The Last Animal


Author: Abby Geni
Publisher: Counterpoint Press
ISBN: 1619022605
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
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The Last Animal by Abby Geni is that rare literary find — a remarkable series of stories unified around one theme: people who use the interface between the human and the natural world to contend with their modern challenges in love, loss, and family life. These are vibrant, weighty stories that herald the arrival of a young writer of surprising feeling and depth. “Terror Birds” tracks the dissolution of a marriage set against an ostrich farm in the sweltering Arizona desert; “Dharma at the Gate” features the tempest of young love as a teenaged girl must choose between man’s best friend, her damaged boyfriend, and a beckoning future; “Captivity” follows an octopus handler at an aquarium still haunted by the disappearance of her brother years ago; “The Girls of Apache Bryn Mawr” details a Greek chorus of Jewish girls at a summer camp whose favorite counselor goes missing under suspicious circumstances; “In the Spirit Room” centers on a scientist suffering the heartbreaking loss of a parent from Alzheimer’s while living in the natural history museum where they both worked; in “Fire Blight” a father grieving over his wife’s recent miscarriage finds an outlet for comfort in their backyard garden and makes a surprising discovery on how to cherish living things; and in the title story, a retired woman traces the steps of the husband who left her thirty years ago, burning the letters he had sent along the way, while the luminous and exotic wildlife of the Pacific Ocean opens up to receive her. Unflinching, exciting, ambitious and yet heartfelt, The Last Animal will guide readers through a menagerie of settings and landscapes as it underscores the connection among all living things.

Last Animals at the Zoo

How Mass Extinction Can Be Stopped
Author: Colin Tudge
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 1610912829
Category: Nature
Page: 266
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In Last Animals at the Zoo, Colin Tudge argues that zoos have become an essential part of modern conservation strategy, and that the only real hope for saving many endangered species is through creative use of zoos in combination with restoration of natural habitats. From the genetics of captive breeding to techniques of behavioral enrichment, Tudge examines all aspects of zoo conservation programs and explains how the precarious existence of so many animals can best be protected.

Buffalo Jake and the Last Animal Crusade


Author: Joe Trojan
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780759660175
Category: Fiction
Page: 252
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A scientist discovers a panda paw print language. He translates a story describing a species that almost drove all animals into extinction long ago. The animals lead a heroic crusade to restore the web of life before it's too late.

Mark Twain’s Book of Animals


Author: Mark Twain
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520271521
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 344
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"For those unaware—as I was until I read this book—that Mark Twain was one of America's early animal advocates, Shelley Fisher Fishkin's collection of his writings on animals will come as a revelation. Many of these pieces are as fresh and lively as when they were first written, and it's wonderful to have them gathered in one place." —Peter Singer, author of Animal Liberation and The Life You Can Save “A truly exhilarating work. Mark Twain's animal-friendly views would not be out of place today, and indeed, in certain respects, Twain is still ahead of us: claiming, correctly, that there are certain degraded practices that only humans inflict on one another and upon other animals. Fishkin has done a splendid job: I cannot remember reading something so consistently excellent."—Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, author of When Elephants Weep and The Face on Your Plate "Shelley Fisher Fishkin has given us the lifelong arc of the great man's antic, hilarious, and subtly profound explorations of the animal world, and she's guided us through it with her own trademark wit and acumen. Dogged if she hasn't." —Ron Powers, author of Dangerous Water: A Biography of the Boy Who Became Mark Twain and Mark Twain: A Life

Last Animals at the Zoo

How Mass Extinction Can Be Stopped
Author: Colin Tudge
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 9781559631587
Category: Nature
Page: 266
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Discusses the current breeding programs and research that has been done in genetics to save animals from extinction, and discusses why this research is necessary

Last Laughs

Animal Epitaphs
Author: J. Patrick Lewis,Patrick J Lewis,Jane Yolen
Publisher: Charlesbridge
ISBN: 160734453X
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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Offers morbidly-humorous, pun-filled, illustrated epitaphs for animals that poetically describe how they met their ends.

The Last Walk

Reflections on Our Pets at the End of Their Lives
Author: Jessica Pierce
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226668460
Category: Nature
Page: 263
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In a book that draws on both personal stories and research presents an in-depth exploration of the practical, medical and moral issues that trouble pet owners confronted with the decline and death of their companion animals.

The Last Chance Dog

and Other True Stories of Holistic Animal Healing
Author: Donna Kelleher
Publisher: Scribner
ISBN: 9780743223027
Category: Pets
Page: 288
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Yogi, a scrappy Jack Russell terrier, has a pain in the neck and hasn't walked for weeks. Nikita is a fifteen-year-old seal point Himalayan cat who has lost all interest in eating. And then there's Angel, a curious cockatoo whose bacterial infections defy every antibiotic known to science. Meet just a few of the remarkable, real-life characters in The Last Chance Dog, a collection of heartwarming, entertaining, and instructive tales as told by Donna Kelleher, one of the country's most esteemed holistic veterinarians. Here she recounts a series of complex and compelling cases, taking us through the intuitive art of diagnosing animals and curing them with safe, natural remedies -- such as acupuncture, herbal treatments, and chiropractic adjustments -- when conventional veterinary medicine has failed. In The Last Chance Dog, Kelleher offers advice on everything from vaccinations and pet-food shopping to affordable, easy-to-administer treatments for allergies, digestive problems, urinary tract infections, pain, hot spots, itchy skin, fear, and anxiety. Inspirational and nothing short of miraculous, the stories of ailing and recovering animals -- and the people who love them -- are as unforgettable as they are true.

The Lone Wolverine

Tracking Michigan's Most Elusive Animal
Author: Elizabeth P Shaw,Jeffrey J Ford
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 0472034871
Category: Nature
Page: 207
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One man's quest to track and document a single wolverine, discovered in Michigan 100 years after the species was supposed to be locally extinct

The Last Unicorn

Is It My Responsibility to Protect the Environment? a Story and Activity Based Approach for 8 to 12 Year Olds
Author: Fiona Angwin,Jeff Foster
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781446238110
Category:
Page: 88
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This is a resource that will capture and excite the imagination of young people. A beautifully told story explores, through a mythical animal, the environmental issues of endangered species. The tale includes adventure and time travel. Each of the six lessons provides teacher notes, class activities, discussion points, games and worksheets. The stories could be incorporated into: " Literacy hour " PSHCE " Citizenship " Geography " History " Environmental studies National curriculum connections are provided for Key Stage 2 and 3 including: " Living things " Chronological understanding " Ideas and evidence in science " Thinking about the lives of people in other places and times, and people with different values and customs. Another inspirational idea put into practice by the author team who were highly commended in the NASEN/TES book competition for their previous work on Anger Management.

The White Giraffe Series: The Last Leopard


Author: Lauren St John
Publisher: Orion Children's Books
ISBN: 1842557653
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 224
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The third of Lauren St John's heartwarming White Giraffe series, in which Martine and Ben must save the world's rarest leopard. Martine is looking forward to the holidays and riding Jemmy, her white giraffe, until an accident sends her and Ben on a journey to the Matobo Hills wilderness in Zimbabwe. It is a lawless land, where nothing is as it seems. When they uncover a plot in which the fate of a magnificent leopard and the lost treasure of an African King are mysteriously linked, their friendship faces its greatest test. Far from home and the help of Grace and Tendai, and with Gwyn Thomas languishing, under false accusations, in jail, Martine and Ben must use every survival skill they possess. They'll come face to face with Griffin, Mercy, Mr Ratcliffe (known as Rat), Magnus the hornbill, and a witch doctor, not to mention Khan, the last leopard. They must decide who their friends and enemies really are as they race against time to save the world's rarest leopard and each other. This third African adventure is written with all the zest and skill that have endeared so many readers to THE WHITE GIRAFFE and DOLPHIN SONG.

The Last of the O-forms


Author: James Van Pelt
Publisher: Fairwood Press, Inc
ISBN: 9780974657356
Category: Fiction
Page: 216
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Presents a collection of fifteen short stories in a variety of genres, ncluding horror, science fiction, fantasy, and ghost stories.

The Last Polar Bear


Author: Jean Craighead George
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061240672
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
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The world is warming, and the ice is melting. Tigluk must save the last polar bear. From master storyteller Jean Craighead George, with art from the critically acclaimed Wendell Minor.

Lost Animals

Extinction and the Photographic Record
Author: Errol Fuller
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408172151
Category: Endangered species
Page: 256
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Caught on camera prior to their demise, this book reveals the surprisingly rich photographic record of now-extinct animals.

Fifteen Animals!


Author: Sandra Boynton
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 0761130667
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 24
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A boy describes his fifteen pets, almost all of which are named Bob. On board pages.

The The Last Akaway-A Spirit Animal Adventure


Author: Gary Karton
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group
ISBN: 0985429534
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 273
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2013 Bronze Moonbeam Award Winner (Pre-Teen Fantasy) What’s an Akaway? An Akaway is a rare and magical creature that connects you to your spirit animal. Once you’ve connected, you have all the special powers that your spirit animal possesses. But those powers are in serious jeopardy when the diabolical Uncle Skeeta tricks 11-year-old Brody Boondoggle into helping him steal the Akaway’s spirit. Now, aided by his skeptical big brother, Jake, and guided by his quirky Grammy, Brody must lead the way on an adventure to defeat Uncle Skeeta, save the last Akaway, and protect the special powers of kids everywhere.

Eating Animals


Author: Jonathan Safran Foer
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316086649
Category: Social Science
Page: 368
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Jonathan Safran Foer spent much of his teenage and college years oscillating between omnivore and vegetarian. But on the brink of fatherhood-facing the prospect of having to make dietary choices on a child's behalf-his casual questioning took on an urgency His quest for answers ultimately required him to visit factory farms in the middle of the night, dissect the emotional ingredients of meals from his childhood, and probe some of his most primal instincts about right and wrong. Brilliantly synthesizing philosophy, literature, science, memoir and his own detective work, Eating Animals explores the many fictions we use to justify our eating habits-from folklore to pop culture to family traditions and national myth-and how such tales can lull us into a brutal forgetting. Marked by Foer's profound moral ferocity and unvarying generosity, as well as the vibrant style and creativity that made his previous books, Everything is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, widely loved, Eating Animals is a celebration and a reckoning, a story about the stories we've told-and the stories we now need to tell.

The Last Lecture


Author: Randy Pausch
Publisher: Hachette Books
ISBN: 1401395511
Category: Self-Help
Page: 224
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"We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand."---Randy Pausch A lot of professors give talks titled "The Last Lecture." Professors are asked to consider their demise and to ruminate on what matters most to them. And while they speak, audiences can't help but mull the same question: What wisdom would we impart to the world if we knew it was our last chance? If we had to vanish tomorrow, what would we want as our legacy? When Randy Pausch, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon, was asked to give such a lecture, he didn't have to imagine it as his last, since he had recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer. But the lecture he gave--"Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams"--wasn't about dying. It was about the importance of overcoming obstacles, of enabling the dreams of others, of seizing every moment (because "time is all you have...and you may find one day that you have less than you think"). It was a summation of everything Randy had come to believe. It was about living. In this book, Randy Pausch has combined the humor, inspiration and intelligence that made his lecture such a phenomenon and given it an indelible form. It is a book that will be shared for generations to come.

The Last Chance Dog

and Other True Stories of Holistic Animal Healing
Author: Donna Kelleher
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439125762
Category: Pets
Page: 288
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Yogi, a small, scrappy Jack Russell terrier, has a pain in the neck, and after a month in the hospital, he still can't walk. Charlie, a charismatic rescued racing thoroughbred, has a bad back and can no longer stand the weight of a saddle. Mikey's posttraumatic stress syndrome transforms this wise feline into an anxious fellow who rips out clumps of belly hair. The mysterious tortoise Sheldon T. has disappeared, leaving only questions in his muddy wake, and Angel, an achingly beautiful, otherworldly cockatoo, has strange symptoms that defy every antibiotic known to science. Meet just a few of the compelling, complex characters in The Last Chance Dog, a twenty-first-century All Creatures Great and Small filled with entertaining, instructive, and moving true-life tales from the files of a pioneering holistic veterinarian. Dr. Donna Kelleher recounts her most intriguing cases as she takes us through the intuitive art of diagnosing animals and effecting miraculous cures with safe, natural treatments that succeed where conventional medicine has failed. Holistic medicine is their last chance, and over and over again, Kelleher heals with the gentle powers of acupuncture, animal nutrition, herbal treatments, and chiropractic. Her stories of unforgettable, ailing animals -- and the people who fight to save them -- are truly inspirational as she transforms the animals' health and the lives of those who love them. The Last Chance Dog includes advice on everything from vaccinations and commercial pet foods to step-by-step instructions for simple, safe remedies for a multitude of common conditions, including allergies, digestive problems, urinary tract infections, pain, hot spots, itchy skin, fear, and anxiety.