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GORY DETAILS
ADVENTURES FROM THE DARK SIDE OF SCIENCE
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A fascinating journey through the world’s most bizarre, gross and taboo science
 
Would your dog eat you if you died? What are face mites? Why do clowns creep us out? In this illuminating collection of grisly true science stories, journalist Erika Engelhaupt, the writer of National Geographic’s highly acclaimed Gory Details blog, shares the answers to these questions and many more. Gory Details: Adventures From the Dark Side of Science explores the strange and shocking realities of our minds, our bodies and our universe, taking readers on a fascinating tour through overlooked but astonishing aspects of biology, anatomy, nature and more.
 
Blending humor and real science, Engelhaupt shares captivating stories and intriguing research that will alter the way readers view the world. From murderous meerkats to a behind-the-scenes look at maggot farming, Gory Details features top-notch reporting, interviews with leading scientists and a healthy dose of wit. 
                        
Join Erika Engelhaupt as she delves into the science behind the questions we all wonder about — but are afraid to ask.  Topics include:
·       Morbid Curiosity – covering the world’s smallest crime scenes, bleeding corpses, the living dead and more
·       That’s Disgusting – edible insects, sewer monsters, sickness and smells
·       Breaking Taboos – cannibalism, menstruation in outer space and ne-crow-philia
·       Creepy Crawlies – toilet rats, face mites, blowflies, eye parasites and roaches
·       Gross Anatomy – feces, urine, blood and sweat
·       Mysterious Minds – voodoo dolls and clowns and psychopaths, oh my!
 
BIO: Erika Engelhaupt has spent more than a decade writing and editing for top science publications, includingNational Geographic, Science News, Scientific American, the Philadelphia Inquirer and NPR. Her love of storytelling has also brought her to the stage, where she’s appeared in comedy clubs and on podcasts such as the Story Collider. She began her career as a scientist, and spent years writing and editing reviews of nonfiction science books at Science News. She lives in Knoxville, Tennessee.
 

Practical Guidance and Compassionate Support for Pet Owners Before, During, and After the Death of a Beloved Companion Animal
Our pets are members of our families. The death or separation from a beloved animal friend—whether anticipated or unexpected—can unleash a roller coaster of emotions. In this compassionate guide based on 20 years' experience helping individuals and teaching veterinary professionals, Angela Garner offers practical support and guidance to help you prepare for your pet’s death ahead of time, do your best by your animal friend when the time comes, and work through your grieving process afterward. The author explores how best to prepare for the death of your beloved pet, including recognizing changes in your pet’s well-being, palliative care at home, taking care of your pet’s remains, ceremonies, and more. She discusses natural death and euthanasia and offers exercises and activities to help you work through difficult issues, such as what to discuss with the vet and how to stay focused on your pet’s welfare when euthanasia is anticipated. Sharing her own experiences and those of others, she explores practices to help you cope with fears and overwhelming emotions, retain a center of inner calm when making crucial decisions, and find the courage to say goodbye when it is time. Angela Garner also addresses the different emotional components of the bereavement process—fears beforehand and guilt and anger afterward—and includes a compassionate discussion about children and pet loss as well as how to support a grieving companion animal in the family. Offering step-by-step support throughout, this guide brings hope and reassurance that, while grief may feel insurmountable, you will come out the other side to once again reengage with life.
Author Bio: Angela Garner, animal bereavement specialist and former nurse, founded a national support service in the UK to help people through the grieving process, developing a wide range of pet bereavement support resources. Awarded a fellowship by the Society of Bereavement Practitioners for her work, she lives in Devon, UK.
When It’s Time to Say Goodbye
Preparing for the Transition of Your Beloved Pet
Angela Garner
Foreword by Victoria M. Nicholls, BVetMed, Cert AVP (EM), MRCVS
ISBN: 9781644111215, February 2021 Also available as an ebook Paperback: $16.99, 160 pages, 6 x 9
Imprint: Findhorn Press


26% of all mammals are at risk of extinction

41% of all amphibians are at risk

30% of sharks and manta rays are at risk

13% of all birds species are at risk

 

WILD VET ADVENTURES:

SAVING ANIMALS AROUND THE WORLD 

WITH DR. GABBY WILD

 

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The recent UN World Wildlife Day (celebrated on March 3rd) remind us of the urgent need to protect wildlife and raise awareness of challenges facing the world’s wild fauna and flora. Inspire your little nature lover with National Geographic Kids’ WILD VET ADVENTURES: SAVING ANIMALS AROUND THE WORLD WITH DR. GABBY WILD where you will travel the planet to meet some of Earth’s most incredible critters through the eyes of adventurous wildlife veterinarian, Dr. Gabby Wild.

Whether it’s pioneering elephant acupuncture, or treating Jane Goodall’s chimps, Dr. Wild’s vibrant conservation mission has taken her around the globe to work with zoos, museums, top conservation organizations, and universities. Her non-profit foundation is dedicated to the protection of the world’s most endangered creatures.

Join Dr. Gabby Wild on Tuesday, March 9th as she discusses:

·       Her most unusual patients and scariest vet experience

·       Interesting veterinarian care from jaguar dentistry to darting wild monkeys for care

·       Her non-profit foundation dedicated to the protection of the world’s most endangered creatures

·       Exotic animal behavior from their quirky natural traits to curious facts galore

·       How the book covers over 80 animals from regal lions to playful pandas, fearsome Gilamonsters to creepy tarantulas, and more.

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Dr. Gabby Wild has traveled the world to save animals. From pioneering elephant acupuncture to treating Jane Goodall’s chimpanzees in Uganda. Kids often recognize Dr. Wild as the veterinarian from Animal Jam Classic (over 130 million registered users) where she has answered questions from children about wild animals. Some of her noted recent collaborations: World Wildlife Fund, National Geographic Society, Jane Goodall Institute, Harvard University, Oxford University, The American Museum of Natural History, The Bronx Zoo, Zoological Society of London, Natural History Museum ( London) , and Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle (Paris). American-born and raised shortly there after in France and later in Boca Raton, FL, when Dr. Wild is not traveling to save animals, she is an emergency room doctor and veterinary surgeon at The Animal Surgical Center on Long Island. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Cornell University, Master’s of Public Heath from the University of Minnesota, and is also a published genetics researche

THE SPIRIT OF ANIMAL HEALING: An Integrative Medicine Guide to a Higher State of Well-Being (St. Martin’s Essentials; on sale today February 2, 2021; $17.99) is the long-awaited follow-up to https://drmarty.com/" shape="rect">Dr. Marty Goldstein's tremendously successful first book, The Nature of Animal Healing. THE SPIRIT OF ANIMAL HEALING provides readers with the most up-to-date tools and knowledge they need to keep their dogs and cats healthy and prevent diseases from occurring in the first place, instead of just treating their animal companions when they are sick.


However, this book is not simply a new edition of Dr. Marty's first book with some refreshed content. It is a completely new book in which Dr. Marty turns the traditional approach to animal care upside-down. It is chock-full of the very latest integrative medical knowledge (which combines conventional therapies with complementary and alternative medicine). 


Coupled with the vast amount of specialized expertise and learning Dr. Marty has gained from his own practice over the past 45 years, THE SPIRIT OF ANIMAL HEALING takes readers on a journey to the leading edge of integrative veterinary understanding to achieve greater insight into the minds and bodies of their animal companions.

 

 

 

NEW DOG IN YOUR LIFE? YOUR PANDEMIC PUPPY HELPS FAMILIES RAISE
 A HAPPY POOCH IN THE AGE OF COVID
 
New Book is an Essential Guide to Dog Ownership in Exceptional Times
 
 
(Lomira, WI, JAN 11, 2021) – If there’s any upside to the pandemic of 2020, it’s that American families from coast to coast have been welcoming new canine companions into their lives at an unprecedented rate, making the most of their unexpected extra time at home.
There’s no denying the joy of adding a playful pup to the family. But are you prepared to train, raise, and care for a puppy? What will happen when the kids return to school and you go back to work?
“Becoming a dog owner in the midst of a global pandemic brings special challenges,” writes veterinarian Dr. Marty Greer, author of Your Pandemic Puppy: Finding and Raising a Well-Adjusted Dog During COVID-19 (Revodana Publishing, November 2020). “All of us are left wondering just what dog ownership will look like in the future.”
Your Pandemic Puppy is an indispensable guide to finding, rearing, and owning a well-adjusted dog at a time of restrictions on everything from veterinary appointments and dog-training classes to puppy play dates.
The 178-page paperback offers up-to-the-minute information on every aspect of a pup’s physical and mental well-being. Dr. Greer explores topics such as selecting a puppy, what items you will need, housebreaking and crate training, socialization, commands, traveling, feeding and grooming, veterinary care, and medical emergencies.
Your Pandemic Puppy makes an especially suitable gift for anyone considering adopting or fostering a dog during the holiday season. It is the latest release from Revodana Publishing LLC, a specialty house focusing on fine dog books.
Marty Greer, DVM, JD, is co-founder of Veterinary Village, a veterinary practice in Brownsville, Wisconsin, and director of veterinary services for Revival Animal Health. She specializes in canine pediatrics and reproduction and advocates for “Fear Free” practices.
Your Pandemic Puppy is available from Amazon.  
 

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"LOCKED DOWN: Cats Write Pandemic Poetry” is a fun book that I wrote in a weekend when I asked myself how our cats are reacting to being locked down with us. Would they become jerks . . . or would they morph into kind kitties just as worried as we are about the state of the world? As one of my book’s reviewers says: “Who knew cats liked to sing duets, had food anxiety dreams, talked to goldfish, rode Roombas, and worried about sanitizing?” In poems and photos —some humorous, some touching — cats tell us what being locked down with us is like for them.


ABOUT THE BOOK
The art of needle felting dogs can produce amazingly hyper-realistic – almost taxidermic – results, and with a little know-how, some needles and wool, and a few inexpensive accessories, you, too, can needle felt like a professional.

If you have ever wanted to improve your needle felting and take it to a whole new level to create lifelike dogs, this book, by world class needle felting master Cindy-Lou Thompson of Chicktin Creations, will show you how.

Covering four different breeds of dog (Dachshund, Chihuahua, Yorkshire Terrier and Poodle), with step-by-step instructions and photos, Cindy takes you through the processes of creating different body shapes, proportions, armatures, coats, and blending, as well as realistic accessories such as eyes, noses, mouths, ears, and nails.

Learn how to achieve a professional finish with different textured coats, clipping and shaping, and finishing off, using a variety of mediums and methods, some of which Cindy has designed and developed herself, and never revealed ... until now.

A Masterclass in needle felting dogs by Cindy-Lou Thompson

ISBN: 9781787113831
UPC: 6-36847-01383-7

AVAILABLE NOW!

£14.99(UK), $17.99(US), 23.99(CAN)

BULLET POINTS
• Step-by-step instructions showing how to create your own needle felted masterpiece
• Includes never before seen techniques from a master of needle felting
• Make your own hyper-realistic needle felted dog
• Create a lasting tribute to your own beloved dog
• Focusing on four breeds of dog and different methods of creation
• Learn Chicktin Creations’ own secrets of needle felting
• An essential book for any needle felter of animals
• Create four different highly realistic dogs, from start to finish
• A needle felting master class in the comfort of your own home
• Now you can learn the secrets of needle felting realistic dogs



ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Cindy was raised by her grandmother, who had a very successful business boarding, training & breeding dogs. Cindy drew on this experience during her working life, training security dogs in Barbados, and later as a dog warden in the UK.

Her childhood hobby of making pipe-cleaner dogs, and her talent for art and crafts, became the basis of her creative work today. Serious illness and sepsis prompted the start of Cindy's needle felting journey: needing something to occupy her during a slow recovery, self-taught Cindy has become world class in this addictive craft, naturally specialising in breeds of dog.
Place of birth: St Neots, HUNTINGDON • Hometown: EAST KIRKBY • Nearest city: Lincoln

SPECIFICATION
HH5383 • Paperback • 25x17.6cm • £14.99 • 128 pages • 339 colour pictures • ISBN: 978-1-787113-83-1 • UPC: 6-36847-01383-7

SynopsisThere are around 10 million dogs in the U.K. and many are chosen because they look cute and cuddly as a puppy. Which Dog? helps would-be dog owners avoid the pitfalls and problems that can so easily occur as the puppy grows into a dog.They may be cute and cuddly as a puppy but what will they grow up to be?It is true to say that most dogs share common characteristics but there are many traits that are particular to individual breeds.Some dogs need constant exercise and can run their owners off their feet; some rarely want to leave the house.Some enjoy the company a family can give; some like to remain alone and aloof.Some dogs are extremely low maintenance whilst others cry for constant care.The list goes on...Which Dog? guides the new owner through the most popular breeds and gives an insight into the way a puppy can develop into a perfect member of the family.Illustrated with colour photographs throughout, and full of facts’, this book is not only an essential guide but also a pleasure for all the family to enjoy.

E-Book copy for your pleasure

 

 


On November 3, Scribner will publish a unique and irresistible guide to properly holding dozens of our favorite animals: HOW TO HOLD ANIMALS by Toshimitsu Matsuhashi.

Originally published in Japan, HOW TO HOLD ANIMALS presents advice from four wildlife experts—a veterinarian, a pet store owner, a nature photographer, and a reptile handler—about how to pick up and hold more than thirty species using techniques that are safe for both animals and humans.

 

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Chock full of fascinating animal facts, tips, and warnings, interviews with the experts, and color photos on every page, HOW TO HOLD ANIMALS will amuse and inform animal lovers of all stripes, while encouraging readers to connect with nature hands on (and responsibly). Learn how to hold animals great and small, furry, scaly, and feathery, including snails, chipmunks, chickens, chinchillas, lizards, beetles, owls, grasshoppers, mice, and many, many more (Yes, spiders and snakes, too). This book contains all the excitement and information of a nature documentary, and reading it is the perfect reminder of the wonders to be found in the wild world around us.

Uplift Your Spirits with a Visit to a Unique and Inspiring Dog Rescue.

Monkey’s House a Dog Hospice & Sanctuary is truly Where Dogs Go To Live!

Southampton, NJ October 22 - How sad it would have been had Cole disappeared into that dark room in the back of the shelter, alone and frightened, as if he never existed. This is often the fate of dogs afflicted with medical issues. Cole, a senior dog with cancer, was discarded by his owner, much like throwing away an old pair of shoes. Michele and Jeff Allen said enough is enough and started a dog hospice and celebrate the beauty each dog has to offer. They have welcomed over 100 hospice dogs into their home, thankfully Cole was one of those dogs that experienced the final chapter of his life filled with dignity and love.

Their new book Where Dogs Go To Live!: Inspiring Stories of Hospice Dogs Living in the Moment highlights many of the dogs that have called Monkey’s House home. Share in their journeys, laugh at their crazy antics, and shed a few tears while witnessing miracles of transformation. Rejoice along with these dogs, knowing they experienced the greatest gift of all, the healing power of love.

The book is quickly becoming a dog lovers favorite, an Amazon Best Seller has compiled 5 Star reviews and endorsements.

“The stories in this book will deeply touch your heart…” - Jack Canfield, Coauthor of Chicken Soup for the Dog Lover’s Soul

“An inspiring and heart-warming book that needs to be read by every dog lover.” - Rodney Habib, Founder Planet Paws

“Monkey’s House captures the few remaining moments of terminal dogs’ lives and makes each day magical for them.” - Karen Shaw Becker, Wellness Veterinarian

A portion of the proceeds benefit their non-profit and can be purchased at all book store as well as on Amazon: https://lnkd.in/gah8j4M

Jeff Allen is the cofounder of Monkey’s House a Dog Hospice & Sanctuary, est. 2015. He leads a duel life helping people and dogs alike as a manager in Human Resources at a pharmaceutical company and by running Monkey’s House (www.monkeyshouse.org) with his wife, Michele Allen, member of the International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care, and a 2017 CNN Hero recipient. Their sanctuary has been recognized for its outstanding work saving and caring for hospice dogs and was awarded Rescue of the Year in 2017 by World Dog Expo. Living a life among twenty-five hospice dogs has given them experience and hands-on knowledge you can’t find in a book. He and Michele live in Southern New Jersey with their pack of furry kids.

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