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Describes anacondas, their habits, where they live, their hunting methods, and how they exist in the world of people.

Dogs and cats are more than just pets – they have a special reason for being in our lives, one more powerful than many people realize. You’ve probably heard of pets who warned their owners of danger just in time, or who protected them from harm. Of dogs who visit their owners’ graves and cats who visit from the afterlife to bring comfort. Or of pets who have somehow brought healing – even displayed... more...

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the... more...

When disasters strike, people are not the only victims. Hurricane Katrina raised public attention about how disasters affect dogs, cats, and other animals considered members of the human family. In this short but powerful book, noted sociologist Leslie Irvine goes beyond Katrina to examine how disasters like oil spills, fires, and other calamities affect various animal populations—on factory farms, in research... more...

Thinking bees, ice-skating buffaloes, dreaming rats, happy foxes, ecstatic elephants, despondent dolphins--in Minding Animals, Marc Bekoff takes us on an exhilarating tour of the emotional and mental world of animals, where we meet creatures who do amazing things and whose lives are filled with mysteries. Following in the footsteps of Konrad Lorenz and Niko Tinbergen, Bekoff has spent the last 30 years studying animals of every stripe--from coyotes in... more...


A guide to managing modern and rare pig breeds. Chapters cover the history of the pig, the market and its influence on breeds and systems, feeding, welfare, and showing and carcass competitions. This book is aimed at smallholders, experienced pig farmers and agricultural students.

Humans and dogs have a long, wonderful, and sometimes problematic association. At a personal level, dogs have been integral to our lives, and our parents' lives, for as long as the two of us can remember. As sociologists, we also recognize that dogs are important at the macro level. Here, we introduce a selection of early sociological arguments about dogs and their social relationships with humankind by Harriet Martineau, Charles Darwin, Frances Power... more...

Heartwarming, Welcoming, and Wagging Tails from the Rainbow Bridge Even when their physical bodies are gone, your beloved pets live on in spirit and in their undying devotion to you. Tails from the Afterlife shares amazing and inspiring stories of the signs, symbols, and messages that your pets send, proving that they're waiting for you and even helping you from the Other Side. From near-death experiences to witness accounts to... more...

     The profound bond between us and our beloved pets is undeniable—in fact, it goes far beyond what we might ever have expected.      In Whole-Pet Healing, 30-year veterinarian Dr. Dennis Thomas delves into the heart-to-heart link we share with our cherished animal companions, and how we can influence their healing—and they, ours—in remarkable ways. Presenting a case for holistic pet... more...

Chicken Fact or Chicken Poop is a science-rooted, fact-based, and study-reinforced manual designed to help you weed through the facts and fictions about your flock. Chicken keepers have access to more information than ever these days, which makes it harder than ever to determine whether what you're reading is a chicken fact or just plain chicken poop. A seemingly reputable blog may tell you one thing while a magazine could... more...