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So Many Ways to Eat

by QA international Collectif Les Éditions Québec Amérique (August 29, 2012)

What can the Siberian tiger, the army ant, the white pelican, the blue whale and the koala bear possibly have in common? Not their size or strength, of course, but their need for food. And whether they are herbivores,...


So Many Ways to Live in Difficult Conditions

by QA international Collectif Les Éditions Québec Amérique (August 29, 2012)

Animals that can withstand scorching temperatures of 80 degrees Celsius. Others that can survive at depths of 11,000 meters in the ocean. Birds that perform graceful maneuvers at altitudes of over 8,000 meters....


So Many Ways to Defend Themselves

by QA international Collectif Les Éditions Québec Amérique (August 09, 2012)

Being small does not mean you have to be vulnerable. Small animals have many different ways of protecting their territory and evading their predators — even huge, extremely dangerous predators. Whether they...


So Many Ways to Live in Society

by QA international Collectif Les Éditions Québec Amérique (August 29, 2012)

Some species prefer to live alone, and others like company. Social animals form groups such as clans or schools and use their combined strength to fight enemies, cold or boredom. Their giant gatherings can last...


The Visual Dictionary of Animal Kingdom

by Ariane Archambault & Jean-Claude Corbeil Les Éditions Québec Amérique (July 20, 2012)

The Visual Dictionary of Animal Kingdom takes the reader on a fascinating voyage into well and less known groups of animals: simple organisms, echinoderms, insects, arachnids, mollusks, crustaceans, fishes,...


Young Explorers’ Guide: Living Treasures

by QA international Collectif Les Éditions Québec Amérique (August 09, 2012)

• A one-of-a-kind treasure hunt • An exhilarating adventure that lets you decide which way to go • An encyclopedia that reads like an adventure novel • An amazing time machine • A world of knowledge...


So Many Ways to Build a Shelter

by QA international Collectif Les Éditions Québec Amérique (August 09, 2012)

Who hasn’t dreamed about building a hidden cabin in the woods or a secret place far from prying glances? Just like humans, animals need shelter — a quiet, safe place to call their own. Some animals are not...


So Many Ways to Communicate

by QA international Collectif Les Éditions Québec Amérique (August 29, 2012)

A little tune for some, a colorful mask for others. Plays for women only and funny-face contests for mature males. These are not part of a carnival of animals, but rather genuine means of communication. To seduce...


So Many Ways to Reproduce

by QA international Collectif Les Éditions Québec Amérique (August 29, 2012)

How do animals seduce each other? How are baby animals conceived? What do they look like when they’re born? These are just some of the questions answered in the colorful and fascinating pages of this book....


So Many Ways to Move About

by QA international Collectif Les Éditions Québec Amérique (August 29, 2012)

They run, jump, crawl, skate or climb. On land, under the ground, on the water, in the water, in the air or in the trees, they display incredible dexterity and ingenuity. Some of them travel 35,000 kilometers...


My Notebook of Questions : Dinosaurs

by QA international Collectif Les Éditions Québec Amérique (August 09, 2012)

Dinosaurs are a fascinating subject. They may be extinct, but they live on in our imagination. Young or old, we still have plenty of questions about these fascinating animals.


The Question of the Animal and Religion: Theoretical Stakes, Practical Implications

by Aaron S. Gross Columbia University Press (December 02, 2014)

Through an absorbing investigation into recent, high-profile scandals involving one of the largest kosher slaughterhouses in the world, located unexpectedly in Postville, Iowa, Aaron S. Gross makes a powerful...


The R.D. Lawrence Library: Where the Water Lilies Grow / The North Runner / The Place in the Forest

by R.D. Lawrence & Max Finkelstein Dundurn (November 12, 2014)

Three books by master nature writer R.D. Lawrence are collected here, bringing to life with affection and accuracy the wildlife around his northern Canadian home.


Stalking the Plumed Serpent and Other Adventures in Herpetology

by D. Bruce Means Pineapple Press (May 01, 2014)

Based on his more than 40 years of field research, Means, an expert on the eastern diamondback rattlesnake, reveals the biological complexity and beauty of the animals he has studied. In Australia, Means searches...


Fishing Stories

by Nick Lyons & Mari Lyons Skyhorse (November 18, 2014)

All fishermen who have fished for a lifetime have baskets of great stories and reminiscences about the sport they love. Nick Lyons's new collection is chock-full of them. From fishing a small Catskill creek...


A Photographic Guide to the Birds of India: And the Indian Subcontinent, Including Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutanh, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka & the Maldives

by Bikram Grewal, Bill Harvey & Otto Pfister Periplus Editions (November 04, 2014)

Periplus is proud to present the first comprehensive photographic guide to the birds of the Indian subcontinent. This ebook offers over 800 species and distinct sub-species and contains over 1,000 full-color...


The Voyageur Canadian Essays & Criticism 2-Book Bundle: Selected Writings, A.J.M. Smith / The Kindred of the Wild

by Charles G. D. Roberts, A.J.M. Smith, James Polk & Michael Gnarowski Dundurn (March 14, 2014)

This special bundle contains two classic works of Canadian essays, by renowned nature writer Charles G.D. Roberts and noted literary theorist A.J.M. Smith.


The Modern Ark

by Vicki Croke Scribner (September 09, 2014)

An in-depth look at the radical changes occurring in our nation's zoos--from cement-paved mazes to simulated rain forests to completely natural landscapes--as well as the history behind the actual idea of the...


Bugs Up Close

by John Hallmén & Lars-Åke Janzon Skyhorse (November 25, 2014)

Bugs are usually so small that we hardly notice them, let alone think of them as living beings. But call upon the magnifying glass, and a shapeless jumble of legs, wings, and antennae suddenly start staring...


Interspecies Ethics

by Cynthia Willett Columbia University Press (August 05, 2014)

Interspecies Ethics explores animals’ vast capacity for agency, justice, solidarity, humor, and communication across species. The social bonds diverse animals form provide a remarkable model for communitarian...


The Orvis Guide to Fly Fishing

by Tom Rosenbauer, David Klausmeyer & Conway X. Bowman Skyhorse (September 02, 2014)

In this compendium of fly fishing from three of the most respected names in the sport, Tom Rosenbauer, David Klausmeyer, and Conway X. Bowman share all of their most successful fly-fishing secrets. With tips...


In the Company of Bears: What Black Bears Have Taught Me about Intelligence and Intuition

by Benjamin Kilham & Temple Grandin Chelsea Green Publishing (August 14, 2014)

In In the Company of Bears, originally published in hardcover as Out on a Limb, Ben Kilham invites us into the world he has come to know best: the world of black bears.

For decades, Kilham has studied wild black...


Dronings from a Queen Bee:  The First Five Years

by Charlotte Hubbard Charlotte Hubbard (August 04, 2014)

In 2008, Charlotte unexpectedly and suddenly became a beekeeper. She's humorously captured anecdotes about stings and successes, interwoven with gentle observations and life reflections. Vivid color photographs...


The Bond

by Wayne Pacelle HarperCollins (April 05, 2011)

“If the animals knew about this book they would, without doubt, confer on Wayne Pacelle, their highest honor.”

—Jane Goodall

The Bond is the best overall book on animals I have ever read. Brilliant and...


Animals and the Limits of Postmodernism

by Gary Steiner Columbia University Press (April 16, 2013)

While postmodern approaches to politics and ethics have offered some intriguing and influential insights in philosophy and theory, Gary Steiner illuminates the fundamental inability of these approaches to arrive...


Lemon Trees and Bumblebees

by Diane Sherrouse Elmgate Publishing Company (June 25, 2014)

Lemon Trees and Bumblebees presents the magic of pollination, the dance of bees and flowers, to a young audience. With engaging wit and charm, using just the right combination of creative descriptions and fanciful...


How Shelter Pets are Brokered for Experimentation: Understanding Pound Seizure

by Allie Phillips Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 28, 2010)

Pound seizure or pound release involves a shelter selling or giving away cats and dogs to research facilities, universities, or Class B Dealers (random source animal brokers licensed by the U.S. Department of...


Aloft

by Stephen Bodio & Sy Montgomery Skyhorse (August 05, 2014)

The humble pigeon is anything but common" to those who know the true nature of these birds. This bird is so enamored by some that, for over six thousand years, people have devoted themselves to the art of pigeon...


Invisible Beasts

by Sharona Muir Bellevue Literary Press (June 23, 2014)

Aesop’s Fables for the Age of Extinction


Last Chain On Billie

by Carol Bradley St. Martin's Press (July 21, 2014)

Against the backdrop of a glittering but brutal circus world, Carol Bradley's Last Chain on Billie charts the history of elephants in America, the inspiring story of the Elephant Sanctuary and the spellbinding...


War of the Whales: A True Story

by Joshua Horwitz Simon & Schuster (July 01, 2014)

"Intimate and urgent storytelling" (Chicago Tribune), a "ripping real-life yarn" (Tampa Bay Chronicle): The remarkable account of two principled men who stand up to the world's most powerful navy, in defense...


Animal Madness

by Laurel Braitman Simon & Schuster (June 10, 2014)

**"Science Friday" Summer Reading Pick**

**Discover magazine Top 5 Summer Reads**

**People magazine Best Summer Reads**

"A lovely, big-hearted book...brimming with compassion and the tales of the many, many humans...


Wildlife Wars

by Richard Leakey & Virginia Morell St. Martin's Press (June 16, 2014)

In this engrossing memoir, one of the most controversial, influential, and inspirational figures in African politics today gives the full story of his crusade to save Kenya's natural resources, and specifically...


Fisherman's Bible

by Jay Cassell & Kirk Deeter Skyhorse (May 06, 2014)

In the tradition of the bestselling Shooter's Bible, Skyhorse Publishing presents the Fisherman's Bible, the most complete reference guide for new fishing equipment and their specifications. Now, anglers will...


Kanzi: The Ape at the Brink of the Human Mind

by Sue Savage-Rumbaugh Wiley (September 01, 1996)

The remarkable story of a "talking" chimp, a leading scientist, and the profound insights they have uncovered about our species

He has been featured in cover stories in Time, Newsweek, and National Geographic,...


The Gecko: An Owner's Guide to a Happy Healthy Pet

by Audrey Pavia Howell Book House (May 18, 2009)

The lizard craze is undeniable, and the small, friendly gecko is a big hit among pet owners. If you are interested in, or have a gecko, this book will give you all the information you need to keep this fascinating...


The Lizard: An Owner's Guide to a Happy Healthy Pet

by Steve Grenard Howell Book House (April 21, 2008)

This is our seventh set of Happy, Healthy Pet titles. These latest books will bring our series up to fifty-five titles and, like the others, they are books pet owners can turn to for the essential information...


Beekeeping: A Practical Beekeeping Guide to Keeping & Managing Bees Properly

by Bowe Packer Bowe Packer (March 26, 2014)

"Are you ready to learn about Beekeeping?" "Does the idea of keeping bees intrigue you?" "Interested in raising bees?" This Practical Guide Is Designed For Those That Might Not Really Understand The Science...


All Fishermen Are Liars

by John Gierach Simon & Schuster (April 15, 2014)

This "elegiac tribute to the elusive art and ineffable pleasure of fly-fishing" (Kirkus Reviews) shows us why life's most valuable lessons--and some of its best experiences--are found while fly-fishing.

For John...


Touching the Wild

by Joe Hutto Skyhorse (April 01, 2014)

In Illumination in the Flatwoods, Joe Hutto unveiled the secret lives of wild turkeys to great critical acclaim, which resulted in the Emmy Awardwinning PSB documentary My Life as a Turkey. Now Hutto has done...


Mother Nature Is Trying to Kill You

by Dan Riskin Touchstone (March 04, 2014)

This "fact-filled and amusing trek through nature's dark side" (Kirkus Reviews) reveals the fascinating, weird, and often perverted ways that Mother Nature fends only for herself.

It may be a wonderful world,...


The Orvis Streamside Guide to Trout Foods and Their Imitations

by Tom Rosenbauer Skyhorse (March 11, 2014)

Every fly fisher would agree that knowing your mayflies from your stoneflies is strongly correlated with a successful day on the water. This knowledge is vital because, as author Tom Rosenbauer notes, trout...


The Insect Cookbook: Food for a Sustainable Planet

by Arnold van Huis, Henk van Gurp, Marcel Dicke & Françoise Takken-Kaminker et al. Columbia University Press (March 04, 2014)

The Definitive Guide to Insects as a Sustainable Food Source In The Insect Cookbook, two entomologists and a chef make the case for insects as a sustainable source of protein for humans and a necessary part...


Caribou and the North: A Shared Future

by Monte Hummel, Justina C. Ray, Robert Bateman & Stephen Kakfwi et al. Dundurn (August 18, 2008)

Widespread concern surrounds the future of caribou. Caribou and the North brings both the facts and the feelings of the current situation to a North American readership. The writers look at why we need to conserve...


Where the Water Lilies Grow

by R.D. Lawrence Natural Heritage (July 15, 1999)

A sequel to The Place in the Forest, this book conjures up the sounds, the smells, and the very feel of water-based life over every season.


Encountering the Wild

by Carol Bennett McCuaig Natural Heritage (March 01, 2011)

Poison Ivy Acres, 250 acres of wilderness dedicated to the preservation of natural habitat, has been home to Carol Bennett McCuaig for many years. Her keen powers of observation, coupled with her insights into...


Reptiles and Amphibians of Prince Edward County, Ontario

by Peter Christie Natural Heritage (July 15, 1997)

A comprehensive look at the little-known residents of a well-known corner of rural Ontario, complete with descriptions and illustrations.


The Lovely and the Wild

by Louise de Kiriline Lawrence & Glen Loates Natural Heritage (June 30, 1987)

From childhood Louise de Kiriline Lawrence dreamed of settling one day in a tranquil spot and living in harmony with nature.


To Whom the Wilderness Speaks

by Louise de Kiriline Lawrence & Aleta Karstad Natural Heritage (January 15, 1989)

"Lawrence was quite possibly the most remarkable woman in Canada. Certainly she was a remarkable nature writer." - Pat Barclay, Books in Canada


The Loghouse Nest

by Louise de Kiriline Lawrence Natural Heritage (March 15, 1988)

A charming account of the author's special relationship with the birds and wild creatures who shared her northern homesite at Pimisi Bay, near Mattawa, Ontario.