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All Creatures Great and Small January 6, 2009

Filed under: animals,birds,Books,mammals — svref @ 5:41 pm
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Dogs and cats, other pets, wild animals, birds and insects all exhibit fascinating qualities.  On display in the Library are exciting titles about many of the creatures who share our world.  How Animals Talk by William J. Long is a classic book that explores vocal, silent, and even motionless communication among animals.  pig-who-sangIn The Pig Who Sang to the Moon, Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson reveals startling evidence that farm animals have feelings, even consciousness.  Peter Brazaitis’ enlightening, funny, and often outrageous memoir, You Belong in A Zoo!  Tales from a Lifetime Spent with Cobras, Crocs, and Other Creatures, offers the reader a behind-the scenes look at zoos, animal people, and some of nature’s most exotic woodpeckersjacketcaf25v3zanimals.  In 1983, Mike O’Connor opened what may have been the first store devoted solely to birding in the United States.  Since that time, he has answered thousands of questions about birds.  To find some of these questions and answers, look at his book, Why Don’t Woodpeckers Get headaches? And Other Bird Questions You Know You Want to Ask.  For a witty look at the  subculture, lifestyles, adventures and misadventures of the hobby of birding, read Birders, Tales of a Tribe by Mark Cocker.  A Dazzle of Dragonflies by Forrest L. Mitchell and James L. Lasswell takes you into the far-reaching and sometimes secret world of one of our most beneficial insects.

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