Author: Bardi McLennan
Publisher: Kennel Club Books Llc
Dog breeds, both familiar and exotic, are profiled in this series offered by Kennel Club Books. The lavishly illustrated, hardcover volumes feature information on the breed standards and the special needs of each type of dog.
Only a Dog
Author: Bertha Whitridge Smith
Publisher: Diggory Press Limited
This is a touching true story from the First World War, retold through the dog's eyes. A terrified stray Irish Terrier find himself trapped in 'No Man's Land' near the trenches of Flanders, unable to move due to his wounds. A British sniper sees the injured dog, and risking his own life, crawls out to carry the terrier to safety. He then insists on taking the dog to a nearby Hospital, where he persuades the already overworked and stressed surgeon to operate on the dog's injuries. From that time on, the terrier christened 'Army' and the British soldier become inseparable. When the soldier dies, Little Army is inconsolable and remains by his master's grave, refusing to leave. There he stays, comforted only by the smell of his master's trench coat which is given him to lie on and keep warm. This is Army, the faithful Irish Terrier's story. Soldier and Dog now lie side by side at Armentieres in Flanders.
Author: Lucy Jackson
Publisher: TFH Publications
A Member of the Family
Author: Cesar Millan, Melissa Jo Peltier
Publisher: Crown Archetype
Many of us think of our dogs not as pets but as full-fledged members of our families. If you own a dog—or are thinking about getting one—A Member of the Family is the ultimate resource for integrating your canine companion into the life of your household. What should you do if you need to leave your dog alone at home while everyone is at work? Are you providing him with the exercise he needs? How can you make sure your children and dog get along well? How do events in the human family—such as birth, marriage, or divorce—affect the family dog? All of these questions and many more are answered by bestselling author Cesar Millan in his new book. Brimming with practical tips and techniques, A Member of the Family addresses the most common issues and questions that emerge over the course of a person’s lifetime relationship with a dog, explaining what it takes to be a good dog owner. From choosing the right dog for your particular family’s needs to setting the rules of the house (yes, you and your family are in charge) to finding a quality veterinarian and monitoring your dog’s health, Cesar offers essential advice for a harmonious home. No topic is left untouched. With success stories from Cesar’s fans and clients throughout, A Member of the Family includes sections on travel and doggie day care, the needs of an aging dog, and dealing with the death of a pet and its long-lasting effects on a family. A chapter on dogs and children is written from the perspective of Cesar’s sons, Andre and Calvin, and one on the role of the strong female pack leader is by Cesar’s wife, Ilusion. In his frank, simple, and calm manner, Cesar acts as your personal guide as you build a fulfilling, satisfying relationship with your dog. From the Hardcover edition.
Examines the realities of unexplained natural phenomenon and provides explanations that push the boundaries of science. • Looks at animal telepathy and the ability of pigeons to home. • Proves the point that "big questions don't need big science". • Noted scientist Rupert Sheldrake is a former research fellow of the Royal Society. • New Edition with an Update on Results. How does your pet "know" when you are coming home? How do pigeons "home"? Can people really feel a "phantom" amputated arm? These questions and more form the basis of Sheldrake's look at the world of contemporary science as he puts some of the most cherished assumptions of established science to the test. What Sheldrake discovers is that certain scientific beliefs are so widely taken for granted that they are no longer regarded as theories but are seen as scientific common sense. In the true spirit of science, Sheldrake examines seven of these beliefs. Refusing to let intellectual dogmatism influence his search for the truth, Sheldrake presents simple experiments that allow the curious and the skeptical to join in his journey of discovery. His experiments look at how scientific research is often biased against unexpected patterns that emerge and how a researcher's expectations can influence the results. He also examines the taboo of taking pets seriously and explores the question of human extrasensory perception. Perhaps most important, he questions the notion that science must be expensive in order to achieve important results, showing that inexpensive methods can indeed shake the very foundations of science as we know it. In this compelling and intelligent book, Sheldrake offers no preconceived wisdom or easy answers--just an open invitation to explore the unknown, create new science, and perhaps, even change the world.
Author: Desmond Morris
Kinship with All Life
Author: J. Allen Boone
Publisher: Harper Collins
Is there a universal language of love, a "kinship with all life" that can open new horizons of experience? Example after example in this unique classic -- from "Strongheart" the actor-dog to "Freddie" the fly -- resounds with entertaining and inspiring proof that communication with animals is a wonderful, indisputable fact. All that is required is an attitude of openness, friendliness, humility, and a sense of humor to part the curtain and form bonds of real friendship. For anyone who loves animals, for all those who have ever experienced the special devotion only a pet can bring, Kinship With All Life is an unqualified delight. Sample these pages and you will never encounter "just a dog" again, but rather a fellow member of nature's own family.
Traces the history of the breed, describes breed standards, discusses a golden retriever's care and grooming requirements, and includes information on training.
The Pet Owner's Guide series, including new titles, now comprises 35 books on dog breeds or training and 16 titles on other animals. Each book is written by an expert on the breed or animal concerned, and covers choosing a pet, basic obedience, exercise and health care, plus much more with the specific breed in mind. Both words and pictures are unique, with no repeat material transferred from book to book. The more recent titles in this series are available in the U.S. for the first time.
Though the Imperial War Museum in London is one of the most popular destinations for tourists and residents in all of the city, few people realize that it was founded in the midst of World War I. As realization of the scale, and the costs, of the war grew, the War Cabinet approved a proposal to create a national war museum to collect and display artifacts that would tell the story of the war as experienced by soldier and civilian alike--and, in particular, would testify to the sacrifices the war demanded. ?A century later, IWM continues to fulfill that role it has held since its founding in 1917. And now, with centennial commemorations of World War I well underway, the time is right for a fresh new look at that war as well. Paul Cornish provides it here with an accessible, richly illustrated account of the war from start to finish. Building the story around IWM's collections, the book presents events as they happened through quotations from diaries, letters, oral histories, and more; those accounts are amplified by images of countless objects from the war, from items that would have been in a soldier's kit to paintings created by war artists. Emotive, painful, and surprisingly immediate, this account of the experience, and losses, of World War I will introduce a new generation to this landmark conflict.
Author: Hellmuth Wachtel
Publisher: Kynos Verlag
Die heutige Rassehundezucht steckt in einer tiefen Krise: Die durch das Ausstellungswesen praktizierte jahrzehntelange Selektion auf reine Äußerlichkeiten anstatt auf Gesundheit und Vitalität hat zu katastrophalen Konsequenzen geführt. Manche Rassehunde können kaum noch laufen, atmen oder sich auf natürlichem Wege fortpflanzen. Wie das passieren konnte und welche Wege zur Gesundung beschritten werden könnten, zeigt der anerkannte Kynologe Hellmuth Wachtel in diesem Buch. Nach einem kurzen Abriss über Evolution und Domestikation des Hundes unter Einbeziehung der neuesten molekulargenetischen Erkenntnisse geht Wachtel auf die Entstehung der verschiedenen Rassen und schließlich die Schauhundezucht als Erscheinung der Neuzeit ein. Frei von jeder Polemik, aber mit entschiedener Sachlichkeit klärt er über die Ursachen des Niedergangs auf und zeigt machbare Lösungsmöglichkeiten auf.
The Truth about Dogs
Author: Volker Kriegel
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing UK
Charming, risque and funny collection of cartoons featuring dogs by the wonderful artist Volker Kriegel