Mother's Love

Inspiring True Stories from the Animal Kingdom
Author: Melina Gerosa Bellows
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426209223
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 92
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Offers a celebration of motherhood through wildlife photos, inspirational quotations, and true stories of maternal heroism.

Top 10: Moms


Author: Virginia Loh-Hagan
Publisher: Cherry Lake
ISBN: 1634711963
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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Dive into the Wild Wicked Wonderful world of the animal kingdom with the Top 10: Moms. Written with a high interest level to appeal to a more mature audience and a lower level of complexity with clear visuals to help struggling readers along. Considerate text includes tons of fascinating information and wild facts that will hold the readers' interest, allowing for successful mastery and comprehension. A table of contents, glossary with simplified pronunciations, and index all enhance comprehension.

Unlikely Loves

43 Heartwarming True Stories from the Animal Kingdom
Author: Jennifer S. Holland
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 0761178732
Category: Nature
Page: 240
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Unlikely Friendships is the phenomenal New York Times bestseller that’s spent 44 weeks on the list and has 615,000 copies in print. It’s struck a chord with media, from CBS This Morning to USA Today, and Temple Grandin has praised it as “amazing. It shows the power of friendship.” Now its author, Jennifer Holland, who writes about animal relationships with insight, compassion, and a fine narrative touch, explores animal attachments that, in human terms, can only be called love. Packed with beautiful, breathtaking full-color photographs, Unlikely Loves is a celebration of love between species. Here are stories of parental love, like the Dalmatian who mothers a newborn lamb—a lamb that just happens to be white with black spots! Stories of playful love, including the fox and the hound who become inseparable. And stories of orphaned animals who have found family-like ties in unexpected combinations, like the elephant who’s bonded with sea lions, goats, and other animals in her walks around the Oregon Zoo. Ms. Holland has interviewed scientists, zoologists, and animal caretakers from around the world, tracking down firsthand sources and eyewitnesses. The stories are written with journalistic integrity and detail—and always filled with the author’s deep affection for her subjects.

Unlikely Heroes

37 Inspiring Stories of Courage and Heart from the Animal Kingdom
Author: Jennifer S. Holland
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 0761183167
Category: Nature
Page: 256
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In her heartwarming New York Times bestsellers Unlikely Friendships and last year’s Unlikely Loves, Jennifer Holland revealed the surprising emotional bonds that exist between animals of different species. Her books spent dozens of weeks on bestseller lists and caught the attention of major media from CBS This Morning to USA Today. Why? Because she opened our eyes to the rich inner lives of animals, showing us that the power of love and friendship is not for humans only. In Unlikely Heroes, Ms. Holland uncovers and celebrates yet another side of animals that we often think belongs primarily to people—heroism, that indefinable quality of going above and beyond, often for altruistic reasons, often at great personal risk. These 37 inspiring true tales show animals whose quick acts have saved lives, like the pod of dolphins who protected swimmers in New Zealand from a great white shark by forming a screen around them. There are stories of animals who simply and unselfishly give, like Rojo the llama, who shines his very special light of lovingkindness on the elderly patients in an Oregon rehab center. And there are compelling stories of heroic resilience: like Naki’o, the abandoned puppy who lost all four paws to frostbite but found the grit not only to overcome that terrible hardship but to reclaim the joy of life—that’s him, smiling on the cover of the book.

The Witch Must Die

The Hidden Meaning of Fairy Tales
Author: Sheldon Cashdan
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0465073980
Category: Psychology
Page: 304
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In The Witch Must Die, Sheldon Cashdan explores how fairy tales help children deal with psychological conflicts by projecting their own internal struggles between good and evil onto the battles enacted by the characters in the stories. Not since Bettelheim's The Uses of Enchantment has the underlying significance of fantasy and fairy tales been so insightfully and entertainingly mined.

PRANIC NOURISHMENT - Nutrition for the New Millennium - Living on Light Series


Author: Jasmuheen
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1847534074
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 203
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NEW 2012 UPDATED VERSION - Pranic Nourishment, also called Living on Light, is Jasmuheen's fourth book of metaphysical interest. It is a fascinating story of her personal journey into being physically sustained purely by Light. It also touches on physical immortality, spirituality and sexuality, new millennium relationships and mind mastery utilizing the powerful programming of Dimensional Biofield Science. Pioneering new yet ancient pathways, many are now exploring the option of neither being a meat eater, a vegetarian, a vegan, a fruitarian but rather a 'liquidarian' or an individual sustained and nourished purely by the Light of their own Divine nature. Formerly a 'state of being' reserved for, or attributed to, the Holy men, Saints or Sages of the East; the process described in this text offers a practical and spiritual alternative for those wishing to practically begin to embrace physical immortality, cease the aging process or simply 'live on Light'.

True Love

24 Surprising Stories of Animal Affection
Author: Rachel Buchholz
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426210361
Category: Nature
Page: 90
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Collects stories demonstrating animal friendship and love, including tales of devoted siblings, mothers, and mates.

Heart Songs for Animal Lovers

Inspiring Stories of Incredible Devotion, Profound Courage, and Enduring Love Between People and Animals
Author: Hester Mundis
Publisher: Rodale Pr
ISBN: 9781579540432
Category: Nature
Page: 192
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This heartwarming collection reveals the loyalty, companionship, sacrifice, and small miracles that define the depth and timelessness of the human-animal bond.

The Simple Truth About Love


Author: Bradley Trevor Greive
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 9780740755668
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 116
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This charming volume explores the sum and substance of love while recognizing the elements that make it such an incredibly wonderful part of life. Helping along the way are the individually selected animal photographs that perfectly convey the ideas that Bradley presents.

Children of Blood and Bone

Goldener Zorn
Author: Tomi Adeyemi
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104909962
Category: Fiction
Page: 94
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Sie töteten meine Mutter. Sie raubten uns die Magie. Sie zwangen uns in den Staub. Jetzt erheben wir uns. Zélies Welt war einst voller Magie. Flammentänzer spielten mit dem Feuer, Geistwandler schufen schillernde Träume, und Seelenfänger wie Zélies Mutter wachten über Leben und Tod. Bis zu der Nacht, als ihre Kräfte versiegten und der machthungrige König von Orïsha jeden einzelnen Magier töten ließ. Die Blutnacht beraubte Zélie ihrer Mutter und nahm einem ganzen Volk die Hoffnung. Jetzt hat Zélie eine einzige Chance, die Magie nach Orïsha zurückzuholen. Ihre Mission führt sie über dunkle Pfade, wo rachedurstige Geister lauern, und durch glühende Wüsten, die ihr alles abverlangen. Dabei muss sie ihren Feinden immer einen Schritt voraus sein. Besonders dem Kronprinzen, der mit allen Mitteln verhindern will, dass die Magie je wieder zurückkehrt ... Der internationale Bestseller! Große Kinoverfilmung bereits in Arbeit bei Fox 2000 (»Twilight«, »Das Schicksal ist ein mieser Verräter«)

Der Wind in den Weiden

oder Der Dachs lässt schön grüßen, möchte aber auf keinen Fall gestört werden
Author: Kenneth Grahame
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783423716178
Category:
Page: 251
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A Woman of Science

An Extraordinary Journey of Love, Discovery, and the Sex Life of Mushrooms
Author: Cardy Raper
Publisher: Hatherleigh Press
ISBN: 157826443X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 272
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A STORY OF TRUE LOVE, DETERMINATION, SACRIFICE, AND DISCOVERY. A Woman of Science catalogues a decades-long journey of inspirational hardship and success that serves as a model for what women can do in a field largely dominated by men. Cardy Raper succeeded in becoming what she dreamed of as a young girl: a scientist. This beautifully written memoir details her struggles with the “boys’ club” mentality of the scientific and academic worlds, her grief over her husband’s premature passing, and above all her relentless, passionate efforts to unlock the secrets of mushroom gender and reproduction. Cardy Raper is not a woman to accept “no” for an answer. When her mother told her that she could be a nurse when she grew up, Cardy informed her in no uncertain terms that she was going to be a true scientist, making grand discoveries. Science was a man’s world then. But despite lack of encouragement through college, Cardy learned what she needed. Then, at the University of Chicago, she met her mentor, John “Red” Raper, an equally stubborn and spirited scientist. They became soul mates, and, together, studied sexual reproduction in the amazing water mold Achlya. Cardy and Red married, had children, and continued to share their passion for science by unraveling the means of sexual reproduction in mushroom-bearing fungi. They moved to Harvard University and continued their research. Years later, Red’s untimely death left Cardy alone in the competitive world of cutting-edge science. But Cardy carried on. She achieved her doctoral degree, learned the techniques of molecular genetics, and established her own laboratory. Ultimately, Cardy’s discoveries helped to uncover the way in which genes found throughout the animal kingdom—including humans—encode molecules for mating, sight, smell, and taste.