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A Field Manual Of Camel Diseases: Traditional & Modern Health Care for the Dromedary
by: Isle Kohler-Rollefson, Paul Mundy and Eveylyn Mathias
This manual details some 80 major camel diseases and conditions. For each disease, the disease signs are given, its causes and simple prevention & treatment methods. Both scientific and tried and tested traditional treatments are presented. The book explains how to examine a camel, take samples for laboratory analysis and apply various types medicines. Written in straightforward language, avoiding scientific terminology wherever possible. Organized by the symptom or sign of the disease and the part of the body most affected to help rapid identification. Technical vocabulary is explained in a comprehensive glossary and a list of common medicines and their dosages is given. Illustrated throughout by artists familiar with camels to show clearly the diseases and how to treat them. Illustration throughout. 254 pgs.
c. 2001, S/C...$35.00

A Manual of the Diseases of the Camel & of His Management & Uses (1890)
by: Steel, John Henry

Reprint of a book originally published in 1890 as a veterinary text of India. Contents: The camel as an animal of transport; general considerations on diseases of the camel; cameline therapeutics & materia medica; the blood & it's disaeses; the digestive system & its disorders; circulatory system; respiratory apparatus; urinary disorders; generative apparatus; the nervous apparatus; cutaneous system; minor surgical conditions; the locomotary system; the organs of the special sense. Along with appendices on: notes on Camel Corps after Burn; records on the Suakim Camel Corps; camel notes at a Camp of exercise; notes & additions; dentition as indicating age; notes on the history & literature of the camel; megnin on Sarcoptes Cameli; Meteria Medica & Therapeutics. Illustrations. 206 pgs.
c. 2008, Reprint of a book originally published in 1890, S/C...$27.95

by: Leslie, Madeline

Reproduction from the book Georgey's Menagerie. Chapters include: Visit to the Menagerie, descriptions of camels, habits of the camel, training of camels, size and value of camels, uses of the camel, camel in the caravan, incidents of the camel and camels in America. 152 pages
c. 1800's, Reprinted 2011, S/C...$21.75

Camel & the Wheel
by: Bulliet, Richard
This book should provide a reasonable description of the role of the camel in human history and explain why camel utilization had a profound impact on the course of Middle Eastern and North African history in particular. Whoever reads this book will find out a great deal about camels. Chapters include:The camel and the wheel, Origin of camel domestication, Spread of camel domestication & the incense trade, North Arabian Saddle & the rise of the Arabs, Camel in North Africa, Iran: one hump or two?, Camel as a draft animal, A society without wheels, If camels are such a good idea..., The return of the wheel and the future of the camel. 327 pgs.

Camel: His Organization Habits & Uses; Considered with Reference to His Introduction Into the United States
by: Marsh, George P
Reprint of a book originally published in the 1856. Contents: Introductory observations; adaptation of the camel to certain local conditions; species & breeds; general anatomy; the foot; anatomy of te stomach; size, color, diseases, temper, longevity; useful products of the camel; diet; training & treatment; burden & furniture; speed & gait; the caravan; numbers of the camel; geographical range of the camel; introduction of the camel into the US; & military uses of the camel. 217 pgs.
c. 2007, Reprint of a book originally published in 1856, S/C...$24.95

Camel: Its Uses & Management (1894)
by: Leonard, Arthur Glyn

Reprint of a book originally published in 1894. Contents: structural peculiarities & anatomical notes; characteristics & temperament; instinct & intelligence; species & breeds; breeding; watering; feeding; loading; marching & carrying power; ailments - causes & remedies; equipment; management; comparison with other animals; purchasing; & general remarks. 335 pgs.
c. 2008, Reprint of a book originally published in 1894, S/C...$31.95

Camel Crazy: A Quest for Miracles in the Mysterious World of Camels
by: Adams, Christina

In this page-turning odyssey, a mother on a mission travels the globe -- from Bedouin camps in the Middle East to Amish farms in Pennsylvania to camel-herder villages in India -- to obtain camel milk, which dramatically helps her son's autism symptoms. Chronicling bureaucratic roadblocks, adventure-filled detours, and Christina Adams's love-fueled determination, Camel Crazy explores why camels are cherished as family members and hailed as healers. Adams's work uncovers studies of camel milk for possible treatment of autism, allergies, diabetes, and immune dysfunction, as well as ancient traditions of healing. But the most fascinating aspect of Adams's discoveries is the gentle-eyed, mischievous camels themselves. Huge and often unpredictable, they are amazingly intelligent and adaptable. This moving and rollicking ode to "camel people" and the creatures they adore reveals the ways camels touch lives around the world. Includes users' and buyers' guides to camel's milk. 304 pgs.
c. 2019, S/C...$17.95

Camel Farming in Sudan
by: Miller, Frederic

High Quality Content by Wikipedia articles! Over the past few decades camels have regained recognition for their food-producing potential in arid and semi-arid areas of Sudan. After having been dismissed as uneconomical by the Sudanese government, their vital role in supporting human populations in some of the poorest and frequently drought-stricken areas of the world has now been widely acknowledged. The devastating African drought in 1984-1985 demonstrated that camel ownership can give pastoralists a competitive edge and an excellent chance for survival.Whereas entire herds of cattle, sheep and goats succumbed to the arid conditions, camel populations survived relatively unscatherd. Consequently, some pastoral groups with deeply ingrained traditions of cattle herding, such as the Samburu in northern Kenya, started to acquire camels, a fact which has come to the attention of development agencies and international organizations. In parts of the rain-fed agricultural belt of the Sudan, current developments suggest that cames are indeed able to be integrated with crop cultivation systems. 91 pages, B/W photos and illustrations
c. 2010, S/C...$50.00

Camel Meat & Meat Products
Edited: Kadim & Mahgoub & Faye & Farouk

Camel meat has many benefits as a meat product. It has low fat content and is highly nutritious, and has potential to be used to combat hyperacidity, hypertension, pneumonia and respiratory disease. This book reviews up-to-date literature on camel meat and meat products, carcass and meat quality characteristics, muscle structure, post-mortem analysis and the nutritive value to humans. A comparatively small component of global meat consumption, camel meat has the potential to undergo an explosion of production worldwide, and currently farming for camel meat in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Australia is undergoing significant expansion. The potential of camel meat in helping to meet projected world food shortages, and being sustainably farmed, is also explored by the editors. 248 pgs.
c. 2013, H/C... $160.00

Camels (Tropical Agriculturalist)
by: R. Trevor Wilson
All aspects of the camel are covered, staring with its origins, domestication, worldwide distribution and population. Chapters on different types and breeds, production systems, anatomy and physiology, reproduction, management, nutrion and health are followed by its various uses, in particular transport and milk production. Easy-to-read style text with many diagrams and B/W photographs. 134 pgs.

Camels To California
by: Fowler, Harlan

Legend of the camel caravans from Texas to California in the late 1850's. Following the war with Mexico, the US decided to use camels to solve the problem of transportation in the arid Southwest. By 1857, two shiploads of camels had landed in Texas, and through subsequent years both Bactrian & Dromedary camels were used extensilvely for the carrying of supplies & express & the pioneering of new routes between Texas & California. With advancing times the camels' usefullness came to an end & some were auctioned off to circuses while other were left in the desert to fend for themselves. In this book, Harlan Fowler brings the complete story to pubilcation for the first time. Quoting from historical documents & drawing on his own personal exploration of the Army camps & trails, he traces this experiment from it's inception in the mind of Jefferson Davis, through the procuring & transporting of the beasts, and on to the myths & folklore that have grown from this time. Includes sketches from the time as well as B/W photos. 93 pgs.
c. 1950, H/C...$90.00
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Very Good, Near Mint with dust jacket, no writing, no bent pages, binding good

Camelid: An All-Purpose Animal (Vol. 1)
by: W. Ross Cockrill

The International Foundation for Sciene held a workshop on camelids in Khartoum Sudan. Contains info on the Dromedary & Bactrian camel as well as the alpaca, guanaco, llama & vicuna. Info covers: Species, breeds, traditions & status; camel milk & meat properties, camel alimentation (feeds & feeding of old & new world camels, nutrition of camels under stress, digestive physiology of camelids, camel husbandry in Kenya); camel reproduction, camel physiology & adaptation, camel diseases & toxicology. 544 pgs.
This book is now Out-Of-Print.
It is still available from the publisher, but only as a photocopy of the original book.

c.1979, Vol. 1, Photocopy Reprint...$48.00

Exiled: Memoirs Of A Camel
by: Karr, Kathleen
Fiction based on the history of the US Camel Corps. In his own words, Ali the camel tells of being drafted by the United States Camel Corps and shipped to Texas in 1856. So begins his adventures in the desserts of the old West. Indians, prospectors for gold, and wily creatures of his own kind test Ali's courage and cleverness. 240 pgs.
c. 2004, H/C...$15.95

From Alice To Ocean (Book with CD)
by: Davidson, Robyn

Photographic account of journey across Australia. A True story of a 27 year old Australian woman who set off to cross the desolate outback, accompanied only by four camels and a dog. The adventure covered 1700 miles of outback and six months time. Coffee-table size books. Color photos. 224 page book with narrative and photo CD.
c. 1992, H/C, with CD...$85.00

Introducing The Camel: Basic Camel Keeping For Beginners
by: Peter James Grill
An excellent book for the begining or advanced camel keeper. It deals with the dromedary camel. Contains lots of drawings for types of leads and saddles. Chapters include: History of the camel, Camels in Kenya, Camel populations, Breeds of camels, Habitat, Camel adaptation to heat stress, Reproduction, Raising camel calves, Establishing a breeding herd, Products from the camel, the Riding camel, Camels as beasts of burden, Buying camels, Feeding & watering, Common health problems of camels in Kenya. 149 pgs.
c. 1992, S/C, Spiral Bound...$19.95

Lost Camels of Tartary
by: Hare, John
In search of the wild Bactrian camel, one of the world's rarest animals, John Hare made an expedition in 1993 into the Mongolian Gobi and three seperate expeditions between 1995 and 1997 into the Gashun Gobi desert, a remote and hostile region of China's Xinjiang Province. This book tells the remarkable story of John Hare's four journeys, when he ventured into territory unseen for more than fifty years. He braves bandit attacks, ferocious sandstorms, a missing caravan of domestic camels, shares a wild camel calf's first few hours, tracks the equally endangered Gobi bear and happens upon Tu-ying, ancient outpost of the lost city of Lou Lan. This is a classic record of modern day exploration. Color photos. 240 pgs.
c. 1998, S/C...$14.99

Medicine & Surgery Of South American Camelids: Llama, Alpaca, Vicuna, Guanaco, 2nd Ed
by: Fowler, Murray DVM

General biology & evolution, feeding, nutrition, restraint, handling, clinical diagnosis: examination & procedures, anesthesia, surgery, infectious diseases, parasites, multisystem disorders, musculoskeletal system, respiratory system, digestive system, endocrine system, cardiovascular system, reproduction, urinary system, organs of special sense, nervous system, neonatology, congenital/hereditary conditions, toxicology, conformation, disaster & emergency management. B/W photos & illustrations. 549 pgs.
c.1998, 2nd Ed, H/C...$139.99
Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condiiton: Brand New

Medicine & Surgery of Camelids, 3rd Ed
by: Fowler, Murray
Revised edition of: Medicine and Surgery of South American Camelids 2nd ed. c.1998. Medicine and Surgery of Camelids is the classic comprehensive reference on llamas, alpacas, vicunas, guanacos, and camels. With information on topics ranging from nutrition and management to infectious diseases and emergency care, this book provides information on the health and maintenance of these species. Updates to the Third Edition include new information on camels; full color throughout; significant revisions to the parentage verification, infectious diseases, anesthesia, restraint, and nutrition sections; and additional information on the alpaca genome. This is an essential resource for practicing veterinarians, zoo veterinarians, and veterinary students. 636 pgs.
c. 2010, 3rd Ed, H/C...$149.99

National Geographic Magazine (May 1978)
Contains an article of a young woman who makes a remarkable journey across half a continent thru the Australian outback. This compelling account is based on her diaries.
c. 1978, Magazine...$15.00
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Fair - Good

Noble Brutes: Camels On the American Frontier
by: Eva Boyd
Details the United States government's experiment with camels in the U.S. Army before the outbreak of the Civil War. Imported from the Middle East in 1856 on the navy's USS Supply, both the dromedary and bactrian were commissioned as beasts of burden to be used in the controversial and difficult survey expeditions across the arid Southwest. Here is the account of the exploration of the Big Bend region of Texas, the story of a Texas governor who came to the rescue of several camels abandoned on Galveston Island, camels grazing in Hill Country pastures, camels turned loose to fend for themselves, camels seeking human companionship, and the frightening tale of the legendary Red Ghost.
With a collection of rare photographs, drawings, and maps, this historically accurate narrative is highlighted by numerous excerpts from journals by those who actually lived the adventure. 255 pgs.

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