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"Les abeilles comme vous ne les avez jamais vues"

Ce beau livre invite les lecteurs à partager les missions de l’abeille pollinisatrice de nos cultures et son génie d’organisation. Alors que les apiculteurs et la science nous auront livré ce qu’il y avait d’essentiel sur l’histoire de l’abeille, nous quitterons ces savoirs acquis pour visualiser les merveilles que nous offre l’industrieuse des champs et qui n’est qu’un coin restreint de l’universelle création. Un voile, à peine soul...

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Wings over the Great Plains

The great North-South migratory pathway across the North American Great Plains-from the tropic wintering grounds to the high arctic breeding areas-is analyzed for the first time. Describes 114 U.S. and 21 Canadian localities of special importance to migrating birds. Discusses nearly 400 species of 50 avian families. Includes 7 maps, 49 figures and over 100 literature citations.

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Birds of Peru (Princeton Field Guides)

Birds of Peru is the most complete and authoritative field guide to this diverse, neotropical landscape. It features every one of Peru's 1,817 bird species and shows the distinct plumages of each in 307 superb, high-quality color plates. Concise descriptions and color distribution maps are located opposite the plates, making this book much easier to use in the field than standard neotropical field guides. This fully revised paperback...

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Cat Lover's Daily Companion

Cat Lover's Daily Companion is a unique, easy-to-use, and inspiring handbook filled with a year's worth of insight, helpful tips, and practical advice into the feline-human relationship for all cat lovers and owners. Whether you're a cat owner yourself or someone who just loves all things cat, this book will provide you with a lifetime's worth of ways to enjoy and appreciate cats. The format—a year-long, day-minder-type book—is not m...

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Why Dogs Hump and Bees Get Depressed

In 2009, Marc Bekoff was asked to write on animal emotions for Psychology Today. Some 500 popular, jargon-free essays later, the field of anthrozoology — the study of human-animal relationships — has grown exponentially, as have scientific data showing how smart and emotional nonhuman animals are. Here Bekoff offers selected essays that showcase the fascinating cognitive abilities of other animals as well as their empathy, compassion...

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The Horse in Motion

We all want our horses to be able to perform to the best of their ability and we know that an effective training regime has many facets. The horse must be worked correctly, fed a balanced ration, mentally and physically healthy and well looked after.

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Birds of the Central Platte River Valley and Adjacent Counties

The central Platte River Valley region of Nebraska encompasses 11 counties and nearly 10,000 square miles, and extends about 120 miles from the western edge of Lincoln County to the eastern edge of Merrick County. At its center is the Platte River, the historic spring staging area for Sandhill and Whooping cranes, five species of geese, and millions of waterfowl and water-dependent birds. Collectively, at least 373 bird species have ...

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Animals and Society: An Introduction to Human-Animal Studies

Considering that much of human society is structured through its interaction with non-human animals, and since human society relies heavily on the exploitation of animals to serve human needs, human–animal studies has become a rapidly expanding field of research, featuring a number of distinct positions, perspectives, and theories that require nuanced explanation and contextualization. The first book to provide a full overview of hum...

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1,001 Things You Always Wanted To Know About Cats

Think you know everything about your feline companion? In 1,001 Things You Always Wanted to Know About Cats, trivia specialist and certified cat fancier J. Stephen Lang puts your whisker wisdom to the test with 1,001 tantalizing trivia tidbits. From myths and legends to famous cat lovers (and haters), "catty" phrases to cartoon kitties, bewildering behavioral quirks to mating and motherhood, you'll learn about: * five U.S. presidents...

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Amphibians and Reptiles of the Carolinas and Virginia, 2nd edition

Revised and updated to reflect the most current science, and including 30 new species, this authoritative and comprehensive volume is the definitive guide to the amphibians and reptiles of the Carolinas and Virginia. The new edition features 189 species of salamanders, frogs, crocodilians, turtles, lizards, and snakes, with updated color photographs, descriptions, and distribution maps for each species. It is an indispensable guide f...