Amy Campbell Library > Animals

Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel

By Carl Safina

I desired to understand what they have been experiencing, and why to us they suppose so compelling, and so-close. This time I allowed myself to invite them the query that for a scientist used to be forbidden fruit: who're you?

Weaving many years of box observations with fascinating new discoveries in regards to the mind, Carl Safina's landmark ebook deals an intimate view of animal habit to problem the mounted boundary among people and nonhuman animals. In Beyond Words, readers go back and forth to Amboseli nationwide Park within the threatened panorama of Kenya and witness suffering elephant households figure out tips on how to live on poaching and drought, then to Yellowstone nationwide Park to monitor wolves deal with the aftermath of one pack's own tragedy, and eventually plunge into the astonishingly peaceable society of killer whales residing within the crystalline waters of the Pacific Northwest.

Beyond Words brings forth robust and illuminating perception into the original personalities of animals via notable tales of animal pleasure, grief, jealousy, anger, and love. The similarity among human and nonhuman attention, self-awareness, and empathy calls us to reconsider how we engage with animals. clever, passionate, and eye-opening at each flip, Beyond Words is eventually a sleek exam of humanity's position within the world.

Show description

Read more Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel

Cat Daddy: What the World's Most Incorrigible Cat Taught Me About Life, Love, and Coming Cl ean

By Jackson Galaxy, Joel Derfner

Cat behaviorist and superstar of Animal Planet's hit tv convey My Cat from Hell, Jackson Galaxy, a.k.a. "Cat Daddy," isn't really what you may count on for a cat expert (as The ny Times famous, together with his goatee and tattoos, he "looks like a Hells Angel"). but Galaxy's skill to connect to even the main stricken pussycats -- let alone the stressed-out people dwelling of their wake -- is awe-inspiring. during this booklet, Galaxy tells the poignant tale of his thirteen-year dating with a petite gray-and-white short-haired cat named Benny, and provides singular suggestion for dwelling with, taking care of, and loving the tom cat on your home.

When Benny arrived in his existence, Galaxy was once a down-and-out rock musician with now not an excessive amount of extra occurring than a part-time activity at an animal defend and a drug challenge. Benny's earlier proprietor introduced the cat to the guard in a cardboard field to offer him up. Benny had obvious larger days --- his pelvis had simply been shattered by means of the wheels of a motor vehicle -- and his proprietor insisted he'd been "unbondable" from day one. not anything might have been farther from the reality. An inspiring account of 2 damaged beings who fastened one another, Cat Daddy is laced all through with Galaxy's extraordinary "Cat Mojo" suggestion for figuring out what cats want so much from us people so one can dwell happier, more fit lives.

Show description

Read more Cat Daddy: What the World's Most Incorrigible Cat Taught Me About Life, Love, and Coming Cl ean

Journey of the Pink Dolphins: An Amazon Quest

By Sy Montgomery

By the acclaimed writer of The Soul of an Octopus and the bestselling memoir The solid strong Pig.

When Sy Montgomery ventured into the Amazon to unencumber the mysteries of the littleknown red dolphins, she stumbled on old whales that plied the Amazon River at sunrise and nightfall, swam via treetops in flooded forests, and played underwater ballets with their versatile our bodies. yet she quickly figured out that to grasp the botos, because the dolphins are in the neighborhood referred to as, you need to additionally comprehend the folk who stay between them.

And so in Journey of the crimson Dolphins, Montgomery―part naturalist, half poet, half Indiana Jones―winds her means via watery tributaries and riverside villages, trying to find botos and listening to the stories of locals who think those airy dolphins are shape-shifters―creatures that emerge from the water as wonderfully dressed males or girls in simple terms to enchant their human onlookers, trap their souls, after which hold them away to the Encante, an underwater global. Montgomery takes readers on 4 separate trips, exploring the river-dwelling dolphins’ average heritage, chronicling their conservation pressures, unraveling their prehistoric roots, and vacationing with shamans who delve into the Encante.

Show description

Read more Journey of the Pink Dolphins: An Amazon Quest

Animals (How to Draw Manga, Volume 36)

By Hikaru Hayashi

In keeping with the concept that of studying to attract animals via beginning with a unmarried line (head and backbone), this quantity presents pointers on drawing animals with no need to head during the steps of practising complex skeletal and muscular constructions. The booklet faithfully strains ideas from drawing, real looking pictures to options of deformation used to make figures seem adorable and cuddly.

Show description

Read more Animals (How to Draw Manga, Volume 36)

Walking with the Great Apes: Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, Biruté Galdikas

By Sy Montgomery

Three excellent ladies scientists have lately penetrated the jungles of Africa and Borneo to monitor, nurture, and shield humanity's closest cousins. Jane Goodall has labored with the chimpanzees of Gombe for almost 50 years; Diane Fossey died in 1985 protecting the mountain gorillas of Rwanda; and Biruté Galdikas lives in intimate proximity to the orangutans of Borneo. All 3 begun their paintings as protégées of the nice Anglo-African archeologist Louis Leakey, and every spent years within the box, permitting the apes to develop into their familiars--and eventually waging battles to save lots of them from extinction within the wild.

Their mixed accomplishments were extraordinary, as Goodall, Fossey, and Galdikas ceaselessly replaced how we predict of our closest evolutionary relations, of ourselves, and of ways to behavior reliable technology. From the non-public to the primate, Sy Montgomery--acclaimed writer of The Soul of an Octopus and The reliable solid Pig--explores the technological know-how, knowledge, and dwelling adventure of 3 of the best scientists of the 20th century.

Show description

Read more Walking with the Great Apes: Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, Biruté Galdikas

Tropical Birds of Southeast Asia (Periplus Tropical Nature Guide)

This convenient birdwatching box consultant is a wonderful creation to the wonderful array of birds present in Southeast Asia.

Southeast Asia is domestic to a impressive array of chook species—the so much varied on the earth. those birds differ in size from the tiny Orange-bellied Flowerpeckers dwelling in the rainforest, to large White-bellied Sea-Eagles. they range in colour from drab, olive babblers, to exquisitely-hued kingfishers.

This chicken advisor gains ninety six commonplace species and obviously describes their specified features. Many are easy–to–find birds tailored to residing round towns and cities, whereas others may be visible in nature reserves. Illustrated with over a hundred appealing colour images, exhibiting the birds of their common habitats, this publication will pride either willing chook watchers and rookies alike. universal in addition to clinical names are given for every bird.

Show description

Read more Tropical Birds of Southeast Asia (Periplus Tropical Nature Guide)

Voyage of the Turtle: In Pursuit of the Earth's Last Dinosaur

By Carl Safina

"Magnificent . . . A cheerful, hopeful e-book. Safina supplies us plentiful purposes to be enthralled via this fantastic old animal―and abundant purposes to care."
―Los Angeles Times

As Carl Safina's compelling ordinary heritage event makes transparent, the destiny of the leatherback turtle is in our fingers. The distressing decline of those historic sea turtles in Pacific waters and their dazzling restoration within the Atlantic light up the results―both optimistic and negative―of our interventions and the teachings that may be utilized, globally, to revive the oceans and their creatures.

We accompany award-winning average historical past specialist Safina and his colleagues as they tune leatherbacks around the world's oceans and onto distant seashores of each continent, together with an exciting trip from Monterey, California, to nesting grounds in Papua, New Guinea. all through, in his peerless prose, Safina captures the fragile interplay among those mild giants and the people who're taking part in an important position of their survival.

Show description

Read more Voyage of the Turtle: In Pursuit of the Earth's Last Dinosaur

I Thought You Were Dead

By Pete Nelson

For Paul Gustavson, existence is a succession of stumbling blocks, a minefield of blunders to stumble via. His spouse has left him, his father has suffered a stroke, his female friend is relationship one other guy, he has impotency concerns, and his overachieving brother invested his mom and dad’ cash in shares that tanked. nonetheless, Paul has his associates at Bay nation bar, a gentle line of cocktails, and Stella.

Stella is Paul’s puppy. She listens with compassion to all his lawsuits in regards to the injustices of existence and offers him greater guidance than any human may. Their dating is on the middle of this poignantly humorous and deeply relocating tale a couple of guy attempting to repair his prior so that it will keep his future.

Show description

Read more I Thought You Were Dead

Animal Farm, 50th Anniversary Edition

By George Orwell


Animal Farm is the main well-known via a ways of all twentieth-century political allegories. Its account of a gaggle of barnyard animals who rebellion opposed to their vicious human grasp, in basic terms to undergo a tyranny erected by means of their very own type, can rather be stated to became a common drama. Orwell is without doubt one of the only a few glossy satirists akin to Jonathan rapid in energy, artistry, and ethical authority; in animal farm his spare prose and the common sense of his darkish comedy brilliantly spotlight his stark message.


Taking as his start line the betrayed promise of the Russian Revolution, Orwell lays out a imaginative and prescient that, in its sour knowledge, provides us the clearest figuring out we own of the prospective effects of our social and political acts.

(Book Jacket prestige: Jacketed)

Show description

Read more Animal Farm, 50th Anniversary Edition

Watch Wolf (Wolves of the Beyond, Book 3)

By Kathryn Lasky

A wolf's eye view of the legends of Ga'Hoole during this stirring 3rd installment of the Wolves of past sequence by way of bestselling writer Kathryn Lasky.

Born with a twisted paw, Faolan was once deserted as a wolf doggy and left to die. yet not just did he continue to exist and make it again to the wolf extended family, he proved himself to be the most invaluable wolves of all.

But simply as Faolan is set to take his position as one of many respected Wolves of the Watch, a fellow watch wolf is going lacking. Faolan is shipped to trace her down and makes a frightening discovery - she has been abducted via bears. A battle is coming among the wolves and the bears, and simply Faolan can cease it.

Show description

Read more Watch Wolf (Wolves of the Beyond, Book 3)