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Appointments at the Ends of the World

Appointments at the Ends of the World Author William B. Karesh
ISBN-10 0446675997
Release 2000
Pages 384
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An internationally famous wildlife veterinarian chronicles his experiences and adventures caring for wild animals in virtually every corner of the world and discusses his fierce dedication to the cause of wildlife conservation. Reprint.

Tales of an African Vet

Tales of an African Vet Author Roy Aronson
ISBN-10 0762772417
Release 2011
Pages 227
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Describes the experiences of a veterinarian who has practiced in South Africa for twenty-five years, describing his treatments for such wild animals as lions, bull elephants, and rhinoceroses, and the dangers he has encountered in his practice.

Life Stories A Guide to Reading Interests in Memoirs Autobiographies and Diaries

Life Stories  A Guide to Reading Interests in Memoirs  Autobiographies  and Diaries Author Maureen O'Connor
ISBN-10 9781610691468
Release 2011-08-23
Pages 723
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Memoirs, autobiographies, and diaries represent the most personal and most intimate of genres, as well as one of the most abundant and popular. Gain new understanding and better serve your readers with this detailed genre guide to nearly 700 titles that also includes notes on more than 2,800 read-alike and other related titles. • A list of subjects and suggested "read-alikes" accompany each title • Appendixes cover awards, websites, and resources • Detailed indexes provide further points of access

How to Write a Book Proposal

How to Write a Book Proposal Author Michael Larsen
ISBN-10 9781440348174
Release 2017-09
Pages 336
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"The Insider's Step-by-Step Guide to Proposals that Get You Published."--Cover.

The New York Times Book Reviews 2000

The New York Times Book Reviews 2000 Author New York Times Staff
ISBN-10 1579580580
Release 2001
Pages 2500
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This anthology examines Love's Labours Lost from a variety of perspectives and through a wide range of materials. Selections discuss the play in terms of historical context, dating, and sources; character analysis; comic elements and verbal conceits; evidence of authorship; performance analysis; and feminist interpretations. Alongside theater reviews, production photographs, and critical commentary, the volume also includes essays written by practicing theater artists who have worked on the play. An index by name, literary work, and concept rounds out this valuable resource.

True Confessions of a Veterinarian

True Confessions of a Veterinarian Author Gene Witiak
ISBN-10 0944435548
Release 2004-07
Pages 208
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Dr. Witiak's stories of the bond between the veterinarian, client, and pet take the reader into the exam room and on house calls to experience the laughable calamities, miscues, and surprises as well as the personal sorrows, revelations, and joys that treating animals can bring.

The Trouble with Lions

The Trouble with Lions Author Jerry C. Haigh
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105131787280
Release 2008
Pages 462
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The trouble with lions is that while you are conducting a pregnancy test, you need to be equally, if not more, aware of what you can learn from the lion's other end. That is one lesson that Jerry Haigh brings home in this fascinating collection of stories about working with wild animals in Africa. Conversational in tone, conservational in theme—you will be right beside Jerry, wife Jo, and a colourful cast of vets, guides, and wardens as they scour Africa’s sprawling vistas “troubleshooting” lions, rhinos, humans, and other indigenous mammals. Conservationists, veterinarians, and fans of real-life adventure tales will want to keep this memoir handy on the dashboards of their Land Cruisers.

Zoo Vet

Zoo Vet Author David Taylor
ISBN-10 0397012071
Release 1977-01-01
Pages 255
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An animal doctor specializing in rare and wild animals recounts his professional visits to zoos and game preserves around the world and tells about hilarious situations and lost causes

All Creatures Great and Small

All Creatures Great and Small Author James Herriot
ISBN-10 9781453227909
Release 2011-11-15
Pages 440
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This witty and heartwarming memoir, based on the author’s own experiences, became an international success, spawning sequels, inspiring a beloved BBC television series, and winning over animal lovers everywhere. In the rolling dales of Yorkshire, a simple, rural region of northern England, a young veterinarian from Sunderland joins a new practice. A stranger in a strange land, he must quickly learn the odd dialect and humorous ways of the locals, master outdated equipment, and do his best to mend, treat, and heal pets and livestock alike. This witty and heartwarming collection, based on the author’s own experiences, became an international success, spawning sequels and winning over animal lovers everywhere. Perhaps better than any other writer, James Herriot reveals the ties that bind us to the creatures in our lives.

Porcupines to Polar Bears Stories of a Wildlife Veterinarian

Porcupines to Polar Bears  Stories of a Wildlife Veterinarian Author Jerry Haigh
ISBN-10 1896124615
Release 2016-03
Pages 304
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Jerry Haigh shares his adventures as a wildlife veterinarian with the University of Saskatchewan, journeying from Mount Kenya in Africa to Canada's Northwest Territories, treating hippos, lions, moose, polar bears, and more. This volume is filled with heart-warming and exciting stories from a time when being a wildlife veterinarian was a rare occupation.

Life at the Zoo

Life at the Zoo Author Phillip T. Robinson
ISBN-10 9780231132497
Release 2007
Pages 293
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A veteran veterinarian shares his experiences amongst the animals of the nation's zoos, examining the evolution and development of animal exhibits and animal care and describing some of the hilarious and moving tales of zoo animals and people.

Owls Aren t Wise Bats Aren t Blind

Owls Aren t Wise   Bats Aren t Blind Author Warner Shedd
ISBN-10 0307421414
Release 2007-12-18
Pages 336
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In this fascinating book, wildlife expert and enthusiast Warner Shedd refutes popular animal myths like squirrels remembering where they bury nuts, wolves howling at the moon, and oppossums "playing dead." Have you ever seen a flying squirrel flapping through the air, watched a beaver carrying a load of mud on its tail, or ducked when a porcupine started throwing its quills? Probably not, says Shedd, former regional executive for the National Wildlife Federation. Offering scientific evidence that refutes many of the most tenacious and persevering folklore about wild animals, Owls Aren't Wise & Bats Aren't Blind will captivate you with fascinating facts and humorous anecdotes about more than thirty North American species-- some as familiar as the common toad, and others as elusive as the lynx. Owls Aren't Wise & Bats Aren't Blind is an entertaining dose of scientific reality for any nature enthusiast or armchair adventurer.

Ask the Animals

Ask the Animals Author Bruce R. Coston, D.V.M.
ISBN-10 1429928255
Release 2009-09-01
Pages 288
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Reminiscent of James Herriot's wonderful books, Coston's memoir offers zany, sad, and touching stories about a medical practice where the patients cannot speak, yet communicate deeplyBruce R. Coston's first book is a warm, funny, and amazingly fulfilling celebration of the wonderful world of animals as seen through the eyes of a small-town veterinarian. The patients are an eclectic and surprising cast of characters who display incredible bravery and nobility at times, and unbelievable goofiness at others. There's Sandy, the dog who resurrected herself from death. There's Daphne, the transvestite cat who taught Bruce to be a cat person. And the owners are no less engaging, ranging from the angelic to the squeamish, teaching Bruce what it really means to be an animal doctor. Readers will gain insight into the pathos and passion, the mundane and extraordinary, the thigh-slapping humor and the crushing sadness of a vet's life as he seeks to mend and restore people's treasured companions. Written with great warmth, this book imparts a deeper understanding of the pets who daily enrich our lives.

All My Patients Have Tales

All My Patients Have Tales Author Jeff Wells
ISBN-10 1429966955
Release 2009-04-14
Pages 240
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All My Patients Have Tales is a heartwarming and funny collection of stories by a dedicated veterinarian featuring wild horses, porcupine-quill-covered dogs, male cats in labor, an extremely ornery pygmy donkey, an enormous hog, as well as many other domestic, and not so "domestic" animals. Wells begins his work as an inexperienced recent college grad and emerges a caring and beloved veterinarian. Affording the reader an inside glimpse into his daily life, he narrates many uplifting, life-altering, lifethreatening, and hilarious episodes.

Creatures of the Rock

Creatures of the Rock Author Andrew Peacock
ISBN-10 9780385682619
Release 2015-10-13
Pages 304
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Andrew Peacock relates stories of his life as a veterinarian in rural Newfoundland.

The Hippo with Toothache

The Hippo with Toothache Author Lucy H Spelman
ISBN-10 9781407070384
Release 2010-04-13
Pages 336
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Meet Mohan, a rhino with painfully sore feet. And Patch, a falcon with a broken wishbone. And Kachina, a bear cub with brittle bones. Not to mention Alfredito, a hippo suffering from a sever bout of toothache. All these animals owe their lives to the dedicated zoo and wild animal vets who employ boundless ingenuity and expertise to care for them and who, in this beguiling book, tell the stories of their most memorable cases. They describe not only the meticulous detective work that goes into making a diagnosis but also the pioneering techniques they have developed. And they talk freely and movingly about the bonds they form with their exotic patients.. Whether it's one doctor's determined effort to save a critically ill lemur, the neurosurgeon who was persuaded to operate on a paralysed kangaroo, or the vet who refused to give up on an orphaned baby beluga whale, these are acts of rescue, kindness and co-operation that will warm every animal lover's heart.

Lucky Dog

Lucky Dog Author Sarah Boston
ISBN-10 1770893512
Release 2014-05-12
Pages 298
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A veterinary surgical oncologist who identified her own cancer shares her experience undergoing treatment in the Canadian health care system while weaving in stories about dogs she has treated for cancer along the way.