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The Council of Animals

By Nick McDonell
  • ISBN Code: : 125079904X
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Pages : 208
  • Category : Fiction
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From national bestselling author Nick McDonell, The Council of Animals is a captivating fable for humans of all ages—dreamers and cynics alike—who believe (if nothing else) in the power of timeless storytelling. “‘Now,’ continued the cat, ‘there is nothing more difficult than changing an animal’s mind. But I will say, in case I can change yours: humans are more useful to us outside our bellies than in.’” Perhaps. After The Calamity, the animals thought the humans had managed to do themselves in. But, it turns out, a few are cowering in makeshift villages. So the animals—among them a cat, a dog, a crow, a baboon, a horse, and a bear—have convened to debate whether to help the last human stragglers . . . or to eat them. Rest assured, there is a happy ending. Sort of. Featuring illustrations by Steven Tabbutt

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  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 584
  • Pdf File: animals-and-ancestors.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Ever since the emergence of human culture, people and animals have co-existed in close proximity. Humans have always recognized both their kinship with animals and their fundamental differences, as animals have always been a threat to humans' well-being. The relationship, therefore, has been complex, intimate, reciprocal, personal, and -- crucially -- ambivalent. It is hardly surprising that animals evoke strong emotions in humans, both positive and negative. This companion volume to Morris' important earlier work, The Power of Animals, is a sustained investigation of the Malawi people's sacramental attitude to animals, particularly the role that animals play in life-cycle rituals, their relationship to the divinity and to spirits of the dead. How people relate to and use animals speaks volumes about their culture and beliefs. This book overturns the ingrained prejudice within much ethnographic work, which has often dismissed the pivotal role animals play in culture, and shows that personhood, religion, and a wide range of rituals are informed by, and even dependent upon, human-animal relations.

Between Pets and People

By Alan M. Beck,Aaron Honori Katcher
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Purdue University Press
  • Book Code : 9781557530776
  • Total of Pages : 316
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 137
  • Pdf File: between-pets-and-people.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Dealing with such varied topics as pet ownership and gender differences, the pet's freedom from social taboos, and pets' taking on roles of family members, this work shows that animal companionship affects, and is affected by, the most basic levels of human existence.

Only the Animals

By Ceridwen Dovey
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Book Code : 0374713065
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 911
  • Pdf File: only-the-animals.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Perhaps only the animals can tell us what it is to be human The souls of ten animals caught up in human conflicts over the last century and connected to both famous and little-known writers in surprising ways tell their astonishing stories of life and death. In a trench on the Western Front, a cat recalls her owner Colette's theatrical antics in Paris. In Nazi Germany, a dog seeks enlightenment. A Russian tortoise once owned by the Tolstoys drifts in space during the Cold War. During the Siege of Sarajevo, a starving bear tells a fairy tale. And a dolphin sent to Iraq by the U.S. Navy writes a letter to Sylvia Plath. Exquisitely written, playful, and poignant, Ceridwen Dovey's Only the Animals is a remarkable literary achievement by one of our brightest young writers. An animal's-eye-view of humans at our brutal, violent worst and our creative, imaginative best, it asks us to find our way back to empathy not only for animals but for other people, and to believe again in the redemptive power of reading and writing fiction.

Animal Rescue (Readaloud)

By John Lockyer
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Flying Start Books
  • Book Code : 177685389X
  • Total of Pages : 16
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Members : 575
  • Pdf File: animal-rescue.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Sometimes animals are lost, sick, or injured. The animals can be pets, but they might also be wild animals. People who save these animals are very important. Some of them are experts, like vets and nurses, but many of them have no training at all. They are ordinary people who just want the animals to be happy, clean, and safe. What would you do if you saw a homeless, sick, or injured animal?

Wild Animals and Leisure

By Neil Carr,Janette Young
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1315457393
  • Total of Pages : 242
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Members : 828
  • Pdf File: wild-animals-and-leisure.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Wild animals form an integral component of the human leisure experience. They are a significant part of the leisure industry and are economically valuable entities. However, as sentient beings, animals also have rights and welfare needs, and, like humans, may also have their own leisure desires and requirements. This collection provides an in-depth analysis of the rights and welfare of humans and wild animals as the two relate to one another within the sphere of leisure studies. It examines a wide array of animals, such as wolves, elephants, dolphins and apes, in a diverse range of leisure settings in international locations, from captive wild animals in zoos, hunting, swimming with dolphins and animals used as educators and for tourist entertainment. This book provides a forum for future considerations of wild animals and leisure and a voice for animal welfarist agendas that seek to improve the conditions under which wild animals interact with and are engaged with by humans.

What If ...

By Marianne Taylor
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Michael O'Mara Books
  • Book Code : 1780551177
  • Total of Pages : 290
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Members : 226
  • Pdf File: what-if.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Packed with fun, incredible and often downright disgusting facts about the animal world, this is a book that will both entertain and educate. With questions like: 'What if people behaved like animals?', 'What if you had pop-up claws?', 'What if you could taste with your feet?' and 'What if your mum puked in your mouth?'. Full of awesome illustrations, this book shows kids the hilarious consequences of animal behaviour in the human world.

The Animal Code

By Danny Crossman
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : DoctorZed Publishing
  • Book Code : 1921875097
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Animal rights
  • Members : 997
  • Pdf File: the-animal-code.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Illustrates the myriad ways in which humans exploit animals, making a compelling case for people to recognise animals' needs and feelings. In a breakthrough concept, The Animal Code.sets out a clear guide for how each of us can treat animals with respect . and also help our environment.

What the Animals Tell Me

By Sonya Fitzpatrick
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : NYLA
  • Book Code : 1617508896
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Pets
  • Members : 610
  • Pdf File: what-the-animals-tell-me.pdf

Book Short Summary:

If you could talk to your pet, what would it say to you? How do animals communicate with people? And what’s the best way for people to communicate with animals? In the pages of this insightful book, renowned pet psychic Sonya Fitpatrick teaches readers about the secrets of the animal world and how to learn the telepathic language of animals. Dogs, cats, reptiles, horses and wild animals of kinds have a story to tell. Animals have special ways of communicating, which is unfortunately often misunderstood by pet owners, leading to behavioral problems and a disconnect in what might otherwise be an inspiring and loving relationship between pet and pet owner. Through the discussion of her own telepathic powers and by sharing true stories form her clients, Sonya helps pet owners understand their pet’s thinking process, thereby uncovering the basis for many common problem: scratching, barking, soiling, chewing and many more. You’ll read about Sparky, the dog whose deliberate accidents pointed to a strong dislike of his owner’s new boyfriend or Zuki and Spika, two enigmatic iguanas that Sonya helped learn how to live together peacefully, Brass, a horse with an abusive past that threatens a positive relationship with his new owner and Magic, a cat with heart problems that were healed by Sonya’s advance techniques – plus many incredibly and true tales of lost pets found using Sonya’s telepathy. Sonya shares her seven simple steps to communicating with your pet, along with practical guides on care and feeding, emergency preparedness, illness, moving and how to introduce new pets to the household. Pick up a copy of What the Animals Tell Me and discover a wealth of joys in communicating and developing a truly copacetic relationship with your pet.