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    Shah, Rani
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    We could all learn a thing or two about living in balance from our friends in the plant and animal kingdom. We need look no farther than nature for small and simple things we can do to slow down, recharge, and living more thoughtfully, lovingly, and harmoniously.

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    Debbink, Andrea
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    Packed with real-life tales of adventure and practical tools, this handbook is an inspiring guide for the next generation of climate activists, conservationists, and nature lovers.

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    Greene, Melissa Fay
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    Felled by a neuromuscular disease, Karen Shirk was encouraged to raise her own service dog. A thousand dogs later, her service dog academy is restoring broken children to life. Melissa Fay Greene weaves the latest discoveries about our co-evolution with dogs with Karen's story.

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    Van Hemert, Caroline
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    Biologist Caroline Van Hemert tells the story of her journey from Washington state to high above the Arctic Circle--traveling across remote and rugged terrain solely by human power--to rediscover birds, the natural world, and her own love of science.

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    Conaboy, Kelly
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    Kelly Conaboy presents a funny exploration of the joy found in loving a dog so much it makes you feel like you're going to combust. Follow Peter and his owner to Woofstock and canine dance lessons. From learning about Peter's DNA, to seeing if dogs can sense ghosts, this book will give listeners a smart, entertaining look into the funny world of dogs.

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    Peterson, Coyote
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    Coyote Peterson, YouTube star, animal enthusiast, and creator of the Brave Adventure series, has tracked down some of the world's most painfully stinging insects and chronicled getting stung by each of them on his YouTube channel. Coyote has saved the best--or possibly the worst--for last, and he's finally ready to share his experience with the most painful sting in the world: the Executioner Wasp.

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    Leiren-Young, Mark
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    The fascinating and heartbreaking account of the first publicly exhibited captive killer whale—a story that forever changed the way we see orcas and sparked the movement to save them.

    Killer whales had always been seen as bloodthirsty sea monsters. That all changed when a young killer whale was captured off the west coast of North America and displayed to the public in 1964. Moby Doll—as the whale became known—was an instant celebrity, drawing twenty thousand visitors on the one and only day he was exhibited. He died within a few months, but his famous gentleness sparked a worldwide crusade that transformed how people understood and appreciated orcas. Because of Moby Doll, we stopped fearing “killers” and grew to love and respect “orcas.”

    Published in partnership with the David Suzuki Institute

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    Patrick-Goudreau, Colleen
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    Colleen Patrick-Goudreau has guided countless individuals through the process of becoming vegan. Now, she shares her insights into why some people stay vegan and others stop. In these pages, Colleen shares her wisdom for managing common challenges and arms readers, both vegan and plant-based, with solutions and strategies for creating a sustainable vegan lifestyle.

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    Rose, Rachel
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    This is an up-close look at the lives and work of men, women, and dogs who serve and protect citizens in America and around the world. Rachel Rose reveals the feats these teams accomplish and the emotional and physical risks they take for one another and for all of us.

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    Thompson-Hernández, Walter
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    Inspired by a powerful New York Times article that went viral, this young readers' edition tells the uplifting true story of Black men and women from Compton, California, who found purpose through raising and riding horses.

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    Brusatte, Stephen
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    Steve Brusatte brings young scientists and readers everywhere into his world of massive herbivores and fearsome predators, daily unexpected discoveries, and all the new science used to learn about some of the world's oldest beings. Even though the dinosaurs roamed the earth millions of years ago, we're still piecing together new information about these ancient animals.

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    Leiren-Young, Mark, Nakatsuka, Kelly
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    Meet Onyx and the orcas of J pod, the world’s most famous whales. Illustrated with stunning photos, this picture book introduces young readers to the orcas humans first fell in love with. The members of J pod live in the Salish Sea, off the coast of Washington and British Columbia. Moby Doll was the first orca ever displayed in captivity, Granny was the oldest orca known to humanity, and Scarlet was the orca humans fought to save.

  • Auteur:
    Leiren-Young, Mark
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    Meet Onyx and the orcas of J pod, the world's most famous whales. Illustrated with stunning photos, this picture book introduces young readers to the orcas humans first fell in love with. The members of J pod live in the Salish Sea, off the coast of Washington and British Columbia. Moby Doll was the first orca ever displayed in captivity, Granny was the oldest orca known to humanity, and Scarlet was the orca humans fought to save.

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    Nicholson, Dean
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    When thirty-year-old Dean Nicholson set off from Scotland to cycle around the world, his aim was to learn as much as he could about our troubled planet. But he hadn't bargained on the lessons he'd learn from his unlikely companion. In the mountains between Montenegro and Bosnia, Nicholson came across an abandoned kitten. Soon on his travels with the cat he named Nala, they forged an unbreakable bond.

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    Czajkowski, Chris
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    It was ten years ago that this charming book first stole the hearts of dog lovers everywhere. Written from the point of view of Lonesome, a lovable dog of great intellect and character, Lonesome regales the reader with tales and observations of life in the wild. Named after the remote Lonesome Lake in British Columbia’s Tweedsmuir Park, Lonesome was a first-rate companion to her human—obedient, mannerly, and brave, yet occasionally cynical—although she did not share her human’s love of the wilderness and would have preferred life in the suburbs. Following in the tradition of classics like Old Yeller and The Incredible Journey, Lonesome’s charming, humorous, and utterly engaging memoir embodies the undeniable love and inevitable differences between a special dog and her human companion. With over 20,000 copies sold, TouchWood Editions is introducing this new anniversary edition so that Lonesome’s story can be enjoyed by a new generation of readers.

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    Bulanda, Susan
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    Most search and rescue (SAR) dog units do not have a professional dog trainer or behavior consultant to help handlers train their dogs for SAR. Often training methods are handed down from one person to the next and do not work with all dogs. K9 Search and Rescue Troubleshooting addresses the training problems that SAR dog handlers face when training their dogs. Many of the problems are caused by handler error and/or issues that may have occurred in the developmental stages of the dog. K9 Search and Rescue Troubleshooting offers insights on how to solve these problems by explaining canine developmental stages and how they affect the dog's ability to learn and function. The book addresses, in general, how dogs learn, including the latest research about their observational abilities and how these abilities affect the dog's performance. The book also addresses common handler errors and how to find and select the right dog for SAR work.

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    Gerritsen, Resi, Haak, Ruud
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    Make sure your K9 investigation work holds up in court. Based on Resi and Ruud’s previous book, K9 Fraud, with updated content and a new chapter. Learn how to: Avoid the most common mistakes handlers make. Become a better trainer and handler with a scientific understanding of scent and tracking work. Train your dog for scent-identification lineups using the scientifically proven Dutch standard. Faulty K9 investigations often have serious consequences: the guilty might walk free, and the innocent might suffer. Internationally recognized dog handlers and trainers Dr. Resi Gerritsen and Ruud Haak use real-life case studies—historical and recent—to highlight K9 errors that can derail entire investigations. Each of these mistakes, such as influencing your dog’s results or relying on contaminated scents, damages your reputation and the value of your work. But with the right knowledge and training protocols, you can minimize investigation errors. K9 errors have hampered investigations from the earliest uses of dogs for police work in Europe to twenty-first century cases such as the 2001 anthrax attacks in the United States. Don’t let the same mistakes happen to you and your team.

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    Gerritsen, Resi, Haak, Ruud
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    A comprehensive guide to training and certifying K9 explosive detection teams. Learn how to: Train your K9 to detect and safely alert for explosive substances. Conduct operational searches in buildings, vehicles, ships, and planes. Train your dog for the specialized work of mine detection. In the high stakes realm of explosive detection, where even the smallest mistake can have fatal consequences, the margin of error is zero. Well trained dog-handler teams can play a key role in explosive detection, but only if their training is top notch. Dr. Resi Gerritsen and Ruud Haak have worked with police departments around the world to help them establish and improve their K9 explosive detection training programs, and in this book they share their expertise with handlers and trainers looking to enhance their own performance. They teach how to pick the right dog for explosive detection work, how to train the dog to detect explosives, and how to properly execute a variety of training and operational searches. They also provide some of the background knowledge you'll need about common explosives and the many factors that can influence a K9's work. Along with essential health and safety precautions for you and your dog, you'll also learn how to test and certify dogs and handlers to ensure excellent performance in the field.

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    Gerritsen, Resi, Haak, Ruud
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    A comprehensive guide to training and deploying your drug-detection dog.Learn how to: Select the right dog for drug detection work. Train your K9 using the latest techniques with proven results. Plan and execute searches of individuals and in a variety of settings, including open air locations, warehouses and other buildings, airplanes, automobiles, and ships.In the fight against illegal drugs, a well-trained K9 can be your most important asset. K9 Drug Detection gives trainers and handlers the tools and knowledge they need to properly train and deploy a highly effective K9 drug detection team.Expert trainers Dr. Resi Gerritsen and Ruud Haak provide the key principles for successful training, as well as step-by-step training schedules for both active and passive responses. They describe the many factors that affect a K9’s work in the field, including the influence of air currents and various weather conditions. They teach you how to protect your K9 from dangerous substances and what to do if your dog is accidentally exposed. They also provide background information every K9 drug detection handler should know, such as the basics of drug laws in North America and Europe and essential facts about the appearance, effects, risks, and use of the most common illegal drugs.

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    Mackenzie, Stephen A.
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    Includes a new chapter on indicating without biting. Learn how to: Choose the right dog and training method. Train dogs that will out reliably in all situations. Solve common problems in aggression-control training. Aggression control training requires dogs to think while they are excited and under stress, which is no easy task. Dr. Stephen A. Mackenzie has been teaching and using non-compulsive methods for aggression-control training for more than 30 years. His techniques have worked for hundreds of dogs, and have been used and adapted by many skilled trainers and decoys for their individual circumstances. K9 Aggression Control provides a flexible approach to aggression control that is rooted in obedience training. You may be someone who uses a muzzle, sees a role for toys and games, and works with a decoy who likes to drop the sleeve, or you might not want a muzzle, toy, or dropped sleeve anywhere near your dog—either way this book has options for you. It details techniques and variations so you can choose the options you prefer. Dr. Mackenzie also gives decoys sound advice on controlling a dog’s excitement level, working with handlers, and making the best use of equipment. A new chapter in this revised and updated edition shows you how to train dogs to indicate a person’s location without biting—essential for the search and rescue trainer and a real plus for modern police forces looking for ways to reduce liability.

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