Uncover the sidesplitting life of cucumber scaredy-cats, non-stop pooping hamsters, exploding fish and everything in-between (and some things that have nothing to do with pets but are still ridiculously funny). This hilarious book answers all the big questions, like: do sausage dogs eat sausages? Why has my cat done a poo behind my wardrobe? And how can I persuade my parents to get me a pet? For real-life pet facts, imaginary stories, and a generally laugh-so-hard-snot-comes-out-your-nose read, ..
Birds are astonishingly intelligent creatures. In fact, according to revolutionary new research, some birds rival primates and even humans in their remarkable forms of intelligence. Like humans, many birds have enormous brains relative to their size. Although small, bird brains are packed with neurons that allow them to punch well above their weight.
In The Genius of Birds, acclaimed author Jennifer Ackerman explores the newly discovered brilliance of birds and how it came about. As she travels..
The international bestseller that reveals the amazing mind of your favourite friend
Is your dog purposefully disobeying you? Probably, and usually behind your back. Should you act like ‘top dog’ to maintain control? No, you’re better off displaying your friendliness – and not just to your dog. Which breed is the cleverest? That’s the wrong question to ask.
These are just some of the extraordinary insights to be found in The Genius of Dogs – the seminal book on how dogs evolved their unique..
'Mixing the personal with the practical . . . a useful, well-structured read for those considering their first dog, and for the dog-ambivalent among us.' Observer
This book is a celebration of happy dogs and the happy people who own them. At once a companion, a manual and a repository of useful information, The Goodness of Dogs also contains avid dog-lover India Knight's reflections on the sheer brilliance of dogs and the life-enhancing delight of dog ownership. If you have reached dog nirvan..
We know cats are beautiful, secretive, and independent … but even the most loyal cat owners are often baffled by their own pet's behaviour.
With veterinarian expert Dr. Gary Weitzman as guide, this fun book helps kids understand what cats are trying to communicate by their body language and behaviour. So if you've ever wondered what Fluffy means when she's purring or moving her tail emphatically from left to right―this book is for you! It's full of insights, expert advice, and real-life cat sce..
Do you speak dog? How to Speak Dog is a fun, informative, and photographically driven book that helps kids understand what their dog is trying to tell them through body language and behaviour.
Super-engaging dog photography, along with National Geographic Kids' signature bold and bouncy design, helps illustrate the key canine concepts. Quick-hit tip boxes, fun facts about mankind's best friends, and informative sidebars from the experts enliven the text. Readers young and old will respond to ..
What would dogs ask for, if they knew how? In the Sunday Times bestseller In Defence of Dogs John Bradshaw, an anthropologist at Bristol University who has been at the centre of the latest research into what makes dogs tick, gives us the answers.
Overturning the most common myths about dogs' emotions and behaviour, this book shows how we should really treat our pets, and stands up for dogdom: not the wolf in canine clothes, not the small furry child, not the trophy-winner,..
Can horses feel shame? Do deer grieve? Why do roosters deceive hens?
We tend to assume that we are the only living things able to experience feelings but have you ever wondered what’s going on in an animal’s head? From the leafy forest floor to the inside of a bee hive, The Inner Life of Animals opens up the animal kingdom like never before. We hear the stories of a grateful humpback whale, of a hedgehog who has nightmares, and of a magpie who commits adultery; we meet bees th..
In Letters of Note: Cats, Shaun Usher collects together the most engaging missives that celebrate, eulogise, rail against and analyse the idiosyncratic ways of our feline companions.
Nikola Tesla, Elizabeth Taylor,
Charles Dickens, Anne Frank,
T.S. Eliot, Raymond Chandler,
John Cheever, Florence Nightingale,
Rachel Carson, Jack Lemmon
& many more
"A wonderful collection of magical missives . . . It'll have you reaching for pen and paper" (Evening Standard)..
Your pets can rival movie stars with these easy tricks from the trainer behind the Harry Potter movies, Julie Tottman.Whether your cat is clever, cheeky, kooky or cuddly, this perfect gift for cat lovers everywhere reveals easy tricks to make them the envy of their friends.Trick-training is a simple and fun way to bond with your cat whilst keeping him or her stimulated and active, and there is no one better placed to show you how to do it than Julie. Over the last twenty years, Julie has been th..
Your pets can rival movie stars with these easy tricks from the trainer behind Harry Potter and Game of Thrones, Julie Tottman. Whether your dog is clever, cheeky, kooky or cuddly, this perfect gift for dog lovers everywhere reveals easy tricks to make them the envy of their friends. Trick-training is a simple and fun way to bond with your dog whilst keeping them stimulated and active, and there is no one better placed to show you how to do it than Julie. Over the last twenty years, Julie has be..
**'A masterpiece of evocative scientific storytelling.' BRIAN COX**
**'Will appeal to fans of Yuval Noah Harari's Sapiens'. Mail on Sunday **
The extraordinary story of the species that became our allies.
Dogs became our companions
Wheat fed a booming population
Cattle gave us meat and milk
Maize fuelled the growth of empires
Potatoes brought us feast and famine
Chickens led us to wonder about tomorrow
Rice promised us a golden future
Horses gave us strength and speed
Join Jo-Rosie Haffenden and Nando Brown, the animal trainers from ITV’s hit show Teach My Pet To Do That, as they reveal the surprising truth about training cats.
You might think that cats don’t do obedience, but this simple, practical guide will have you and your cat mastering the basics of trick training in no time and will open up a whole new world of fun for both of you.
Whether your feline is shy and retiring, or loves the limelight, there’s something in Teach My Cat to Do That for ev..
'Endlessly fascinating.' - Bill Bryson 'Eye-opening, informative and very funny!' - Chris Packham
'Well-informed and downright funny' - Richard Dawkins
History is full of strange animal stories invented by the brightest and most influential, from Aristotle to Disney. But when it comes to understanding animals, we’ve got a long way to go.
Whether we’re watching a viral video of romping baby pandas or looking at a picture of penguins ‘holding hands’, we often project our own values – innoce..
In What Do Animals Think and Feel?, the biologist Karsten Brensing has something astonishing to tell us about the animal kingdom: namely that animals, by any reasonable assessment, have developed the sophisticated systems of social organization and behaviour that human beings call 'culture'.
Dolphins call one another by name and orcas inhabit a culture that is over 700,000 years old. Chimpanzees wage strategic warfare, while bonobos delight in dirty talk. Ravens enjoy snowboarding on snow-cover..
'ENCHANTING' MAIL ON SUNDAYThey care for their elderly, play with their kids, and always put family first. Can we all learn something from the wisdom of wolves?In this unforgettable book, wolf expert and naturalist Elli Radinger draws on her 25 years of first-hand experience among the wolves of Yellowstone National Park to tell us their remarkable stories.__________Wolves are more human than we ever knew . . .In fact, they can teach us how to be better humans.They play, love, care for others, sh..