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Understanding Predators Big and Small

Every year more than 500,000 sheep, goats, and cows are lost to predatory animals in the United States, resulting in both financial and emotional losses for farmers, ranchers, homesteaders, and backyard-animal raisers. [ML1]The Encyclopedia of Animal Predators by Janet Vorwald Dohner teaches readers how to protect their livestock and pets from harm by learning to identify threatening species through their habits and habitats.

Through profiles of more than 50 [DB2]of the most common predatory animals, Dohner’s in-depth guide explains how these animals think and behave, where and how they live, and how they attack and kill prey. Readers will learn such skills as [DB3]how to know when a wolf is ready to attack, how to distinguish a coyote’s vocalizations, and how to react if they ever encounter a bobcat[DB4]. This hardworking reference also includes details on nonlethal methods for keeping predators away, including electric fencing and livestock guardian animals; a list of predator threats by region; and a key to identifying animal tracks and scat. The book features a Damage ID guide for each predator, to help readers determine whether an attack was by a coyote (most common), a domestic dog (next most common), or another animal, from grizzly bear to possum, eagle to alligator.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR                                                                                                       ____

Janet Vorwald Dohner is the author of Farm Dogs and Livestock Guardians. She has 35 years of experience on her small family farm and has relied on livestock guard dogs and corgis to protect her sheep, goats, and poultry. Dohner writes for Modern Farmer and Mother Earth News and speaks regularly on predator control and livestock guardians at conferences. She is a board member of the Kangal Dog Club of America and a member of several learning communities for working dogs.       

 

The Encyclopedia of Animal Predators

Janet Vorwald Dohner

Storey Publishing, May 2017

Full-color; photographs and illustrations throughout

288; 8 x 10

$24.95 paperback; 978-1-61212-699-9

$34.95 hardcover; 978-1-61212-705-7



Zak George's Guide to a Well-Behaved Dog

By Zak George and Dina Roth Port |

ON SALE JULY 9TH, 2019

Does Your Dog Bark A Lot, Pull On The Leash, Hate To Be Left Alone, Or Have Accidents In The House?

Celebrity trainer and YouTube star Zak George to the rescue! In this problem-based guide, he makes it easy to look up and solve the exact behavioral issue that’s driving you crazy – whether you’re dealing with a new puppy, an adult dog you’ve had for years, or a recently adopted rescue. Packed with case studies and examples from his videos so you can see his tactics in action, this book contains step-by-step instructions for dealing with chewing, jumping up, play biting, begging, not listening, thunderstorm phobia, resource guarding and much more!       

About the Authors:

ZAK GEORGE is the founder of YouTube’s number one dog training destination, Zak George’s Dog Training Revolution. He has also starred in Animal Planet’s SuperFetch as well as the BBC’s Who Let the Dogs Out, and he is the coauthor of Zak George’s God Training Revolution: The complete Guide to Training the Perfect Pet with Love. He lives in New Orleans. Visit www.youtube.co/zacgeorge

DINA ROTH PORT is an award-winning author and freelance journalist whose work has appeared in Glamour, Self, Prevention, WebMD, and dozens of other national publications. This is her third book. She lives in Boca Raton. Visit www.dinarothport.com

More eggs, less work! Hentopia is in reach for every chicken-keeper.

As flock owners across the country know, chicken-keeping has many benefits. Hens make wonderful pets with bright personalities, and the easy access to breakfast food simply can’t be beat. But daily chores, regular coop cleanings, and predator worries can be overwhelming for the flock owner balancing the demands of a busy schedule or wanting to travel. Frank Hyman’s Hentopia solves the dilemma of how to tend chickens without feeling chained to the coop by offering creative inventions that streamline daily care and feeding requirements.

Backyard keepers looking to reduce their chores but keep their chickens will love Hentopia. The book features 21 low-cost, imaginative projects to help keep chickens safe, minimize the workload, and make use of salvaged and recycled materials. Hyman’s lively, humorous voice makes this an easy read, and clear instructions and colorful photography ensure that anyone – even those with minimal carpentry skills – can tackle these tasks. From building a coop to adding fun “enrichments” that make life more interesting for chickens — like a Chunnel (chicken tunnel), Jungle Gym, and Scratch-and-Snack Bar — the book includes projects perfect for inexperienced and seasoned chicken-keepers alike.
An innovative guide to simplifying the chicken chore routine, Hentopia helps backyard chicken-keepers and homesteaders reduce the time they spend on daily maintenance and care so they have more time to simply enjoy their feathered friends.



ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Frank Hyman is the author of Hentopia. A designer, builder, gardener, and freelance writer, Hyman leads workshops on designing and building chicken coops and hen habitats. He has written for Organic Gardening, Modern Farmer, Fine Gardening, Hobby Farms, and the New York Times. He lives and maintains his own flock’s hentopia in Durham, North Carolina.
As flock owners across the country know, chicken-keeping has many benefits. Hens make wonderful pets with bright personalities, and the easy access to breakfast food simply can’t be beat. But daily chores, regular coop cleanings, and predator worries can be overwhelming for the flock owner balancing the demands of a busy schedule or wanting to travel. Frank Hyman’s Hentopia solves the dilemma of how to tend chickens without feeling chained to the coop by offering creative inventions that streamline daily care and feeding requirements.

On Sale December 2018

Stephen Nash is the author of GRAND CANYON FOR SALE: Public Lands versus Private Interest in the Era of Climate Change (University of California Press; Sept 2017) Nash has written for The New York Times about national parks and public lands here, here,here,here and here. He is the author of  Grand Canyon for Sale: Public Lands Versus Private Interests in the Era of Climate Change, published by the University of California Press, as well as three other books on science and policy.

He has reported on science and the environment for The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Los Angeles Times, The New Republic, BioScience, The Scientist, National Parks and The Progressive.

Prior books have won the American Institute of Physics first prize for science writing, and the Southern Environmental Law Center's first prize for books about southern environmental issues.

He is a visiting senior research scholar at the University of Richmond, where he has taught in the journalism and environmental studies programs since 1980.

Grand Canyon National Park's Centennial is February 2019!

GRAND CANYON FOR SALE

Public Lands versus Private Interests in the Era of Climate Change

by STEPHEN NASH

“The Trump administration is proclaiming that not only the Grand Canyon but our entire public land heritage may soon be up for sale. I hope this excellent book will awaken all Americans to an unprecedented threat to our parks, national monuments, wilderness areas, wildlife refuges, and ocean sanctuaries.”

              Bruce Babbitt, former U.S. Secretary of the Interior, former governor of Arizona

"...humorous, despite the book’s serious subject matter...describes how efforts to protect U.S. parks have been thwarted by organizations with deep pockets and by the politicians that are responsive to their pleas."                                                                                                                                                                       Review, the journal Science

"...a nuanced, comprehensive, surprisingly up-to-date review of the threats...to national parks, forests, deserts and wildlife refuges...direct, captivating stories..."

Review, Nature -- The International Science Journal

"In the new book Grand Canyon for Sale, the veteran science journalist Stephen Nash explores decades of twisted incentives, rotten politics, and feckless regulators endangering some 28 percent of the national soil. Topped off with climate change and President Trump, “we’re on the precipice, both politically and biologically,” he writes...elegant, readable...                                                     

Review, Sierra magazine

February 26, 2019 marks the 100th Anniversary of the establishment of Grand Canyon National Park by President Woodrow Wilson and an eager-and-willing U.S. Congress. 

In anticipation of this momentous occasion, and to promote public discussion of its urgent significance, author Stephen Nash and the University of California Press released the recent book,  Grand Canyon For Sale: Public Lands versus Private Interests in the Era of Climate Change  (University of California Press: Sept 2017), an investigation by Nash of the precarious future of America’s public lands.  He highlights America’s national parks, forests, wildlife refuges, monuments, and wildernesses and the tens of billions of dollars in potential economic losses if we fail to keep our national promise -- made when the whole park system was created -- to “conserve their scenery and natural and historic objects and wildlife.” The Grand Canyon alone saw six million visitors last year. The whole national park system was visited an astonishing 300 million times.

Taking the Grand Canyon as his key example, and using on-the-ground reporting as well as scientific research, Nash shows how industrial exploitation and accelerating climate change will dislocate wildlife populations and vegetation across hundreds of thousands of square miles of publicly owned national landscape, threatening their survival

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Mystified by your moggies? Perplexed by your pedigrees?

The One Minute Cat Manager – Sixty Seconds to feline Shangri-La

by Kac Young explains how just one minute can transform your relationship with your cat.

This new book suggests 60-second techniques that anyone can practise with their cat. With expert insight into the inner workings of the feline mind, and analysis of cat behaviour, it will help to facilitate a deeper understanding, and stronger bond with your chosen feline friend.

Often, people pass up the opportunity to rescue a cat because they believe they don’t have the time to care for a pet. The One Minute Cat Manager shows how employing certain 60-second techniques can make cat care easy for all, and demonstrates the rewards that unconditional cat-love can bring, creating a bond that will last a lifetime. Specially commissioned illustrations enhance and inform the text.

Whether you are a new or experienced cat owner, Kac Young’s insights will help the reader develop quick and easy ways to become a confident cat parent who understands why cats behave as they do, and what you can do to make them happy.

About the author

Kac Young has been a producer, writer and director in the Hollywood television industry for over 25 years. Kac has also earned a PhD in Natural Health and a Doctorate in Naturopathy. She is the author of 12 books and is active on behalf of animal rights and fostering, and preserving women's rights. 

The One Minute Cat Manager is published in May 2019 by Hubble & Hattie (July in the USA), an imprint of Veloce Publishing Ltd, RRP: £10.99 $13.99 USA, $18.99 Canada.

Further details: Geraldine Cetin, Veloce Publishing E/:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  ; T/: 01305 260068. To order copies, visit:https://www.hubbleandhattie.com

SKU HH5373
Format Paperback • 22.5x15.2cm • 112 pages • 56 b&w pictures
ISBN 978-1-787113-73-2
UPC 6-36847-01373-8
Published DUE May 2018

 

Published by Grand Central Publishing — April 9, 2019

MUTUAL RESCUE

How Adopting a Homeless Animal Can Save You, Too

by Carol Novello with Ginny Graves

 

An impressive and inspiring work guaranteed to spur a visit to a rescue web site or trip to the local Humane Society.”

-- Publishers Weekly, starred review

 

 

 

MUTUAL RESCUE is the first book to profile the transformational impact that pets have on humans by exploring the emotional, physical, and spiritual gifts rescued animals provide. Compelling research is woven throughout the four sections of the book, Heart, Body, Mind and Connection, and every chapter takes a deep dive into the animal adoption journey deepening the understanding for every human who has ever felt enriched, soothed or restored by an animal and wanted to know why.

Our nation is plagued by illnesses; sixteen million adults suffer from depression, twenty-nine million have diabetes, eight million in any given year have PTSD, and nearly forty percent are obese. It has been established that rescue pets can help. Sixty percent of doctors said they prescribe pet adoption and a staggering ninety-seven percent believe that pet ownership provides health benefits. For people in chronic emotional, physical, or spiritual pain, adopting an animal can transform, and even save, their lives.

MUTUAL RESCUE answers the question of “Who Saves Who” and highlights the research that confirms for our heads what our hearts already know.

Carol Novellobegan rescuing animals at five years of age and hasn't stopped. With a Harvard MBA, she was a senior executive working in high tech, most recently at Intuit, Inc. Today, she is the president of Humane Society Silicon Valley, where she launched Mutual Rescue, a digital global campaign of short films designed to showcase the therapeutic benefits of animal companionship and encourage adoptions. Through her work at Humane Society Silicon Valley, she has been awarded the Maddie's Fund "Maddie Hero Award" for innovation and leadership in the sector and has been recognized as an honoree at the Fifty Years of Women at Harvard Business School celebration in Northern California. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area where she enjoys spending time with her own rescue companions, Tess, a German shepherd, and her tuxedo cats, Bode and Herbie. 

Praise for Carol Novello and Mutual Rescue:

“Through authentic accounts, scientific evidence, and personal narrative, Carol Novello illustrates how when we rescue a homeless animal, we ourselves are so often rescued right back!

This book is destined to save lives."

─Marty Becker, DVM and Jack Canfield, 

#1 NY Times bestselling co-authors of Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul

“I love Mutual Rescue’s films, so when I heard about this new book, I raced to read it. The stories about rescued pets rescuing people were like rays of bright sunshine on a stormy afternoon.

Truly an awe-inspiring book!”

─Marci Shimoff,

#1 NY Times Bestselling Author of Happy for No Reason and Chicken Soup for the Woman’s Soul

"Mutual Rescue juxtaposes authentic stories and scientific thought about the animal-human bond.

It touches hearts, opens minds, and inspires compassion—a life-changing book."

─Brian Hare,

Founder of Duke Canine Cognition Center and New York Times Bestseller Author of The Genius of Dogs

"Packed with heartrending stories of struggling people who have adopted homeless animals, this fascinating book reveals the many unrecognized ways dogs and cats can ground us, provide a sense of purpose and give us the strength to move forward.

Part science, part story, Mutual Rescue is all heart.

It made me cry and filled me with hope for our planet and every person on it."

─Mallika Chopra,

author of Living with Intent: My Somewhat Messy Journey to Purpose, Peace and Joy

“Adopting a pet can greatly benefit the lives of people who are emotionally hurting.  

Read these heartwarming stories inMutual Rescue.”

─TempleGrandin,

Author of Animals in Translation and Animals Make Us Human

Companion dogs. They are the best — nonjudgmental, good listeners after a tough day at the office, good motivators to get us humans off the couch and outdoors. There are so many benefits to having these canine companions in our lives.

But do we let them roll in stinky stuff? Nope. Do we get embarrassed when they sniff crotches or hump our human friends’ legs? Yep. Yet this is completely acceptable behavior in the dog world. In the human world, not so much.

Dogs are amazingly adaptive and resilient and find ways to survive even in environments that aren’t particularly dog friendly. Most people want their dogs to thrive (versus being labeled with behavioral problems) and the best way to do that is to learn as much as possible about who dogs really are and what they need from us, say Marc Bekoff and Jessica Pierce in the enclosed advance copy of, Unleashing Your Dog: A Field Guide to Giving Your Canine Companion the Best Life Possible (March 5, 2019).

As the demand for dog trainers and veterinary behaviorists attests, dogs are not naturally adapted to living with and among modern humans. They give up a lot of freedom and instinctual pleasure, as well as their innate strategies for coping with stress and anxiety, in exchange for the comfort and care they get from humans.

Unleashing Your Dog builds on the latest research in canine science and provides many practical ways that allow dogs to exercise their senses, in addition to exercising their brains and their muscles. Bekoff and Pierce show that it is possible to let dogs be dogs without wreaking havoc on our own lives. They begin by illuminating the true nature of dogs and helping us “walk in their paws.” They reveal what smell, taste, touch, sight, and hearing mean to dogs and then guide readers through everyday ways of enhancing a dog’s freedom in safe, mutually happy ways. The rewards, they show, are great — for dog and human alike.

Continuing to build on ways to “let your dog be a dog,” with as much patience and good will as possible, Bekoff and Pierce demonstrate how to give companion dogs the best life possible and provide a win-win for all. They are prepared to discuss with your audience:

  • Their top three suggestions for easy ways for people to “unleash their dog”?
  • Explaining that in addition to exercising muscles, joints, tendons, and bones, dogs need to exercise their senses — and why this is so important
  • The importance of busting the myth that dogs are “just furry people.”
  • Why they think that “citizen science” is so important for learning about dog behavior.
  • The importance of dog training — it goes both ways to make it a true win-win. (continued)

Marc Bekoff is professor emeritus of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Colorado. He is a former Guggenheim Fellow and has received the Exemplar Award for long-term contributions to the field of animal behavior from the Animal Behavior Society. Marc writes regularly for Psychology Today and has published 31 books including The Emotional Lives of Animals. He lives in Boulder, Colorado. More info at www.MarcBekoff.com

Jessica Pierce is an Affiliate Faculty at the Center for Bioethics and Humanities, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical School. She is the author of nine books, including The Last Walk: Reflections on Our Pets at the End of Their Lives and Run, Spot, Run: The Ethics of Keeping Pets, has published essays in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Guardian, and is a regular contributor to Psychology Today. She has a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia and an M.T.S. from Harvard University and now lives in Colorado. More information at www.JessicaPierce.net

It’s important for people who live with dogs to become fluent in “Dog” so they’ll know how to let their canine companions express their doginess and be dogs. It is my sincere hope you will consider letting your readers know about Unleashing Your Dog via a review or mention in your publication. Both authors are also available for interview, and I would be happy to make those arrangements. You can reach me at 415-884-2100 x15 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Unleashing Your Dog:

A Field Guide to Giving Your Canine Companion the Best Life Possible

By Marc Bekoff and Jessica Pierce

Category: Animals

Pub. Date: March 5, 2019

Price: $15.95 / Trade Paper

Pages: 216

ISBN: 978-1-60868-542-4

Published by New World Library

Distributed by Publishers Group West

Fierce Grey Mouse

ABOUT THE BOOK

The enchanting story of a Little Grey Mouse who desperately wants to be fearsome and strong. He does his exercises, eats his porridge, drinks all of his milk – and, soon enough, Little Grey Mouse grows to be fierce.

But, roaring and pouncing from his perch high up in a tree, Fierce Grey Mouse accidentally scares away all of his friends .

Fierce Grey Mouse soon realises the importance of friendship and being true to yourself: the message of the story.

Beautifully written and illustrated by the highly-regarded children’s illustrator Chantal Bourgonje, this book is a delight that young children and their families can share and enjoy.

Fierce Grey Mouse by Chantal Bourgonje

ISBN: 9781787113121

UPC: 6-36847-01312-7

AVAILABLE NOW!

£6.99(UK), $9.99(US), 12.99(CAN)

In the US the book will be available in the beginning of May through Quarto Knows - https://www.quartoknows.com/books/9781787113121/The-Fierce-Grey-Mouse.html

 

BULLET POINTS

  • A simple tale for young children about friendship and staying true to yourself
  • Previously awarded a Kirkus Star for books of remarkable merit, and received 5 star reviews (Interactive app version)
  • The delightfully illustrated animal characters tell the story to boys and girls of all nationalities
  • The story will appeal to children everywhere
  • Friends love you as you are, you don't need to make yourself different
  • You don't need to be 'fierce' to be happy!

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–––– NOTES TO EDITORS ––––

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Chantal is a Dutch illustrator and writer of picture books, working from the Wiltshire countryside, where she lives with her partner and two whippets. Chantal’s inspiration comes from nature, her pets, the countryside, and all creatures living in it.

In 2011 she graduated with a 1:1 Honours degree in Illustration. Her graduation project was highly commended in the MacMillan Prize. In 2013 she was highly commended in the AOI Awards.

Since graduating Chantal has written and illustrated children's picture book apps, one of which was awarded a Kirkus Star for books of remarkable merit.

She has illustrated two Hubble & Hattie books about Worzel Wooface, and is also working on her own children’s books, including this one, and “The Lucky, Lucky Leaf” – a Horace and Nim story.

Place of birth: Emmeloord, the Netherlands • Hometown: Little Cheverell • Nearest city: Devizes

Visit Chantal’s author page at https://www.hubbleandhattie.com/authors/Chantal-Bourgonje/

SPECIFICATION

HK5312 • Hardback • 20.5x20.5cm • £6.99 • 32 pages • pictures • ISBN: 978-1-787113-12-1 • UPC: 6-36847-01312-7

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MAMA’S LAST HUG

Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us about Ourselves

by Frans de Waal

New York Times best-selling author Frans de Waal has spent four decades at the forefrontof animal research. Following up on his 2016 bestseller Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?, which investigated animal behavior and intelligence, his new book,MAMA’S LAST HUG: Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us about Ourselves [W. W.Norton and Company, March 12, 2019; $27.95 hardcover], delivers a fascinating exploration of the rich emotional lives of animals that is just as enlightening and provocative. Once again de Waal proves the perfect guide to the cutting-edge research that can help us understand the animal world. With dramatic stories of rats, horses, dogs, dolphins, elephants, and apes, among others, de Waal shows that humans are not the only species with the capacity for love, hate, fear, shame, joy, generosity, and empathy.

De Waal begins MAMA’S LAST HUG with the death of Mama, a fifty-nine-year-old chimpanzee matriarch who formed a deep bond with her caretaker, the biologist Jan van Hoof. When Mama was dying, van Hoof filmed their goodbyes and witnessed something remarkable: the emotions that Mama expressed were every bit as profound as those of van Hoof—she was sad to leave him but also recognized the sadness he felt and responded to it by comforting him.

This story and others like it form the core of de Waal’s argument. He points to lab experiments in which rats, when given the choice between eating a cookie or helping a fellow rat in distress, will choose to help. Dogs have been known to “adopt” the injuries of their companions, pretending to limp in response to the pain experienced by their owners. Chimpanzees like Mama have such a sophisticated sense of empathy that they grasp concepts of fairness and justice and use them to great effect inside their communities. In one common experiment, chimpanzees rejected food-sharing offers that seemed unequal, even when that rejection meant the participating chimps received no food at all. This is, notably, exactly what humans do in the same experiment.

De Waal discusses a whole range of complex emotions and how they manifest themselves in physical behavior and facial expressions. Both dolphin and killer whale mothers have been known to carry along the bodies of their dead children, often for days. Bonobos have deep-belly laughs, dogs hang their heads in shame, horses roll their eyes out of fear. Elephants revisit the bones of their loved ones, sometimes years after their companion has passed away. All of these have human counterparts.


De Waal also looks at the darker side of emotional intelligence. He recounts the story of an alpha male chimpanzee who was killed by an experienced older rival and a young-up-and-coming male. The calculating manner in which the duo trapped and killed the former leader, and the brutality of the violence done to the deposed alpha male, left no doubt in de Waal’s mind that what he witnessed was a case of murder among the chimps.

Following the lead of Aristotle, who imagined animals as a sort of reacting machine, Western society has committed to the idea that there is a fundamental distinction between the emotional life of humans and all other species. This line of reasoning extends to modern thinkers like Richard Dawkins, who suggests that all signs of emotional life in animals are illusory byproducts of a deeper relentless and amoral dive to maximize genetic duplication. De Waal systematically challenges all of these outdated theories, opening our hearts and minds to the many ways in which humans and other animals are connected to each other and can form the sorts of complex bonds that last a lifetime. MAMA’S LAST HUG is one of those rare books that will transform how readers view the living world around them and will shift how they understand their own connection to a family of all living things.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Frans de Waal has been named one ofTIMEmagazine’s 100 Most Influential People. Theauthor of Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are? among many other works, he is the C. H. Candler Professor in Emory University’s Psychology Department and director of the Living Links Center at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

TITLE: MAMA’S LAST HUG

SUBTITLE: Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us about Ourselves

AUTHOR: Frans de Waal

ISBN: 978-0-393-63506-5

PUB DATE: March 12, 2019

PRICE: $27.95 hardcover

PAGE COUNT: 336


- Early Praise for Mama’s Last Hug -

“A captivating and big-hearted book, full of compassion and brimming with insights about the

lives of animals, including human ones.”

Yuval Noah Harari, New York Times best-selling author of Sapiens

“I doubt that I've ever read a book as good as Mama's Last Hug: Animal and Human Emotions, because it presents in irrefutable scientific detail the very important fact that animals do have these emotions as well as the other mental features we once attributed only to people. Not only is the book exceedingly important, it's also fun to read, a real page-turner. I can't say enough good things about it except it's utterly splendid.”

Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

“Before I realized Frans de Waal's connection to Mama's actual last hug, I sent the online video link to a large group of scientists saying, ‘I believe it is possible to view this interaction and be changed forever.’ Likewise, I believe that anyone reading this book will be changed forever. De Waal has spent so many decades watching intently and thinking deeply that he sees a planet that is deeper and more beautiful than almost anyone realizes. In these pages, you can acquire and share his beautiful, shockingly insightful view of life on Earth.”

Carl Safina, author of Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel

“After you've read Mama's Last Hug it becomes obvious that animals have emotions. Learn how

they resemble us in many ways.”

Temple Grandin, author of Animals Make Us Human and Animals in Translation

“Frans de Waal is one of the most influential primatologists to ever walk the earth, changing the way we think of human nature by exploring its continuity with other species. He does this again in the wonderful Mama’s Last Hug, an examination of the continuum between emotion in humans and other animals. This subject is rife with groundless speculation, ideology, and badly misplaced folk intuition, and de Waal ably navigates it with deep insight, showing the ways in which our emotional lives are shared with other primates. This is an important book, wise and accessible.”

Robert Sapolsky, author of Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst

“Another fascinating book from Frans de Waal. Once again, he makes us think long and hard

about the true nature of animal emotions.”

Desmond Morris, author of The Naked Ape

“Jim Colucci’s book captures all the fun of one of the most enduring series on television – and then some! I am more obsessed with The Golden Girls than ever. If I ever buy a house with a lanai, this book will be the first item I move in!”

— Lisa Lampanelli

“This marvelous book pays tribute to the talents of four remarkable women who left an indelible impression on me. You can be fabulous at any age! Thanks, Jim, for reminding us.

Golden Girls forever!”

— Jane Leeves

“I love The Golden Girls because they were the original Sex and the City girls. This book explores their amazing chemistry, and so much more.”

   — Julie Chen

GOLDEN GIRLS FOREVER

An Unauthorized Look Behind the Lanai

By Jim Colucci

On sale: April 5, 2016

This spring Harper Design will publish GOLDEN GIRLS FOREVER: An Unauthorized Look Behind the Lanai (on sale: April 5, 2016; 368 pages; more than 230 color and black & white photos throughout; $35.00; ISBN: 9780062422903) by Jim Colucci, the first ever complete retrospective of the legendary TV sitcom featuring exclusive interviews with the cast and crew.

A treasure trove of must-see, behind-the-scenes material for the millions of fans worldwide, GOLDEN GIRLS FOREVER is an all-inclusive look at the beloved series, allowing readers to peer behind the cameras to trace the show’s journey from its inception to its enduring legacy with new generations.

The book also features synopses of beloved episodes; exclusive interviews with the show’s creators, actors, guest stars, producers, writers, and crew members; and a section of “Why I Love the Girls” commentary from such celebrities such as Laverne Cox, Zachary Quinto, and Perez Hilton. Also included are stills from the show, set design and costume design snapshots, and many never-before-seen photos. The result is a comprehensive depiction of The Golden Girls both in front of the cameras and backstage.

No retrospective of The Golden Girls would be complete without interviews with the stars themselves. Among GOLDEN GIRLS FOREVER’s gems are exclusive and revealing interviews with stars since departed, including one of the last interviews with the famously private Bea Arthur (1922-2009) and Rue McClanahan (1934-2010). Jim Colucci’s interview with the now 94-year-old Betty White rounds out this unprecedented look at the series.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jim Colucci is a freelance entertainment writer whose work has appeared in such publications as TV Guide, Inside TV, Quick & Simple, InTouch, The Advocate, Next, and CBS’ Watch magazine, where he serves as a deputy editor. For over a decade, Jim delivered a weekly on-air report, “Must Hear TV”, as a correspondent for The Frank DeCaro Show on Sirius XM satellite radio and wrote the authorized companion book for Will & Grace, titled Will & Grace: Fabulously Uncensored. Originally from Wayne, New Jersey, Jim now lives in Los Angeles and New Jersey with his husband Frank and their mischievous Boston terrier, Gabby.

GOLDEN GIRLS FOREVER

An Unauthorized Look Behind the Lanai

By Jim Colucci

On Sale: April 5, 2016

Over 230 color and black & white photos throughout, 368 pages, $35.00

ISBN: 9780062422903

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