their hen "Rhoda Red" turned out to be "Big Red." Roosters are outlawed by Providence city regulations, so Big Red couldn't go back. Thus, writes McCagg, "neither did we. Survival of the fittest. Natural selection. Soul evolution. We named our 193-acre home "Darwin's View" for a reason." Chicken kerfuffles lighten the mood, but this story is born of heartbreak, of yearning for the great beauty of the world as it used to be. As she moves from full-time weekender to organic gardener, McCagg's interlaces her tale with her mother's battle with Parkinson's, braiding both Mother and Mother Nature. Add the sun, the wind, and a cock-a-doodle-do, and you have the recipe for a perfect storm of personal growth rippling out to effect a larger transformation.
Audobon Society Pocket Guide to Familiar Flowers of North America: West

Audobon Society Pocket Guide to Familiar Flowers of North America: West

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These easy-to-use guides are divided into three parts: introductory essays; color plates and species accounts; and appendices - all in a convenient size!
Audubon Backyard Birdwatcher: Birdfeeders and Bird Gardens

Audubon Backyard Birdwatcher: Birdfeeders and Bird Gardens

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Birds are a very visible and entertaining form of wildlife. These colorful visitors provide hours of entertainment as they bathe, feed, court, and nest. With expert guidance from the National Audubon Society, you can learn how to create a bird-friendly environment in your own backyard. Whether situated in a city or in the countryside, you'll get the practical information you need on using gardens, food, water, and nesting sites to entice birds to visit. With more than 1,000 spectacular full-color photographs, The Audubon Backyard Birdwatcher profiles the 100 most familiar garden birds and the reasons behind their intriguing antics. Finally available in paperback, this perennial bestseller is the ultimate resource for anyone interested in creating a bird-friendly habitat in their backyard.
Audubon Guide to Familar Animal Tracks

Audubon Guide to Familar Animal Tracks

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A portable, comprehensive field guide to North American animal tracks--brimming with concise descriptions and stunning color photographs, and designed to fit into your back pocket--from the go-to reference source for over 18 million nature lovers.

Designed to help readers more fully understand how animals live and survive in the wilds, this guide is a must for every nature explorer. Detailed line drawings and text reveal clues found in an animal's tracks that help identify it.

Babylon's Ark: Incredible Wartime Rescue of the Baghdad Zoo

Babylon's Ark: Incredible Wartime Rescue of the Baghdad Zoo

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The astonishing story of the soldiers, conservationists, and ordinary Iraqis who united to save the animals of the Baghdad Zoo

When the Iraq war began, conservationist Lawrence Anthony could think of only one thing: the fate of the Baghdad Zoo, caught in the crossfire at the heart of the city. Once Anthony entered Iraq he discovered that hostilities and uncontrolled looting had devastated the zoo and its animals. Working with members of the zoo staff and a few compassionate U.S. soldiers, he defended the zoo, bartered for food on war-torn streets, and scoured bombed palaces for desperately needed supplies.

Babylon's Ark chronicles Anthony's hair-raising efforts to save a pride of Saddam's lions, close a deplorable black-market zoo, run ostriches through shoot-to-kill checkpoints, and rescue the dictator's personal herd of Thoroughbred Arabian horses. A tale of the selfless courage and humanity of a few men and women living dangerously for all the right reasons, Babylon's Ark is an inspiring and uplifting true-life adventure of individuals on both sides working together for the sake of magnificent wildlife caught in a war zone.

Backyard Bird Journal

Backyard Bird Journal

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Record and reflect on the beautiful birds that visit your yard with this must-have, easy-to-use birding journal.

Make your backyard a birding paradise and record the birds that flock to your yard with this easy-to-use birdwatching journal. The Backyard Birding Journal helps you keep track of the many different species you can spot right from the comfort of your own home.

The log pages let you quickly catalog each bird you see and make notes about its visit to your yard--including interactions with feeders or water sources and interesting activities and behaviors. You'll find room to record multiple visits from each species to help you better observe and understand birds' behaviors. You can use your observations to keep your feeders stocked with their favorite foods and discover ways to make your feathered visitors feel even more welcome in your yard. You'll also find a bucket list of fifty of the most common backyard birds so you can see just how many you can attract to your yard.

Pull out your binoculars and take your backyard birding to the next level with The Backyard Birding Journal!

Backyard Bird Lover's Field Guide

Backyard Bird Lover's Field Guide

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A stunning full-color guide to one of America's most popular hobbies, with a region-by-region approach that unlocks the key to quick and easy bird identification.

Some 63 million Americans report that they enjoy observing their avian friends from their homes, and newcomers join the backyard bird-watching ranks all the time. But how do backyard birders learn who's who when typical field guides bombard them with choices that take forever to sort out?

The Backyard Bird Lover's Field Guide keeps it simple with a regional approach that cuts the possibilities down to size. Instead of poring over hundreds of species that don't come anywhere near our own backyard, readers will find about 30 of the most likely prospects for each of seven regions of the country. Each entry is packed with advice on favorite foods, welcoming plants, and other temptations to lure birds to the backyard, along with glimpses into the birds' personalities.

Sally Roth has a gift for conveying her passion for the subject along with her extensive knowledge. "Roth's love for birds and her hands-on practical experience are inspiring," say Sharon Dunn and Michael Dunn, owners of the Duncraft Birdfeeding Catalog, about Roth's Backyard Bird Feeder's Bible. Filled with you-can-do-it features, such as tricks to help birders identify birds in a flash and ways to avoid confusing two similar birds, this new field guide will receive similar praise.

Backyard Bird Secrets for Every Season

Backyard Bird Secrets for Every Season

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Birds follow a cycle that depends on the seasons: When caterpillars are at their peak in summer, bird nests are filled with hungry babies hollering for food; in winter, a high-fat menu at the feeder helps birds make it through the night. By taking advantage of these natural cycles to plan feeder offerings and garden beds, readers can turn their backyard into an irresistible haven for a colorful assortment of birds in all kinds of weather.
Highlights of Backyard Bird Secrets for Every Season by Sally Roth include features such as:
- comprehensive explanations of how seasonal changes like spring rains and winter winds affect bird habits and behaviors in the backyard
- hints and tips for attracting birds by offering what they need in each season, such as crushed eggshells when mother birds need extra calcium for egg-laying
- Snazziest Stars and Supporting Cast--which birds can be attracted in which seasons
- Cheat Sheets for Migration--when to expect various migratory visitors
- interesting insight into feeding routines, courtship and mating rituals, and nesting areas to create a hospitable habitat
- Build or Buy--quick-and-easy birding projects
As many as one in five Americans already consider themselves birders, and this spirited and fun guide will seduce many newcomers to bird watching's bountiful pleasures.
Backyard Birdfeeder Guide

Backyard Birdfeeder Guide

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Become the best bird host in your neighborhood. Let The Backyard Bird Feeder's Bible by Sally Roth be your guide to the foods and feeders, plants and projects that will guarantee you a yard that's absolutely brimming with birds!

Backyard Birdfeeding for Beginners

Backyard Birdfeeding for Beginners

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In this fun, informative book, Mathew Tekulsky shows you how to turn your backyard into a bird-friendly garden environment. With charming black and white illustrations throughout, this gift volume explains what plants will attract birds, how to identify the birds that appear, what they like to eat, and how to provide them food and water year-round. Backyard birdfeeding is a hobby that millions of people feel both gives back to the world, and feeds the heart and spirit. Once the backyard space is bird friendly, the atmosphere exists to sit back, relax and enjoy the company of nature's enchanting and entertaining friends.
Backyard Birding and Butterfly Gardening

Backyard Birding and Butterfly Gardening

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Learn how to: - Attract particular species by choosing the right foods, plants, trees, water sources, and nesting materials - Create a garden, region by region, that will be an oasis for birds and butterflies - Instantly recognize, and attract, those birds you are most likely to see--including the top birds found nationally as well as in Eastern and Western locations - Identify species by field marks, plumage, and more - Make your yard the hummingbird capital of the neighborhood - Fend off predators and other uninvited backyard guests
Backyard Birds of Illinois

Backyard Birds of Illinois

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BACKYARD BIRDS IS AN EXCITING SERIES of books that explores the top twenty-five backyard birds most commonly found in each state. It includes a profiled size scale that allows the reader to quickly identify the correct bird, and each bird entry is accompanied by a stunning color photograph and specific description, including identification marks, behavior, habitat, and nesting style-even the song the bird makes! As an added feature, author Bill Fenimore also provides expert tips for building the ultimate backyard bird sanctuary, from creating birdbaths and planting proper foliage to offering a bird's favorite foods.

Fenimore was awarded the Ludlow Griscom Award, the American Birding Association's highest honor.

Bird-watching is one of the most popular activities in the United States, with approximately fifty-one million bird-watchers nationwide.

Bird-watching is a $6 million business.

More than $400 million is spent each year on bird-related magazines and books.

The series will soon include all fifty states.

Author is a franchisee of Wild Bird Center, which has more than eighty locations in twenty-nine states.

Bill Fenimore is owner of the National Best Environmental Stewardship Award-winning Wild Bird Center franchise in Layton, Utah. He conducts seminars and workshops that educate the public about birds and their critical habitat needs, and he leads birding field trips for clients from around the globe.