Download E-books A Taste Fur Murder (A Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Mystery) PDF

Introducing an animal-loving Gal Friday with a telepathic cat, a shapeshifting puppy, and a ghost of an opportunity of fixing supernatural crime…

Meet Deirdre "Foxtrot" Lancaster. depended on worker of eccentric zillionairess Zelda Zoransky, Foxtrot manages a mansion, a personal zoo, and the rest that moves her boss's fancy. Her activity identify is Administrative Assistant, yet chaos handler will be extra actual. specifically after she glimpses a massive ghost-beast in Zelda's puppy cemetery. For a few unusual cause, Foxtrot is seeing animal spirits. And, prepared or no longer, during this secret from Dixie Lyle, the fur's approximately to hit the fan…

A flavor FUR MURDER

Still reeling, Foxtrot comes domestic to discover her cat Tango―her dead cat Tango―alive and good and speaking telepathically. yet that is not all: there is an ectoplasmic puppy named Tiny who alterations breeds with a shake of his tail…and can sniff out a clue like nobody's company. So while a coworker drops useless whereas organizing closets, Tiny is at the case. Can Foxtrot and her new partners ferret out the killer between a menagerie of suspects―human and otherwise―before loss of life takes one other bite?

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Download E-books Three Singles to Adventure PDF

By Gerald Durrell

Gerald Durrell is on his strategy to South the United States on a quest to trap specimens that experience by no means ahead of been introduced again alive. And it becomes really an experience while he encounters timid squirrel monkeys, wailing rats, a very affectionate chicken christened Cuthbert and a bad-tempered anaconda! Bringing again a dwelling selection of animals will be tricky, fascinating and damned labor, yet it’s by no means uninteresting!

Gerald Durrell was once one in all Britain’s best-loved naturalists, whose books, together with My kinfolk and different Animals, proceed to entertain and amuse generations of kids and adults alike. Fifteen of his vintage titles have now been republished through Bello.

‘Stuffed with exquisitely ridiculous situations'
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Download E-books Beaver PDF

By Rachel Poliquin

With specified fish-like tails, chainsaw the teeth, a stinky musk, and remarkable development abilities, beavers are not like the other creature on this planet. no longer strangely, the intense beaver has performed a desirable function in human background and has encouraged a wealthy cultural culture for millennia.

In Beaver, Rachel Poliquin explores 4 remarkable beaver gains: beaver musk, beaver fur, beaver structure, and beaver ecology, tracing the lengthy evolutionary heritage of the 2 dwelling species and revealing them to be survivors in a position to withstanding ice a long time, significant droughts, and all predators, other than one: people.

Widely sought for their fur, beavers have been a motive force in the back of the colonization of North the US and stay, this present day, Canada’s nationwide image. Poliquin examines depictions of beavers in Aesop’s Fables, American mythology, modern artwork, and environmental politics, and she or he explores the actual fact and fictions of beaver chain gangs, beaver-flavored ice cream, and South America’s ever-growing beaver inhabitants. And certain, she even examines the background of the sexual euphemism. Poliquin delights within the unusual stories and unbelievable background of the beaver. Written in an available sort for a vast readership, this superbly illustrated booklet will entice a person who enjoys long-forgotten animal lore and awesome animal biology.

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Download E-books Leopard (Reaktion Books - Animal) PDF

By Desmond Morris

The modern, noticed leopard could be the smallest of the massive cats, yet its ferocity and solitary sort makes lions and tigers appear puny compared. missing the social mentality of different animals, the leopard is stealthy and egocentric, ambushing its prey and wearing it excessive right into a tree the place it may well dine on my own. people name leopards the “perfect predator." In Leopard, popular zoologist Desmond Morris seeks to teach each side of the cat, delving into the attention-grabbing heritage of those brilliant animals.
 
Morris examines the leopard’s athletic splendor, predatory ability, cautious shyness, and crafty intelligence whereas additionally exploring the animal’s parental devotion, choice for solitude, and skill for revenge. as well as tracing the evolution of leopards, he considers how people have relating to the animal all through background. Leopards, he indicates, have lengthy featured within the artwork, mythology, and folklore of old Greece, Persia, Rome, or even England, the place they've got now not lived for numerous millennia. yet people and leopards don't constantly coexist peacefully; as Morris explains, leopards were identified to assault people while their meals is scarce or they're injured. He unearths how people have exploited the cats, trying to educate them for circus roles, and the way at the present time a few individuals are now making strides towards the leopard’s conservation. He additionally describes their wealthy symbolism, appearances in literature and picture, and using the leopard print in either high fashion and down-market fashion.
 
jam-packed with compelling photographs of this striking animal in action, Leopard sheds new gentle on those lovely cats.

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Download E-books Dinosaurs and Other Reptiles from the Mesozoic of Mexico (Life of the Past) PDF

By Kenneth Carpenter

This review of dinosaur discoveries in Mexico synthesizes present information regarding the geography and setting of the quarter throughout the Mesozoic while it used to be the western margin of the traditional continent of Pangea. The publication summarizes learn on quite a few teams, together with turtles, lepidosauromorphs, plesiosaurs, crocodyliforms, pterosaurs, and final yet now not least, dinosaurs. furthermore, chapters concentrate on trackways and different hint fossils and on K/P boundary (the Chicxulub crater, underneath the Gulf of Mexico, has been hypothesized because the website of the boloid impression that killed off the dinosaurs). Dinosaurs and different Reptiles from the Mesozoic of Mexico is an up to date, informative quantity on a space that has no longer been comprehensively defined until eventually now.

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Download E-books Wet Dog PDF

An lovable and hilarious choice of puppy photographs.


Every puppy proprietor is familiar with too good the thrill and distress of tub time: the wriggles, the poignant appears to be like, the playful splashes. rainy puppy, by means of photographer Sophie Gamand, is a gorgeous and touching trap of this intimate second. raising puppy images to the prestige of paintings, those expressive snap shots of our dogs acquaintances reflect our personal human feelings.

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Download E-books What Do You Do with a Tail Like This? PDF

By Steve Jenkins, Robin Page

A nostril for digging? Ears for seeing? Eyes that squirt blood? discover the various extraordinary issues animals can do with their ears, eyes, mouths, noses, ft, and tails during this interactive guessing publication, superbly illustrated in cut-paper college, which was once presented a Caldecott Honor.

This name has been chosen as a typical center textual content Exemplar (Grades K-1, learn Aloud Informational Text).

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Download E-books Built by Animals: The Natural History of Animal Architecture PDF

From termite mounds and caterpillar cocoons to the flowery nests of social birds and the lethal traps of spiders, the structures of the animal global can amaze and now and then even rival our personal feats of engineering. yet how do creatures with such small brains construct those advanced buildings? What drives them to do it?

during this interesting quantity, Mike Hansell seems to be on the impressive constructions that animals build--whether houses, traps, or courtship displays--and unearths what technology can let us know approximately this impressive habit. we glance at wasp's nests, leaf-cutting ants, caddis flies and amoebae, or even the intense bower chook, who seduces his mate with a embellished pile of twigs, baubles, feathers, and berries. we find how a few animals produce their very own development fabrics, corresponding to the silk secreted by way of spiders to weave an array of alternative net and traps, or the glue a few bugs produce to carry their structures jointly. And we find out how an enormous colony of social bugs can create nests that can penetrate as much as twenty toes into the floor and apartment hundreds of thousands of individuals--all outfitted by means of tiny-brained animals repeating many easy activities as they roam randomly round the constitution. Hansell additionally sheds gentle on how animal constructions have developed through the years, how insect societies emerged, how animals can adjust their wider habitat, or even even if a few animals have a classy feel.

Built by way of Animals deals a colourful account of a side of animal habit that might satisfaction somebody attracted to the average world.

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Download E-books Tell Me Where It Hurts: A Day of Humor, Healing, and Hope in My Life as an Animal Surgeon PDF

By Nick Trout

It’s 2:47 a.m. whilst Dr. Nick Trout takes the telephone name that starts off one other worrying day on the Angell Animal scientific heart. Sage, a ten-year previous German shepherd, will die with no emergency surgical procedure for a major abdominal . Over the subsequent twenty-four hours Dr. Trout fights for Sage’s lifestyles, battles ailment within the working room, unravels tough diagnoses, reassures frantic puppy mom and dad, and displays at the humor, heartache, and thought in his existence as an animal doctor. And he desires to take you alongside for the ride.…

From front traces of contemporary medication, Tell Me the place It Hurts is an engaging insider portrait of a veterinarian, his hairy sufferers, and the mix of outdated instincts and state of the art know-how that defines puppy care within the twenty-first century. For somebody who’s ever questioned what is going on backstage at your veterinarian’s place of work, Tell Me the place It Hurts bargains a vicarious trip via twenty-four intimate, eye-opening, heartrending hours on the optimum Angell Animal clinical heart in Boston.

You’ll find out about the fantastic development of contemporary animal drugs, the place organ transplants, joint replacements, and state of the art melanoma remedies became a growing number of universal. With those technological advances come controversies and complexities that Dr. Trout thoughtfully explores, comparable to how lengthy (and at what fee) remedies might be given, how the net has replaced puppy care, and the increase in beauty surgery.

You’ll even be encouraged by means of the heartwarming tales of fight and survival filling those pages. With a wry and successful tone, Dr. Trout deals up hilarious and pleasant anecdotes approximately cuddly (or not-so-cuddly) pets and their variously zany, determined, and significant proprietors. In overall, Tell Me the place It Hurts deals a desirable portrait of the comedy and drama, complexities and rewards concerned with loving and therapeutic animals.

Part ER, half Dog Whisperer, and half House, this heartfelt and candid ebook indicates that whereas the expertise has replaced for the reason that James Herriot’s day, the humanity and compassion continues to be unchanged. If you’ve ever had a puppy or unique position on your middle for bushy acquaintances, Dr. Trout’s impossible to resist ebook is for you.

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