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100 Birds & How They Got Their Names
by: Wells, Diana
In 1758 Linnaeus began sorting the names of plants, animals and birds and we have been using his system every since. All scientific names are Latinized, even if their origins are Greek or from the names of places or people. Linnaeus's new system gave each creature, and plant, two names, that of its genus (or kind) and that of its species (or individual characteristic). He grouped genera into families and families into orders. An order (or group of families) always has a name ending in the suffix "-iformes", and a family name always ends with the suffix "-idae". The name of the genus is a noun (capitalized), followed by the name of the species, an adjective (not capitalized). Birds are also grouped into subfamilies, tribes and qualifying specific names. The author not only explains how the bird got it name, but also mentions the different ways we use their names. For example, when we 'hoodwink' a person, we are using a term to describe sealing the eyes of a hunting bird to keep it docile. A very interesting book with illustrations of each bird. Each bird is talked about in its own chapter. 297 pages.
c. 2002, H/C...$18.95


A Feast in the Wild (Future Meat Sources)
by: Russell Kyle
All about alternative meat sources from bison, capybara, alpaca, deer, kangaroo, ratite, and land use & extinction.
c.1987...S/C...$24.95


Aardvarks to Zebras
by: Tulin, Melissa

A menagerie of facts, fiction and fantasy about the wonderful world of animals. Find out: how the black widow spider got its name; the unusual breeding habits of fish; why bats are the most misunderstood creature; why bears are killed for thier organs; how animal slang terms & superstitions came to be; how legends of incredible creatures were spun; how Rin Tin Tin got his break in the movie business; and much, much more. 286 pgs.
c. 1994, S/C...$15.95

Aardvarks to Zebras
by: Tulin, Melissa

A menagerie of facts, fiction and fantasy about the wonderful world of animals. Find out: how the black widow spider got its name; the unusual breeding habits of fish; why bats are the most misunderstood creature; why bears are killed for thier organs; how animal slang terms & superstitions came to be; how legends of incredible creatures were spun; how Rin Tin Tin got his break in the movie business; and much, much more. 286 pgs.
c. 1994, H/C...$15.95

African Images: A Look At Animals In Africa
by: MacClintock, Dorcas & Mochi, Ugo

An artist with an expert knowledge of the structure of animals, the late Ugo Mochi was a master of the art form of the outline. Using a knife sharp enough to split a hair, he cut astonishingly detailed, scientifically accurate images of animals from single sheets of paper. This book consists of over 100 of Mochi's cutouts of animals of Africa, accompanied by the informative & insightful text of mammalogist Dorcas MacClintock. The characteristics & habits of creatures of the bush, the river banks, the lakes, the forest & the plains - giraffe, rhino, baboon, flamingo, bongo, ostrich, zebra & dozens of the lesser known - are described & depicted in a lavishly illustrated book as intriguing to the browser as to the student. 158 pgs.
c. 1984, H/C...$25.00
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quanities Limited
Condition: Very Good - like new with dust jacket

Agriculture For Beginners
by: Burkett, Charles & Stevens, Frank & Hill, Daniel

A very informative book on many aspects of agriculture, including chapters on soil, plants, fruit trees, diseases of plants, orchard, garden and field insects, farm crops, domestic animals, farm dairying, horticulture, flower and window gardening, forage, irrigation and many more. B/W photos, 347 pages
c. 1904, H/C... $17.50 Good, bumped corners and some edge wear, Previous owners name on front flyleaf. 02000812
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quanities Limited
Condition: Good - Previous owners name on front flyleaf

Alien Animals: The Story Of Imported Wildlife
by: Laycock, George

Jamaican plantation owners imported the mongoose to kill rats; it killed their chickens. Sentimental expatriates thought rabbits would be nice in Australia; now they are building a continent-wide rabbit fence. From songbirds to snails, from game fish to Russian boars, men have optimistically searched for new species which would enrich their lives. The pitfalls have been many, successes few. In this book is a lively account of these persistent & well-meaning efforts - an account that includes some of the most remarkable tales in natural history, and sounds a warning for the future. B/W photos. 240 pgs.
c. 1966, H/C...$10.00
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quanities Limited
Condition: VeryGood inside, dust jacket fair condition with tears

Alternative Livestock Conference
Edited

Proceedings from July 1995 Alternative Livestock Conference. Covers: Bison, Elk, Emu, Ostrich, Red Deer, and miscellaneous topics.
c.1995, Loose-Leaf...$40.00


Altruistic Armadillos, Zenlike Zebras: A Menagerie of 100 Favorite Animals
by: Masson, Jeffrey Moussaieff

Masson shares his vast knowledge in this comprehensive and charming volume featuring one hundred of his favorite animals. Drawing upon this affable expert's own experience and extensive research, Altruistic Armadillos, Zenlike Zebras offers fascinating facts, colorful anecdotes, and surprising tidbits on familiar creatures (bottlenose dolphins, hummingbirds, kangaroos) as well as lesser-known, yet equally entrancing critters (bonobos, kakapos, and wombats). Inside you'll discover that: armadillos are the only mammals who routinely give birth to genetically identical quadruplets; frogs can mate for months at a time; koalas have tiny brains, possibly because they sleep for twenty hours a day; a newborn kangaroo is the size of a small bean; lobsters, if allowed to, can live for nearly a century; the manatee is one of the most gentle and inoffensive of animals; and much more. No one interprets the inner workings and idiosyncrasies of animal behavior quite like Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, nor does anyone else translate them to the page so engagingly. What's more, this guide includes gorgeous photographs and links to educational websites. 427 pgs.
c. 2006, H/C...$27.95


Amazing Animals: Library of Curious & Unusual Facts
Edited

Fascinating facts about animals - from birds to reptiles to mammals.
c.1990...H/C...$12.95


Andy Russell's Adventures with Wild Animals
by: Russell, Andy

Tales of seven wild animals he has known (the grizzly, elk, coyote, mountain goat, otter, cougar & great horned owl) by the author of Grizzly Country & Horns In The High Country. He draws on a lifetime familiarity to construct the drama of the natural world & the harsh & beautiful lives of the creatures in it.
c. 1977, H/C...$22.50
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quanities Limited
Condition: Very good with dust jacket

Animal Babies: A Habitat-by-Habitat Guide To How Animals Grow
by: Parker, Steve

Focuses on over 50 of the world's most appealing wild animal babies from around the world.Includes animals from all the key habitats - polar regions, coniferous forests, temperate forests, tropical forests, mountains, grasslands, prairies, scrub & desert, rivers & lakes, seashores and the sea. Also includes fact files and provides at-a-glance reference for essential facts & statistics on each baby. Over 170 stunning color photographs. 176 pgs.
c.1994...H/C...$35.00


Animal Invaders
by: Roots, Clive

Describes introduced animals and their effect on flora, other fauna & economic conditions throught the world. Shows how transplanting species can have both good & bad results. 203 pgs.
c. 1976, H/C...$12.50
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quanities Limited
Condition: Good, Ex-Library edition, usual library markings


Animal Language (Book with 2 Records)
by: Huxley, Julian and Koch, Ludwig

Chapters include: Sound Recording at the Zoo, The Uses of Animal Sounds, The Methods and Evolution of Sound-Production, and The Sounds of Mammals.
---Includes 2 records (33 1/3 RPM - LP) of animal sounds.---
Record 1 contains: Husky Dog, Dingo, Wolf, Red Fox, Corsac Fox, Artic Fox, Fennec Fox, Panda, Binturong, Fur Seal, Sea Lion, Camel, Tapir, Marmot, Llama.
Record 2 contains: African Animals By Day & African Animals By Night.
Recorded at London Zoos. B/W photos. 62 pgs.
c. 1938, H/C, includes 2 Records...$100.00
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quanities Limited
Condition: Book Good - Records look fine, no visible scratches


Animal Legends
by: Burton, Maurice

A lively examination of some long established legends of animal behavior such as animal funerals, bird-anting, how foxes rid themselves of fleas, and lots more. 318 pgs.
c. 1957, H/C...$25.00
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quanities Limited


Animal Talk
by: Smith, Penelope
Premiere animal communicator Penelope Smith shows how easy it is to know what the creatures you live with are thinking and feeling. 214 pgs.
c. 2004, S/C...$14.95


Animal Tragic: Popular Misconceptions of Wildlife through the Centuries
by: Tait, Malcolm

Crocodiles lure unsuspecting, sympathetic victims towards them by crying. Hedgehogs steal apples by collecting them on their spikes." The chronicle of natural history is absolutely littered with mistaken notions like these, some embarrassing, some bizarre, and some downright hilarious. How did these fantasies ever come about? Take a look at a bevy of bestial boo-boos, wildlife no-nos, and artistic animal atrocities and discover the reality behind each myth. Among the astounding beliefs: that swallows hibernate under riverside mud (which explained their winter absence); that lemmings hurl themselves over cliffs (blame that one on Walt Disney); and that some creatures could kill with just a glance. Plus, there's a look at misconceptions from everyday speech-- including " blind as a bat." (They're not!) 160 pgs.
c. 2006, H/C...$9.95


Animals As Guides For The Soul
by: McElroy, Susan Chernak

True stories and reflections of human relationships with animals. While living with her husband and animals on a farm in Oregon, McElroy pondered the ancient bonds that connect humans and animals: the healing gifts of animals, the genius of people who talk to them, and the power of animal messengers. She also asked herself the tough questions that engage every true animal lover. How can we soothe our anguish and guilt when a loved animal suffers or dies? How do we atone for our mistakes? When are animals prisoners and when are they fulfilled? Is it moral to eat other beings? And how can we go about transforming our relationship with animals? 291 pgs.
c. 1998, H/C...$23.95


Animals In Motion
by: Maybridge, Eadweard

Here is the largest, most comprehensive selection of Muybridge's famous animal photos - more than 4000 high-speed shots of 34 different animals and birds, in 123 different types of action. Animals are shown walking, running, leaping, flying - in typical actions. These are true action photos, stopped in series, taken at speeds up to 1/2000th of a second. Actions are illustrated in series, with as many as 50 shots per action. His work has never been superseded as a lifetime reference for animators, illustrators, artists and art directors. 74 page introduction on mechanics of motion, 340 full pages of plates.
c. original date 1957, Dover Reprint, H/C... $35.00 (Reg. Price $39.95)
Used
Condition: Very Good with dust jacket


Animals In Translation
by: Grandin, Temple & Johnson, Catherine

One of the world's most celebrated animal scientists merges a lifetime of study with her extraordinary perceptions as an autistic person in a groundbreaking book that revolutionizes the understanding of how animals think and feel. 356 pgs.
c. 2005, H/C...$25.00

Animals In Translation
by: Grandin, Temple & Johnson, Catherine

One of the world's most celebrated animal scientists merges a lifetime of study with her extraordinary perceptions as an autistic person in a groundbreaking book that revolutionizes the understanding of how animals think and feel. 356 pgs.
c. 2005, S/C...$15.00

Animals, Immortal Beings
by: Buddemeyer-Porter, Mary

This is considered by many reviewers to be the most comprehensive source of scriptural proof on the topic of animal immortality and should convince millions more that God’s plan for our animal friends should be included by all Christian and non-Christian religions in their daily teachings. The author also points to the other religious sources that share similar views.” — Bill LaSalle, radio and television announcer, newspaper reporter and editor, Ontario, Canada. Former member of the Full Gospel Businessmen’s Fellowship International, producer of gospel music concerts, weekly Christian radio show host. 135 pgs.
c. 2005, S/C...$15.50

Antipode: Seasons With The Extraordinary Wildlife & Culture Of Madagascar
by: Heying, Heather E.

A field biologist, Heather Heying, spent three seasons studying poisonous frogs in Madagascar. Here she recounts her experiences living & working in this remote region of the world, from odd run-ins with naked sailors and unusually hostile lemurs to tropical hurricanes and greedy tourist entrepreneurs. She gradually uncovers the hidden lives of the beautiful yellow-and-blue poison frogs she is studying. 8 pages of color photos. 270 pgs.
c. 2002, H/C...$25.95
Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: New

Baby Animals & Their Mothers
by: Reich, Hanns

A photographic study of over 60 animal mothers with their babies, including mute swan, chicken hawk, woodpecker, warbler, ostrich, geese, porcupine, llama, antelope, pig, owl, koala bear, hippo, polar bear, penguin, deer, lamb, goat, kangaroo, opossum, giraffe, zebu, lion, seal, house cat, elephant, babboon, gibbon, orangutan, & more. B/W photos. 64 pgs.
c. 1964, H/C...$12.50
Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Very Good

Baby Animals: A Portrait of the Animal World
by: Sterry, Paul

These beautifully illustrated and thoroughly researched books pay tribute to some of the world's most fascinating animals. Spectacular, full-color photographs and informative text show each family of animals in their natural surroundings, to make these volumes appeal to animal lovers of all stripes. 72 pgs.
c.1996...H/C...$19.95


Baby Animals: Supercube (Cube-Book)
by: Ildos, Angela Serena

A downy Canada gosling peeking out from under its parent's wing. A spindly-legged baby wildebeest in East Africa taking its first steps. A trio of golden retriever puppies gnawing on a stick. Taken in locations around the world, the images in this appealing volume bring to life the playful natures, endearing vulnerabilities, and irresistible brand-newness of a wide range of baby animals, both wild and domestic. At once heartwarming and enlightening, Baby Animals features pictures that capture intimate and entertaining moments in the daily life of the young of various species, accompanied by captions that provide fascinating tidbits on animal behavior, habitat and much more. Readers witness first flights and forays away from the safety of the nest or burrow, and quick retreats back to the protection of animal parents. Photographs of a mother orangutan cradling her child, a red fox barking at her cub, and a young lion cub practicing its offensive tactics on its patient mother demonstrate the close connection between animal babies and their parents. Similarly, pictures of a still fuzzy wolf cub throwing back its head to howl and a kitten pouncing on a real or imagined mouse depict young animals' assertion of independence. The chunky, three-dimensional quality of this book is perfectly suited to the lively nature of the subject matter of this volume, as baby animals practically spring off its pages. 735 pgs.
c. 2006, H/C, Oversize...$35.00


Baby Animals (Huge Book - 2 feet tall - Poster Included)
by: Hook, Patrick

A large book, measuring an astounding 2 feet tall by seventeen inches wide, discusses a wide range of animals (bear, house cat, chimp, deer, duck, elephant, horse, gorilla, lion, lynx, pig, seal, sheep, and 14 more) and their life cycle, particularly with regard to reproduction. A number of animals are looked at in detail with an explanation of their breeding habits and mothering qualities. Stunning and beautiful full page color photographs, along with smaller photos & text. Includes a poster. 160 pgs.
Book Size: 2 feet tall x 17 inches wide
c. 2007, H/C, Super-Oversize...$35.00

Becoming A Tiger: How Baby Animals Learn To Live In The Wild
by: McCarthy, Susan

Survival is never a given. Somehow, a blind, defenseless tiger kitten must evolve into a deadly, efficient predator; a chimp must learn to distinguish edible plants from lethal poisons; a baby buffalo must be able to pick its mother out of a herd of hundreds. Contrary to common belief, not everything is "hardwired" - or instinctual - in the animal kingdom. Many skills a wild animal needs must be developed through play, painstaking teaching, and often treacherous trial and error. Based on extensive scientific research the findings provide stunning new insights into the lives and development of not only tigers, but lions, bears, bats, rats, birds, dolphins, whales, apes, elephants, and dozens of other species. 418 pgs.
c. 2004, S/C...$13.95

Best Pet Name Book Ever
by: Eldridge, Wayne DVM

Includes more than 3000 names from categories such as film and TV personalities, historical figures, mythology, and cartoon characters, for all types of pets. Humorous illustrations throughout the text add to the fun. 221 pgs.
c. 1990, S/C...$7.95
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Very Good


Best Pet Name Book Ever - 2nd Ed
by: Eldridge, Wayne DVM

Includes more than 5000 names for all types of pets. Humorous illustrations throughout the text add to the fun. 280 pgs.
c. 1996, 2nd Ed, S/C...$8.95


Between Animal & Man
by: Fox, Dr. Michael

The author combines his vast knowledge of animal behavior and psychology with new insights. It is a though-provoking call to end alienation of man from his environment & from the wilder side of his own nature. 223 pgs.
c. 1976, H/C...$8.95
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited

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