Something in a Cardboard Box

Tales from the Wildlife Hospital

Author: Les Stocker

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780701133290

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 222

View: 3942

The owner of a British wildlife hospital recounts his experiences with sick and wounded wild animals and birds, and describes the techniques he uses to care for them

A New Approach to Conservation

The Importance of the Individual through Wildlife Rehabilitation

Author: Gill Aitken

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 135116354X

Category: Nature

Page: 218

View: 2244

Conservationists assume a set of underlying values which guide their decision-making and action. The safeguarding or promotion of biodiversity, it is believed, is the means by which nature is best protected. This book examines - and challenges - these general conservation assumptions. While reinforcing the need to halt extinction and value biodiversity, it shows that biodiversity needs to be more clearly understood, perhaps being replaced by the notion of 'wildness'. It examines how biodiversity is a holistic term, and how individual species need to be assessed and their own contribution to 'wildness' has to be recognized. The book proposes a new way of conservation - one which makes more room for neglected, rather than endangered or rare species. It also asserts that 'wildness' is not incompatible with certain kinds of human intervention.

Practical Wildlife Care

Author: Les Stocker

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118697596

Category: Medical

Page: 352

View: 7387

Wildlife care and rehabilitation is often on a one-to-one basis and involves a lot of time, care and skill. However, for many years, care of injured wildlife was regarded as a low priority and euthanasia was the recommended option. A lot has changed over the past twenty years and now caring for wildlife casualties is part of everyday life in many veterinary practices. Following on from the major success of the first edition, this second edition provides even more useful information on wildlife care and rehabilitation. As well as covering a whole range of species, with sections on birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians, this edition now includes information on many 'alien' species appearing in the British countryside such as wallabies, wild boar and exotic reptiles. In this edition: * Essential guidance on handling, first aid, feeding and releasing, and many other disciplines not featured in veterinary or nursing training; * Full of helpful tips from an expert in wildlife rehabilitation who has unparalleled practical experience; * Expanded chapters on the care of all species - particularly casualty badgers, otters and hedgehogs - and more comprehensive guidance on rearing orphaned mammals and birds; * Lots more colour pictures to aid in management and care techniques and the latest information on zoonotic diseases from around the world.

Prevention and Control of Wildlife Damage

A Handbook for People Who Deal with Wildlife Damage Problems

Author: Scott E. Hygnstrom,Robert M. Timm,Gary E. Larson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780788137051

Category: Nature

Page: 650

View: 2243

A comprehensive reference on vertebrate species that can cause economic damage or become nuisance pests. Reviews all vertebrate species that come into conflict with human interests in North America. Includes agricultural, commercial, industrial, & residential pest problems & recommends solutions; emphasizes prevention; outlines & explains all currently registered & recommended control methods & materials; stresses safe & selective use of rodenticides, avicides, & other pesticides. Over 400 figures. Contains 91 chapters written by 75 authors.

Wherever You Are

My Love Will Find You

Author: Nancy Tillman

Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

ISBN: 9781429995535

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 4945

. . . I wanted you more than you'll ever know, so I sent love to follow wherever you go. . . . Love is the greatest gift we have to give our children. It's the one thing they can carry with them each and every day. If love could take shape it might look something like these heartfelt words and images from the inimitable Nancy Tillman. Here is a book to share with your loved ones, no matter how near or far, young or old, they are.

Nicole Brown Simpson

the private diary of a life interrupted

Author: Faye D. Resnick,Brian E. Walker,Mike Walker

Publisher: Newstar Pr

ISBN: 9780787103392

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 244

View: 7188

An intimate account of Nicole Brown Simpson's marriage, her husband's abuse, and events leading up to her death, as told by her best friend

Brother

Author: David Chariandy

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1635572002

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 2364

"A brilliant, powerful elegy . . . pulsing with rhythm, and beating with life." --Marlon James, Man Booker Prizewinning author of A BRIEF HISTORY OF SEVEN KILLINGS "Marks the beginning of an absolutely mammoth literary talent." --Kiese Laymon, author of LONG DIVISION and HEAVY In luminous, incisive prose, a startling new literary talent explores masculinity, race, and sexuality against a backdrop of simmering violence during the summer of 1991. WINNER OF THE ROGERS WRITERS' TRUST FICTION PRIZE LONGLISTED FOR THE SCOTIABANK GILLER PRIZE One sweltering summer in the Park, a housing complex outside of Toronto, Michael and Francis are coming of age and learning to stomach the careless prejudices and low expectations that confront them as young men of black and brown ancestry. While their Trinidadian single mother works double, sometimes triple shifts so her boys might fulfill the elusive promise of their adopted home, Francis helps the days pass by inventing games and challenges, bringing Michael to his crew's barbershop hangout, and leading escapes into the cool air of the Rouge Valley, a scar of green wilderness where they are free to imagine better lives for themselves. Propelled by the beats and styles of hip hop, Francis dreams of a future in music. Michael's dreams are of Aisha, the smartest girl in their high school whose own eyes are firmly set on a life elsewhere. But the bright hopes of all three are violently, irrevocably thwarted by a tragic shooting, and the police crackdown and suffocating suspicion that follow. Honest and insightful in its portrayal of kinship, community, and lives cut short, David Chariandy's Brother is an emotional tour de force that marks the arrival of a stunning new literary voice.

A Dog Named Boo

How One Dog and One Woman Rescued Each Other - and the Lives They Transformed Along the Way

Author: Lisa J. Edwards

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1459241304

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

View: 2991

She thought she was rescuing an abandoned puppy. Turns out, he was rescuing her. The last thing Lisa Edwards needed was a new dog. But when she came across an abandoned litter on Halloween, her heart went out to the runt who walked into walls and couldn't steady his feet. Lisa—healing from past abuse and battling constant pain from a chronic medical condition—saw a bit of herself in little Boo. And when he snuggled, helpless, against her, she knew he was meant to be hers. The dunce of obedience class with poor eyesight and a clumsy gait, Boo was the least likely of heroes. Yet with his unflappable spirit and boundless love, Boo has changed countless lives through his work as a therapy dog—helping a mute six-year-old boy to speak, coaxing movement from a paralyzed girl and stirring life in a ninety-four-year-old nun with Alzheimer's. But perhaps Boo's greatest miracle is the way he transformed Lisa's life, giving her the greatest gift of all—faith in herself. This is the inspiring true story of "the little dog who could," but more than that, it's the story of how one woman and one dog rescued each other—a moving tribute to hope, resilience and the transformative power of unconditional love.

The Story of Tiggywinkles' First Encounters with Red Kites

Author: Les Stocker

Publisher: Matador

ISBN: 9781780880396

Category: Red kite

Page: 56

View: 1195

In addition to the resident Welsh population they can now be watched in the Midlands, the North of England, Scotland and of course in their greatest success, the Chiltern Hills near to London.They thrived, the populations grew and very soon the first sick or injured red kites started to be found helpless on the ground. Luckily close to the Chilterns is the foremost wildlife hospital Tiggywinkles. That was where they were taken. Nobody anywhere had much experience of casualty Red Kites. Their plight fell on the experience of the Tiggywinkles staff to pull them through. This they did totally successfully in spite of all the idiosyncrasies of this enigmatic bird.This was just as well for the original trickle became a flood of massive birds pitiful in their helplessness.Each patient was a challenge but Tiggywinkles’ staff are amazing at compassion, treatment and innovation. Almost from day one each pathetic bedraggled bundle of feather was healing and soon becoming a magnificent bird of prey whose all-seeing eyes were soon demanding to be released.Of course, there have been sad and even horrific moments. The occasional kite had been deliberately poisoned or shot.This book shares the privilege of the author in meeting many of these wonderful birds. Every moment has been challenging: the rescues, the handling, finding out what was wrong, treating the casualties and seeing them prosper and soar away into their free sky.All these encounters have gelled into a brand new Tiggywinkles Red Kite Centre at Haddenham where visitors can experience getting close to some of Tiggywinkles’ resident disabled kites. Experiencing for themselves the magic that Encounters with Red Kites has given to the author.

The Goshawk

Author: T.H. White

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 1590175468

Category: Nature

Page: 240

View: 4940

The predecessor to Helen Macdonald’s H is for Hawk, T. H. White’s nature writing classic, The Goshawk, asks the age-old question: what is it that binds human beings to other animals? White, the author of The Once and Future King and Mistress Masham’s Repose, was a young writer who found himself rifling through old handbooks of falconry. A particular sentence—”the bird reverted to a feral state”—seized his imagination, and, White later wrote, “A longing came to my mind that I should be able to do this myself. The word ‘feral’ has a kind of magical potency which allied itself to two other words, ‘ferocious’ and ‘free.’” Immediately, White wrote to Germany to acquire a young goshawk. Gos, as White named the bird, was ferocious and Gos was free, and White had no idea how to break him in beyond the ancient (and, though he did not know it, long superseded) practice of depriving him of sleep, which meant that he, White, also went without rest. Slowly man and bird entered a state of delirium and intoxication, of attraction and repulsion that looks very much like love. White kept a daybook describing his volatile relationship with Gos—at once a tale of obsession, a comedy of errors, and a hymn to the hawk. It was this that became The Goshawk, one of modern literature’s most memorable and surprising encounters with the wilderness—as it exists both within us and without.

Aru Shah and the End of Time

Author: Roshani Chokshi

Publisher: Scholastic UK

ISBN: 1407186442

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

View: 757

When twelve-year-old Aru Shah's schoolmates dare her to prove that the museum's Lamp of Bharata is cursed, she doesn't think there's any harm in lighting it. Little does Aru know that lighting the lamp has dire consequences. She unwittingly frees an ancient demon who freezes her mother in time - and it's up to Aru to save her.