Animals & Pets

Sy Montgomery introduces us to one of the most alien creatures we could ever hope to meet, and helps us to fall in love. She immerses you in the aquarium worlds of Athena and Kali, two of the octopuses (yes, that's the plural!) she meets, and the wild worlds of their cousins. The stories of these creatures, as well as the amazing people who love them, might make you want to meet an octopus, take its tentacle in hand, and gaze into its eyes. Even if you find octopuses frightening or repulsive, Sy Montgomery and her colorful companions will gently but inexorably change your mind.

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The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration Into the Wonder of Consciousness Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781451697711
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Published: Atria Books - May 12th, 2015

A literary masterpiece of nature writing, H is for Hawk is a heart-wrenching and humorous study in bereavement and healing. When Helen Macdonald's father died suddenly, she resolved to cope with her loss by purchasing and taming a goshawk. The experienced falconer saw something of herself in the hawk's fierce and feral temperament. By projecting herself into the mind of this creature of fury, this "griffon from the pages of an illuminated bestiary," her life is forever changed. Readers will also be transformed, by prose that illuminates and startles and transports, and a story that pierces the heart.

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ISBN: 9780802123411
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Published: Grove Press - March 3rd, 2015

Now in paperback, this New York Times bestseller is the true story of a wild black wolf who interacted with citizens and their dogs in Juneau, Alaska for seven years. The author first spotted Romeo from his back yard as the wolf trotted across the ice. Jans grabbed his camera and followed on skies. Thus began a special bond between species, the wolf gradually tagging along with cross-country skiers on their daily jaunts, playing fetch alongside local dogs, or simply lying near the author and napping in the sun. Rich with the history and lore of wolves, this emotionally forceful and descriptive memoir is a must-read for animal lovers.

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ISBN: 9780544228092
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Published: Mariner Books - March 17th, 2015

He’s back! After numerous personal tragedies, Cesar has rejoined the human “pack” with his calm assertive energy intact. This book, now in paperback, is a succinct summary of what he teaches about rehabilitating dogs and training humans. It includes his Natural Dog Laws, Core Principles, and Pack Leader Techniques, together with inspiring stories. Indeed, people are successfully applying his Fulfillment Formula—Exercise, Discipline, Affection—to manage groups of people. Cesar lives in the Here & Now like the best of our spiritual teachers; what he accomplishes with dogs is a testament to the power of that presence. With this book, he aims to teach you how to do it too.
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Cesar Millan's Short Guide to a Happy Dog: 98 Essential Tips and Techniques Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781426213281
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Published: National Geographic Society - February 4th, 2014