Wake-Robin A Collection of Essays About the Birds

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Wake-Robin: A Collection of Essays About the Birds by John Burroughs
Zoopolis: A Political Theory of Animal Rights by Will Kymlicka, Sue Donaldson
Thomas McNamee, “The Inner Life of Cats: The Science and Secrets of Our Mysterious Feline Companions”
Richard G. Beauchamp, “Brittany (Comprehensive Owner’s Guide)”
Juliette Cunliffe, Carol Ann Johnson, “Lowchen (Comprehensive Owner’s Guide”

Wake-Robin: A Collection of Essays About the Birds by John Burroughs

English | March 2nd, 2017 | ASIN: B06XDNTLJL, ISBN: 0486812537, 1346789665, 1541031989 | 305 Pages | EPUB | 0.72 MB

In the early spring, the blooming of the wildflower trillium — also known as “wake-robin” — heralds the return of migrating birds. In Wake-Robin: A Collection of Essays About the Birds, John Burroughs offers absorbing reading for birdwatchers, nature lovers, and anyone interested in ecology and conservation.
This 1871 collection of essays by the distinguished naturalist showcases his special gift for combining scientific accuracy with a grand poetic expression. These essays particularly focus on birds of the Adirondacks and the Washington, D.C. region.
“What I offer, in fact, is a careful and conscientious record of actual observations and experiences, and is true as it stands written, every word of it. But what has interested me most in ornithology is the pursuit, the chase, the discovery,” he notes, adding that “I have tried to present a live bird, a bird in the woods or the fields, with the atmosphere and associations of the place, and not merely a stuffed and labeled specimen.” Although scrupulously factual, Burroughs’ investigations are less those of a scientist and more in the nature of an experienced and articulate observer who delights in sharing the timeless joys of birdwatching and the outdoors.

Zoopolis: A Political Theory of Animal Rights by Will Kymlicka, Sue Donaldson

English | November 24th, 2011 | ASIN: B006SF3Q3O, ISBN: 0199673012, 0199599661 | 338 Pages | EPUB | 2.30 MB

Zoopolis offers a new agenda for the theory and practice of animal rights. Most animal rights theory focuses on the intrinsic capacities or interests of animals, and the moral status and moral rights that these intrinsic characteristics give rise to.
Zoopolis shifts the debate from the realm of moral theory and applied ethics to the realm of political theory, focusing on the relational obligations that arise from the varied ways that animals relate to human societies and institutions. Building on recent developments in the political theory of group-differentiated citizenship, Zoopolis introduces us to the genuine “political animal.”
It argues that different types of animals stand in different relationships to human political communities.
Domesticated animals should be seen as full members of human-animal mixed communities, participating in the cooperative project of shared citizenship. Wilderness animals, by contrast, form their own sovereign communities entitled to protection against colonization, invasion, domination and other threats to self-determination. “Liminal” animals who are wild but live in the midst of human settlement (such as crows or raccoons) should be seen as “denizens,” resident of our societies, but not fully included in rights and responsibilities of citizenship. To all of these animals we owe respect for their basic inviolable rights. But we inevitably and appropriately have very different relations with them, with different types of obligations.
Humans and animals are inextricably bound in a complex web of relationships, and Zoopolis offers an original and profoundly affirmative vision of how to ground this complex web of relations on principles of justice and compassion.

Thomas McNamee, “The Inner Life of Cats: The Science and Secrets of Our Mysterious Feline Companions”

ASIN: B01HZFB1RI, ISBN: 0316262870 | 2017 | AZW3 | 288 pages | 753 KB

Our feline companions are much-loved but often mysterious. In The Inner Life of Cats, Thomas McNamee blends scientific reportage with engaging, illustrative anecdotes about his own beloved cat, Augusta, to explore and illuminate the secrets and enigmas of her kind.
As it begins, The Inner Life of Cats follows the development of the young Augusta while simultaneously explaining the basics of a kitten’s physiological and psychological development. As the narrative progresses, McNamee also charts cats’ evolution, explores a feral cat colony in Rome, tells the story of Augusta’s life and adventures, and consults with behavioral experts, animal activists, and researchers, who will help readers more fully understand cats.
McNamee shows that with deeper knowledge of cats’ developmental phases and individual idiosyncrasies, we can do a better job of guiding cats’ maturation and improving the quality of their lives. Readers’ relationships with their feline friends will be happier and more harmonious because of this book.

Richard G. Beauchamp, “Brittany (Comprehensive Owner’s Guide)”

English | 2004 | ISBN: 1593782853 | 160 pages | EPUB | 8.3 MB

Developed in France from working setters and spaniels to produce a hunting dog who would be a biddable, loyal and versatile companion, the Brittany has proven itself in both fields. Although bred for function, the Brittany is a natural beauty in his handsomely fringed coat and appealing expression. The breed’s affinity for children and its affection and playful personality have made him a favorite choice as a family pet. For the owners who can provide this energetic dog with the activity, stimulation and training he requires, the Brittany will not disappoint.
Written by one of the country’s most respected dog show judges and authors, Richard Beauchamp, this book provides insightful chapters on the breed’s history, characteristics and standard as well as puppy selection, grooming, health care and feeding. The new owner will welcome advice about puppy-proofing the home, preparing for the pup’s arrival, housebreaking and preventing puppy problems.
The book is not only well written and informative but also beautifully illustrated with over 135 color photographs. Helpful hints and important information are highlighted to provide easy access to everything the reader needs to know about life with a Brittany from puppyhood to the senior years.

Juliette Cunliffe, Carol Ann Johnson, “Lowchen (Comprehensive Owner’s Guide”

English | 2006 | ISBN: 1593782888 | 155 pages | EPUB | 4.9 MB

German in name and French in origin, the Löwchen is an inquisitive, confident, charming “clown” with a happy temperament that endears him to all. Though small in size, the stylish Little Lion Dog, as he is called, is leonine in heart and appearance. The distinctive lion trim in which the coat is fashioned, with full mane and tufted tail, distinguishes him from his Bichon family relatives and makes him an impressive sight from city streets, parks and beaches to show rings. Effectively “saved from extinction” after World War II, the Löwchen dates back to the 15th century and today enjoys a following of ardent admirers who are dedicated to the breed’s preservation. Written by world-renowned breeder/judge and author Juliette Cunliffe, this Special Limited Edition provides an insightful chapter on the breed’s history in Europe, complemented by a special section by popular American dog author and Löwchen breeder Alice Bixler, who retells the breed’s history and development in the United States. The book also details the breed’s characteristics and discusses the breed standard. Further chapters discuss the selection of a breeder and puppy, preparing the home for the puppy’s arrival, feeding, grooming and coat care, exercise and much more. The chapter detailing the house-training process and the basic obedience commands will be welcomed by any Löwchen owner, as will the sections about behavior and solving puppy problems. Additionally, a lavishly illustrated chapter on preventive healthcare by Dr. Lowell Ackerman provides up-to-date accurate information on inoculations, parasite control, selecting a veterinarian and other topics vital to the ownership of a healthy pure-bred dog.

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