Animals, Pets & Wildlife

  • Secret Life of Cows

    This is a lovely, thoughtful little book about the intelligence of cows.

    Cows are as varied as people. They can be highly intelligent or slow to understand, vain, considerate, proud, shy or inventive. Although much of a cow's day is spent eating, they always find time for extra-curricular activities such as babysitting, playing hide and seek, blackberry-picking or fighting a tree.

    This is an affectionate record of a hitherto secret world.

  • Secret Life of Kittens
    What is my kitten thinking ? What are whiskers are for? Why do kittens need so much sleep? How does a kitten learns to hunt? Surprising and amusing facts from a renowned vet, an expert in kitten behaviour, are paired with adorable colour photos to create a charming book at an appealing price that is an ideal gift for self-purchase for cat-lovers.
  • Tails from the Booth

    This is what happens when you put dogs in a photobooth: they smile – they yawn – they snarl – they snog – they frown – they sneeze – they stare – they make friends – they fall out – they strike a pose – they get bored.

    Photographer Lynn Terry didn't know what to expect when she started taking snaps of dogs in a vintage photobooth to raise awareness for local animal shelters. The photos capture the canines' personalities, their sense of humour, their innate need to socialise and their willingness to improvise. Behind that curtain these posing pups and mischievous mutts become superstars in their own right.

    Tails from the Booth is a wondrous collection of dogs enjoying the spotlight.

  • Test Your Cat: The Cat IQ Test

    How clever is your cat? Can your cat:

    • Make sounds upon request?
    • Predict a change in the weather

    Or is your cat the type who:

    • Falls of ledges while sleeping?
    • Continually runs into walls or doors?

    You can find out how smart your cat really is by giving him or her the Cat IQ Test – a simple, four-part intelligence test. By observation and by using everyday household items, you will be able to measure your cat's co-ordination, communication, social and reasoning powers. Also includes:

    • Suggestions on how to improve your cat's IQ
    • Comparative scores of other cats by age, sex and type
    • A Certificate of Merit to be filled in and proudly displayed on completion of the Cat IQ Test

  • Test Your Dog 2: Genius Edition

    You know your dog can sit, fetch and roll over, but can he sit up like a human? Respond to “fetch” in multiple languages? Distinguish Mozart from Mötley Crüe? What about comprehend the finer points of poker?

    Test Your Dog: Genius Edition is full of fun tests and activities you can do with your precious pooch to confirm whether your little Fido really is an Einstein with a waggy tail. The perfect gift book for dog lovers everywhere!

  • Test Your Dog: The Dog IQ Test

    Is your dog king-of-the-hill...or run of the mill! Does your dog respond to hand gestures? How about facial signals? Can your dog perform tricks both inside and outside? Now you can find out just how smart your dog really is by giving him or her the Dog IQ Test.

    With three fun quizzes designed to measure your dog's communication skills, social behaviour, motor skills and memory, you'll finally discover if your dog is really a canine Einstein. Test Your Dog also comes complete with guidelines on analysing your dog's score, tips for improving your dog's IQ and amusing illustrations throughout.

  • The Chicken

    The Chicken is a comprehensive, science-based exploration of the world of the chicken that examines the behaviour, characteristics and unique abilities of this fantastic fowl.

    High-quality photography, illustration and info-graphics combine with engaging and authoritative text to create an accessible reference. Topics include anatomy, developmental biology, ancestry, breeding and origins, and there is a comprehensive look at chicken behaviours. Boxed asides are included throughout, relating the scientific detail to the practicalities of chicken husbandry.

    The book's final chapter is devoted to a beautiful visual study of the characteristics of particular breeds, providing quick-reference information on their origins, particulars and appearance.

  • Ultimate Encyclopedia of Cats, Cat Breeds & Cat Care
    Comprehensive guide to the world's breeds: longhair, semi-longhair, shorthair, non-pedigreed . Expert advice on how to choose your cat and care for it, step-by-step. Chapters cover creating the right environment, care at home and away, nutrition and feeding, grooming, everyday care and health, behaviour and intelligence, injuries and ailments, breeding from your cat, showing your cat. Appealing colour photos fill every page.
  • Ultimate Guide to Cat Breeds

    The Ultimate Guide to Cat Breeds describes the origins and characteristics of the cat, its evolution from wild animal to perfect pet and at the same time places it in its historical and cultural contexts.

    The book then goes on to provide valuable advice and guidance about all aspects of cat ownership and care, including choosing a cat and keeping it healthy. All major breeds recognized by the international cat fancies are featured, with information on temperament and special grooming requirements to help the would-be owner choose the ideal cat companion. The book is illustrated with over 400 colour photographs.

  • Vanishing Giants
    These sensitive b&w photos examine the roles of the elephant throughout Asia: as an icon, faithful companion, beast of burden, free spirit, deity, protector of the herd, and lonely nomad - and in a love-hate relationship with humans.

    This is the art of the photographer at its best, as it is of the elephant, for the colour endpapers display an amazing painting by 8-year-old elephant, Khankluay.
  • Wet Dog

    Wet Dog is a hilarious series of dogs photographed during their least favourite activity: bath time.

    Exposed at a vulnerable and humiliating moment, the soggy doggies wiggle, shake and haul themselves out of the groomer’s soapy grasp. Their priceless expressions are caught by photographer Sophie Gamand.

  • What's Your Dog Teaching You?
    Martin McKenna, the Dog Man, has learned plenty from the dogs he grew up with and from the dogs he now owns. Over the years he has counselled countless people in doggy lore, in how to be more relaxed, more confident, less aggressive, more loyal, how to make the most out of life, how to use routine to clear your head – and many other useful modes of behaviour.

    In this book he runs through the many lessons dogs can teach us, via colourful anecdotes about hounds and their owners. Be warned! Not everyone is up to the task of learning from their dog.