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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.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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The Cat Lover's Treasury

New AMAZING Hardcover Book that is ready to read or give as a gift!! Great for any cat lover! You will not be disappointed with this great book! You will want to share! EXPEDITED SHIPPING OFFERRED. Satisfaction Guaranteed. Thanks for considering Whispering Pines for your purchase.

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Transdisciplinary Journeys in the Anthropocene: More-than-human encounters

This book is a major contribution to the emerging field of the Environmental Humanities. It is a field founded on the idea that knowledge is forged on troubling journeys, not just applied to problems by masterful humans in order to extract solutions. Wright has invented a kind of subjectivity, with both a mode of knowledge composition, and a tone, that are crafted in interspecies relations. The Environmental Humanities are here relau...

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The Eurasian Beaver

The Eurasian beaver was near extinction at the start of the twentieth century, hunted across Europe for its fur, meat and castoreum. But now the beaver is on the brink of a comeback, with wild beaver populations, licensed and unlicensed, emerging all over Britain. As a keystone species, the beaver plays a vital role in the creation of sustainable wetland habitats through its damming activities, providing living opportunities for a br...

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Introduced Mammals of the World

Winner in the Scholarly Reference section of the 2004 Australian Awards for Excellence in Educational Publishing. Introduced Mammals of the World provides a concise and extensive source of information on the range of introductions of mammals conducted by humans, and an indication as to which have resulted in adverse outcomes. It provides a very valuable tool by which scientists can assess future potential introductions (or re-introdu...

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Teaming with Your Therapy Dog

This is an EXCELLENT book! I think it should be required reading for all Therapy Dog handlers, and I HIGHLY recommend it for anybody who wants to increase their bond with their dog. I learned so many tips and have improved my teamwork with my Therapy Dog in amazing ways since I read Ms. Howie's book. We were good before, but now we're on our way to becoming a true team who is truly in tune with each other. My dog is SO HAPPY that I r...

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Calgary: City of Animals (Calgary Institute for the Humanities)

The usefulness of the work is to place scholarly interventions in conversation with activists working with wildlife rehabilitation and habitat conservation, as well as artists and a museum curator who explore the importance of animals as inspiration and fellow creatures. The book challenges the neat distinctions one might draw among disciplines or among artists, activists, and scholars. It shows not only that animals, human and non-h...