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181 KILCOMMONS, BRIAN & WILSON, SARAH. Metro-dog: A Guide To Raising Your Dog In The City.
Warner Books, New York: 2001. 0446526037 / 9780446526036 First Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. Gift inscription appears on front endpaper. 
Whether you're housebreaking a puppy thirty floors above street level or navigating sidewalks crowded with pedestrians, parking meters, strange smells, discarded food, and other dogs, a city dog - and city dog owner - both need a little more savvy than their country cousins. This book draws on proven techniques that distinguish the Brian Kilcommons and Sarah Wilson style of dog rearing today - and tailors those techniques specifically for urban living. Includes an Index. 
Price: 8.31 USD
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182 KING, BARBARA J. How Animals Grieve.
University of Chicago Press, Chicago and London: 2013. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
From the time of our earliest childhood encounters with animals, we casually ascribe familiar emotions to them. But scientists have long cautioned against such anthropomorphizing, arguing that it limits our ability to truly comprehend the lives of other creatures. Recently, however, things have begun to shift in the other direction, and anthropologist Barbara J. King is at the forefront of that movement, arguing strenuously that we can—and should—attend to animal emotions. With How Animals Grieve, she draws our attention to the specific case of grief, and relates story after story—from fieldsites, farms, homes, and more—of animals mourning lost companions, mates, or friends. King tells of elephants surrounding their matriarch as she weakens and dies, and, in the following days, attending to her corpse as if holding a vigil. A housecat loses her sister, from whom she's never before been parted, and spends weeks pacing the apartment, wailing plaintively. A baboon loses her daughter to a predator and sinks into grief. In each case, King uses her anthropological training to interpret and try to explain what we see—to help us understand this animal grief properly, as something neither the same as nor wholly different from the human experience of loss. The resulting book is both daring and down-to-earth, strikingly ambitious even as it's careful to acknowledge the limits of our understanding. Through the moving stories she chronicles and analyzes so beautifully, King brings us closer to the animals with whom we share a planet, and helps us see our own experiences, attachments, and emotions as part of a larger web of life, death, love, and loss. "A beautifully written book that will appeal to animal lovers." --Booklist "Barbara J. King has pulled together anecdotal and scientific data on grief and love in animals in her excellent book How Animals Grieve. With her engaging story telling she opens up our eyes to the possible inner lives of some surprising species. We expect big-brained chimpanzees and elephants to express their feelings, but her tales of rabbits, goats, birds, turtles and others force us to look again at the emotional content of animal lives." --Cynthia Moss, author of Elephant Memories: Thirteen Years in the Life of an Elephant "Poignant, thoughtful, and sometimes heartbreaking. King once again elevates the discussion of animal emotion. She tackles a tricky subject with a scientist's care and an animal lover's grace." --Jennifer Holland, author of Unlikely Friendships "I must admit that I was skeptical that an entire book could be written on the subject of animal grief, because the scientific literature in this area is so painfully thin. But Barbara King has succeeded beautifully. She has collected an incredible database of stories about various kinds of animals, and taken together they offer more than enough substance to sustain this book. It is as if she has created a mosaic for her reader. She has collected bits and pieces--individual stories about one animal or another--which by themselves might be little but trifles. But King pastes them together with masterful skill, and the result is a compelling picture of animal grief. We get the feeling that there are still a lot of blank spaces on the canvas, as our scientific understanding is far from complete, but it is only a matter of time before these spaces will begin to fill in. How Animals Grieve is a fascinating book which will interest and inform animal lovers and scientists alike." --Jessica Pierce, author of The Last Walk "In this deeply moving and beautifully composed treatise that is sure to anger some, but inspire many, Barbara King methodically presents her powerful evidence that many animals possess thoughts, feelings and emotions, including the profound sense of loss following the death of a family member or close companion. Consider, for example, the female dolphin who carries her dead calf for several days, loath to part with her beloved child. What else is she doing but grieving? It might be a controversial, minority viewpoint that some animals mourn the death of others, but King's profound and well-documented work has left me firmly in her camp." --David Kirby, author of Death at Sea World "Humans and other animals experience love and fear, and form deep emotional bonds with cherished companions. We mourn when a close friend dies, and so do other animals, as Barbara King's poignant book illustrates in compelling detail. How Animals Grieve helps us to connect and to better understand the complex social lives of other animals and of ourselves." --Gene Baur, president and cofounder of Farm Sanctuary "Let me begin by saying I recommend this book to anyone who doubts that animals grieve. The evidence presented is overwhelming." --EcoLit "How Animals Grieve is not the definitive work on animal grief, but rather a stepping-stone to further investigation, observation and understanding. King hopes others will continue to look with fresh eyes, expand our knowledge and better understand all animals." --Shelf Awareness "Admirably, carefully, and cautiously reviews and synthesizes a topic that is of great interest to numerous people, including those who are fortunate enough to live with nonhuman companions, those who are lucky enough to study them, and those who are interested in other animals for a wide variety of reasons." --Marc Bekoff | Psychology Today "King's thoughtful, warm-hearted prose will raise awareness and amaze readers." --Publishers Weekly "King makes a compelling case for the rich and deep emotional lives of other animals." --PETA 
Price: 23.75 USD
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183 KINNEY, JAMES R.; THURBER, JAMES (ILLUSTRATIONS). How To Raise A Dog: In The The Suburbs.
Simon and Schuster, Inc., New York: 1950. Tenth Printing. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 
A book, written for children, that details how a pet dog should and shouldn't be treated and what to do with him or her. Includes an Index. 
Price: 23.04 USD
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Reaktion Books: 2013. Animal Series. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Armed with razor-sharp teeth and capable of drinking many times its volume of blood, the leech is an unlikely cure for ill health. Yet that is exactly the role this worm-like parasite has played in both Western and Eastern medicine throughout history. In this book, Robert G. W. Kirk and Neil Pemberton explore how the leech surfaces in radically different spheres. The ancients used them in humeral medicine to bring the four humors of the body—blood, phlegm, and black and yellow bile—back into balance. Today, leeches are used in plastic and reconstructive surgery to help reattach severed limbs and remove pools of blood before it kills tissue. Leeches have also been used in a nineteenth-century meteorological barometer and a twentieth-century biomedical tool that helped win a Nobel Prize. Kirk and Pemberton also reveal the dark side of leeches as they are portrayed in fiction, film, and popular culture. From Bram Stoker's Dracula to a video game player's nemesis, the leech is used to represent the fears of science run amok. Leech shines new light on one of humanity's most enduring and unlikely companions. 60 color plates. "Kirk and Pemberton are . . . fond of their subject . . . but they are particularly interested in its cultural symbolism. While there is plenty of solid science in this book, the most distinctive sections deal with the psychology of being bled, and our temerity for daring to equate the leech with all things nasty in ourselves." --Times Literary Supplement 
Price: 18.05 USD
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185 KISER, TONI M. & BARNES, LINDSEY F. Loyal Forces: The American Animals Of World War II.
Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge and London: 2013. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
"In the frightening and uncharted world of war, servicemen and women could count on the transport given by horses and mules, the protection offered by dogs, the communication delivered by pigeons, and the solace provided by mascots and pets."—from Loyal Forces At a time when every American was called upon to contribute to the war effort—whether by enlisting, buying bonds, or collecting scrap metal—the use of American animals during World War II further demonstrates the resourcefulness of the U.S. Army and the many sacrifices that led to the Allies' victory. Through 160 photographs from the National World War II Museum collection, Loyal Forces captures the heroism, hard work, and innate skills of innumerable animals that aided the military as they fought to protect, transport, communicate, and sustain morale. From the last mounted cavalry charge of the U.S. Army to the 36,000 homing pigeons deployed overseas, service animals made a significant impact on military operations during World War II. Authors Toni M. Kiser and Lindsey F. Barnes deftly illustrate that every branch of the armed forces and every theater of the war utilized the instincts and dexterity of these dependable creatures, who though not always in the direct line of enemy fire, had their lives put at risk for the jobs they performed. 8 x 10 inches, 28 color photos, 129 halftones, 2 maps. Toni M. Kiser, Assistant Director of Collections and Exhibits / Registrar at the National WWII Museum, earned her master's in museum studies at the George Washington University. Lindsey F. Barnes, Senior Archivist / Digital Projects Manger at the National WWII Museum, earned her master's in library and information science from Louisiana State University. 
Price: 34.20 USD
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University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln and London: 2007. First Edition. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Elephants have fought in human armies for more than three thousand years. Asian armies boasted of their pachyderm power, while the Romans fielded elephants alongside their legendary legions but were perhaps too proud to admit that mere animals contributed to victory. War Elephants is the story of their largely forgotten role in the history of warfare. Generals throughout recorded history used elephants as tanks, bulldozers, and cargo trucks long before such vehicles existed. Until gunpowder began to reduce the utility of elephants in battle during the seventeenth century, these beasts built roads, swung swords, or simply terrified opposing forces. Although some believe that elephants were mere gimmicks of warfare, John M. Kistler discredits that notion. War Elephants shows that elephants deserve respect for the sacrifices they have made in the service of many cultures. Elephants have long fought for and served human masters, but it is now the elephants themselves that must be protected. John M. Kistler is a freelance writer and runs a small business. He received his mahout certificate from the Elephant Conservation Center in Thailand while assisting consultants on Oliver Stone's film. Includes 36 illustrations, 2 maps, a glossary, and an Index. "Kistler provides a range of interesting facts about elephant behaviour, not least the actual difficulties of managing a force of war elephants in terms of voracious appetite, enormous thirst, expensive armour and long term commitment to training and care. . . . John Kistler's account is often entertaining and certainly wide ranging."—Times Literary Supplement "War Elephants is flawlessly written and researched. . . . If you are interested in reading about ancient warfare, or the role of elephants in war, then this book is highly recommended." —Armchair General "Avid military buffs and students of ancient, medieval, and modern warfare, animal rights, and non-Western warfare will find much of interest in this comprehensive resource."—Library Media Connection "A serious-minded work of significant military history scholarship by professional librarian John Kistler, War Elephants is recommended reading for anyone curious about the important role elephants have played in human history."—Midwest Book Review "Generals used elephants as tanks, bulldozers, and cargo trucks long before such vehicles existed, and, until gunpowder reduced the utility of elephants in battle, these beasts built roads, swung swords, and terrified opposing forces. Kistler tells the story of the elephant's largely forgotten role in the history of warfare."—Reference & Research Book News "War Elephants provides the full history of pachyderms in battle, presenting an animal historian's in-depth history of evidence tracing the use of elephants in battles from 1100 B.C. to the 17th century. From how the elephants participated in battle to strategies against them, War Elephants provides quite a different perspective and is an unique military survey."—The Midwest Book Review - California Bookwatch 
Price: 20.85 USD
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187 KNIGHT, CHARLES R. Life Through The Ages.
Alfred A. Knopf, New York: 1946. Borzoi Books For Young People. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition with tears and chips at top of spine. Covers are slightly soiled. Gift inscription written by Lucy Knight, daughter of the author. 
A collection, with illustrations, of various mammals that have lived and those which have become extinct. Rare 1946 Edition. 
Price: 185.49 USD
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Howell Book House, New York: 1986. 0876058578 / 9780876058572 First North American Edition, 1986 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
Tells you, in a lively and commonsense way, everything you need to know about training a young horse. Includes an index. 
Price: 33.49 USD
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189 KOSTYAL K.M. Raccoons.
National Geographic Society, Washington D.C.: 1987. 0870446770 / 9780870446771 h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 
Photographs and some prose detailing the life of the raccoon. 
Price: 6.65 USD
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190 KUNKEL, REINHARD. African Elephants.
Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York: 1999. 0810919842 / 9780810919846 First American Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. Nameplate of previous owner appears on front endpaper. 
Reinhard Kunkel, one of the world's most celebrated wildlife photographers, has lived in close contact with African elephants for thirty years, developing a near-mystical rapport with them. Here, his captivating photographs and moving text - which combines personal observations with the latest scientific information - create an intimate portrait of elephants and their world. 
Price: 42.51 USD
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Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston: 1971. 0395121094 / 9780395121092 First American Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 

Price: 18.76 USD
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Exeter Books, New York: 1983. 0671060058 / 9780671060053 First printing (unstated). h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
Selected animals are described in full with refrence to their behavior, feeding, breeding, and predatory patterns; their natural enemies and other threats to survival, ans their environment as well as their physical attributes. Together with full-color photos, this highly readable and absorbig text is bound to bring new understanding and appreciation of the beuty and abundanc of the wildlife that surrounds us. Includes an Index. 
Price: 16.82 USD
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193 LEMMON, ROBERT S. All About Strange Beasts Of The Present.
Random House, New York: 1957. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. Library reject with usual labels and stamping. 

Price: 7.60 USD
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194 LEON, VICKI; FOOTT, JEFF & BUCICH, RICHARD (PHOTOGRAPHERS). A Raft Of Sea Otters: An Affectionate Portrait.
EZ Nature Books, San Luis Obispo: 0945092431 / 9780945092438 s Softcover. Good condition. 
This lively book tells young readers everything they want to know about the life and behavior of the southern sea otter, its northern cousin, and lesser-known river otters. Forty color photographs by 13 exceptional wildlife photographers show the otter at work and play, while range maps show both current and historic locations of the otters. 
Price: 23.04 USD
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195 LESSEM, DON. Dinosaurs Rediscovered: New Findings Which Are Revolutionizing Dinosaur Science.
Simon & Schuster, New York: 1993. 0671797158 / 9780671797157 Touchstone Books. First Printing. s Softcover. Good condition. 
Introduces a new generation of adventurous and talented paleontologists, whose spectacular finds are revolutionizing the way we look at dinosaurs. Provides a comaprehensive, up-to-date primer on dinosaur life, and a compelling portrait of the colorful scientists who are reconstructing the dinosaurs' ancient world. Includes an Index. 
Price: 15.72 USD
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196 LEVINE, MARIE; THORPE, DAVID. Sharks: Questions And Answers.
New Holland Publishers Ltd, London: 1996. 1853683965 / 9781853683961 s Softcover. Good condition. 

Price: 27.79 USD
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197 LEWINSOHN, RICHARD (LUDWIG). Animals, Men And Myths.
Fawcett Publications, Greenwich: 1964 s Softcover. Reading copy. 
"A history of this restless planet's beasts, birds and other inhabitants. "-The New York Times. 
Price: 5.46 USD
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198 LEWIS, GARY; VAN ZWOLL, WAYNE (FOREWORD); PARK, ED (BONUS CHAPTER - "HUNTING COUES DEER"). Deer Hunting: Tactics For Today's Big-game Hunter.
Gary Lewis Outdoors, Bend: 2003. 0971410062 / 9780971410060 First Edition (Unstated). s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Provides a system and time-tested strategies for hunting Mule Deer, Blacktails, Sitka Blacktails, Whitetails, Coues Deer, Axis Deer, and Pronghorn Antelope. Gary Lewis shares his lifelong fascination with deer and deer hunting, including how to find the best hunts, plan the hunt, strategies for success, and how to care for game in the field. Special chapters on hunting pronghorns and predators show how to maximize your time in the field and expand your hunting opportunities. With practical tips on every page, Deer Hunting gives you the skill and confidence to hunt deer anywhere. 
Price: 18.29 USD
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199 LEYDET, FRANCOIS. The Coyote: Defiant Songdog Of The West.
Chronicle Books, San Francisco: 1977. 0877010862 / 9780877010869 h Hardcover with dustjacket in protective mylar cover. Very good reading copy. Library discard. 

Price: 8.08 USD
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200 LIMBURG, PETER. What's In The Names Of Wild Animals.
Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, New York: 1977. 0698306619 / 9780698306615 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 

Price: 23.28 USD
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