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Poisonous to Pets: Plants Poisonous to Dogs and Cats.Artist/Author: O'Kane, Nicole.
The must-have guide to toxic plants for dog and cat owners.
Poisonous to Pets is vital to anyone who owns a dog or cat – it could save their pet’s life. This highly illustrated, full-colour book allows rapid access to visual and written information about plants that are poisonous to cats and dogs. It enables owners to identify the dangerous plant and know what to do if their pet is poisoned.
The book outlines potential toxicity to pets by categorising the plants into four levels, with each toxic level identified by colours found on the edge of each page. However, prevention is better than cure, and the information in this book also helps pet owners and garden designers ‘poison proof’ the home and garden.
Each plant description includes: botanical name, common name, scientific plant family, signs of toxicity in the animal, the first point of call for treatment, a brief description of the plant, geographic location, plant habitat, toxic parts, how poisoning occurs and toxic principles.
Cat.Artist/Author: Rogers, Kay.
Reaktion Animal Series. This book traces the relationship between humans and the cat from its original domestication in ancient Egypt to its status as perhaps the most popular pet in the world. This book will appeal to the enormous number of people who like and are interested in cats. Unlike many other cat books, it offers substantial and accurate information about the history of cats and their presentation in literature and art. Other titles in this animal series are available.
Wolves: behaviour, ecology and conservation.Artist/Author: Mech, L. David and Luigi Boitani.
Covering aspects of social ecology, behavior, communication, feeding habits and hunting techniques, populations dynamics, physiology and pathology, molecular genetics, evolution and taxonomy, interaction with humans and other animals, reintroduction, conservation and recovery efforts. Also available in hardcover [stock id 19288].
Biology and conservation of wild canids.Artist/Author: Macdonald, David W. and Claudio Sillero-Zubiri, editors.
This book brings together in a single volume an astonishing synthesis of research from the last twenty years and is the first truly compendious synthesis on wild canids.
Beginning with a complete account of all 36 canid species, there follow six review chapters that emphasise topics most relevant to canid conservation science, including evolution and systematics, behavioural ecology, population genetics, diseases, conflict/control of troublesome species, and conservation tools. Fifteen detailed case studies then delve deeply into the very best species investigations currently available, written by all the leading figures in the field.
The Dingo in Australia and Asia.Artist/Author: Corbett, Laurie.
The results of three decades of study, with illustrations by Frank Knight and the author. Covers the social and chemical communicatin among dingoes, patterns of aggression, dominance and submission, feeding ecology, hunting tactics and competition with other predators.
Hunter and hunted: relationships between carnivores and people.Artist/Author: Kruuk, Hans.
Hunter and hunted is an account of the intricate relationships between predators and humans. Written by one of the world’s best known naturalists, Hans Kruuk, it is both about his life-long passion for meat-eaters as diverse as otters and wolves, tigers and hyaenas, and a scientific exploration of what carnivores mean to humans and vice versa.
Spirit of the wild dog: the world of wolves, coyotes, foxes, jackals and dingoes.Artist/Author: Rogers, Lesley J. and Gisela Kaplan.
Covers all aspects of wild dogs: their variety of species, and where and how they live in the wild. The book takes us on a fascinating exploration of how wild dogs behave, communicate, socialise, mate and hunt. It also provides insights into the extraordinary group coherence of wild dogs, their faithfulness and intelligence, their ability to learn, remember and solve problems. The book also discusses the future of the wild dog. Including spectacular photographs of dogs in their natural habitats, Spirit of the Wild Dog is an intriguing and much needed account of the world of these admirable animals.
The African wild dog: ecology, behavior, and conservation.Artist/Author: Creel, Scott and Nancy Marusha Creel.
With only 5,000 surviving, the African wild dog (Lycaon pictus) is one of the world’s most endangered large carnivores – and one of the most remarkable. This comprehensive portrait of wild dogs incorporates previously scattered information with important new findings from a six-year study in Tanzania’s Selous Game Reserve, Africa’s largest protected area. A hardcover is also available.
Wild cats of the world.Artist/Author: Sunquist, Mel and Sunquist, Fiona.
Each of the accounts of the thirty-six species of cat contains a description of the cat, including human interactions with it, as well as detailed data on its distribution, ecology and behaviour, status in the wild, and efforts to conserve it.
Borderland Jaguars: Tigres de la Frontera.Artist/Author: Brown, David and Carlos Lopez Gonzalez.
The book is primarily a natural history of the jaguar in south-west USA and discusses its distribution, habitats, and hunting and breeding characteristics. It concludes with a section on the status and management of these borderland jaguars and a proposed conservation plan.
Frontiers of fear: tigers and people in the Malay world, 1600-1950.Artist/Author: Boomgaard, Peter.
Interweaving stories about Malay kings, colonial rulers, tiger charmers, and bounty hunters with facts about tigers and their way of life, the book is an engrossing combination of environmental and micro history.
The domestic cat: the biology of its behaviour.Artist/Author: Turner, Dennis C. and Patrick Bateson.
Covering all types of cats from pampered pets to feral hunters, this completely revised new edition shows how cats live and behave in a variety of circumstances and surroundings.