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Who hasn't wondered what it's like to be a dog or bird? Such questions seem unanswerable because we have no way of getting into an animal's mind. Marc Bekoff's work on animal behavior and mind draws world-wide attention for its originality and its probing into what animals might know as well as what skills (mental and physical) are needed to live life successfully as a member of a particular species. Convinced that individuals of every species have some level of self-awareness, Bekoff embarks on fascinating (and often amusing) observations of animals playing, leaving and detecting scent-marks, solving problems, and behaving fairly toward each other. Animal Passions and Beastly Virtues brings together some of his path-breaking research papers, essays on science and ethics, and popular articles in order to reveal a remarkable range of animal behaviors but also to argue that the ethical treatment of animals is an especially significant issue now.
Following a seven-year battle with cancer, Jane Tomlinson died at the age of 43 in September 2007. Almost exactly one year earlier, on 1 September 2006, Jane finished a gruelling nine-week, 3,700-mile cycle ride from the west coast to the east coast of America. Her journey was hailed as one of the greatest endurance feats ever by a terminal cancer sufferer. How Good is That? takes the reader behind the scenes of this extraordinary last ride across terrain and in temperatures which were to prove almost untenable as Jane's illness worsened. She was defiant to the end. The book, already substantially written by Jane for her part before her death, has been completed by Mike to give an incredible and moving insight into his wife's final days as well as the achievements, emotional and physical, of a woman who inspired a nation.
The ultimate guide to investing in property. . . and making a million! Everyone's looking to get rich, and a lot of those people are looking at investing in property as the way to get there. But watch out--making money in real estate isn't always as easy as it might look. At least, not without Your Property Success with Renovation in hand, that is. Written by Jane Slack-Smith, a true investment guru who's put together her own multi-million dollar property portfolio, this is the ultimate guide to making the housing market work for you. Loaded with no-nonsense advice to help you avoid the traps that so many would-be real estate investors fall into, Your Property Success with Renovation introduces a unique three-pronged, low-risk investing strategy. Rather than focusing on fast money, the book encourages a low-risk plan--find an area with above average capital growth, buy below market value, and build value through renovation--that will help you build a strong, profitable real estate portfolio. Introduces "The Trident," a new way of approaching investing in real estate that focuses on low-risks and high rewards, not fast money Written by real estate portfolio expert Jane Slack-Smith, who transformed an initial investment of $45k into a multi-million dollar fortune using the techniques outlined in this book Shows you how to get the most out of the real estate market by emphasizing the value of property renovation With just two investment properties and one renovation the average Australian can put a million dollars in the bank within fifteen years, and mortgage broker Jane Slack-Smith is here to show you how.