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101 Dog Tricks: Step-By-Step Activities to Engage, Challenge, and Bond with Your Dog

101 Dog Tricks: Step-By-Step Activities to Engage, Challenge, and Bond with Your Dog

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101 Dog Tricks is an international bestseller in 18 languages with over a half-million copies sold worldwide! This beautifully designed book features step-by-step instructions with easy-to-follow color photos of each step.

Each trick is rated with a difficulty rating and prerequisites to get you started quickly. Tips and troubleshooting boxes cover common problems, while Build on it! ideas suggest more complicated tricks that build on each new skill.

Tricks range from simple ones like Sit, Shake Hands, Fetch, and Roll Over, to extraordinary ones like Tidy Up Your Toys into the Toybox and Get a Soda from the Fridge. Organized by theme, it's easy to find the next trick to work on with your dog. Just a few of the themes to choose from:

  • Chores, such as Newspaper Delivery and Get Your Leash
  • Funny tricks, such as Doggy Push-ups and Play the Piano
  • Dancing, such as Moonwalk and Chorus Line Kicks
  • Love, such as Kisses and Wave Goodbye
  • Trick training will help you bond with your dog and integrate him or her into your family. Tricks also help keep your dog mentally and physically healthy and establish paths of communication between you. Many tricks build skills used in dog sports, dog dancing, and dog therapy work. 101 Dog Tricks will inspire you to do more with your dog!

    Millions of people have found success with Kyra Sundance's step-by-step techniques--and you can, too.

    Also by Kyra Sundance, learn to do even more with your dog with: The Dog Tricks and Training Workbook; 51 Puppy Tricks; 10-Minute Dog Training Games; 101 Dog Tricks, Kids Edition; Dog Training 101; The Pocket Guide to Dog Tricks; Kyra's Canine Conditioning; and The Joy of Dog Training.

    101 Reasons Why A Cat Is Better Than a MAn

    101 Reasons Why A Cat Is Better Than a MAn

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    A bestselling author teams with a bestselling cartoonist in a book for all feminists with feline friends. Here is a hilarious confirmation of what women have suspected for years: you're better off with a cat than a man. The perfect gift for Christmas, Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, or any day.
    101 Reasons Why Cats Make Great Kids

    101 Reasons Why Cats Make Great Kids

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    Everyone knows someone who spoils their cat rotten. Fortunately, a spoiled kitty doesn't leave wet towels in a heap on the floor, put a keep out sign on her door, or demand the keys to the family car. In this hilarious book author Allia Zobel and illustrator Nicole Hollander portray the comic aspects of today's parent-cat relationship.
    101 Salivations: For the Love of Dogs

    101 Salivations: For the Love of Dogs

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    Presents more than one hundred full-color photographic portraits of dogs, from Chihuahuas to Great Danes, accompanied by humorous and heartwarming quotations by dog lovers and well-known authors.
    101 Theory Drive: Neuroscientist's Quest for Memory

    101 Theory Drive: Neuroscientist's Quest for Memory

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    An obsessive scientist and his eclectic team of researchers race to discover one of the hidden treasures of neuroscience-the physical makeup of memory-and in the process pursue a pharmaceutical wonder drug.
    It's not fiction: Gary Lynch is the real thing, the epitome of the rebel scientist-malnourished, contentious, inspiring, explosive, remarkably ambitious, consistently brilliant. He is one of the foremost figures of contemporary neuroscience, and his decades-long quest to understand the inner workings of the brain's memory machine has begun to pay off.
    Award-winning journalist Terry McDermott spent nearly two years observing Lynch at work and now gives us a fascinating and dramatic account of daily life in his lab-the highs and lows, the drudgery and eureka moments, the agonizing failures. He provides detailed, lucid explanations of the cutting-edge science that enabled Lynch to reveal the inner workings of the molecular machine that manufactures memory. And he explains where Lynch's sights are now set: on drugs that could fix that machine when it breaks, drugs that would enhance brain function during the memory process and that hold out the possibility of cures for a wide range of neurological conditions, including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Here is an essential story of science, scientists, and scientific achievement-galvanizing in the telling and thrilling in its far-reaching implications.
    101 Things to Know Before Getting a Dog

    101 Things to Know Before Getting a Dog

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    If you're longing for the pitter-patter of four furry feet, you have some homework to do. And here is everything you need to know! When new dog owners aren't prepared, it's the dog who suffers, so it's very important to consider all angles of dog care and ownership before making the commitment. This book starts with the process of selecting a suitable dog for your home and lifestyle, and then it goes on to discuss the present and future requirements of feeding, grooming, training, healthcare, and much more to fully educate prospective dog owners. Included is:

    *Advice on selecting a puppy or adult dog based on your family, living space, and lifestyle

    *Buying a purebred from a breeder versus adopting from a shelter or rescue group

    *The equipment and supplies you'll need before the dog comes home

    *Getting the dog acclimated to its new environment

    *Feeding, grooming, training, and healthcare for all life stages

    *Keeping your dog safe at home and away

    *Illustrations, charts, and checklists to help you plan and prepare.

    Bringing a puppy or dog into your home will change your life and make you happier and healthier. But you will want to be ready for everything you may face. Here is what you need to know, all from an expert!

    101 Things You Didnt Know about Einstein

    101 Things You Didnt Know about Einstein

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    Learn everything you need to know about Albert Einstein, the genius who created the Theory of Relativity and calculated mass-energy equivalence.

    101 Things You Didn't Know About Einstein provides in-depth, fascinating facts about the famous scientist and mathematician--including details about his personal life, scientific discoveries, interactions with his contemporaries, thoughts on war, religion, and politics, and his impact on the world since his death.

    Whether you're seeking inspiration, information, or interesting and entertaining trivia, this book contains everything you need to know about Albert Einstein!

    2021 Night Sky Almanac: A Month-By-Month Guide to North America's Skies from the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada

    2021 Night Sky Almanac: A Month-By-Month Guide to North America's Skies from the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada

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    A portable guidebook for enjoying the night sky in 2021.

    2021 Night Sky Almanac is the ideal resource for both novice and experienced sky watchers in the United States and Canada, with all of the advice, information and data that enthusiasts need to understand and enjoy the wonders of the night sky.

    This in-depth guide first introduces readers to the objects in the sky -- from stars, to comets, to globular clusters -- and then takes them through the cosmic events to look out for each month in 2021, with sky maps, moon phase charts and info about the planets. The book also features:

  • Methods for using your hands to measure angles in the sky;
  • Information about binoculars and telescopes;
  • History of constellations, including Indigenous history;
  • A glossary of terms;
  • And much, much more!
  • 2021 Night Sky Almanac is both a comprehensive introduction to astronomy and a quick reference book for more experienced sky watchers who don't want to miss a thing. Its compact size means it's perfect for taking on an astro-vacation or simply sky viewing in the backyard.

    The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC) was founded ad hoc in 1868 and incorporated in 1890 with a dual membership of professionals and amateurs. It has 29 Canadian chapters and over 5,000 members. The Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada is entering its 114th year of publication, and the RASC also produces a number of other publications and guidebooks.

    2023 Guide to the Night Sky - North America Edition

    2023 Guide to the Night Sky - North America Edition

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    This is the ideal gift for beginners and experienced stargazers in the United States and Canada and has been updated to include new and practical information covering events occurring in North America's night sky throughout 2023.

    This practical guide is both an easy introduction to astronomy and a useful reference for seasoned stargazers. Now includes a section on comets and a map of the moon.


    Content includes:

    -Advice on where to start looking.-Easy-to-use star maps for each month with descriptions of what to see.-Positions of the moon and visible planets.-Details of objects and events in 2023.
    21 Days to a Trained Dog

    21 Days to a Trained Dog

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    No one is more qualified to teach you how to train your dog than Dick Maller, president of the U.S. Professional Dog Trainers' Association and operator of the famous Maller School for Dogs, whose dogs have won over 100 awards and have appeared in movies a
    4-Percent Universe: Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and the Race to Discover the Rest of Reality

    4-Percent Universe: Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and the Race to Discover the Rest of Reality

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    The epic, behind-the-scenes story of an astounding gap in our scientific knowledge of the cosmos.

    In the past few years, a handful of scientists have been in a race to explain a disturbing aspect of our universe: only 4 percent of it consists of the matter that makes up you, me, our books, and every planet, star, and galaxy. The rest--96 percent of the universe--is completely unknown.

    Richard Panek tells the dramatic story of how scientists reached this conclusion, and what they're doing to find this "dark" matter and an even more bizarre substance called dark energy. Based on in-depth, on-site reporting and hundreds of interviews--with everyone from Berkeley's feisty Saul Perlmutter and Johns Hopkins's meticulous Adam Riess to the quietly revolutionary Vera Rubin--the book offers an intimate portrait of the bitter rivalries and fruitful collaborations, the eureka moments and blind alleys, that have fueled their search, redefined science, and reinvented the universe.

    41 Uses for a Cat

    41 Uses for a Cat

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    A furry feline can double as a scarf or become a massage therapist, paws padding down the stomach. This is a guide to 41 uses for your feline friend.
    44 Uses for a Dog

    44 Uses for a Dog

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    From meat inspector to swim buddy to loving confidant, these 44 quirky uses for man's best friend are dog-gone good.
    4th Rock from the Sun

    4th Rock from the Sun

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    Everything you ever wanted to know about the Red Planet, revealed in an up-close and personal tour of Mars.

    Mars is ingrained in our culture, from H. G. Wells's 1898 novel The War of the Worlds to Looney Tunes' hapless Marvin the Martian to David Bowie's extraterrestrial spiders. Ancient mythologies defined the planet as a violent harbinger of war, stargazers puzzled over its peculiar motion, and astrologers defined human personalities by its position.

    Science fact is now surpassing science fiction. Robot vehicles have trundled across the planet's surface, beaming back views of its rust-orange surface, and have tested soil and atmosphere to get clues about how the planet has evolved and whether it supported (or supports) life. There are many more Mars missions planned over the next decade. And while little green Martians are now firmly the preserve of literature and film, there is growing evidence that the now-arid, frozen planet was once warm, wet, and possibly thronging with microbial life. One day in the foreseeable future, humans are likely to set foot on the Red Planet. What are the challenges involved, and how are we preparing for them? Is there a long-term future for humans on Mars?

    4th Rock from the Sun examines Mars in its entirety--its nature, attributes, and impact on the 3rd Rock's culture; its environmental science and geology; and its potential for human colonization. Writing in an engaging manner, Nicky Jenner provides a comprehensive and spellbinding guide to the Red Planet.

    4th Rock from the Sun

    4th Rock from the Sun

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    Mars is ingrained in our culture, from H. G. Wells's 1898 novel The War of the Worlds to Looney Tunes's hapless Marvin the Martian to David Bowie's extraterrestrial spiders. Ancient mythologies defined the planet as a violent harbinger of war, stargazers puzzled over its peculiar motion, and astrologers defined human personalities by its position.

    Science fact is now surpassing science fiction. Robot vehicles have trundled across the planet's surface, beaming back views of its rust-orange surface, and have tested soil and atmosphere to get clues about how the planet has evolved and whether it supported (or supports) life. There are many more Mars missions planned over the next decade. And while little green Martians are now firmly the preserve of literature and film, there is growing evidence that the now-arid, frozen planet once had been warm, wet, and possibly thronging with microbial life. One day in the foreseeable future, humans are likely to set foot on the Red Planet. What are the challenges involved, and how are we preparing for them? Is there a long-term future for humans on Mars?

    4th Rock from the Sun examines Mars in its entirety--its nature, attributes, and impact on the 3rd Rock's culture; its environmental science and geology; and its potential for human colonization. Writing in an engaging manner, Nicky Jenner provides a comprehensive and spellbinding guide to the Red Planet.

    50 Most Extreme Places in Our Solar System

    50 Most Extreme Places in Our Solar System

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    The extreme events that we hear about daily hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanic eruptions are extreme in purely human terms, in the devastation they do. But this book moves our understanding of the extreme into extraterrestrial dimensions and gives us an awe-inspiring sense of what our solar system at its utmost can do. Martian dust devils taller than Mount Everest. A hurricane that lasts over 340 years. Volcanoes with lava colder than Antarctica. Hail made of diamonds. Here, as the authors say, the WOW factor is restored to our understanding of scientific discovery, as we witness the grandeur and the weirdness that inspire researchers to dig deeper and go ever farther into the mysteries of the universe.

    "The 50 Most Extreme Places in Our Solar System" combines a fascination with natural disasters and the mesmerizing allure of outer space to take readers on a journey that will forever change the way they view our solar system. Full of dazzling photographs from NASA s most recent observations, this book explores extreme regions on Earth and beyond giant turbulent storms, explosive volcanoes, and the possibility of life surviving in harsh conditions.

    More than a collection of facts, the book conveys the dynamism of science as a process of exploration and discovery. As they amuse and entertain, David Baker and Todd Ratcliff, two experts in planetary science, highlight recent developments and unresolved mysteries and strive, at every turn, to answer that important scientific question: Why?

    50 Nonclinical Careers for Physicians: Fulfilling, Meaningful, and Lucrative Alternatives to Direct Patient Care

    50 Nonclinical Careers for Physicians: Fulfilling, Meaningful, and Lucrative Alternatives to Direct Patient Care

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    How Physicians Can Leverage Their Clinical Skills to Transition to Another Career.

    By the time they realize their career in clinical medicine isn't everything they thought it would be, many physicians believe they're too invested in their trade to turn back now. Feeling burned out, disengaged, unfulfilled or burdened by high student debt or compensation incommensurate with the demands of their job, they may feel trapped, without options and with nowhere to turn.

    In her book, 50 NONCLINICAL CAREERS FOR PHYSICIANS: FULFILLING, MEANINGFUL, and LUCRATIVE ALTERNATIVES TO DIRECT PATIENT CARE, preventive medicine physician Sylvie Stacy offers physicians an escape from that bleak "trap" by identifying numerous nonclinical career options that could align with their skillsets and individual financial situation.

    While providing an escape from the stressors of clinical medicine, the book also allays much of the potential guilt associated with "selling out" their chosen profession or abandoning patients by explaining how each physician's training and talents directly translate to patient care outside of clinical medicine.

    The value of 50 NONCLINICAL CAREERS FOR PHYSICIANS is in its actionable advice, including how to market yourself in job applications and interviews, and the abundance of detail it provides - including responsibilities, range of compensation and stress levels - to help readers decide which alternative career is the best fit for them. And while other authors encourage physicians to start their own business, Stacy focuses on full-time positions that don't require the reader to begin their own consulting business or find their own clients.

    50 Ways to Save the Ocean

    50 Ways to Save the Ocean

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    The oceans, and the challenges they face, are so vast that it's easy to feel powerless to protect them. 50 Ways to Save the Ocean, written by veteran environmental journalist David Helvarg, focuses on practical, easily-implemented actions everyone can take to protect and conserve this vital resource. Well-researched, personal, and sometimes whimsical, the book addresses daily choices that affect the ocean's health: what fish should and should not be eaten; how and where to vacation; storm drains and driveway run-off; protecting local water tables; proper diving, surfing, and tide pool etiquette; and supporting local marine education. Helvarg also looks at what can be done to stir the waters of seemingly daunting issues such as toxic pollutant runoff; protecting wetlands and sanctuaries; keeping oil rigs off shore; saving reef environments; and replenishing fish reserves.