Appointments at the Ends of the World

Memoirs of a Wildlife Veterinarian
Author: William B. Karesh
Publisher: Grand Central Pub
ISBN: 9780446675994
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 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.

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


Author: Maureen O'Connor
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610691466
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 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

The New York Times Book Reviews 2000


Author: New York Times Staff,Of The Ny Staff
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781579580582
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 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.

Trouble with Lions (The)

A Glasgow Vet in Africa
Author: Jerry Haigh
Publisher: University of Alberta
ISBN: 0888646348
Category: Travel
Page: 488
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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.

Tears of the Cheetah

And Other Tales from the Genetic Frontier
Author: Stephen J. O'Brien
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312272869
Category: Science
Page: 287
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A collection of genetic detective stories follows the lesser-known histories of such exotic species as the giant panda, humpback whale, and cheetah, noting how breakthroughs in animal science have enabled promising advances in gene therapy.

Tales of an African Vet


Author: Roy Aronson
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762766905
Category: Nature
Page: 240
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When do you watch a wild animal suffer and let nature take its course, and when do you intervene? In his more than twenty-five years as an African vet, Roy Aronson has tended to a two-ton rhino that lost its horn after colliding with a concrete wall, facilitated the miraculous recovery of a squirrel monkey, performed eye surgery on a lion out in the bush, and treated a hedgehog that had been mauled by a dog. He has also worked with some of Africa’s most dedicated conservationists and wildlife veterinarians. He has witnessed their passion and bravery and been with them when hard decisions had to be made. Tales of an African Vet brings together Dr. Aronson’s adventures in a rare behind-the-scenes look at those who treat wild animals in their natural habitats. Whether you are drawn to outdoor adventure stories, African wildlife, or the veterinarian’s trade, you will find this a riveting read, filled with rich insights into both the animal and human cultures of Africa.

The future of Africa

essays in honor of David A. Morse
Author: New York Society for International Affairs
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780972720519
Category: History
Page: 307
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Words on Cassette, 2002


Author: R R Bowker Publishing
Publisher: Rr Bowker Llc
ISBN: 9780835245166
Category: Reference
Page: 4891
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Library Journal


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Libraries
Page: N.A
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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

Book review digest


Author: H.W. Wilson Company
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Books
Page: N.A
View: 2011
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Kaapse Bibliotekaris


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Libraries
Page: N.A
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Issues for Nov. 1957- include section: Accessions. Aanwinste, Sept. 1957-

Cassette Books


Author: Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Talking books
Page: N.A
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Talking Book Topics


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Talking books
Page: N.A
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Subject Guide to Books in Print

An Index to the Publishers' Trade List Annual
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: American literature
Page: N.A
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All The Dogs Of My Life

A Virago Modern Classic
Author: Elizabeth von Arnim
Publisher: Virago
ISBN: 0349005176
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 224
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First published in 1936, this is the story of Elizabeth von Arnim's extraordinary life - and her equally extraordinary dogs. From her Pomeranian idyll (celebrated in her famous first book, ELIZABETH AND HER GERMAN GARDEN), to less happy days in London following the death of her first husband; from the beautiful solitude of her Swiss mountain hideaway, to the First World War and a disastrous second marriage, the author takes us on a disarmingly witty and poignant journey of canine companionship.

Kicked, Bitten, and Scratched

Life and Lessons at the World's Premier School for Exotic Animal Trainers
Author: Amy Sutherland
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101218827
Category: Science
Page: 336
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A rare and absolutely enchanting look inside the Harvard of wild animal wranglers As is obvious to anyone who has read her most e-mailed New York Times article of 2006, ?What Shamu Taught Me About a Happy Marriage,? Amy Sutherland knows a thing or two about animals. In Kicked, Bitten, and Scratched, she takes readers behind the gates of Moorpark Community College, where students are taught such skills as how to train a hyena to pirouette and coax a tiger to open wide for a vet exam. As she follows the faculty, student body, and four- footed teaching aides at Moorpark?s Exotic Animal Training and Management program, Sutherland produces a true walk on the wild side, filled with wonder, comedy, occasional heartache, and transcendent beauty.

The Rhino with Glue-On Shoes

And Other Surprising True Stories of Zoo Vets and their Patients
Author: Lucy H. Spelman, DVM,Ted Y. Mashima, DVM
Publisher: Delacorte Press
ISBN: 0440337887
Category: Nature
Page: 336
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A moray eel diagnosed with anorexia…A herd of bison whose only hope is a crusading female doctor from Paris…A vet desperately trying to save an orphaned whale by unraveling the mystery of her mother’s death…This fascinating book offers a rare glimpse into the world of exotic animals and the doctors who care for them. Here pioneering zoological veterinarians—men and women on the cutting edge of a new medical frontier—tell real-life tales of daring procedures for patients weighing tons or ounces, treating symptoms ranging from broken bones to a broken heart, and life-and-death dramas that will forever change the way you think about wild animals and the bonds we share with them. From a root canal on a three-thousand pound hippo to one doctor’s heartbreaking effort to save a critically ill lemur, here are acts of rescue, kindness, and cross-disciplinary cooperation between zoo vets and other top scientists. We meet highly trained specialists racing against time and circumstance to save the lives of some of the most exotic animals in the world. Shoes designed for racehorses help a rhinoceros with a debilitating foot disease. A kangaroo survives spinal surgery performed by a leading human doctor. These unforgettable stories capture the bonds that develop between vets and their animal patients, the ingenious measures many vets have tried, and the remarkable new insights modern medical technology is giving us into the physiology and behaviors of wild animals. At once heart-quickening and clinically fascinating, the stories in this remarkable collection represent some of the most moving and unusual cases ever taken on by zoological vets. A chronicle of discovery, compassion, and cutting-edge medicine, The Rhino with Glue-on Shoes is must reading for animal lovers, science buffs, and anyone who loves a well-told tale. From the Hardcover edition.

Lucky Dog

How Being a Veterinarian Saved My Life
Author: Sarah Boston
Publisher: House of Anansi
ISBN: 1770893520
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 288
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Lucky Dog is a hilarious and heartwarming memoir by a renowned veterinary oncologist who tells us what we can learn about health care and ourselves from our most beloved pets. What happens when a veterinary surgical oncologist (laymen’s term: cancer surgery doctor) thinks she has cancer herself? Enter Sarah Boston: a vet who suspects a suspicious growth in her neck is thyroid cancer. From the moment she uses her husband’s portable ultrasound machine to investigate her lump — he’s a vet, too — it’s clear this will not be your typical cancer memoir. She takes us on a hysterical and thought-provoking journey through the human health care system from the perspective of an animal doctor. Weaving funny and poignant stories of dogs she’s treated along the way, this is an insightful memoir about what the human medical world can learn from the way we treat our canine counterparts. Lucky Dog teaches us to trust our instincts, be our own advocates, and laugh while we’re doing it.

Books Out Loud


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Audiobooks
Page: N.A
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Words on Cassette 1999


Author: R R Bowker Publishing
Publisher: R. R. Bowker
ISBN: 9780835240963
Category: Audiocassettes
Page: 2756
View: 5123
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