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  • Bandit: The Heart-Warming True Story of One Dog's Rescue from Death Row

    By Vicki Hearne

    Our Price: $14.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781602390706
    • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
    • Published: August 2007
    Tells the story of how Vicki Hearne rescued Bandit, a pit bull terrier that had been sentenced to death by a judge after it bit three people.
  • Certain Poor Shepherds: A Christmas Tale

    By Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

    Our Price: $8.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780763670627
    • Publisher: Candlewick
    • Published: September 2015
    A dog, a goat, and their flock follow the sight and scent of a star in a beautifully illustrated, keenly observed Nativity story.The story begins on a cold upland pasture where coarse grass and scrub cedar grew. The hour was midnight. The day was the first of winter. And the year of our Lord was not 1900 or 1600 or even 100. It was 0. On that night a white goat, Ima, and a huge, gray short-haired sheepdog, Lila, were keeping watch over a small flock of young sheep.Bright and dazzling, a star appears behind the cedars on the eastern skyline. It is big and powerful, and it has a pure, clean scent, like something halfway between honey and water. Lila, the sheepdog, and Ima, the goat, are compelled to follow the star on a journey to a humble manger in Bethlehem, a journey beset with danger, adventure, and love. In a story alive with insight and grace, best-selling author Elizabeth Scott Thomas brings us a striking portrait of the Nativity story from the captivating point of the view of the animal kingdom.
  • My Dog Tulip

    By J. R. Ackerley

    Our Price: $6.95 - $7.00
    Kindle Price: $10.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781590174142
    • Publisher: New York Review Books
    • Published: August 2010
    The distinguished British man of letters hardly thought of himself as a dog lover when, well into middle age, he came into possession of a German shepherd. To his surprise, she turned out to be the love of his life, the 'ideal friend' he had been searching for in vain for years. MY DOG TULIP is a bittersweet retrospective account of their sixteen-year companionship, as well as a profound and subtle meditation on the strangeness that lies at the heart of all relationships. Ackerley tells of Tulip's often erratic behavior and very canine tastes, and of his own fumbling but determined efforts to ensure for her an existence of perfect happiness. Appendix. Illus., 1 photograph. 190p. Kindle Price: $9.39
  • Seasons of the Wild: A Year of Nature's Magic and Mysteries

    By Sy Montgomery

    Our Price: $6.47
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781881527909
    • Publisher: Chapters Publishing Ltd.
    • Published: March 1995
    Essays arranged by season explore the natural world and discuss familiar North American plant and animal life
  • The Harmless People

    By Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781199134639
    • Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
    • Published: May 1959
    The absorbing chronicle of an expedition to the Bushmen of South-West Africa and the hostile desert in which they live.
  • The Harmless People (Revised Edition)

    By Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

    Our Price: $15.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780679724469
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: October 1989
    An account of an expedition into the Kalahari Desert to study the way of life of the mysterious African Bushmen
  • The Hidden Life of Deer: Lessons from the Natural World

    By Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

    Our Price: $14.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780061792113
    • Publisher: Harper Perennial
    • Published: November 2010
    The animal kingdom operates by ancient rules, and the deer in our woods and backyards can teach us many of them?but only if we take the time to notice. In the fall of 2007 in southern New Hampshire, the acorn crop failed and the animals who depended on it faced starvation. Elizabeth Marshall Thomas began leaving food in small piles around her farmhouse. Soon she had over thirty deer coming to her fields, and her naturalist's eye was riveted. How did they know when to come, all together, and why did they sometimes cooperate, sometimes compete? Throughout the next twelve months she observed the local deer families as they fought through a rough winter; bred fawns in the spring; fended off coyotes, a bobcat, a bear, and plenty of hunters; and made it to the next fall when the acorn crop was back to normal. As she hiked through her woods, spotting tree rubbings, deer beds, and deer yards, she discovered a vast hidden world. Deer families are run by their mothers. Local families arrange into a hierarchy. They adopt orphans; they occasionally reject a child; they use complex warnings to signal danger; they mark their territories; they master local microclimates to choose their beds; they send countless coded messages that we can read, if only we know what to look for. Just as she did in her beloved books The Hidden Life of Dogs and Tribe of Tiger, Thomas describes a network of rules that have allowed earth's species to coexist for millions of years. Most of us have lost touch with these rules, yet they are a deep part of us, from our ancient evolutionary past. The Hidden Life of Deer is a narrative masterpiece and a naturalist's delight.
  • The Hidden Life of Dogs

    By Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

    Our Price: $3.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780395669587
    • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
    • Published: 1993
    Novelist/ethologist Thomas may be well known to readers for her novels Reindeer Moon (LJ 1/87) and The Animal Wife ( LJ 7/90). This work, however, takes a much different tack in that it provides a readable account of how, over a a span of years, her family dogs were transformed into a family unit not unlike a wolf pack. Thomas is a firm believer that animals think and express emotion and is not ashamed to be 'anthropomorphic' in her particular analysis of dog behavior. Her intention is to find out, by observing her own animals, what it is that dogs 'want.' The dogs were free to make their own decisions; Thomas fed them, sheltered them, and provided medical care but otherwise didn't train them or direct their activities. The observations she makes are entertaining and amusing to anyone who has owned a dog. Her conclusion is that dogs want each other, and people are merely substitutes for other canines. Although Thomas draws on her knowledge of philosophy and the theory of animal consciousness, this book never bogs down in theory and remains very readable. A title worth considering for libraries where there is client interest.
  • The Hidden Life of Dogs

    By Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

    Our Price: $6.95 - $7.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780547416854
    • Publisher: Mariner Books
    • Published: September 2010
    Long before the Dog Whisperer, anthropologist Elizabeth Marshall Thomas revealed to readers the nature of pack dynamics, leading to a completely new understanding of dogs and their desires. In this fascinating account, based on thirty years of living with and observing dogs, we meet Misha, a friend’s husky, whom Thomas followed on his daily rounds of more than 130 square miles, and who ultimately provided the simple and surprising answer to the question What do dogs want most? Not food, not sex, but other dogs. We also meet Maria, who adored Misha, bore his puppies, and clearly mourned when he moved away; the brave pug Bingo and his little wife, Violet; the dingo Viva; and the remaining dogs and pups that constitute the pack.?Instead of training and obedience, [Thomas] offers as an alternative a world of ?trust and mutual obligation’” (Los Angeles Times Book Review). When it was first published in hardcover, The Hidden Life of Dogs spent over a year on the New York Times Bestseller list. This Mariner paperback edition will include a new afterword by the author.
  • The Old Way

    By Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

    Our Price: $34.99
    • Format: Audio/CD
    • ISBN-13: 9781400103072
    • Publisher: Tantor Media Inc
    • Published: October 2006
    The author revisits her experiences studying the Kalahari San in Africa and documents their behavior as hunter-gatherers.
  • The Old Way: A Story of the First People

    By Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

    Our Price: $18.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780312427283
    • Publisher: Picador
    • Published: October 2007
    The author of The Hidden Life of Dogs revisits her experiences as a young woman studying the Bushmen of the Kalahari in Africa and documents their behavior as hunter-gatherers. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
  • The Social Lives of Dogs: The Grace of Canine Company

    By Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780684810263
    • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    • Published: June 2000
    Explores how dogs adapt to life with their human owners, contributing to a comfortable environment by making adjustments and forming alliances within the household's various sub-groups
  • The Social Lives of Dogs: The Grace of Canine Company

    By Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

    Our Price: $7.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780743422369
    • Publisher: Pocket Books
    • Published: June 2001
    Explores how dogs adapt to life with their human owners, contributing to a comfortable environment by making adjustments, accomodating to newcomers, and forming alliances within the household's various subgroups. Reprint.
  • Tribe of Tiger : Cats and Their Culture

    By Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

    Our Price: $19.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780743426893
    • Publisher: POCKET BOOKS
    • Published: May 2001
    The author who revealed the secret lives of dogs in the best-selling The Hidden Life of Dogs offers a journey into the hidden life of cats and reports that cats, surprisingly, are not solitary beings. Reissue.
  • Warrior Herdsmen: The absorbing chronicle of an expedition to the tribesmen of northern Uganda

    By Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

    Our Price: $19.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780393000405
    • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
    • Published: March 1981
    Recounts the history and present way of life of the proud Doloth tribesmen of northern Uganda

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