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Val who had had O.K. vision before one day had trouble seeing. After visiting the doctors, and trying to see, she was taught how to use a cane by her teacher.
Raising Cane Abigail Timberlake Washburn understands the antiques game is a gamble -- so she doesn't know what to expect when she wins the bidding for the contents of an old locker that has been sealed up for years. It's a delightful surprise when she discovers inside a collection of exquisite old walking sticks -- and a not-so-delightful one when she pulls out a decrepit gym bag containing . . . a human skull! The last thing the diminutive South Carolina antiques dealer needs is to be suspected of foul play. So she grabs her chatty assistant (and future sister-in-law), C.J., and heads out to search for a killer they can stick it to. But this cane case will be no walk in the park -- with its arcane clues hinting at poaching, counterfeiting, smuggling . . . and homicide, of course. And when a fresh corpse turns up, things are about to get really sticky for Abby and her staff of one.
What does an unusually large, ugly, invasive species of toad have to do with global warming, international trade, and the survival of biodiversity? Quite a lot, actually. Mark Lewis's amazing and hilarious documentary Cane Toads tells the story of Bufo marinus, which was introduced to Australia in 1935 to control bugs but which quickly became a far greater menace than the beetles they eat. Today they number in the hundreds of millions and are taking over Australian habitats at 25 miles per year, spreading disease and killing native species as they go.Rogue Species explains the little-understood dangers of invasive species. Ranging from the zebra mussel (currently threatening the health of the Great Lakes) to the infamous kudzu vine (a Japanese import that now smothers seven million acres in the American southeast), these disastrous human blunders threaten the biodiversity on which all life-including our own-depends. The book will raise readers' awareness about the threat of non-native species, increase their appreciation of natural biodiversity, and explain what they can do to help protect unique ecosystems wherever they live or travel.
THE CANEBREAK MEN is a powerful saga from acclaimed frontier storyteller Cameron Judd, capturing the vision, the hopes, the heartache and the triumphs of the men and women who fought to forge a new nation in the wilderness. Following the American War for Independence from the British Crown, a group of Tennessee settlers is on a mission to carve out a new state as well as a new society within the fledgling nation. But this vision of a new Eden is fraught with adversity, as the federal government tries to centralize the newly-united states and the Chickamauga Indians object to the settlers' incursions into their territory. In this untamed land, men and women test their strength and face an uncertain future.
Owen Killiffer is driven by the need for revenge on the mad Englishman who carried off his sister and killed most of his family. He also has struggles resolving the conflict with his father. In the meantime, old familiar characters are back with joys and problems of their own.
Is Fido digging up the lawn or chewing on the coffee table out of boredom? Now dog owners can save their sanity and improve their pets' behavior by discovering how to get involved in fun and exciting activities with their beloved companions. <P>Canine Adventures is a unique book that shows how to choose an adventure that suits both dog and owner, physically and mentally. Readers will learn how to establish and reach goals in whatever activities they choose, while their pets become happier and more fit. Covering a wide range of activities from establishing a simple walking program to embarking on a quest to win elite national competitions, Canine Adventures will help dog owners give their canine companions more fulfilled lives. <BR>-- Describes and rates 32 activities and sports (from simple to challenging) according to the amount of training, cost, and time involved, and presents informed opinions from people who participate in these activities with their dogs. <BR>-- Presents detailed information on canine behavior, training, and care specific to a desired activity, including physical and mental conditioning.
"Canine and Feline Behavior for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses "provides the veterinary technician with a solid foundation in behavioral medicine. Designed as a daily resource for interacting with and educating pet owners, the book familiarizes readers with the behavioral, mental, and emotional needs of dogs and cats. "Canine and Feline Behavior for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses" offers a complete guide to the technician's role in behavioral preventive services and how to assist the veterinarian with behavioral intervention. Covering the roles of animal behavior professionals, normal development of dogs and cats, and the human-animal bond, the book includes correlations from human mental health care throughout. The book encompasses learning theory, preventive behavioral services, standardized behavior modification terms and techniques, and veterinary behavior pharmacology. "Canine and Feline Behavior for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses "is an essential resource for veterinary technicians to realize their full potential and become a pivotal component of the behavioral health care team for canine and feline patients.
This comprehensive handbook summarizes dermatological drugs for feline and canine patients. It covers oral, topical and injectable medications suitable for cats and dogs. Vital information given for each drug includes: indications, contraindications, mechanism of action, dosage, formulations, side-effects, drug interactions and monitoring. Both American and European trade names are provided alongside generic names for ease of reference.The book is divided into 4 sections. The first covers systemic dermatological agents. The second section presents topical dermatological agents. The third section covers allergen-specific immunotherapy. The fourth section lists dermatological conditions and the drugs commonly used to treat each disease, and directs the reader to the information on those drugs.Canine and Feline Dermatology Drug Handbook is an essential reference for quick daily use in a clinical setting. Ideal for veterinarians in first opinion practice as well as those specializing in dermatology.KEY FEATURESLists drugs alphabetically for treatment of dermatological diseases in dogs and cats Covers oral, topical and injectable drugs Includes both American and European trade names Written by dermatology and pharmacology specialists Presented in an easy-to-use reference format
From The Book Jacket: Careers for dogs? They not only work as hunters, herders, and sled dogs. Specially trained breeds lead the blind, help the deaf, and lifesave in water and snow. The famous St. Bernard Barry saved at least forty people by himself in the mountains of Switzerland. Today, dogs work as detectives for the police and even the FBI. They track down escaped criminals and uncover illegal drugs. Recently, a German shepherd named Brandy was brought aboard a 707 jet to search for a bomb. He sniffed it out in less than a minute and prevented an air disaster. From the short-legged dachshund to the hefty Newfoundland dog, read about these fascinating canine careers.
Waggish tales of dogs, Christmas, and murder-- by sixteen of today's best-loved crime novelists! Deborah Adams - Melissa Cleary - Mark Graham - Patricia Guiver - Jane Haddam - Parnell Hall - Jeremiah Healy - Dean James - Virginia Lanier - David Leitz - Jeffrey Marks - Taylor McCafferty - Leslie O'Kane - Anne Perry - H. Robert Perry - Lillian M. Roberts A temperamental Yorkie provokes Yuletide mayhem at an English country house . . . A puppy forgotten in Santa's bag helps quell a coup at the North Pole . . . During a snow-white Christmas, a Portuguese water dog noses out murder at a Vermont inn . . . and many more! These thrilling tales of canine derring-do give dog lovers the treat of celebrating Christmas with sleuthhounds of many breeds--as they sniff out crime and render holiday justice. From the Paperback edition.
DOGS IN WARFrom World War I battlefields to present-day Afghanistan, dogs have been the loyal companions and trusted compatriots of soldiers worldwide. Now the exciting, heartwarming and heroic stories of history's most famous combat dogs are compiled in this incredible collection.*CAIRO, SEAL Team Six's Belgian Malinois, who was choppered in with his top-secret unit on their heroic mission to take out Osama bin Laden.*RAGS, a Highland terrier who dodged German shell-fire, shrapnel and poison gas to deliver crucial messages to the Western Front.*GANDER, the Canadian Royal Rifles' Newfoundland, who sacrificed his life by scooping up a grenade and carrying it in his mouth away from his unit.*EBONY, the fearless German shepherd who alerted soldiers to an imminent ambush, saving 25 men from sudden death in Vietnam's unyielding jungle.*COOPER, the bomb-sniffing Labrador who relentlessly scoured Iraq for explosives until the fateful day when an IED killed him and his handler.
[From the back cover:] "Now for the first time in one volume, these classic canine capers from the pages of Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine and Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine will delight anyone who loves dogs and loves a good mystery! In The Theft of the Barking Dog, an Old English Sheepdog is the purloined pooch in a lighthearted tale by Edward D. Hoch ... In The Chocolate Dog, Margery Allingham introduces a very unusual canine with more on his mind than chasing cats ... In The Withered Heart, Jean Potts proves that a dog may be "man's best friend"--but he can also be a murderer's worst enemy ... In A Dog in the Daytime, Rex Stout teams up a dog with a Wolfe--Nero, that is ... and in Puzzle for Poppy, Patrick Quentin sends a detective and his movie-star wife in dogged pursuit of a poisonous prey ... And Many More!"
[From the back cover:] Thirteen timeless classics of mystery--all featuring unforgettable dog heroes--are together for the very first time in Canine Crimes II. Culled from the pages of Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine and Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, these often heartwarming, always eerie tales of mystery and suspense will keep you on the edge of your seat--and show you why man's best friend can be a killer's worst enemy. An Eagle-eyed cop gets his man when the dog in the Orchard digs up horrifying evidence of murder. The Watchdog goes wild protecting his master--but can he stop a neighbor determined to commit the perfect crime? A killer pays the ultimate price when his nosy wife won't let The Sleeping Dog lie. On Windy Ridge, a ghostly canine's bark is worse than his bite--and prevents a jilted lover from getting away with murder. Stories by: Margaret Maron, Cyril Hare, Mary Kittredge, Stephen Wasylyk, Mary Roberts Rinehart, Ron Gulart, Ross MacDonald, Barbara A. Smith, Pauline G. Smith, Charlotte Armstrong, Gene KoKayKo, Francis M. Mevins, Robert Campbell
This canine Epilepsy guide helps you to not only understand what this disease entails but also the kinds of things that can help your dog gain control- including medical issues or treatments that can make the situation worse. A must read for anyone dealing with seizures in their dog.
Help your four-legged friend pass the Canine Good Citizen Test in a day? Easy!The AKC's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Program is one of the most rapidly growing programs in the American Kennel Club. With useful tips and quick fixes that will put a stop to all sorts of bad habits, Canine Good Citizen Test In A Day For Dummies helps owners build solid relationships with their dog based on positive reinforcement, trust, and obedience. This handy little guide gives you a better understanding of the test itself, the essential skills tested, and the benefits of this unique training program. It covers the test's requirements and various elements, and is packed with expert tips and advice for mastering all ten sections of the test. A detailed description of the entire test's requirements and elementsTips and tricks for mastering each the of 10 sections of the testThe do's and don'ts of taking the testOnline component takes you beyond the book with bonus content and featuresCanine Good Citizen Test In A Day For Dummies gives you everything you need to help your dog master the skills and proficiencies necessary to pass the AKC's Good Canine Test.
Canine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation offers a gold-standard, comprehensive reference on all aspects of sports medicine and rehabilitation for all dogs. Written by an outstanding group of leaders in the field, the book covers topics ranging from biomechanics, exercise physiology, nutrition, and common orthopedic conditions of the canine athlete to in-depth rehabilitation and integrative therapies for all dogs. Each chapter includes case studies and numerous color images to demonstrate the concepts discussed.Encompassing basic science and integrated veterinary and physical therapy approaches, Canine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation is a complete resource for veterinarians, physical therapists, veterinary technicians and anyone interested in working with canine athletes or in offering rehabilitation therapy in their practice.
Problems with your dog? It may be his thyroid! If your dog is lethargic, losing his hair, gaining weight or suddenly becomes aggressive, perhaps the last thing you (or your vet!) would think about is his thyroid. Unfortunately, however, thyroid disorders can cause literally dozens of health and behavioral problems in dogs and frequently go undiagnosed or are misdiagnosed. And the real tragedy is that most thyroid problems are treatable with the right medical care and a well-informed owner can often minimize the chance of a thyroid disorder occurring in the first place. Noted veterinarian Jean Dodds and co-author Diana Laverdure have done the dog owning public and their vets a great service by writing The Canine Thyroid Epidemic. The book is written in such a way to inform both the average dog owner and animal health care professionals about the ways in which thyroid disorders occur, can be prevented and treated.
Canine Tracking Guide details the two most common uses of the canine nose: following blood trails for wounded game and tracking humans (from lost children and missing hikers, to escaped convicts). The author explains the concept of human scent and how the amazing canine nose functions and then elaborates on the basic training principles, commands, exercises and patterns used in tracking work. Whether a reader is working with hunting dogs, police dogs, cadaver dogs or competition dog, this guide offers the correct information needed for every tracking pursuit.
Cannabis: Evolution and Ethnobotany is a comprehensive, interdisciplinary exploration of the natural origins and early evolution of this famous plant, highlighting its historic role in the development of human societies. Cannabis has long been prized for the strong and durable fiber in its stalks, its edible and oil-rich seeds, and the psychoactive and medicinal compounds produced by its female flowers. The culturally valuable and often irreplaceable goods derived from cannabis deeply influenced the commercial, medical, ritual, and religious practices of cultures throughout the ages, and human desire for these commodities directed the evolution of the plant toward its contemporary varieties. As interest in cannabis grows and public debate over its many uses rises, this book will help us understand why humanity continues to rely on this plant and adapts it to suit our needs.
The Cannabis Breeder's Bible sets a new standard of excellence for cannabis cultivation and breeding manuals and gives readers the tools they need to grow the most popular and potent marijuana varieties and strains in the world. Readers of this complete guide to expert breeding techniques will learn about the new age cultivars, trendy cannabis hybrids, and how to develop them for the lucrative international seed market.The Cannabis Breeder's Bible offers real-world, professional techniques for breeding superior marijuana. Expanding on the advanced cultivation methods presented in Greg Green's popular Cannabis Grow Bible, The Cannabis Breeder's Bible delves deeper into topics such as advanced pollination, seed collection, and storage; feminizing plants; increasing potency; and enhancing calyx development. Readers will discover more about primordial cannabis, landrace and lost strains, breeding compatibility, growth hormones, cannabinoids, plant cells, common mutations, and advanced floral traits. The wealth of technical insights shared in The Cannabis Breeder's Bible is also supported by stunning photographs, instructive illustrations, and in-depth interviews with marijuana breeders and seed bank professionals.The Cannabis Breeder's Bible is an advanced, specialized marijuana grow book designed for practical use by new and experienced breeders alike.
Written by commercial-scale grower Mel Thomas, Cannabis Cultivation divulges the expertise, tips, and insight he learned at the helm of one of the world's largest marijuana growing operations. Ideal for beginners and anyone interested in learning more about growing marijuana indoors, the book is free of technical jargon and boring theory, and its step-by-step directions enable anyone to grow and harvest the highest quality marijuana using simple techniques and inexpensive, everyday gardening tools. All of the important factors that influence growth rate, yield, and potency are covered, including lighting, planting mediums, pH, nutrients, water systems, air, and temperature. With extra focus on small gardens and security, this is the perfect book for the home grower and medical growers.
The definitive guide to growing marijuana just got better!Greg Green's original Cannabis Grow Bible set a new standard for handbooks on cannabis horticulture and established Green as the leading authority in the field. Green's comprehensive and professionally presented work on how to cultivate superior cannabis struck a chord with beginner, amateur and professional growers alike-leading to sales of over 55,000 copies of the first edition of the Cannabis Grow Bible.The second edition of the Cannabis Grow Bible delivers even more of what growers are looking for-fully updated and illustrated, with a new section on organics, all in glorious color!In the Cannabis Grow Bible, Green describes methods for growers who want to maximize yield and potency. Green's signature style blends a solid understanding of marijuana botany with practical real-world advice to help growers cope with the day-to-day demands of maintaining a high-yield garden. The book covers everything from selecting the best plant genetics to dealing with pests and predators and protecting your crop from prying eyes. It explains the "Screen of Green" technique that gives a higher yield using fewer plants, an important development for American growers who, if caught, are penalized according to number of plants.Greg Green's Cannabis Grow Bible remains the only definitive reference available to fully explain both the art and the science behind growing the world's best cannabis-from indoor and outdoor techniques, soil and hydroponic grows, and now organic gardening. Beginners, amateurs, and pros alike will benefit from Green's easy-to-follow style and instructions and the accuracy, breadth and depth of information presented. Professionals will especially benefit the chapters on advanced systems and breeding. Marijuana cultivators everywhere will enjoy the new, full-color edition of the Cannabis Grow Bible.
Cannabis Indica features genetics from over 60 different seed breeders - more than all other cannabis strain guides put together - and strains from a variety of countries. Featuring classic Indica strains, such as Holland's Hope, Blueberry, LA Confidential and P-91, Cannabis Indica also introduces fascinating never-before-seen varieties from previously unknown seed breeders. Filled with hundreds of beautiful full-color images, this book is ideal for every grow room, dorm room, and living room. Each plant is discussed in detail, with accurate information on genetics and lineage so that readers can become experts on Cannabis Indica strains - their aromas, flavors, THC content, medical potentials, and growth patterns. Strains were selected based on their relevance to the current market and the strength of their genetics. There are no advertisements in the book and no one paid to be included - editor S.T. Oner carefully selected all strains based on merit, not advertising dollars.
The debate on the status and legality of cannabis continues to gain momentum. Here, personal anecdotes combined with academic and scientific reports combine to sharpen some of the fascinating philosophical issues associated with cannabis use. A frank, professionally informed and playful discussion of cannabis usage in relation to philosophical inquiry Considers the meaning of a 'high', the morality of smoking marijuana for pleasure, the slippery slope to more dangerous drugs, and the human drive to alter our consciousness Not only incorporates contributions from philosophers, psychologists, sociologists or legal, pharmacological, and medical experts, but also non-academics associated with the cultivation, distribution, and sale of cannabis Brings together an international team of writers from the United States, Canada, UK, Finland, Switzerland, South Africa, and New Zealand
Cannabis plants are classified into two main groups: Indica and Sativa. This book focuses on Cannabis Sativa, an especially tall and potent species of marijuana plant that true connoisseurs love not only for its smoke that induces a desire to create art and socialize with people, but also for the interesting challenges it presents to growers due to its size. No other strain guide has looked at Cannabis Sativa in such depth before, and the fan base established by the previous best-selling book, Cannabis Indica, is eagerly awaiting the release of this new title.Featuring one hundred strains of amazing Sativa-dominant genetics from one hundred of the world's best marijuana breeders, this book is a must-have for pot enthusiasts, pot growers, and pot connoisseurs, new and old alike.Cannabis Sativa features one hundred incredible strains from one hundred different seed breeders-more than all other cannabis strain guides put together-and strains from such varied countries as Britain, Holland, Canada, Russia, Spain, Chile, Switzerland, Germany, France, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and throughout the USA. No other guide features this many emerging seed breeders, as well as established cannabis genetics companies. The Cannabis Sativa and Cannabis Indica series of books are set to become the go-to books for connoisseurs and growers looking to expand their knowledge about the plant, and the genetics in their gardens.Features classic Sativa strains, such as Grapefruit, New York City Diesel, AK-47 and Santa Maria, as well as fascinating brand new, never-before-seen varieties from previously unknown seed breeders. This book also features multiple strain variations on Haze - the strain of choice for connoisseur breeders and smokers, and a favorite amongst medicinal users throughout the USA.Filled with hundreds of beautiful full-color images, this book is ideal for every grow room, dorm room, and living room. Each plant is discussed in detail, with accurate information on genetics and lineage so that readers can become experts on Cannabis Sativa strains-their aromas, flavors, THC content, medical potentials and growth patterns.Cannabis Sativa is a true resource for the Cannabis community, providing useful information to enthusiasts and invaluable insights to the seed-buying and pot smoking public. Unlike its competitor, The Big Book of Buds, which features a mere thirty companies that pay to be included and over twenty pages of advertisements, this book is a true reflection of the global marijuana seed breeding movement. Strains were selected based on their relevance to the current market and the strength of their genetics. There are no advertisements in the book and no one paid to be included. Chief editor, bestselling author S.T. Oner, carefully selected all strains based on merit, not advertising dollars. This grassroots philosophy has resulted in the previous release in this series, Cannabis Indica, gaining much attention and praise as well as consistent sales.With an introduction by Greg Green, the bestselling author of The Cannabis Grow Bible, focusing on the history and origins of the Cannabis Sativa plant, as well as its growth patterns, genetic tendencies, breeding potential and smokeability, this book is every true cannabis enthusiast's dream.