Animals, Pets & Wildlife

  • 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!

  • 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.