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1300 Real and Fanciful Animals: From Seventeenth-Century Engravings

by Matthäus The Merian

A painter whose father was an engraver and publisher of the same name, Matthäus Merian (1621-1687) published this remarkable group of unusual and highly imaginative animal illustrations. This copyright-free collection includes a large and fascinating selection of engravings that illustrate scientific specimens and legendary creatures - all meticulously reproduced from an extremely rare eighteenth-century edition.Carefully arranged into six major divisions (quadrupeds, snakes, mollusks and crustaceans, fish, birds, and insects), approximately 1,300 copyright-free images include realistic and fanciful portrayals of a varied array of real animals, in addition to such imaginary creatures as unicorns, dragons, basilisks, harpies, griffins, and other mythical beasts. Identifying captions in Latin accompany many of the illustrations. Commercial artists, illustrators, and craftspeople will find a host of uses for these lovingly detailed engravings: as book and magazine illustrations and as attention-getting graphics ideal for enhancing flyers, brochures, newsletters, and any number of other print projects. Art lovers and antiquarians - anyone with an interest in the art and ideas of an earlier era - will enjoy browsing through these wonderful antique images.

13th Street #4: The Shocking Shark Showdown (HarperChapters #04)

by David Bowles

A silly and spooky highly illustrated series that’s perfect for fans of Eerie Elementary and Notebooks of Doom, featuring art on every page and fun activities at the end of each book! Cousins Malia, Dante, and Ivan are looking for a portal to 13th Street. They need to help their new friend Mickey find his way home! But waiting for them are sharks that can shock them with an electric charge. Can the cousins reach Mickey before it's too late? Each story in this hilarious and safely spooky series from award-winning author David Bowles is designed to set independent readers up for success—with short, fast-paced chapters, art on every page, and progress bars at the end of each chapter!

14 Cows for America

by Carmen Agra Deedy Wilson Kimeli Naiyomah

<P>It is June of 2002, and a very unusual ceremony begins in a far-flung village in western Kenya. <P>An American diplomat is surrounded by hundreds of Maasai people. A gift is about to be bestowed on the men, women, and children of America, and he is there to accept it. The gift is as unsought and unexpected as it is extraordinary. <P>A mere nine months have passed since the September 11 attacks, and hearts are raw. Tears flow freely from American and Maasai alike as these legendary warriors offer their gift to a grieving people half a world away. <P>World of the gift will travel news wires around the globe. Many will be profoundly touched, but for Americans, this selfless gesture will have deeper meaning still. <P>For a heartsick nation, the gift of fourteen cows emerges from the choking dust and darkness as a soft light of hope ... and friendship. <P>[This text is listed as an example that meets Common Core Standards in English language arts in grades 2-3 at http://www.corestandards.org.]

15 Minutes to a Great Dog

by Kevin Michalowski Michalowski Kevin

You Now Have Time to Train a Dog!All it takes is 15 minutes!This expanded second edition shows dog owners proven, effective tips for training any dog in just minutes a day. You don't need special skills or expensive equipment and you don't need hour upon hour of free time. Short simple training sessions work best.Teaching any dog basic obedience skills can be done just about anywhere and will work on dogs of all ages and breeds. Repetition and consistency are the keys to making dogs behave.This expanded edition not only provides proven tips anyone can use, it also includes an expanded chapter on canine nutrition and information on traveling with your pet.Take the drudgery out of training, keep the training fun for both you and the dog and watch the amazing results in as little as 15 minutes each day.

15 Minutes to a Great Puppy

by Kevin Michalowski

Discover the 15-Minute Miracle!Puppies bring great joy to our lives, but they also present us with special challenges. Everyone wants a well-behaved dog that is a joy to be around, but who has time for training a puppy? You do - and if you do it right, it will only take 15 minutes of your time each day.Kevin Michalowski's formula for a great puppy is a proven winner for time strapped pet owners. He teaches us that dog training is all about short, effective sessions. His plan is so simple and easy that anyone can follow it.This book is a must-have for anyone who is thinking about getting a puppy. It is packed with great, practical information to help you get ready for your new dog to help you with all the basic training lessons.You'll discover how to:Prepare yourself - mentally and physically - for getting a dogPick the right puppy for your lifestyle - includes a quick-reference breed guideHousebreak your dog that easy way, thanks to the crate and the scheduleTeach the four basic commands: Sit, Come, Heel and DownCure problems such as chewing, jumping and aggressionMonitor your dog's health and give it a happy lifeYour puppy will become your best friend - and with just 15 minutes of training per day, he can also become the well-behaved dog of your dreams.

150 Activities For Bored Dogs

by Sue Owens Wright

Is your least favorite part of the day leaving your best friend behind? Are you tired of coming home to chewed-up sofas and shoes and garbage in places it shouldn't be? Now you can turn your bored dog into an active dog with 150 Activities for Bored Dogs.With a great mix of activities for the home-alone dog, as well as activities that let you in on the fun, 150 Activities for Bored Dogs includes chapters on Fun Fur One, Fun Fur Two, and Fun Fur the Whole Doggone Pack."Fetch" will seem like puppy play when you discover activities like:Hide the TreatsRexerciseTetherball TugFinally, you can leave puppy guilt behind, thanks to 150 Activities for Bored Dogs.

150 Activities For Bored Dogs: Surefire Ways to Keep Your Dog Active and Happy

by Sue Owens Wright

Is your least favorite part of the day leaving your best friend behind? Are you tired of coming home to chewed-up sofas and shoes and garbage in places it shouldn't be? Now you can turn your bored dog into an active dog with 150 Activities for Bored Dogs.With a great mix of activities for the home-alone dog, as well as activities that let you in on the fun, 150 Activities for Bored Dogs includes chapters on Fun Fur One, Fun Fur Two, and Fun Fur the Whole Doggone Pack."Fetch" will seem like puppy play when you discover activities like:Hide the TreatsRexerciseTetherball TugFinally, you can leave puppy guilt behind, thanks to 150 Activities for Bored Dogs.

150 Activities for Bored Dogs

by Sue Owens Wright

Ask dog owners anywhere, and they'll tell you their least favorite part of the day is leaving their best friend behind when they leave the house. It's safe to say they don't enjoy coming home to chewed up sofas, shoes, and garbage as well. Now, dog owners can turn their bored dog into an active dog with "150 Activities for Bored Dogs". A great mix of activities for the latch-key dog as well as activities that allow the reader to get in on the fun, "150 Activities for Bored Dogs" includes chapters on Fun Fur One, Fun Fur Two, and Fun Fur the Whole Doggone Pack. "Fetch" will seem like puppy play when readers discover activities like: Hide the Treats; Rexercise; and, Tetherball Tug. The busy dog owner can finally leave guilt behind, thanks to "150 Activities for Bored Dogs".

150 Years of Racing in Saratoga: Little Known Stories and Facts From America's Most Historic Racing City (Sports)

by Allan Carter Mike Kane

Since the inaugural meeting was held in August 1863, Saratoga Springs has been the scene of memorable races, often featuring legends of the sport. Although some of the epic moments are still familiar today, such as Upset's defeat of Man o' War in the 1919 Sanford Memorial, many of the triumphs and defeats that were once famous have been forgotten. Few remember the filly Los Angeles, who thrived at Saratoga, winning sixteen stakes races, or the reasons why the track was closed three times for a total of six years. Authors Allan Carter and Mike Kane take a look back at these and other important but neglected stories and present statistics from the pre-NYRA years and a rundown of the greatest fields assembled at America's oldest track.

17 Kings and 42 Elephants

by Margaret Mahy

Where those kings are headed is a mystery, but no travelers ever had such a jolly time. Here is a royal romp through a tongue-twisting paradise.

2, 4, 6, 8 Patas (¡Arriba la Lectura! Level C #53)

by Patricia Brennan

NIMAC-sourced textbook <p><p> Las personas tienen dos piernas. Pero algunos animales tiene dos, cuatro, seis o hasta ocho patas. ¡En este libro sabrás cuáles son!

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

by Verne

Dive into this beautiful edition of a time-honored classic with new illustrations!Originally published in the late 1800s, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea has captivated readers for nearly two centuries. This edition, enhanced with lavish full-color illustrations by artist Arkady Roytman, is the premier edition of this time-honored classic. The story follows Professor Aronnax, his faithful servant, Conseil, and the Canadian harpooner, Ned Land, and dangerous mission to rid the seas of terrifying monster that lurks in the depths of the sea. However, the "monster" turns out to be a giant submarine, commanded by the mysterious Captain Nemo, by whom they are soon held captive. So begins not only one of the great adventure classics by Jules Verne, but also a truly fantastic voyage from the lost city of Atlantis to the South Pole.

20 Years of Computational Neuroscience (Springer Series in Computational Neuroscience #9)

by James M Bower

When funding agencies and policy organizations consider the role of modeling and simulation in modern biology, the question is often posed, what has been accomplished ? This book will be organized around a symposium on the 20 year history of the CNS meetings, to be held as part of CNS 2010 in San Antonio Texas in July 2010. The book, like the symposium is intended to summarize progress made in Computational Neuroscience over the last 20 years while also considering current challenges in the field. As described in the table of contents, the chapter's authors have been selected to provide wide coverage of the applications of computational techniques to a broad range of questions and model systems in neuroscience. The proposed book will include several features that establish the history of the field. For each article, its author will select an article originally appearing in a CNS conference proceedings from 15 - 20 years ago. These short (less than 6 page) articles will provide illustrations of the state of the field 20 years ago. The new articles will describe what has been learned about the subject in the following 20 years, and pose specific challenges for the next 20 years. The second historical mechanism will be the reproduction of the first 12 years of posters from the CNS meeting. These posters in and of themselves have become famous in the field (they hang in the halls of the NIH in Bethesda Maryland) and were constructed as allegories for the state and development of computational neuroscience. The posters were designed by the book's editor, who will, for the first time, provide a written description of each poster.

21 Days To The Perfect Cat

by Kim Houston

Simple, structured and effective, this 21-day course will prevent problem behaviour and, over subsequent days, encourage positive interaction, so that your cat continues to behave well. Exercises are given for each day in the training plan, with reinforcement of the previous day's learning scheduled in, as well as time for relaxation and play with your cat. The first section helps you to assess your key concerns so that you can tailor the programme to fit your needs, while a 'quick fix' section after the main training plan providing you with 50 speedy solutions to common problems, such as damaging furniture or unsociable behaviour towards strangers. Easy to fit in around your life, with this book you are just 21 training days away from the perfect cat.

21 Days To The Perfect Dog

by Karen Wild

Simple, structured and effective, this 21-day course will prevent problem behaviour and, over subsequent days, encourage positive interaction, so that your dog continues to behave well. Exercises are given for each day in the training plan, with reinforcement of the previous day's learning scheduled in, as well as time for relaxation and play with your dog. The first section helps you to assess your key concerns so that you can tailor the programme to fit your needs, while a 'quick fix' section after the main training plan providing you with 50 speedy solutions to common problems, such as damaging furniture or unsociable behaviour towards strangers. Easy to fit in around your life, with this book you are just 21 training days away from the perfect dog.

25 Stupid Mistakes Dog Owners Make

by Janine Adams

This book identifies the most common reasons why dogs and their human counterparts don't see eye to eye. Armed with keen psychological insight and the latest training techniques, the author provides practical solutions for everyday problems.

286 Full-Color Animal Illustrations: From Jardine's "Naturalist's Library"

by Sir William Jardine

A spectacular range of wildlife appears in this fine collection of painstakingly accurate 19th-century drawings. Both artists and animal lovers will treasure these splendid illustrations of mammals, birds, fish, and insects. A priceless archive of royalty-free art. Captions.

The 3-Dimensional Atlas of the Marmoset Brain: Reconstructible In Stereotaxic Coordinates (Brain Science)

by Atsushi Iriki Hirotaka James Okano Erika Sasaki Hideyuki Okano

This book provides accurate, comprehensive, and convenient reference for usages of the “freely rotatable three dimensional combined Nissl-stained and MRI digital data of the marmoset brain”. The key features of the original 3D digital data and of this atlas are: 1. The original digital datasets are freely rotatable in three dimensions, thus expected to be useful for any disciplines and anatomical interest, using any coordinate system, 2. Combined Nissl stained and MRI images are obtained from the same marmoset, to allow cross-modality matched references for multiple usages, 3. 86 Horizontal Series of Images with Neurosurgical Plane (based on the actual data), with more accuracy and resolution (Chapter 2) than the web-based digital images, 4. 32 Coronal Series of Images with Neurosurgical Plane (reproduced from the brain model) (Chapter 3), 5. 10 Parasagittal Series of Images with Neurosurgical Plane (reproduced from the brain model) (Chapter 4), 6. 3 Omnidirectionally Sliceable Planes (reproduced from the brain model) (Chapter 5), 7. In order to provide higher resolution structures to match systematic accuracy for supplementation of the digital data on the website, additional information are included. They are: 1) Nomenclature, 2) List of Brain Structures in Hierarchical Order, 3) Index of Abbreviations, together with 143 useful Bibliographic References list as of 2016, 8. Horsley-Clarke’s stereotaxic coordinates were adopted in the present atlas.

30 Days to a Well-Mannered Dog: The Loved Dog Method

by Tamar Geller

Long known as a dog coach to the stars--her clients include Oprah Winfrey, Ben Affleck, Courteney Cox-Arquette, Owen Wilson, Natalie Portman, and Larry King--Tamar Geller changed the way Americans relate to their dogs with her bestselling book The Loved Dog. Her approach is simple and down-to-earth. Instead of utilizing the negative and often painful feedback of physical dominance, choke chains, and prong collars, Tamar recommends love, play, and mutual respect as the keys to a happy home for dog and human alike. Now, Tamar makes her Loved DogTM Method accessible for everyone with this day-by-day guide that will lead you through the first thirty days with your new dog--or help you make a fresh start with your current dog. Drawing on her studies of wolves in the wild and basing her method on the principles of child development, Tamar uses an "instincts versus choice" approach that satisfies a dog's Seven Basic Needs and will result in a pet with good manners. 30 Days to a Well-Mannered Dog covers every question commonly asked by people embarking on the momentous journey of dog ownership: why it's important to choose the appropriate dog for you and your lifestyle, what you can expect from a puppy versus an adult dog, how to introduce your new dog to your home, and how to respond when things don't go according to plan. Tamar guides you every step of the way, from addressing undesired behaviors in your dog to crate and paper training him to introducing him to other dogs and helping him become relaxed with strangers. Included are important but often overlooked tips about the use of words and body language to communicate, the power of play, and the amazing value of teaching your dog some lighthearted pet tricks.Along the way, Tamar debunks myths in need of debunking: that dogs are frequently "alpha" by nature and need to be dominated; that discipline is the key to dog training, and that "success" only means getting your dog to do what you want. Instead, she shows how to align your dog's wishes with your own to create a rich and enduring relationship that works wonderfully for you both.Gentle, firm, and effective, 30 Days to a Well-Mannered Dog will build your relationship with your dog to make every new day together a day of love, joy, and discovery.

The 39 Clues, Infinity Ring, and Spirit Animals Powerpack

by Rick Riordan Brandon Mull James Dashner

Three bestselling novels in one powerpack! Includes Rick Riordan's THE 39 CLUES: THE MAZE OF BONES, James Dashner's INFINITY RING: A MUTINY IN TIME, and Brandon Mull's SPIRIT ANIMALS: WILD BORN! Available together for the first time, three novels that each launched a blockbuster series. This powerpack includes: THE 39 CLUES #1: THE MAZE OF BONES by bestselling author Rick Riordan. Are you ready to save the world? INFINITY RING #1: A MUTINY IN TIME by bestselling author James Dasher. Fix the past. Save the future. SPIRIT ANIMALS #1: WILD BORN by bestselling author Brandon Mull. The legend lives in you. Three unforgettable adventures are waiting for you....

4-H Filly

by Patsey Gray

Dove was Sandy’s filly. More than anything else in the world, Sandy wanted Dove to win a prize at the County Fair on Labor Day. Sandy knew that if she could win the prize money, her parents might not have to sell the ranch. When her parents went to San Francisco, Sandy was left to run the ranch single-handed. Fortunately, Mr. Baxter, the 4-H Club advisor, gave Sandy some excellent tips about running the ranch profitably. The first thing Sandy did was to set up a schedule. Then, when her chores were over, she had time to groom Dove and train her for the show. One night when Rosie Kelham, Sandy’s best friend was staying over, there was a terrible crashing of glass and widening of the crack in the wall. The girls knew that the noise meant only one thing--earthquake! It took weeks before the slide that blocked the road between the ranch and civilization could be cleared. Sandy and Rosie learned a lot about themselves and their growing friendship for each other. There are some frightening moments for both teenagers, particularly for Sandy, who attempts to cross the treacherous Back Lands on foot in order to register Dove for the fair. There are sad moments, too, when it looks as if Dove and the ranch will have to be sold. With the help of the 4-H president, Alan McMillan, Sandy manages to solve her problems and win congratulations from all the 4-H members. Since she is a 4-H worker, Patsey Gray can well understand the important role the 4-H plays in the lives of young people. Mrs. Gray lives with her husband, two daughters, and son on Ten Acre Ranch in Walnut Creek, California.

40 Years of Evolution

by Peter R. Grant B. Rosemary Grant

Renowned evolutionary biologists Peter and Rosemary Grant have produced landmark studies of the Galápagos finches first made famous by Charles Darwin. In How and Why Species Multiply, they offered a complete evolutionary history of Darwin's finches since their origin almost three million years ago. Now, in their richly illustrated new book, 40 Years of Evolution, the authors turn their attention to events taking place on a contemporary scale. By continuously tracking finch populations over a period of four decades, they uncover the causes and consequences of significant events leading to evolutionary changes in species. The authors used a vast and unparalleled range of ecological, behavioral, and genetic data--including song recordings, DNA analyses, and feeding and breeding behavior--to measure changes in finch populations on the small island of Daphne Major in the Galápagos archipelago. They find that natural selection happens repeatedly, that finches hybridize and exchange genes rarely, and that they compete for scarce food in times of drought, with the remarkable result that the finch populations today differ significantly in average beak size and shape from those of forty years ago. The authors' most spectacular discovery is the initiation and establishment of a new lineage that now behaves as a new species, differing from others in size, song, and other characteristics. The authors emphasize the immeasurable value of continuous long-term studies of natural populations and of critical opportunities for detecting and understanding rare but significant events. By following the fates of finches for several generations, 40 Years of Evolution offers unparalleled insights into ecological and evolutionary changes in natural environments.

5-HT2C Receptors in the Pathophysiology of CNS Disease: 5-ht2c Receptors In The Pathophysiology Of Cns Disease (The Receptors #22)

by Vincenzo Di Matteo Giuseppe Di Giovanni Ennio Esposito

Part of Springer's "The Receptors," series, this text is the first ever overview on the research of 5-HT2c receptors. 5-HT2c receptor research has been productive for twenty-five years, but recent years have seen an extraordinary increase in both amount produced and insight gained. 5-HT2c is a prominent central serotonin receptor subtype widely expressed within the central and the peripheral nervous system and is thought to play a key role in the regulation of numerous behaviors. This text covers the molecular, cellular, anatomical, biochemical and behavioral aspects of this receptor, highlighting its distinctive regulatory properties and the emerging functional significance of constitutive activity and RNA-editing in vivo. It also investigates the receptors' therapeutic potential in many diseases, treated individually in separate chapters, including depression, drug abuse, schizophrenia, eating disorders, Parkinson's disease, Prader-Willi Syndrome, Alzheimer's disease and epilepsy.

50 Beautiful Deer-Resistant Plants: The Prettiest Annuals, Perennials, Bulbs, and Shrubs that Deer Don't Eat

by Alan L. Detrick Ruth Rogers Clausen

Keeping your beautiful garden safe from deer is as simple as choosing the right plants. Are deer destroying your garden? There is a solution, and it doesn’t involve fencing, barriers, or chemicals. In 50 Beautiful Deer-Resistant Plants perennial expert Ruth Rogers Clausen highlights the best, most versatile plants that deer simply don’t eat. The plant choices include annuals and perennials, shrubs, ferns, bulbs, grasses, and herbs; for each Clausen shares helpful growing and design tips. This practical, authoritative, full-color guide is a must-have solution to a must-stop problem.

50 Do-It-Yourself Projects for Keeping Chickens: Chicken Coops, Brooders, Runs, Swings, Dust Baths, and More!

by Janet Garman

Get ready to jump into the world of chickens, one DIY project at a time. Owning and raising chickens doesn’t have to be an expensive hobby. With imagination, simple tools, and salvaged or bargain materials, you can make everything your flock needs for their health and safety.Buying a chicken coop can be a major expense. Follow the steps provided in the book to retro fit an existing structure into a chicken palace fit for the fanciest hens. Brooders, grow out pens, and chicken runs can easily be pulled together and give your feathered family a safe place to scratch and peck.If your chickens want fun activities, create boredom busters with the directions for a chicken swing, dust bath, outdoor roosts, front porches, and resting perches. Are you planning to raise your own sustainable flock? Building a nesting box area fit for the best broody is included. You can even set up a maternity ward and brooder pen in the coop. Dropping boards to dust baths, feeding stations to first aid, read and learn the simplest ways to provide the infrastructure and fun that your chickens need to grow and thrive. After all the project building, and chores are done, treat your flock to a delicious seasonal recipe with one of the recipes included.From beak to talon, you’re ready to tackle the needs of your flock with 50 DIY Projects you can create on a limited budget. Let’s get started!

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