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Category: ANIMAL WORLD & PETS

ANIMAL WORLD & PETS

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  • NIGEL

    When Monty Don’s golden retriever Nigel became the surprise star of BBC Gardeners’ World inspiring huge interest, fan mail and even his own social media accounts, Monty Don wanted to explore what makes us connect with animals quite so deeply.
    In many respects Nigel is a very ordinary dog; charming, handsome and obedient, as so many are. He is also a much loved family pet. He is also a star. By telling Nigel’s story, Monty relates his relationships with other special dogs in his life in a memoir of his dogs past and very much present.
    Witty, touching and life-affirming, Nigel: My family and other dogs is wonderfully heart-warming. Monty Don is a great writer coming out of the garden and into the hearts and homes of every dog lover in the UK.

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  • DOG IS LOVE

    In Dog is Love , Dr Wynne debunks the myth that dogs possess a unique form of intelligence. Instead, he shows that dogs are able to show sympathy and can respond to human emotions in a way that is truly remarkable. One particularly moving study shows that dogs’ and their owners’ hearts beat in synchrony, just as the hearts of a loving human couple do.

    Looking at the evolution of dogs, Dr Wynne points out that it was the wolves’ ability to form relationships with mankind, becoming indispensable hunting companions, that enabled the depth of love and affection between dogs and humans that we know today. Dr Wynne shares his experiences of hunting with the Mayangna tribe in Nicaragua and the vital role played by their hunting dogs to shed light on what the early human-dog relationship might have looked like, and explains the science behind what really goes on when a young pup grows up in a human family.

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  • HOW SMART IS YOUR CAT?

    We all wonder how much our pet understands, what is going on in their head and just how intelligent they really are. This entertaining and comprehensive guide will not only explain your cat’s sometimes baffling behaviour – it will give you the means to test your pet’s IQ yourself.

    Using your cat’s natural skills, How Smart Is Your Cat? will enable you to improve their responses and reactions – and ultimately their IQ – as you work through a wealth of intelligence tests, giving them a star rating as they progress. The bond between you will deepen as you learn more about how your cat thinks.

    Featuring panels on feline psychology, different cat breeds and information on how cats communicate, How Smart Is Your Cat? is the ideal companion for everyone who wants to understand what their cat is thinking and how to communicate with them effectively.

    The perfect gift for cat lovers everywhere, this book will open your eyes to just how canny your kitty can be!

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  • WILL'S RED COAT

    Tom Ryan touched the hearts of thousands when he wrote about his intrepid little dog Atticus and their quest to climb 48 mountains to raise money in memory of a friend who had died of cancer.

    But nothing touched his fans more than the story of Will, the old, gruff dog whom Tom and Atticus brought into their home in May 2012, believing that they were simply doing a good deed by helping nurse an old dog through his final days.

    With the right attention and affection in a loving home, Will bounced back and lived for two more years – to the ripe old age of 17 – and helped Tom understand a great deal about aging, how to live a full life and make the best of our days. In Will’s Red Coat, Tom tells the story of his misadventures with Will and how he nursed him back to health and a good life.

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  • HOW SMART IS YOUR DOG?

    Packed with a wealth of fun tests and easy-to-teach exercises, this comprehensive guide will allow you to test your dog’s IQ, communicate with them more effectively and teach them tricks that will impress your friends and family.

    Using your dog’s natural skills, How Smart Is Your Dog? will enable you to teach them tricks like ‘shake hands’, ‘fetch a ball’, ‘play dead’ and ‘salute’. A star rating system lets you assess your pet’s IQ as they progress through the tests and tricks. The bond between you will deepen as your dog learns to respond to your instructions and enjoys the reward that awaits them at the end.

    Featuring panels on canine psychology, different breeds, information on how animals learn and the best way to teach them, How Smart Is Your Dog? is the ideal companion to your pet’s training. From basic obedience skills for your puppy to advanced agility routines, your dog will have fun learning – and hopefully you will too.

    The perfect gift for dog lovers everywhere, this book will open your eyes to just how smart your pooch can be!

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  • WYLIE: THE DOG THAT NEVER GAVE UP

    When people gave up on Wylie, Wylie refused to give up on people.’

    For a street dog born in the city of Kandahar, Afghanistan, to be crowned top dog at Scruffts, a competition for crossbreeds held during Crufts, the largest dog show on earth, is nothing short of a miracle. But for Wylie, the gentle, cropped eared ball of fur, miracles seemed to happen quite regularly. Beaten and abused while being used as a bait dog, Wylie suffered terrible injuries that needed urgent treatment. Rescued close to death, with hacked off ears and a severed tail, he was attended to by soldiers who feared he would not last the night. Astonishingly he did, only to return days later with new injuries. However a lifeline came when he was handed over to animal welfare Charity Nowzad and flown to Britain in the hope of finding a new life. But would anyone take a chance on a seemingly nervous and undomesticated stray? Luckily for Wylie his biggest adventure yet was about to begin…This is the incredible and heart-warming story, full of tragedy and triumph, of a dog who never gave up hope.

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    Fresh out of university Luke joins a mixed practice in Dorset, run by the stern but benevolent Mr Spotswode and is quickly thrust into the real world of veterinary medicine: truculent farmers, out-of-hours-surgery, nasty biting squirrels, operating on frog’s eyeballs and some of the harsher facts of farming life like dealing with an outbreak of foot and mouth and subsequent slaughter. Luke’s dream is to set up on his own and find his place in the world. These things, however, are never quite straightforward. Across the course of this memoir, the young vet not only learns much about his trade, but about his own character – and develops a group of close friends – both animal and human – who will stay with his across his career. The most important of these is Cordelia – the woman of his dreams – his quest to win her heart is a marathon!

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  • TODO IN TUSCANY

    A dream house in Tuscany . . . and a dog named Todo. This is Todo – he is the dog of the houes. he has been waiting a long time . . . Questa e Todo – lui e il cane della casa. Sta aspettando da molto tempo . . . Todo had been waiting at Poggiolino since his mistress died over two years before. The house lay empty and neglected and yet he woudln’t leave. He seemed to know that someday the right people would come along and make it a home again. Luise and Lawrence weren’t thinking of buying the very first house they looked at in Tuscany . . . but there was something enchanting about the dog waiting at the gates. If they were honest, they wanted Todo – the scruffy dog with the huge grin – as much as they wanted the house. With Todo as their faithful companion they began to restore Poggiolino to life, unlocking her secrets and giving Todo, their beloved dog, a second chance. A heart-warming memoir of moving country and making a new start.

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  • A FAMILY GUIDE TO KEEPING CHICKENS

    For the family and would-be smallholder, chickens are the obvious first step when venturing into keeping livestock. Chickens also make ideal family pets, requiring less attention than a dog yet still being entertaining, productive and educational.
    This practical book is ideal for the complete beginner. Even someone who has never kept animals before should be able to follow the clear, detailed guidance that is given at every stage. It includes:
    Choosing the right chickens and housing for your garden size
    Exploring useful equipment, such as poultry feeders and drinkers
    Routine care for your chickens, including what to feed them on
    Outfoxing the fox – and other predators
    What to do with all those eggs!
    Dealing with parasites and ailments
    Broody hens and hatching eggs
    With true-life portraits of chicken keepers, little known facts, and helpful and informative personal anecdotes, A Family Guide To Keeping Chickens, 2nd Edition is an easy and enjoyable read for anyone interested in keeping chickens.

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  • PET EXPERT: HORSES AND PONIES

    Hurrah for Horses and Ponies ! Discover amazing facts about your favourite animals and become a pet expert!

    Do you know your Shires from your Shetlands? Are you potty about ponies? Whether you own a horse or pony or you simply love them, this book will tell you everything you could possibly want to know about these adorable animals.

    It is packed with tips on grooming, stable and pony care, and of course has lots and lots of very cute pictures of our equine friends. Discover a huge variety of breeds, how horses have helped humans for thousands of years, and work out what your horse is trying to say with a flick of its ears and a swish of its tail.

    The Pet Expert series explores the world of some of children’s favourite animals. It is packed with fascinating facts about record-breaking animals, rare breeds, pet history and stories of famous pets from real life and fiction. Filled with super-cute photos and a bright, engaging design, Pet Expert is a must-have for all pet owners and animal lovers.

    For readers aged 7+
    Other titles in this series:

    Cats
    Dogs
    Hamsters and Guinea Pigs
    Rabbits
    Reptiles

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  • PET EXPERT: DOGS

    Go dotty for Dogs ! Discover amazing facts about your favourite animals and become a pet expert!

    Do you know your Pugs from your Poodles? Are you potty about pooches? Whether you own a dog or you simply love them, this book will tell you everything you could possibly want to know about these adorable animals.

    It is packed with tips on grooming, exercise and the personality traits of different breeds, and of course has lots and lots of very cute pictures of our canine friends. Discover a huge variety of breeds, how dogs have helped humans for thousands of years, and work out what your dog is trying to say with a sniff of its nose and a wag of its tail.

    The Pet Expert series explores the world of some of children’s favourite animals. It is packed with fascinating facts about record-breaking animals, rare breeds, pet history and stories of famous pets from real life and fiction. Filled with super-cute photos and a bright, engaging design, Pet Expert is a must-have for all pet owners and animal lovers.

    For readers aged 7+
    Other titles in this series:

    Cats
    Hamsters and Guinea Pigs
    Horses and Ponies
    Rabbits
    Reptiles

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    In Dancing with Your Dark Horse Chris Irwin world-renowned as one of the most successful horse whisperers in North America further explores the intriguing spiritual connection he has discovered between human and equine nature. Based on his more than twenty years of working with training and observing horses Irwin explains how the characteristics necessary to building good relationships with horses can in turn be used to establish a positive balance between mind body and spirit in our own lives. Dancing with Your Dark Horse will help readers see that horses have a great deal to teach us about how to live happier healthier and more balanced lives.

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    Based on cutting edge science this bestselling book on the inner lives of cats is “for any who may wonder what their feline companions are really thinking” (The New York Times).
    In Cat Sense renowned anthrozoologist John Bradshaw takes us further into the mind of the domestic cat than ever before using cutting-edge scientific research to dispel lingering myths and explain the true nature of our feline friends.
    Tracing the cat’s evolution from lone predator to domesticated companion Bradshaw shows that although cats and humans have lived together for eight thousand years cats remain independent predatory and wary of contact with their own kind qualities that often clash with our modern lifestyles. To live in harmony with our cats Bradshaw explains we first need to understand their inherited quirks including understanding their body language and managing both their natural hunting instincts and their relationships with other cats.
    A must-read for any cat lover Cat Sense offers humane penetrating insights about the domestic cat that challenge our most basic assumptions and promise to dramatically improve our pets’ lives — and ours.

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    A New York Times bestseller Dog Sense is a must-read for any dog owner or dog-lover who wants to better understand man’s best friend

    Dogs have been mankind’s faithful companions for tens of thousands of years yet today they are regularly treated as either pack-following wolves or furry humans. The truth is dogs are neither-and our misunderstanding has put them in serious crisis. In Dog Sense renowned anthrozoologist Dr. John Bradshaw uses groundbreaking research into human-animal interactions to show us how humans can live in harmony with-not just dominion over-their four-legged friends. From explaining why positive reinforcement is a more effective (and less damaging) way to control dogs’ behavior than punishment to demonstrating the importance of weighing a dog’s unique personality against stereotypes about its breed Bradshaw offers extraordinary insight into the question of how we really ought to treat our dogs.

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    As seen on PBS’s American Spring Live one of America’s great nature-writers explores the magic and science of feathers
    Feathers are an evolutionary marvel: aerodynamic insulating beguiling. They date back more than 100 million years. Yet their story has never been fully told.In Feathers biologist Thor Hanson details a sweeping natural history as feathers have been used to fly protect attract and adorn through time and place. Applying the research of paleontologists ornithologists biologists engineers and even art historians Hanson asks: What are feathers? How did they evolve? What do they mean to us?

    Engineers call feathers the most efficient insulating material ever discovered and they are at the root of biology’s most enduring debate. They silence the flight of owls and keep penguins dry below the ice. They have decorated queens jesters and priests. And they have inked documents from the Constitution to the novels of Jane Austen.

    Feathers is a captivating and beautiful exploration of this most enchanting object.

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