In the Kingdom of Gorillas

The Quest to Save Rwanda's Mountain Gorillas

Author: Bill Weber,Amy Vedder

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439128537

Category: Nature

Page: 384

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When Bill Weber and Amy Vedder arrived in Rwanda to study mountain gorillas with Dian Fossey, the gorilla population was teetering toward extinction. Poaching was rampant, but it was loss of habitat that most endangered the gorillas. Weber and Vedder realized that the gorillas were doomed unless something was done to save their forest home. Over Fossey's objections, they helped found the Mountain Gorilla Project, which would inform Rwandans about the gorillas and the importance of conservation, while at the same time establishing an ecotourism project -- one of the first anywhere in a rainforest -- to bring desperately needed revenue to Rwanda. In the Kingdom of Gorillas introduces readers to entire families of gorillas, from powerful silverback patriarchs to helpless newborn infants. Weber and Vedder take us with them as they slog through the rain-soaked mountain forests, observing the gorillas at rest and at play. Today the population of mountain gorillas is the highest it has been since the 1960s, and there is new hope for the species' fragile future even as the people of Rwanda strive to overcome ethnic and political differences.
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The Other End of the Leash

Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs

Author: Patricia McConnell, Ph.D.

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780307489180

Category: Pets

Page: 272

View: 1997

The Other End of the Leash shares a revolutionary, new perspective on our relationship with dogs, focusing on our behavior in comparison with that of dogs. An applied animal behaviorist and dog trainer with more than twenty years experience, Dr. Patricia McConnell looks at humans as just another interesting species, and muses about why we behave the way we do around our dogs, how dogs might interpret our behavior, and how to interact with our dogs in ways that bring out the best in our four-legged friends. After all, although humans and dogs share a remarkable relationship that is unique in the animal world, we are still two entirely different species, each shaped by our individual evolutionary heritage. Quite simply, humans are primates and dogs are canids (like wolves, coyotes, and foxes). Since we each speak a different native tongue, a lot gets lost in the translation. The Other End of the Leash demonstrates how even the slightest changes in your voice and the way you stand can help your dog understand what you want. Once you start to think about your own behavior from the perspective of your dog, you’ll understand why much of what appears to be doggy-disobedience is simply a case of miscommunication. Inside you will learn • How to use your voice so that your dog is more likely to do what you ask. • Why “getting dominance” over your dog is a bad idea. • Why “rough and tumble primate play” can lead to trouble–and how to play with your dog in ways that are fun and keep him out of trouble. • How dogs and humans share personality types–and why most dogs want to live with benevolent leaders rather than “alphawannabees!” In her own insightful, compelling style, Patricia McConnell combines wonderful true stories about people and dogs with a new, accessible scientific perspective on how they should behave around each other. This is a book that strives to help you make the most of life with your dog, and to prevent problems that might arise in that most rewarding of relationships. From the Hardcover edition.
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Gorillas in the Mist

Author: Dian Fossey

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618083602

Category: Nature

Page: 326

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One of the most important books ever written about our connection to the natural world, GORILLAS IN THE MIST is the riveting account of Dian Fossey's thirteen years in a remote African rain forest with the greatest of the great apes. Fossey's extraordinary efforts to ensure the future of the rain forest and its remaining mountain gorillas are captured in her own words and in candid photographs of this fascinating endangered species. As only she could, Fossey combined her personal adventure story with groundbreaking scientific reporting in an unforgettable portrait of one of our closest primate relatives. Although Fossey's work ended tragically in her murder, GORILLAS IN THE MIST remains an invaluable testament to one of the longest-running field studies of primates and reveals her undying passion for her subject.
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Rumble in the Rainforest

Author: Sarah Hines-Stephens

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1434227650

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 49

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Wonder Woman teams up with villains Poison Ivy and Gorilla Grodd in an all-out effort to stop a logging company from destroying the rain forest.
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Africa: Continent of Economic Opportunity

Author: David Fick

Publisher: Real African Publishers

ISBN: 1919855475

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 520

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Divided into geographic regions and representing every African nation, this comprehensive collection of case studies explores how successful business enterprises of varying size, along with community projects, help to create jobs in Africa. A valuable guide to conducting business anywhere on the continent, this account also offers information on finding business opportunities and handling oft-encountered problems.
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The Secret Lives of Gorillas

Author: J. Lou Barnes

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP

ISBN: 9780836876581

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 1966

Describes the physical characteristics, habitat, diet, behaviors, and life cycle of gorillas.
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Primates of the World

Distribution, Abundance and Conservation

Author: Jaclyn H. Wolfheim

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9783718601905

Category: Social Science

Page: 832

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First Published in 1983. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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From Screen to Theme: A Guide to Disney Animated Film References Found Throughout the Walt Disney World(r) Resort

Author: Brent Dodge

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 1608444082

Category: Reference

Page: 256

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From Screen to Theme: A Guide to Disney Animated Film References Found Throughout the Walt Disney World(r) Resort is your guide to finding references to some of your favorite Disney animated films. Also within the book, you will find recaps of some of your favorite Disney animated films, fun facts, and helpful hints on where you can meet some of your favorite Disney characters. Brent Dodge has been a self proclaimed "Disney nerd" his entire life. He has been visiting Walt Disney World since he was one, and after spending more than 600 days in the parks and reading up on everything Disney, he has become known as a Disney "expert" by family and friends. He continues to visit the parks multiple times a year and currently resides in Delafield, Wisconsin.
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Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.
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Passing by the Dragon

The Biblical Tales of Flannery O'Connor

Author: J. Ramsey Michaels

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1621895599

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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This book attempts a close reading of the fiction of Flannery O'Connor, story by story, with one eye on her use of the Bible, and her view of the Bible in relation to her own work. After introductory chapters on O'Connor's markings in her own Roman Catholic Bible, her book reviews in diocesan newspapers, and her impatience with her wayward readers, Michaels looks first at her two novels, Wise Blood and The Violent Bear It Away, and then at seventeen of her short stories from her two collections, A Good Man Is Hard to Find and Everything That Rises Must Converge. Michaels takes notice of O'Connor's explicit references to the Bible (or Bibles) in her stories, and looks more particularly to the ways in which the stories are driven at least in part by specific biblical texts. Among the themes that emerge are alienation or displacement, what it means to be "good," the relation between body and spirit and between the Old Testament and the New, issues of race and gender, and above all what O'Connor once called "the action of grace in territory held largely by the devil."
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The Magic Kingdom of Landover Volume 1

Magic Kingdom For Sale SOLD! - The Black Unicorn - Wizard at Large

Author: Terry Brooks

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 9780345516732

Category: Fiction

Page: 736

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Capture the fantasy, thrills, and far-flung adventure of the first three novels in Terry Brooks’s enchanting Magic Kingdom of Landover series–now for the first time in one gripping volume. Chicago lawyer Ben Holiday can’t fathom what lies ahead when he purchases Landover–a magical kingdom of chivalry and sorcery–from Meeks, the mysterious seller who placed the ad. Weary and jaded, Ben clings to the ad’s promise: “Escape into your dreams.” But Landover is not the enchanted idyll he expected. The kingdom is in ruin. The barons refuse to recognize Ben as King, a dragon is decimating the countryside, and a demon lord has challenged any prospective ruler to a fatal duel. To make matters worse, the Paladin, renowned champion of the Kings of Landover, seems to be merely a legend. Ben’s only allies are a bumbling court magician, a talking dog turned court scribe, and the beautiful Willow, who is part girl, part tree. With his friends in tow, Ben sets out to claim the throne. But when Meeks decides he wants Landover back, Ben will face supernatural foes of every stripe to prove himself worthy of the kingship. The question is: Can he survive? From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Keepers of the Kingdom

The New American Zoo

Author: Michael Nichols,Jon Charles Coe

Publisher: Lickle Publishing

ISBN: 9780965030830

Category: Science

Page: 131

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They create rain forests in the middle of the American prairie. They build a Hippoquarium with fifty-five-foot windows. And sometimes - but only for education's sake - they even let you touch the animals. The designers and directors of America's most advanced zoological gardens are at the forefront of dramatic shifts in the form and the function of the modern zoo. Keepers of the Kingdom is the culmination of photographer Michael Nichols' two-year odyssey to document these sweeping changes. The result is a groundbreaking work, a tour of the most innovative American zoos.
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Pleasurable Kingdom

Animals and the Nature of Feeling Good

Author: Jonathan Balcombe

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9780230552272

Category: Science

Page: 256

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The recognition of animal pain and stress, once controversial, is now acknowledged by legislation in many countries, but there is no formal recognition of animals' ability to feel pleasure. Pleasurable Kingdom is the first book for lay-readers to present new evidence that animals--like humans--enjoy themselves. It debunks the popular perception that life for most is a continuous, grim struggle for survival and the avoidance of pain. Instead it suggests that creatures from birds to baboons feel good thanks to play, sex, touch, food, anticipation, comfort, aesthetics, and more. Combining rigorous evidence, elegant argument and amusing anecdotes, leading animal behavior researcher Jonathan Balcombe proposes that the possibility of positive feelings in creatures other than humans has important ethical ramifications for both science and society.
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The Kingdom of Shelter

Author: Jeanette Lasserre

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1300973684

Category: Religion

Page: 56

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A delightful tale of courage and adventure for two Chihuahuas, Jose and Tiny, as they take on King Neco. Their mission...rescue thousands of animals held captive and mistreated by the wicked king.
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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.
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Issues in Life Sciences: Zoology: 2011 Edition

Author: N.A

Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 1464964386

Category: Science

Page: 1536

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Issues in Life Sciences: Zoology / 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Life Sciences—Zoology. The editors have built Issues in Life Sciences: Zoology: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Life Sciences—Zoology in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Life Sciences: Zoology: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.
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