Our Animal Friends
Learn all about our animal friends the with these new books.
May 20, 2021
Dogs and cats, birds, lions, polar bears—and even eels! Learn all about our animal friends the with these new books.
Remarkable Discoveries About Animals and Revolutionary New Ways to Show Them Compassion
Ingrid Newkirk, Gene Stone
The founder and president of PETA and a bestselling author pair their tour of the astounding lives of animals with a guide to the exciting new tools that allow humans to avoid using or abusing animals as we once did.
The Book of Eels
Our Enduring Fascination With the Most Mysterious Creature in the Natural World
A first book by the Sydsvenskan arts and culture journalist draws on research in literature, history and marine biology in a portrait of the enigmatic European eel that share insights into the species’ complicated origins and nature.
The Wild, Weird Battle to Save the Florida Panther
The award-winning journalist and author of the best-selling Oh, Florida! traces the story of the unlikely rescue of the Florida panther from extinction while revealing the political factors and colorful personalities that are impacting the species today.
A Cat’s Tale
A Journey Through Feline History
Baba the cat as dictated to Paul Koudounaris
A CAT’S TALE is a history of feline kind: its origins, the evolution of the relationship with their human companions, and the surprising ways in which feline history parallels that of humanity. From the prehistoric Felis (a large mammal from which all domestic cats have descended) to ancient Egyptian cat goddess, key cats of the Enlightenment to swashbuckling pirate felines and infamous American tabbies, the story of catkind is told here in its totality.
Dog’s Best Friend
The Story of an Unbreakable Bond
The award-winning author of Just My Type presents an uplifting meditation on the relationship between humans and their canine companions and how it has endured for millennia, expanding and inspiring science, history and culture.
Father of Lions
One Man’s Remarkable Quest to Save the Mosul Zoo
Father of Lions is the powerful true story of the evacuation of the Mosul Zoo, featuring Abu Laith the zookeeper, Simba the lion cub, Lula the bear, and countless others, faithfully depicted by acclaimed, award-winning journalist Louise Callaghan in her trade publishing debut.
The Glitter in the Green
In Search of Hummingbirds
An acclaimed nature writer, photographer and wildlife tour leader travels the full length of the range of the hummingbird on a quest to find them, from near the Artic Circle to near-Antarctic islands.
How Stella Learned to Talk
The Groundbreaking Story of the World’s First Talking Dog
A true story and simple guide to teaching a dog to talk from a speech-language pathologist who has taught her dog to communicate using simple paw-sized buttons associated with different words.
The Loneliest Polar Bear
A True Story of Survival and Peril on the Edge of a Warming World
The heartbreaking and ultimately hopeful story of an abandoned polar bear cub named Nora and the humans working tirelessly to save her and her species, whose uncertain future in the accelerating climate crisis is closely tied to our own.
Reflections on the Death of Pets
Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson
Overflowing with moving, thought-provoking and poignant stories that illustrate the strong bond between humans and animals, this compassionate book on pet loss takes a very personal, heartfelt approach to this difficult subject, allowing readers to explore their own responses and reactions
The Meaning of Meow
What Your Cat Really Thinks!
But new research into our feline friends now reveals their love for us, their secret language, including accents and dialects, and their inner depths. In a series of engaging stories featuring the world’s top experts, veterinarians and pet-owners themselves, this premium book opens a window into the minds of our feline friends.
The Meaning of Woof
What Your Dog Really Thinks!
This book explores the nature of our relationship with our four-legged friends including personal tales, scientific explorations and inspiring stories of how dogs can make us better people.
A Most Remarkable Creature
The Hidden Life and Epic Journey of the World’s Smartest Birds of Prey
A first book by an award-winning natural-science writer introduces readers to the remarkable world of the caracaras social bird of prey, discussing how the species baffled Darwin and why it has remained confined to a small South American region
Owls of the Eastern Ice
A Quest to Find and Save the World’s Largest Owl
Jonathan C. Slaght
A field conservationist tracks his five-year study of the elusive Blakiston’s fish owl of eastern Russia, where his small scientific monitoring team immersed themselves in local culture while learning about the species’ survival behaviors and shrinking habitat.
Whether you’re just setting out in the parrot world or are a seasoned voyager on the parrot-y seas, this 2nd edition of Parrots For Dummies has something for you and your pet—and will repay the hard-won pirate gold you spent on it a thousand times over!
Puppies for Dummies
Newly revised and updated, this fourth edition covers the latest puppy training gadgets, tricks and tips and offers expanded coverage on current training techniques, including recent studies on positive reinforcement methods
A Marine, His Dog, and Finding Redemption
The author of Craig and Fred describes how his devoted canine companion and he visited Maine State Prison to work beside inmates who serve purposeful time in prison by training service dogs for disabled veterans.
Tales From the Ant World
Edward O. Wilson
The Pulitzer Prize-winning Harvard professor emeritus and author of Anthill shares eloquent descriptions of his natural-world encounters with ants, from his boyhood explorations in the Alabama woods to his perilous journeys into the Brazilian rainforest.
The Hummingbirds’ Gift
Wonder, Beauty, and Renewal on Wings
A naturalist and beloved New York times best-selling author, who rescues abandoned hummingbirds, shows just how amazing these tiny creatures are and celebrates their very existence on our planet.
The Particulars of Peter
Dance Lessons, DNA Tests, and Other Excuses to Hang Out With My Perfect Dog
A heartwarming celebration of the author’s devoted relationship with her rescue dog shares anecdotes about their visit to the Woofstock dog festival, training in Canine Freestyle and participation in remarkable scientific experiments.
When Harry Met Minnie
A True Story of Love and Friendship
The Emmy Award-winning CBS Sunday Morning correspondent describes how she adopted a dying friend’s Bull Terrier as a companion to her own, forging unexpected heartwarming and heartbreaking bonds along the way.
World of Wonders
In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments
From beloved, award-winning poet Aimee Nezhukumatathil comes a debut work of nonfiction–a collection of essays about the natural world, and the way its inhabitants can teach, support, and inspire us.
A World on the Wing
The Global Odyssey of Migratory Birds
The author of the Pulitzer finalist Living on the Wind explores the remarkable science of global bird migration to illuminate the navigational and physiological feats that enable birds to fly across oceans, over mountains and uninterrupted for months.
Biographies And Memoirs
A Memoir of Two Fathers and a Magpie
A beautiful, moving, and wildly original memoir of grief, healing, and fatherhood through the story of a young man who adopts a baby magpie.
My Life in Seven Dogs
Jennifer Finney Boylan
In her New York Times opinion column, Jennifer Finney Boylan wrote about her relationship with her beloved dog Indigo, and her wise, funny, heartbreaking piece went viral. In Good Boy, Boylan explores what should be the simplest topic in the world, but never is: finding and giving love.
The Story of a Woman and a World in Love With an Animal
Sarah Maslin Nir
A New York Times reporter and Pulitzer Prize finalist explores why so many people-including herself-are obsessed with horses. Infused with heart and wit, and with each chapter named after a horse Nir has loved, Horse Crazy is an unforgettable blend of beautifully written memoir and first-rate reporting.
No Ordinary Dog
My Partner From the Seal Teams to the Bin Laden Raid
Tells the true story of a SEAL Team Operator and military dog handler, and the dog that saved his life.
The Ride of Her Life
The True Story of a Woman, Her Horse, and Their Last-Chance Journey Across America
The #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Perfect Horse and The Eighty-Dollar Champion presents the triumphant true story of 63-year-old Maine farmer Annie Wilkins who, in 1954, rode her horse across America, fulfilling her dying wish to see the Pacific Ocean.