H Is for Hawk by Helen MacdonaldRecounts how the author, Mary Macdonald, an experienced falconer grieving the sudden death of her father, endeavored to train for the first time a dangerous goshawk predator as part of her personal recovery. 300 pages.
Call Number: 598.9 MACDONA
Publication Date: 2015-03-03
River-Walking Songbirds and Singing Coyotes - YA by Patricia K. Lichen; Linda M. Feltner (Illustrator)Marmots sharing sentinel duty. Songbirds walking underwater. So much is happening, minute by minute, in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest. In this Uncommon Field Guide, author Patricia Lichen combines standard field guide information about habitat, appearance, and range with delightful and engaging descriptions of the little-known facts, surprising details, and amusing-even bizarre-tidbits rarely found in ordinary field guides. 179 pages.
The Call of the Wild - YA by Jack LondonThe story of a house dog sold to Alaska as a sled dog for the gold rush of 1898. Through various owners and experiences he becomes a tougher and smarter animal, and after his favorite owner dies he becomes leader of a wolf pack. 128 pages.
Marley and Me by John GroganThe heartwarming and unforgettable story of a family in the making and the
wondrously neurotic dog who taught them what really matters in life. 291 pages.
Call Number: 636.752 GROGAN
Publication Date: 2005-10-18
Natural Cats by Chris MadsenAlthough the cat has lived side by side with humans for thousands of years, it has retained much of its wild nature. We are attracted to this aspect of our feline companions, to their sensuality, independence and self-sufficiency. Natural Cats is for readers who love what is cat-like about their cats. 127 pages.
Travels with Casey by Benoit Denizet-LewisCasey is a moody lab who accompanies his insecure human on a cross-country trip to learn about American's relationships with dogs. This book is a mix of travelogue and memoir. 341 pages.
Call Number: 636.7 DENIZET
Publication Date: 2014-07-22
A Wolf Called Romeo by Nick JansAn Alaskan wolf named Romeo returned again and again to interact with people and dogs of Juneau. This book is part memoir and gives a look into wolf mystique, lore, science and history. 267 pages.
The Future of Animal Farming by Marian Stamp Dawkins (Editor); Roland Bonney (Editor); Peter Singer (Foreword by)Does animal welfare have a place in sustainable farming, or do the demands of a rising human population and the threat of climate change mean that the interests of animals must be put aside? Can we improve the way we keep animals and still feed the world - or is it a choice between ethics and economics? The aim of this book is to challenge the "them-and-us" thinking that sets the interests of humans and farm animals against each other and to show that to be really "sustainable," farming needs to include, not ignore, animal welfare. The authors of this remarkable book come from a diversity of backgrounds: industry, animal welfare organizations, academic institutions, and practical farming. They are united in arguing that farm animals matter and that sustainable farming must have animal welfare at its ethical core, along with the production of healthy, affordable food and care for the environment.
Whelks to Whales by Rick M. HarboNewly revised and updated in 2010 with additional photographs and up-to-date names, this full-colour field guide to the marine life of coastal British Columbia, Alaska, Washington, Oregon and northern California is perfect for divers, boaters and beachcombers. It is a ready reference to more than 400 of the most common species, the fascinating local sponges, jellyfish, crabs, shrimp, barnacles, clams, snails, seals, fish, whales, sea algae and hundreds of other living things that can be observed and identified without being disturbed. The book is arranged for quick identification with colour-coded sections, full-colour photographs and comprehensive but concise information on size, range, habitat and facts of interest about each species. A glossary, checklist, reading list and full index are included.