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The "New York Times" bestseller and Oprah's Book Club Pick--the unique and deeply moving epic of four generations of African-American women based on one family's ancestral past.
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.
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
Epilepsy is one of the most familiar chronic neurological diseases and is a common yet challenging presentation in veterinary surgeries. This book covers seizure pathogenesis, classifications, diagnostic investigations, emergency treatments and longer term treatments, with a large section on pharmacological intervention. Filling a considerable gap in the veterinary literature, it includes tables and charts for quick reference during emergencies. Seizures can be very distressing to animals and owners, yet not all seizures are the result of epilepsy, a neurological condition. This book discusses how to distinguish between epileptic and non-neurological seizures, and provides case studies to illustrate different occurrences of epilepsy.
Alex had a dog-waking business. the business had become so successful, taking notes to keep track of everything was an absolute necessity. Suddenly, the business starts losing its clients. Will the mystery be solved?
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:] "15 canine crimes committed by a kennel of top writers Here is a captivating collection of never-before-published stories with bark--and an occasional bite--as some of the most illustrious names in contemporary crime fiction pay homage to our loyal friends. A pair of friendly mutts help solve a haunting Central Park mystery ... A Seeing Eye dog on Fifth Avenue sees more than he's meant to ... A Jack Russell terrier sniffs out a human rat ... 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.
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.
Astounded by the lack of books dedicated to the wondrous variety of his favorite plant, author Jason King set out on a four-year mission to document the world's finest cannabis. Traveling around North America, Hawaii, and Europe, he captured over 1,500 strains on film (benevolently sampling a good number as well). Here in THE CANNABIBLE, images of the best 200 varieties are included alongside engaging and informative descriptions of their aromas, flavors, effects, and origins. Study this holy writ and figure out whether Purple Haze, Magic Kush, and the "P" is da kine or da shwag; learn which strains will give you the munchies or the wobbles; discover how appropriately named are Doc Kevorkian, Black Widow, and Cat Piss; and find out which strains are good for productivity, creativity, or just sitting on the couch, staring into space. With over 400 mind-blowing, full-color photographs of the world's most beautiful nugs, this book will have you on the floor, bowing to the mighty bud-dha.* A chapter contributed by one of the world's most studious pot smokers, Rob Clarke, provides an in-depth explanation of the history of marijuana breeding.* A unique reference guide, the first of its kind.From the Trade Paperback edition.
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.
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.
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.
Cannabis plants are classified into two main groups: Indica and Sativa. This book focuses on Cannabis Indica, a bushier and heavier plant that produces a smoke that famously induces (among other highs) a desire to sit quietly on the couch and relax. This is the latest book in the bestselling series focusing on the Cannabis Indica plant, the most popular type of marijuana in the United States due to its growth patterns and intense physical effects.No other strain guide series has looked at Cannabis Indica in such depth before, and readers across the USA are desperate for more. Featuring 100 strains of amazing Indica-dominant genetics and a dazzling array of skilled breeders, this book is a must-have for pot enthusiasts, pot growers, and pot connoisseurs, new and old alike.Cannabis Indica, Volume 3 features genetics from the world's greatest seed breeders, and showcases strains from such varied countries as Britain, Holland, Canada, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, France, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Australia and the USA. No other guide series features this many emerging seed breeders, as well as established cannabis genetics companies. Cannabis Indica is the latest book in the must-have series for connoisseurs and growers looking to expand their knowledge about the plant, and the genetics in their gardens.Featuring classic Indica strains, such as Pure Kush, Bubba Kush, Hash Plant and Romulan, Cannabis Indica, Volume 3 also introduces fascinating brand new, never-before-seen varieties from previously unknown seed breeders. The book also features multiple strain variations on Hindu Kush - America's best selling cannabis strain - adored by growers and smokers alike.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, potency, THC content, medical potentials and growth patterns.Cannabis Indica, Volume 3 is a true resource for the Cannabis community, providing useful information to enthusiasts and invaluable insights to the seed-buying public. This series is a true reflection of the global marijuana seed breeding movement and it is completely up-to-date, a quality that cannabis enthusiasts place a high value on. 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 volumes in the series selling thousands of copies.With an introduction by SKUNK Magazine's cultivation editor and breeding guru The Rev, the bestselling author of True Living Organics: The Ultimate Guide to Growing All-Natural Marijuana Indoors, discussing his views on the Cannabis Indica plant, as well as its growth patterns, genetic tendencies, breeding potential and smokeability, this book is every true cannabis enthusiast's dream.
An Upscale Cookbook for Enthusiasts of All Skill Levels That Approaches Cannabis as an Ingredient to Explore Cannabis is one of the hottest ingredients to hit the culinary world, and cannabis-infused food is an evolving art and science. In The Cannabis Kitchen Cookbook, chefs in the know from Amherst to Anaheim share their secrets for infusing everything from oil and agave to soups and cocktails with this once taboo ingredient. Covering every meal from brunch to late-night cocktails and snacks, The Cannabis Kitchen Cookbook approaches cannabis as yet another fine ingredient to be studied and savored, like a great wine, a premium cigar, gourmet chocolate, or single malt scotch. With more than one hundred fully tested recipes from experienced professional chefs, The Cannabis Kitchen Cookbook guides readers through the process of making fresh, tasty, and healthy home-cooked meals using cannabis as the main additive. The cookbook also provides step-by-step instructions on preparing cannabis for use in the kitchen as well as advice on personalizing dosage for different tastes. Tips for trimming, processing, storing, and preserving cannabis are included along with a "buyer's guide" that sheds light on the many varieties of cannabis flavor profiles, showcasing strains based not only on feel-good levels, but more importantly, taste-good levels Contributors to this Collection include . . . Leslie Cerier * Mike DeLao * Scott Durrah * Joey Galeano * Rowan Lehrman * Andie Leon * Catjia Redfern * Herb Seidel * Donna Shields * Grace Gutierrez * Lucienne Bercow Lazarus * Emily Sloat * Rabib Rafiq * Chris Kilham
Written by the founder and CEO of the world's largest medical cannabis dispensary, The Cannabis Manifesto delivers a clear, concise history of cannabis as a medicine, details the unintended consequences of prohibition, and considers its future as a regulated consumer product. Steve DeAngelo draws on his experience serving the sick as the head of the controversial Harborside Health Center and a colorful lifetime of working for social justice to present a compelling call for the legalization of this most controversial of plants. His provocative argument that there is no such thing as recreational cannabis challenges readers to rethink everything they thought they knew about marijuana--and teaches them how to use it responsibly. The Cannabis Manifesto answers essential questions about the plant, employing extensive research to fuel a thoughtful discussion around cannabis science and law while at the same time taking readers on a magical tour of a little-known world. DeAngelo explains how cannabis prohibition has warped our most precious institutions--from the family, to the workplace, to the doctor's office and the courtroom. His vivid narrative provides a lively, behind-the-scenes look at Harborside's showdown with the federal government and details the life of a hippie who missed the sixties. In calling for a realistic national policy on a substance that has been used by half of all Americans, this essential primer will forever change the way the world thinks about cannabis, its benefits, and the laws governing its use.
Meditation and psychonautic exploration of the mind. A must for all cannabis users.
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