Pets and the Planet: A Practical Guide to Sustainable Pet Care

What perfect timing for the release of this well-researched, thought-provoking guide. President Obama has recently acknowledged the dangers of global warming for the planet. April is the month of Earth Day. Frischmann is way ahead of the curve. Did you know clay kitty litter comes to us via strip-mining? That toxic materials recently discovered in children's toys extend to pet toys? Whether it's a listing of indoor plants toxic to yo...

Reptile Medicine and Surgery in Clinical Practice

Me encanta en enfoque anatómico a la hora de plantear los diagnósticos. Libro muy practico de revisión rápida. A concise and practical quick reference guide to treating reptiles in first opinion veterinary practice Reptile Medicine and Surgery in Clinical Practice is the ideal guide for the busy veterinarian treating reptile cases. Designed as a quick reference guide, but with comprehensive coverage of all the topics needed for first...

Animals and the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

This book is the first comprehensive, in-depth English language study of the animals that were left behind in the exclusion zone in the wake of the nuclear meltdown of three of the four reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station in March 2011, triggered by the Great East Japan Earthquake of magnitude 9.0.The Japanese government designated an area of 20-kilometer radius from the nuclear power station as an exclusion zone ...

Primate Behavioral Ecology, Fifth Edition

This comprehensive introductory text integrates evolutionary, ecological, and demographic perspectives with new results from field studies and contemporary noninvasive molecular and hormonal techniques to understand how different primates behave and the significance of these insights for primate conservation. Each chapter is organized around the major research themes in the field, with Strier emphasizing the interplay between theory,...

Miss Sarah's Guide to Etiquette for Dogs & Their People

I found this book to be invaluable in helping me to train my two dogs--one, a puppy, and one, a stubborn hound. It also helped me to understand and train myself and how I relate to my dogs. The language is cute and lively too. Filled with excellent advice, in an easy-to-read format, without having to wade through extraneous stuff that fills so many dog training books.

Reactive Java Programming

Learn reactive programming using Java and its functional aspects, sometimes called RxJava. This book shows you how to solve "callback hell" with RxJava and shows you how to write thread-safe code without hanging onto state variables which comes in handy for cloud computing software-as-a-service issues, especially when dealing with big data processes through streaming. Reactive Java Programming includes unique coverage of reactive And...

Seascape Ecology

Seascape Ecology provides a comprehensive look at the state-of-the-science in the application of landscape ecology to the seas and provides guidance for future research priorities. The first book devoted exclusively to this rapidly emerging and increasingly important discipline, it is comprised of contributions from researchers at the forefront of seascape ecology working around the world. It presents the principles, concepts, method...

Adopting the Racing Greyhound

This was the perfect introductory book to adopting a former racing greyhound. Cynthia's writing style is straightforward but friendly; it felt like a longtime cheeky friend was talking to me! She knows her stuff, and while she is a proponent of greyhound adoption, she also includes information on why people shouldn't get a greyhound (or a dog). It provided the perfect amount of information without being too overwhelming. The adoption...

The Next Social Contract: Animals, the Anthropocene, and Biopolitics

In his provocative book The Next Social Contract, Wayne Gabardi rigorously considers the fate of animals in the twenty-first century. He claims that if we are to address the challenges raised by the Anthropocene—the period where nonhuman beings tend to be mere extras, often subsumed under the umbrella notion of “nature”—we need to radically rethink our basic ethical outlook and develop a new, “more-than-human” social contract. Gabard...