Recent BLOG Posts
Titles concerning wildlife, habitat, and environment.
Joel Greenberg Naturalist Joel Greenberg wants to mark the one hundredth anniversary of the passenger pigeon's extinction as a species with this book, and also with the implementation of the Passenger Pigeon Project, which he and other concerned naturalists have created.
John Hanson Mitchell This volume has become a classic of sorts, first published in the mid-1980s among concerns over loss of habitat for local species. Gradually, the forests of New England have come back, due to the decline of agricultural land.
Jeff Wells, DVM Author of All My Patients Have Tales. Paperback This is the second collection of stories about a vet's life by Dr. Wells, and this Colorado doctor demonstrates again his warm sense of humor, infinite patience, and love for his clients.
Pat Shipman The author is a paleoanthropologist and gifted science writer who has taken on the question of why humans adopt and domesticate other species. She discovers surprising fossil evidence and confirms that our love of animals is not only innate but vital to our wellbeing.
Temple Grandin Temple Grandin is well known for her work as a reformer in the farm industry, and for her life with autism. In this book, she again pulls us outside of our own assumptions about what makes an animal happy, and using science, perception, and experience, presents a species by species guide to animal welfare.
Allen & Linda Anderson A look behind the curtain at famous four-legged actors, including Joey, from War Horse, the wolves in Game of Thrones, and Uggie from The Artist. A fun, enchanting book movie and animal lovers will enjoy.
Virginia Morell Books about animal cognition are always fascinating, but this one takes us so much deeper into the minds of a variety of animals, that it will certainly change the way you think about some creatures. "Touching and provocative . . . well-told and often heart-wrenching." The Washington Post
A Gentle Guide to Finding Peace Rita M. Reynolds A beautiful, funny, charming book about a wonder cow, Christina, and the wisdom her very nature imparts. "Read Ask the Cow to receive the wisdom of one special cow, Christina—and never eat a hamburger again!"—Sy Montgomery
David Baron This is the true story of the return of mountain lions to a suburban town in Colorado. The residents at first applaud the return of the predator, but soon the impact into their lives starts to change some minds. An amazing story, and important in the reconciliation of wild and domestic.
Rory Freedman Rory Freedman is best know as the co-author of Skinny Bitch. She is also an outspoken advocate for animals, and this book is as outspoken as you can get! She makes sure her readers know that so much abuse is happening right under our noses, and often with our unintentional blessings. It's a wonderful wake-up call to all who love animals.
Brian McGrory 328 pp., paperback In this "laugh-out-loud read" (Chicago Tribune), author Brian McGrory describes his foray into a serious relationship with the aid, or rather, mentorship of a self-assured family rooster who happens to hate his guts. "A home run . . . Anyone who has ever loved an animal will want to go on this journey."—Jon Katz