Animals, Pets & Wildlife

  • Parrots of the World
    From the macaws of South America to the cockatoos of Australia, parrots are amongst the most beautiful and exotic birds in the world-and also among the most endangered. This stunningly illustrated, easy-to-use field guide covers all 356 species and well-differentiated subspecies of parrots, and is the only guide organised by geographical distribution -Australasian, Afro-Asian, and Neotropical. Features 146 colour plates and provides species identification features, habitat and status and where to observe each species in the wild.
  • Purr

    Let the four-legged masters of Zen – cats – help you cultivate happiness in this meditative guide that uses feline behavior as a model for inner peace and includes an interactive cover which produces the sound of five different soothing purrs.

    Purrhaps the most comforting book you’ll ever need, Gilles Dierderichs’ unique guide brings together the twelve teachings of the Master Cat, cat-therapy workshops, concentration, observation and relaxation exercises – daily meditations, a quiz to discover the cat inside of youand the fifteen purrs of happiness and success.

    Filled with inspiring advice that can teach you how to slow down and focus, Purr is a joyful companion for every cat lover and anyone who wants to learn how to cultivate inner peace.

  • Remarkable Birds

    We share the Earth with more than 10 000 species of birds. Here, more than 60 birds – organized thematically – cover all aspects of our relationships with them:

    • Songbirds celebrates the greatest bird virtuosi
    • Birds of Prey include majestic hunters such as the Harpy Eagle
    • Feathered Travellers describes astounding journeys made by birds
    • The Love Life of Birds can rival any soap opera and involve the most brilliant displays
    • Avian Cities explores species that live in spectacular large colonies
    • Useful to Us examines the ways we find birds of value from the Turkey to the Canary
    • Threatened & Extinct describes some no longer living and others that seem on the brink
    • Revered & Adored considers such species as the Ibis, sacred to the ancient Egyptians

    A fascinating compendium showcasing the wonders of the birds that share our world through exquisite ornithological illustrations, prints and drawings. For anyone interested in the natural world and the wonderful variety of birds around us, this beautifully illustrated book is a visual treat that will inspire, inform and delight.

  • Rescue Dogs

    This feel-good book will tug on the heartstrings of dog-lovers everywhere, with 150 photos of joyous rescue dogs and tales of their happy-ever-afters, from Australian Working Dog Rescue.

    Featured in these pages are Australia's classic working breeds – kelpies, cattle dogs, border collies, koolies – that have been simply thrown on the scrapheap; dumped or surrendered to pounds across Australia. The lucky ones end up in the care of Australian Working Dog Rescue and their Australia-wide team of volunteers and carers.

    Some have found new careers as blissful family pets and canine companions, while others have fulfilled their working-dog destinies on rural properties. In these pages you'll also see wine dogs, army recruits, therapy dogs ... and dogs just hanging out, enjoying their new lives.

    This book celebrates fresh starts, and the proceeds will help even more dogs find their 'furever' homes.

  • 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.
  • Shakespeare Cats

    Twenty detachable posters featuring celebrated artist Susan Herbert's charming feline reimaginings of scenes from some of the greatest plays in English literature.

    These funny, clever, sometimes moving vignettes of cats on stage bring to life Shakespeare’s best-loved plays, including Hamlet, Macbeth, Henry V, The Taming of the Shrew and more.

  • 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 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.