John Bradshaw, “The Animals Among Us: How Pets Make Us Human”
Jackson Galaxy, “Total Cat Mojo: The Ultimate Guide to Life with Your Cat”
5 Steps to a 5: AP Biology 2018 Elite Student Edition, 10th Edition by Mark Anestis
Clive Byers, “Birds of Ecuador and Galapagos”
Texas Amphibians: A Field Guide (Texas Natural History Guides) by Terry L. Hibbitts, Troy D. Hibbitts, Toby J. Hibbitts, Bob Tipton
?John Bradshaw, “The Animals Among Us: How Pets Make Us Human”
ISBN: 0465064817 | 2014 | EPUB | 384 pages | 38 MB
The bestselling author of Dog Sense and Cat Sense explains why living with animals has always been a fundamental aspect of being human
Pets have never been more popular. Over half of American households share their home with either a cat or a dog, and many contain both. This is a huge change from only a century ago, when the majority of domestic cats and dogs were working animals, keeping rodents at bay, guarding property, herding sheep. Nowadays, most are valued solely for the companionship they provide. As mankind becomes progressively more urban and detached from nature, we seem to be clinging to the animals that served us well in the past.
In The Animals Among Us, anthrozoologist John Bradshaw argues that pet-keeping is nothing less than an intrinsic part of human nature. An affinity for animals drove our evolution and now, without animals around us, we risk losing an essential part of ourselves.
?Jackson Galaxy, “Total Cat Mojo: The Ultimate Guide to Life with Your Cat”
ISBN: 0143131613 | 2017 | EPUB | 384 pages | 18 MB
This comprehensive cat care guide from the star of the hit Animal Planet show “My Cat from Hell,” Jackson Galaxy, shows us how to eliminate feline behavioral problems by understanding cats’ instinctive behavior.
Cat Mojo is the confidence that cats exhibit when they are at ease in their environment and in touch with their natural instincts—to hunt, catch, kill, eat, groom, and sleep. Problems such as litter box avoidance and aggression arise when cats lack this confidence. Jackson Galaxy’s number one piece of advice to his clients is to help their cats harness their mojo.
This book is his most comprehensive guide yet to cat behavior and basic cat care, rooted in understanding cats better. From getting kittens off to the right start socially, to taking care of cats in their senior years, and everything in between, this book addresses the head-to-toe physical and emotional needs of cats—whether related to grooming, nutrition, play, or stress-free trips to the vet.
?5 Steps to a 5: AP Biology 2018 Elite Student Edition, 10th Edition by Mark Anestis
English | July 27th, 2017 | ISBN: 1260009963 | 406 Pages | EPUB | 17.92 MB
Get ready to ace your AP Biology Exam with this easy-to-follow, multi-platform study guide!
5 Steps to a 5: AP Biology 2018 Elite Student Edition introduces an effective 5-step study plan to help you build the skills, knowledge, and test-taking confidence you need to achieve a high score on the exam. This popular test prep guide matches the latest course syllabus and latest exam. You’ll get online help, five full-length practice tests (two in the book and three online), detailed answers to each question, study tips, and important information on how the exam is scored.
Because this guide is accessible in print and digital formats, you can study online, via your mobile device, straight from the book, or any combination of the three. With the new “5 Minutes to a 5” section, you’ll also get an extra AP curriculum activity for each school day to help reinforce the most important AP concepts. With only 5 minutes a day you can dramatically increase your score on exam day!
5 Steps to a 5: AP Biology 2018 Elite Student Edition features:
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?Clive Byers, “Birds of Ecuador and Galapagos”
English | ISBN: 1472937902 | 2017 | EPUB | 144 pages | 80 MB
Although it is one of South America’s smallest countries, Ecuador is home to nearly 1,600 species of birds. This is thanks to the huge variety of habitats created by the Andes. The country is a birder’s paradise and an increasingly popular tourist destination. Areas such as Tandayapa, Mindo and La Selva are renowned for their birdwatching potential and boast such dramatic species as Toucan Barbet, Andean Cock-of-the-Rock, Andean Condor, Giant Conebill and Ocellated Tapaculo, plus an array of brightly colored manikins, cotingas, tanagers and hummingbirds. Offshore, the Galapagos Islands provide one of the world’s greatest wildlife spectacles.Two hundred and fifty-two of Ecuador and the Galapagos’ most interesting and spectacular birds are featured in this concise and easy-to-use guide.
Illustrated with clear color photography and brief but authoritative descriptions the Pocket Photo Guides highlight the species of birds and animals from each region that the traveler is most likely to see, as well as those that are genuinely endemic (only to be seen in that country or region) or special rarities. The genuine pocket size allow the books to be carried around on trips and excursions and will take up minimal backpack and suitcase space.
?Texas Amphibians: A Field Guide (Texas Natural History Guides) by Terry L. Hibbitts, Troy D. Hibbitts, Toby J. Hibbitts, Bob Tipton
English | September 1, 2012 | ISBN: 0292737351 | EPUB | 330 pages | 58 MB
With a wide variety of habitats ranging from southeastern swamps to western deserts, Texas is home to numerous species of frogs, toads, and salamanders. Each area of Texas has a particular set of species that has evolved there over thousands of years. Indeed, most amphibians are not very mobile, and many live their entire lives within a few square meters. This makes them particularly vulnerable to environmental degradation and habitat destruction.
Texas Amphibians is the only field guide focused exclusively on the state’s frogs, toads, and salamanders. It presents brief, general accounts of the two orders and fifteen families. Then it identifies each of the seventy-two species in detail, including size, description, voice (if applicable), similar species, distribution (with maps), natural history, reproduction, subspecies (if applicable), and comments and conservation information. Color photographs illustrate the species.
The book also includes a general introduction to amphibian natural history, conservation, observation and collection, maintenance in captivity, museum and preserved specimens, and scientific and common names, as well as scientific keys to Texas salamanders and frogs and a generic key to amphibian larvae. This wealth of information, compiled by a team of experts who collectively have over a century of experience in field herpetology, will increase our appreciation for amphibians and the vital role they play as an early indicator of threats to the quality of the environment that we all share.