On display in the Library are books about the wild and domestic animals that share our world. Since the beginning of time, the most feared predator has been the cat and Forest Cats of North America captures stories and photos of cougars, lynx and bobcats. In the book, The Earth Moved, On the Remarkable Acievements of Earthworms, author Amy Stewart takes us on a journey to a subterranean realm, where these fighters of plant disease and pollution plough the soil and turn ordinary dirt into fertile land. Bugs of Northern California by John Acorn briefly reviews bug anatomy, life history, habitat, and helps us identify 125 of the coolest bugs. The Library has many books about cats and dogs, too. The Cat Who Covered the World, by foreign correspondent Christopher S. Wren, relates a family’s adventures crisscrossing the globe and coping with chaos in faraway places with the help of their ever resourceful cat. Cats in Their Gardens, byPage Dickey, takes us on an insider’s tour of twenty of the most charming gardens with cats in America and abroad. For a look at the world of cat lovers and their devotion to their pets, try Cat People by Michael and Margaret Korda. Jay Kopelman observes the emotional repercussions of war in this book, From Baghdad to America, which continues the story of Lava, the puppy he rescued in Iraq. For some fun dog stories, take a look at a book from the editors of Bark, Howl, a Collection of the Best Contempoarary Dog Wit. To find rated dog-friendly hotels, restaurants, shops, parks, hiking trails, camping areas, beaches and even diversions such as ferry trips, train rides and pet parades consult The Dog Lover’s Companion to California, by Maria Goodavage.
More Creatures Great and Small January 13, 2009