The Bedside Book of Beasts blends the best writing about lions, tigers, leopards, cheetahs, jaguars, hyenas, bears, wolves and other alpha predators and their prey with a wealth of extraordinary illustration. Among the writers included are: as Simon Armitage, Margaret Atwood, Walter Benjamin, Italo Calvino, Angela Carter, Bru... read more
From John Bradshaw, one of the world's leading experts on animal behaviour, and the author of the Sunday Times Bestseller, In Defence of Dogs, Cat Sense is a scientific portrait of the true, surprising nature of cats. Worshipped as gods, feared as demonic servants, seen as both wild opportunists and beloved companions, cats o... read more
Showing you what others only tell you, this title covers the history of dogs from their wild origins to their role as house pets and working dogs. It features specially commissioned photography and information on identifying breeds, from toy poodles to Irish wolfhounds, plus expert guidance on behavior, training, health, and ... read more
The Illustrated Guide to Chickens covers the 100 most familiar breeds of chickens in Europe and North America. The breed profiles are written in engaging text that covers the history of each breed, its main characteristics, and information about looking after them. Each breed has been illustrated with delightful paintings... read more
The world over people love butterflies but few understand much more about them than their physical beauty. The Butterflies of Australia offers a unique guide to help identify the nearly 400 species to which Australia plays host but with its focus on living butterflies, it is much more than an identification guide. Within its... read more
Many members of Australia's wildlife live nowhere else on Earth. They are unique, the result of evolution on a continent that has been geographically isolated from the rest of the world for 38 million years. This is an account of how these animals have developed in response to changing climates and habitats.
These images of nests offer a whole new window onto the life, beauty, and astonishing abilities of the most perennially popular of animals-birds.
The Illustrated Guide to Pigs covers the 35 most familiar breeds of pigs in Europe and North America. The breed profiles are written in engaging text that covers the history of each breed, its main characteristics and information about how to look after them. Each breed has been illustrated with delightful paintings by the au... read more
Roger Swainston's breathtaking artwork provides a fascinating overview of the extraordinary diversity of Australia's marine and freshwater fishes. Here, more than 1500 remarkable illustrations portray every family of fishes ever recorded from Australian waters. The names of all known species are listed alongside detailed info... read more
"I have always thought I was extremely lucky to be able to spend my days consumed with my two favourite passions: photography and animals. In my eyes it's truly the best job in the world, but now I have added France to the equation." At once touching, ethereal and warm, Rachael McKenna's unique viewpoint has made her one of ... read more
A new pocket-sized edition of Bruce Fogle's best-selling manual on how to get the best behaviour from your dog, now in a handy format to accompany you while dog-walking. This revised edition features 26 new fully illustrated and easy-to-follow training sequences. Once again Bruce Fogle presents a comprehensive programme that... read more
More than ninety years on, A.H. Chisholm's classic Mateship with Birds is still as fresh and inspirational as an early-morning walk in the bush, the air resounding with birdsong. His account of the secret lives of birds — their seasonal doings and their complex relationships — reflects his patient and detailed observations, a... read more
Photographer Paul Nathan has documented New York's best-dressed dogs, their owners, and the couturiers who design their made-to-order outfits. While socialising with the four-legged, Nathan attended 'pawties', 'puptials,' and 'barkmitzvahs'. He photographed married dogs who get around in yellow cabs wearing matching outfits a... read more
This work contains over 1000 pedigree dog portraits, each accompanied by key facts about the breed, including its place of origin, physical features, temperament, grooming requirements and breed colours. It is a compact guide for every would-be purchaser of a pedigree dog.
There's nothing more fun than owning a puppy, but that cute bundle of energy can be a real handful at times. Puppy Taming solves the problem by showing you simple ways to raise a happy and obedient dog. Learn easy, quick and effective ways to train your dog and follow step-by-step instructions that take you through everything... read more
For many years, the best-selling Wine Dogs series of books have paid homage to the dogs of the wine industry. Now the time has come to celebrate the feline megastars of the vineyards and wineries, with the brand new Wine Cats Book!
A gloriously indulgent treat for chicken-lovers, Beautiful Chickens revels in the fine detailing of fancy fowl from all over the world. Each model is shown in its most characteristic stance and at the height of its good looks, from the lithe and muscular Modern Game to the extravagantly feathered Silkie. Beautiful Chickens fe... read more
Having trouble separating your scops from your screech owls, Tengmalm's from Tawny Owl or Collared and Spotted Owlets? Then this is the book for you. Owls of the World is the ultimate photographic resource dedicated to the identification of these charismatic, largely nocturnal birds of prey. This book contains lavish and ... read more
A hugely engaging book about birds, their senses and behaviour that is informed by an attractive blend of personal experience, entertaining stories and cutting-edge science.
Michael Archinal is not just a well-known Australian vet. He is a passionate animal lover and devoted owner of pets. He travels Australia and the world looking at how we interact with animals and what we can learn from observing animal behaviour. His conclusion is this: animals can teach us how to become better at being human... read more