Amy Campbell Library > Animals

Every Living Thing (All Creatures Great and Small)

By James Herriot

This 5th and ultimate installment in James Herriot's heartwarming assortment brings again usual associates (including previous favorites equivalent to Tricki Woo) and introduces new ones, together with Herriot's young ones Rosie and Jimmy and the marvelously eccentric vet Calum Buchanan.

Every residing Thing is an ideal chance for current enthusiasts of Herriot's paintings to reacquaint themselves along with his writing, and for these who have by no means learn him to work out what generations of animal fans have already stumbled on: James Herriot is that rarest of creatures, a real grasp storyteller.

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Chick Days: An Absolute Beginner's Guide to Raising Chickens from Hatching to Laying

By Jenna Woginrich

If you who are looking to elevate chickens yet don’t recognize the place to start, Chick Days bargains a hot and lively creation to those quirky yard birds. Jenna Woginrich chronicles the existence trip of 3 chickens (Amelia, Honey, and Tilda) from fluffy, newly hatched bundles to grown hens laying eggs in their personal. As you watch those chickens develop, you’ll examine every little thing you must find out about bird habit, feeding, housing, and wellbeing and fitness care. This playfully informative advisor will encourage you to hopefully increase your personal feathered flock. 

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Tales from the Tail End: Adventures of a Vet in Practice

By Emma Milne

James Herriot meets Bridget Jones during this sincere, no-holds-barred account of the ups and downs of a vet's life

Misty used to be ecstatic to work out her proprietor yet to the nurse's shock her proprietor simply stood there and stated, "What have you ever performed with my dog’s head?" "I’m sorry," responded the nurse, "what do you suggest? She’s simply been in for spaying." "That isn’t my dog’s head. the remainder of it's my puppy yet you’ve positioned a special head on it."

On a crisp October morning in 1996, Emma Milne began her first task as a newly certified vet, and now she tells the complete tale. we find the various issues that may get caught in an animal's belly, the right way to cease a cow exploding, and—the largest fact of all—that animals are effortless to accommodate compared to their vendors. they are saying that fact is stranger than fiction, and those stories turn into stranger—and funnier—than you may ever have imagined.

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I'm a Good Dog: Pit Bulls, America's Most Beautiful (and Misunderstood) Pet

By Ken Foster

Filled with inspiring tales and images, this heartfelt tribute to the pit bull celebrates one in all America’s hottest but misunderstood dogs.

might be greater than the other breed, the pit bull has been dogged via detrimental stereotypes. truthfully, pit bulls are innately very good relations pets, as able to love and sturdy deeds as the other form of puppy. environment the checklist instantly, Ken Foster sings the praises of pit bulls in I’m a superb Dog, a gorgeously illustrated, tenderly written tribute to this such a lot misunderstood of canines.

founding father of the Sula starting place, which promotes liable pit bull possession in New Orleans, and the writer of 2 acclaimed books approximately deserted canine, Foster has made it his challenge to carry missed canine into the limelight. I’m a very good Dog strains the interesting heritage of this quite maligned breed. A century in the past, the pit bull was once thought of a kinfolk puppy, featured in kinfolk images and relied on as loving partners for kids. extra lately, pit bulls were portrayed via the media as stereotypes of every thing they don't seem to be. Foster shatters that acceptance via relocating profiles of pit bulls that function treatment canines, athletic heroes, search-and-rescue canine, and educators, let alone as loving pets. Foster additionally profiles many pit bull fans, from Helen Keller and Dr. Seuss to actor Todd Cerveris, who took his pit bull on journey with him for the musical Spring Awakening.

Proving that there’s a lot to like and not anything to worry, I’m an excellent Dog restores the pit bull to its rightful position as pal, loved one, athlete and entertainer.

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Wet Dog

An lovely and hilarious selection of puppy photographs.

Every puppy proprietor is aware too good the joys and distress of tub time: the wriggles, the poignant seems, the playful splashes. rainy puppy, via photographer Sophie Gamand, is a beautiful and touching catch of this intimate second. raising puppy images to the prestige of artwork, those expressive pictures of our dogs neighbors reflect our personal human feelings.

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Big Twitch: One Man, One Continent, a Race Against Time—A True Story about Birdwatching

As a self-proclaimed twitcher—a birdwatching extremist who travels round the kingdom attempting to seize a glimpse of as many species of birds as possible—the writer took a yr off in 2002 with the objective of seeing seven hundred birds and thereby breaking the nationwide list for many birds obvious in a single yr. during this fun memoir, he recounts his quest, together with how he spent all of his inheritance from the premature loss of life of his mom and dad to make his dream a truth. Populated by way of strange characters and fascinating species of birds, this half confessional–part travelogue for either chook nerds and the overall inhabitants follows the writer as he works out what it ability to be common regardless of his surprisingly avid compulsion towards twitching.

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Wildlife Heroes: 40 Leading Conservationists and the Animals They Are Committed to Saving

By Julie Scardina, Jeff Flocken

With one-third of recognized species being threatened with extinction, flora and fauna conservationists are probably the most vital heroes on the earth, and natural world Heroes profiles the paintings of forty of the top conservationists and the animals and motives they're dedicated to saving, comparable to Belinda Low (zebras), Iain Douglas-Hamilton (elephants), Karen Eckert (sea turtles), S.T. Wong (sun bear), Steve Galster (wildlife trade), and Wangari Maathai (habitat loss). for the reason that all of us must have an curiosity in conservation, there's a bankruptcy offering info on methods humans can become involved and make a distinction. bankruptcy introductions are via writer Kuki Gallmann, actor Ted Danson, actress Stefanie Powers, Congressman Jay Inslee, and television character Jack Hanna.

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Animal Anatomy for Artists: The Elements of Form

By Eliot Goldfinger

From the writer of the vintage Human Anatomy for Artists comes this straightforward reference advisor that includes over unique drawings and over seventy photographs.
Designed for painters, sculptors, and illustrators who use animal imagery of their paintings, Animal Anatomy for Artists bargains thorough, in-depth information regarding the main generally depicted animals, offered in a logical and simply understood layout for artists--whether newbie or complete expert. The ebook makes a speciality of the types created via muscle mass and bones, giving artists a vital third-dimensional knowing of the ultimate, complicated outer floor of the animal. Goldfinger not just covers the anatomy of the extra universal animals, equivalent to the pony, puppy, cat, cow, pig, squirrel, and rabbit, but additionally the anatomy of various wild species, together with the lion, giraffe, deer, hippopotamus, rhinoceros, elephant, gorilla, sea lion, and endure. incorporated are drawings of skeletons and the way they movement on the joints, person muscular tissues displaying their attachments at the skeleton, muscle mass of the total animal, go sections, photos of dwell animals, and silhouettes of similar animals evaluating their shapes and proportions. He bargains a brand new and cutting edge part at the simple physique plan of four-legged animals, giving the reader a vital conceptual figuring out of total animal constitution to which the main points of person animals can then be utilized. The bankruptcy on birds covers the skeleton, muscle groups and feather styles. The appendix provides images of skulls with fantastic horns and antlers and a bit on significant floor veins.
enormously thorough, jam-packed with crucial info, Animal Anatomy for Artists is a definitive reference paintings, a necessary e-book for everybody who depicts animals of their art.

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Shadow Wolf (Wolves of the Beyond, Book 2)

By Kathryn Lasky

The second one installment in bestselling writer Kathryn Lasky's fabulous WOLVES OF THE past sequence, a by-product of the mythical Guardians of Ga'Hoole books.

The wolf domestic dog Faolan was once born with a twisted paw, a moderate illness that triggered his wolf extended family to desert him within the wooded area to die. yet Faolan, with assistance from the grizzly endure who raised him as her personal, survived.

Now he's made it again to his extended family as a gnaw wolf, the bottom score pack member. And the hardships are only starting. one other gnaw wolf, Heep, is jealous of Faolan and units him up for failure. as though those humiliations aren't sufficient, Faolon is framed for the homicide of a wolf domestic dog. Faolan needs to seize the wrongdoer in time and turn out he merits to be a whole member of the extended family.

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