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The Hidden Life of Wolves
Jamie Dutcher

National Geographic, 2013

The photography is stunningly beautiful and the insights that Jim and Jamie Dutcher share with us opens a world of understanding into wolf behavior."  – Apogee Photo Magazine Delve into amazingly intimate wolf photography by Jim and Jamie Dutcher, a couple who spent many years living with a pack of wolves at the edge of Idaho's Sawtooth Wilderness, observing their complex social hierarchy. Here is the alpha pair, leaders of the pack, often ...
  
  











  



  
Grass-Fed Cattle: How to Produce and Market Natural Beef
Julius Ruechel

Storey Publishing, LLC, 2006

Julius Ruechel covers every aspect of raising grass-fed cattle, including herd selection, breeding, yearly cycles, cultivating and maintaining healthy soil and grass, fencing and pasture rotation, winter grazing, pests and diseases, and necessary equipment. He also provides everything you need to know about marketing your product, from niche market opportunities to scheduling the selling and buying of cattle for the greatest profit, finishing ...
  
  











  



  
Beatrice's Goat

Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2012

More than anything, Beatrice longs to be a schoolgirl. But in her small African village, only children who can afford uniforms and books can go to school. Beatrice knows that with six children to care for, her family is much too poor. But then Beatrice receives a wonderful gift from some people far away -- a goat! Fat and sleek as a ripe mango, Mugisa (which means "luck") gives milk that Beatrice can sell. With Mugisa's help, it looks as if ...
  
  











  



  
The Conscientious Marine Aquarist: A Commonsense Handbook for Successful Saltwater Hobbyists
Robert M. Fenner

TFH Publications, 2001

Drawing upon a lifetime of aquatic experience, marine biologist Bob Fenner demystifies the process of planning, setting up, stocking, and managing a beautiful, thriving slice of the tropical ocean. A leading advocate for the responsible collection and care of wild-caught specimens, Fenner starts with the basics and proceeds to give the reader the scientific background and expert-level secrets to being a smarter consumer, better reef steward, ...
  
  











  



  
How to Raise Goats
Carol Amundson

Voyageur Press, 2008

As pets or livestock, goats are increasingly popular animals on farms large and small. Easier and cheaper to keep than many larger animals, they will keep a pony company, pull a cart, and produce the perfect milk for many artisan cheeses or meat for some of the most up-and-coming ethnic cuisines. For anyone thinking of acquiring a goat or starting a herd--for whatever reason--this book is an essential resource. Written by an authority on goat ...
  
  











  



  
The Conscientious Marine Aquarist (Microcosm/T.F.H. Professional)
Robert M. Frenner

TFH Publications, Inc., 2008

A bestseller since it first published in 1998, The Conscientious Marine Aquarist is one of the best-respected, time-tested, hands-on marine aquarium books ever published. This indispensable guide spotlights scientific research performed by leading authorities that deals with various aspects of biology, ecology, systematics, and conservation. This wealth of information couples with captive-care techniques of nationally recognized aquarists and ...
  
  











  



  
Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds About Animals and Food
Gene Baur

Touchstone, 2008

Leading animal rights activist Gene Baur examines the real cost of the meat on our plates -- for both humans and animals alike -- in this provocative and thorough examination of the modern farm industry. Many people picture cows, sheep, pigs, and chickens as friendly creatures who live happily within the confines of a peaceful family farm, arriving as food for humans only at the end of their sun-drenched lives. That's what Gene Baur had ...
  
  











  



  
Fresh Eggs Daily: Raising Happy, Healthy Chickens...Naturally
Lisa Steele

St. Lynn's Press, 2013

More than ever, Americans care about the quality and safety of the food they eat. They're bringing back an American tradition: raising their own backyard chickens for eggs and companionship. And they care about the quality of life of their chickens. Fresh Eggs Daily is an authoritative, accessible guide to coops, nesting boxes, runs, feed, and natural health care with time-tested remedies.  The author promotes the benefits of keeping chickens ...
  
  











  



  
Meat Market: Animals, Ethics, and Money
Erik Marcus

Brio Press, 2005

Meat Market elevates the debate over animal agriculture. Erik Marcus exposes and clears away the exaggerated claims and counterclaims put forth by the meat industry and its opponents. In the process, Marcus presents a thorough examination of animal agriculture's cruelties and its far-reaching social costs. Marcus then considers the discouraging progress made by the animal protection movement. He evaluates where the movement has gone wrong, ...
  
  











  



  
Salad Bar Beef
Joel Salatin

Polyface, 1996

In a day when beef is assailed by many environmental organizations and lauded by fast-food chains, a new paradigm to bring reason to this confusion is in order. With farmers leaving the land in droves and plows poised to "reclaim" set-aside acres, it is time to offer an alternative that is both land and farmer friendly. Beyond that, the salad bar beef production model offers hope to rural communities, to struggling row-crop farmers, and to ...
  
  











  



  
Wild Cow Tales
Ben K. Green

Afred A. Knopf, 1974

Eighth printing.
  
  











  



  
Storey's Guide to Raising Sheep: Breeds, Care, Facilities
Paula Simmons, Carol Ekarius

Storey Publishing, LLC, 2000

Storey’s Guide to Raising Sheep has earned the praise and trust of sheep farmers around the world, with its in-depth coverage of breed selection, lambing, feeding, housing, pasture maintenance, and disease prevention and treatment. The new 4th edition, now with 253,000 copies in print, contains new and expanded features: • Guidelines for organic certification • Tips and advice on Web marketing and networking • Coverage of rare breeds, ...
  
  











  



  
The Wild Horse Conspiracy
Craig C. Downer

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2012

This stirring book fully justifies America's magnificent wild horses and burros while countering the biased machinations against them. Written by an ecologist who grew up observing these animals in the West, it presents new evidence concerning their history and evolution in North America then describes their many positive contributions to soils, plants, animals and people. Though true restorers of this continent's ecosystem, they have been ...
  
  











  



  
Long Way on a Little: An Earth Lover's Companion for Enjoying Meat, Pinching Pennies and Living Deliciously
Shannon Hayes

Left to Write Press, 2012

"Every earth-conscious home cook who wishes to nourish his or her family with sustainable, local, grassfed and pastured meats should be able to do so, regardless of income," argues Shannon Hayes, "we just have to change how we're eating." In her largest, most comprehensive volume to-date, North America's leading authority on grassfed meat examines the conundrum of maintaining a healthy, affordable and ecologically sound meat-based diet, while ...
  
  











  



  
Storey's Illustrated Breed Guide to Sheep, Goats, Cattle and Pigs: 163 Breeds from Common to Rare
Carol Ekarius

Storey Publishing, LLC, 2008

From the large-tailed Karakul sheep to the wrinkled Fengjing pig, North America is home to an extraordinary array of livestock breeds. Finally, a single resource offers detailed information about both common and heritage breeds: Storey's Illustrated Breed Guide to Sheep, Goats, Cattle, and Pigs . This attractive, at-a-glance reference, written by one of America's foremost livestock experts, covers 194 of North America's most significant breeds ...
  
  











  



  
Ninety-Five: Meeting America's Farmed Animals in Stories and Photographs

Novoice Unheard, 2010

Ninety-Five is a delightful and engaging anthology of writing and photography by rescuers, caregivers, and those who love the animals. Each animal is portrayed with high quality, full-color photographs and a short story that demonstrate the animal's personality, depth, emotions, quirks, relationships, and individuality. Some stories are quite dramatic and will leave the reader awed and amazed; while others will simply show who an animal is - ...
  
  











  



  
Storey's Guide to Raising Beef Cattle: Health/Handling/Breeding
Heather Smith Thomas

Storey Publishing, LLC, 1998

Storey’s Guide to Raising Beef Cattle is the go-to reference for new and experienced cattle ranchers, providing expert advice on everything from breed selection, calving, feeding, and housing, to humane handling and slaughter practices. The 3rd edition, now with 125,000 copies in print contains new and expanded features: • Up-to-the-minute coverage of diseases and vaccination options • Complete information on raising grass-fed animals ...
  
  











  



  
The Cattle Health Handbook
Heather Smith Thomas

Storey Publishing, LLC, 2009

From the keeper of a family milk cow to the rancher overseeing a large beef herd, anyone who works with cattle has a vested interest in maintaining the animals' health. In most cases, the financial viability of a farm depends on the continued well-being of the farm animals. Large-animal veterinarians are in short supply and their bills can add up quickly, so it's often up to the farmer to provide routine health care. The Cattle Health Handbook ...
  
  











  



  
Bird Flu: A Virus of Our Own Hatching
Michael Greger

Lantern Books, 2006

From age-old scourges such as smallpox and tuberculosis to emerging threats like AIDS and SARS, our interactions with animals have always played a pivotal role as a source of human disease. Bird flu is the latest such menace coming home to roost. Leading public health authorities now predict as inevitable a pandemic of influenza, triggered by bird flu and expected to lead to millions of deaths around the globe. The influenza virus has ...
  
  











  



  
Humane Livestock Handling: Understanding livestock behavior and building facilities for healthier animals
Temple Grandin, 2007
  
  











  








   



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