A Great Children´s Animal Life Book! Did you know that tigers are the largest of the cat family? Did you know that turtles have been on the planet for hundreds of millions of years? You and your child can find all this and more in this fascinating book!Teach your child about their favorite animals with facts and information with this marvelous book, Animal Life Book: My Animal Book. Take the time and explore wonderful animal life through simple storytelling. Getting this book will add massive value to your child´s learning because: It is an easy listen and teaches your child without boring them Your child will learn lessons about their favorite animals It is a terrific fun time listening for beginners It will make you love animals even more This fun children´s book gives life and great detail into some of the most interesting facts about animals ranging from tigers to zebras. This book may be ideal for young kids, but is also enjoyable for the whole family as well! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adrienne Ellis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/056799/bk_acx0_056799_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
New York Times best-selling author Jon Katz offers us a deeper understanding of the inner and outer lives of animals and teaches us how we can more effectively communicate with them, made real by his own remarkable research and experiences with a wide array of creatures great and small. Eighty years ago, in 1928, author and naturalist Henry Beston issued an important call in his beloved book Outermost House: Humans must develop a more intuitive understanding of animals. But despite the book´s continued popularity, Beston´s call was never truly answered. We seem to need animals in our disconnected lives more and more, yet we understand them less and less. In Talking to Animals, New York Times best-selling author Jon Katz - who left his Manhattan life behind two decades ago for life on a farm where he is surrounded by dogs, cats, sheep, horses, cows, goats, and chickens - marshals his experience to offer us a deeper insight into animals and the tools needed for effectively communicating with them. Devoting each chapter to an animal from his life, Katz tells funny and illuminating stories about his profound experiences with them, showing us how healthy engagement with animals falls into five key areas: food, movement, visualization, language, and instincts. Along the way we meet Simon the donkey, who arrives at Katz´s farm near death and now serves as his Tai Chi partner. We meet Red the dog, who started out antisocial and untrained and is now a therapy dog working with veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan. And we meet Winston, the dignified and brave rooster who was injured defending his hens from a hawk and who has better interpersonal skills than most humans. Thoughtful and intelligent, lively and powerful, this book will completely change the way you think about and interact with animals. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Todd Ross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/007907/bk_sans_007907_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A major reimagining of how evolutionary forces work, revealing how mating preferences - what Darwin termed ´´the taste for the beautiful´´ - create the extraordinary range of ornament in the animal world. In the great halls of science, dogma holds that Darwin´s theory of natural selection explains every branch on the tree of life: which species thrive, which wither away to extinction, and what features each evolves. But can adaptation by natural selection really account for everything we see in nature? Yale University ornithologist Richard Prum - reviving Darwin´s own views - thinks not. Deep in tropical jungles around the world are birds with a dizzying array of appearances and mating displays: club-winged manakins who sing with their wings, great argus pheasants who dazzle prospective mates with a four-foot-wide cone of feathers covered in golden 3-D spheres, red-capped manakins who moonwalk. In 30 years of fieldwork, Prum has seen numerous display traits that seem disconnected from, if not outright contrary to, selection for individual survival. To explain this, he dusts off Darwin´s long-neglected theory of sexual selection, in which the act of choosing a mate for purely aesthetic reasons - for the mere pleasure of it - is an independent engine of evolutionary change. Mate choice can drive ornamental traits from the constraints of adaptive evolution, allowing them to grow ever more elaborate. It also sets the stakes for sexual conflict, in which the sexual autonomy of the female evolves in response to male sexual control. Most crucially, this framework provides important insights into the evolution of human sexuality, particularly the ways in which female preferences have changed male bodies, and even maleness itself, through evolutionary time. The Evolution of Beauty presents a unique scientific vision for how nature´s splendor contributes to a more complete understanding of evolution and of ourselves. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Woren. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/005103/bk_rand_005103_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this fascinating book, Terry O´Connor explores a distinction that is deeply ingrained in much of the language that we use in zoology, human-animal studies, and archaeology - the difference between wild and domestic. For thousands of years, humans have categorized animals in simple terms, often according to the degree of control that we have over them, and have tended to see the long story of human-animal relations as one of increasing control and management for human benefit. And yet, around the world, species have adapted to our homes, our towns, and our artificial landscapes, finding ways to gain benefit from our activities and so becoming an important part of our everyday lives. These commensal animals remind us that other species are not passive elements in the world around us but intelligent and adaptable creatures. Animals as Neighborsshows how a blend of adaptation and opportunism has enabled many species to benefit from our often destructive footprint on the world. O´Connor investigates the history of this relationship, working back through archaeological records. By requiring us to take a multifaceted view of human-animal relations, commensal animals encourage a more nuanced understanding of those relations, both today and throughout the prehistory of our species. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrea Emmes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/031297/bk_acx0_031297_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
¡Los niños aprenderán las palabras sencillas de español en este libro divertido y ilustrado, por ejemplo, granja, pollos, animales, caballos, ovejas, vacas, pators y cerdos! (Children will learn simple Spanish words through this fun illustrated story, for example, farm, chickens, animals, horses, sheep, cows, ducks and pigs!) Each dual language learning set features an accompanying PDF set so children can follow along as each word is read and pronounced in both Spanish and English. A picture dictionary with English and Spanish words at the end encourages review of key words.PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Twin Sisters. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/twin/000029/bk_twin_000029_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Here are ten more stories from the pen of the world´s most beloved veterinarian; stories guaranteed to delight the Yorkshire vet´s worldwide legions of fans. When you enter the world of James Herriot´s Animal Stories, you´ll share his wonder and humor, his adventures and misadventures as he contends with pet owners and landowners; rough-spoken farmers and soft-spoken gentry; orphaned lambs, litters of piglets and puppies, cattle and draught horses; and a miscellany of cats and dogs including, of course, Mrs. Pumphrey´s inimitable Pekinese, Tricki Woo. This heartwarming program is sure to please animal lovers and James Herriot devotees alike. If you´ve never heard Dr. Herriot´s works, this is a perfect introduction to the magical spells that he wove from his experiences on the Yorkshire dales. If you´re already a Herriot enthusiast, here is the perfect program to enhance your enjoyment of the doctor´s charming, touching tales. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christopher Timothy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/000224/bk_aren_000224_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For much of history, philosophers and religious thinkers have believed there are absolute differences between humans and all other living things. Usually, only humans have been thought capable and deserving of moral standing (either as moral agents, who are capable of acting morally, or as moral patients, who are owed moral duties). But this view is now forcefully challenged, with many disputes or debates about the tenets that underlie it. Animal advocates argue that many animals do have some of these traits, or that the traits they don´t have are irrelevant for determining moral standing. Recent discoveries also indicate that humans have much in common with at least some animals. This has led to much rethinking, and to a powerful critique of our relationships with other living creatures. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cliff Robertson, Robert Guillaume. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/001533/bk_blak_001533_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Élise, petite fille solitaire et rêveuse, aime marcher seule dans la nature avec son chien. Ses promenades sont l´occasion d´un dialogue permanent avec les animaux, les éléments naturels et les végétaux, auprès desquels elle trouve aide et réconfort. Car dans l´univers subtil et poétique de Cécile Le Ray, la nature est douée de parole, de raison et d´une grande sagesse !Cécile Le Ray est chanteuse classique, auteure et conteuse. Elle a utilisé toute la palette de ses talents pour créer Les comptines d´Élise, qui allient textes et chansons de sa composition dont elle est aussi la narratrice et l´interprète. 1. French. Cécile Le Ray. http://samples.audible.de/bk/aovi/000701/bk_aovi_000701_sample.mp3.
Develop a deeper, more positive relationship with the animals in your life and become a better person using Animal Lessons. All around you, animals are acting as therapists, trainers, mentors, and gurus - if you pay attention. They want to guide you toward the next step in your personal evolution, and this first-of-its-kind audiobook shows you how to understand and benefit from them. Having worked deeply and intuitively with animals for nearly 20 years, Danielle MacKinnon has a wealth of wisdom that she shares through helpful tools and techniques, client stories, and her step-by-step process for personal growth through animal guidance. With an open heart and mind, you´ll develop a new awareness and stronger love of yourself as well as the wise creatures in your life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Amanda Ronconi. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/011199/bk_tant_011199_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.