Author: Rike Geist
Der agile, leichtführige und sehr anpassungsfähige Hütehund erfreut sich vor allem bei Familien großer Beliebtheit. Er ist intelligent, arbeitsfreudig und eignet sich für viele sportliche Aktivitäten. Ein vierbeiniger Kumpel, der überall dabei sein möchte und, gut erzogen, ein angenehmer Begleiter ist. Rike Geist, Züchterin von Australian Shepherds und Leiterin eines Hundesportvereins, beschreibt, wie man diese bewegungsfreudigen Hunde hält, einfühlsam erzieht und richtig beschäftigt. Das Plus zum Buch: Die Kosmos-Infoline – der persönliche Rat von der Autorin Rike Geist.
All about Aussies
Author: Jeanne Joy Hartnagle-Taylor
Publisher: Alpine Blue Ribbon Books
The definitive guide to the Australian Shepherd dog. Hartnagle-Taylor has been involved with Aussies since childhood. She has trained, worked, exhibited in rodeos, and competed in shows and trials. Now she tells you everything you need to know to make your dog the best it can possibly be. This book is a must for every owner or prospective owner of an Australian Shepherd.
Bridget and Joan's Diary
Author: Bridget Golightly, Joan Hardcastle
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Meet Bridget and Joan: Thelma and Louise on mobility scooters, reluctant residents of the Second Best Magnolia Retirement Home, and lifelong friends joined at the artificial hip. It’s been a wild year for the two rebellious wrinkletons: sherry and shoplifting, Sanatogen and sexting, and a mysterious toy boy who threatens their lifelong friendship and possibly even more…
Author: Ramsey Campbell
Publisher: Tor Books
A bookstore can be a wonderful, welcoming place of both commerce and curiosity. That's the goal for Woody, an American recently transferred to England to run a branch of Texts. He wants a clean, orderly store and lots of sales to show his bosses when they arrive from the States for a pre-Christmas inspection. Not easy given the shop's location in a foggy strip mall. And things keep going wrong. No matter how often the shelves are put in order before the doors are locked at night, when the staff returns in the morning, books are lying all over the floor, many damp and damaged beyond repair. The store's computers keep acting up-errors appear in brochures and ads and orders disappear completely. And even when the machines are turned off, they seem to glow with a spectral gray light. The hit-and-run death of an employee in the store's parking lot marks a turning point. One employee accuses another of making sexual advances and they come to blows. Between one sentence and the next, one loses his ability to read. The security monitors display half-seen things crawling between the stacks that vanish before anyone can find them. Desperate, Woody musters his staff for an overnight inventory. When the last customers reluctantly depart, leaving almost-visible trails of slime shining behind them, the doors are locked, sealing Woody and the others inside for a final orgy of shelving. The damp, grey, silent things that have been lurking in the basement and hiding in the fog may move slowly, but they are inexorable. This bookstore is no haven. It is the doorway to a hell unlike any other. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Author: Stephen Leather
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
The sixth book in the bestselling Dan 'Spider' Shepherd series. Mickey and Mark Moore are Ordinary Decent Criminals - hard men who live by their own code and leaders of a gang that has made millions at the point of a gun. But when Dan 'Spider' Shepherd is sent to infiltrate the tightly-knit team of bank robbers, he discovers that he has more in common with them then he first thought. And that perhaps being a career criminal isn't the worst thing in the world. As Shepherd and his Serious Organised Crime Agency colleagues plot the downfall of the Moore brothers, a more sinister threat stalks the streets of London. A group of home-grown Islamic fundamentalist fanatics embark on a campaign of terror the like of which Britain has never seen. Car bombs and beheadings are only the prelude of what they have planned. And Shepherd is the only man who can stop them.
AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD BIBLE AND THE AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD is your definitive Australian Shepherd Bible! Everything is covered: from Australian Shepherd Puppies, Australian Shepherd Breeders, Australian Shepherd Variations including Merle, Australian Shepherd Training, bringing your Australian Shepherd home, Australian Shepherd Dogs as Adults, Australian Shepherd Health & Nutrition, Australian Shepherd Temperament, and all the proven INSIDER tips you’ll need to have the very best experience with your Australian Shepherd! The Australian Shepherd is a lively companion and extremely rewarding breed which is also quite unique, as you will learn within. Everything is covered from Australian Shepherd Breed history, finding the best Australian Shepherd for your particular household, Australian Shepherd Puppies and how to pick the best- and avoid the worst! Mini Australian Shepherds -are they a good idea? Australian Shepherd Prices- what can you expect to pay? Australian Shepherd Care and keeping your Australian Shepherd healthy, is all covered. Importantly, Australian Shepherd life stages are covered from Australian Shepherd Adolescence, through to Adulthood and how to maximize each stage along the way. How to care for your AustralianShepherd in old age, and even how to slow down the process! Mark Manfield covers in detail Australian Shepherd Vaccinations, Size, Lifespan, and much, much more! Whether you are considering an Australian Shepherd for the first time, or a seasoned Australian Shepherd owner and lover, the tricks and tips within this guide will prove invaluable. This book is the must-have guide for anybody passionate about Australian Shepherds! The book is written in an easy to read and understandable style. In a straight forward, no-nonsense fashion, Mark Manfield illustrates vividly all aspects of your life with your Australian Shepherd and the journey you're about to take together!
Mona Lisa Overdrive
Author: William Gibson
William Gibson, author of the extraordinary multiaward-winning novel Neuromancer, has written his most brilliant and thrilling work to date . . .The Mona Lisa Overdrive. Enter Gibson's unique world--lyric and mechanical, erotic and violent, sobering and exciting--where multinational corporations and high tech outlaws vie for power, traveling into the computer-generated universe known as cyberspace. Into this world comes Mona, a young girl with a murky past and an uncertain future whose life is on a collision course with internationally famous Sense/Net star Angie Mitchell. Since childhood, Angie has been able to tap into cyberspace without a computer. Now, from inside cyberspace, a kidnapping plot is masterminded by a phantom entity who has plans for Mona, Angie, and all humanity, plans that cannot be controlled . . . or even known. And behind the intrigue lurks the shadowy Yazuka, the powerful Japanese underworld, whose leaders ruthlessly manipulate people and events to suit their own purposes . . . or so they think.
The Australian Shepherd
Author: Liz Palika
Publisher: *Howell Book House
A highly anticipated revision of the classic guide to Aussies The Australian Shepherd has a devoted following. Highly desired for its versatility, the Aussie is an intelligent, athletic, and very people-oriented herding dog. In this second edition of the popular and respected The Australian Shepherd, Aussie expert Liz Palika has updated the material to reflect the breed’s booming popularity, including the dramatic increase in performance records. She explains in clear, accessible language how readers can determine if an Aussie is the right dog for them and, if so, how to choose an appropriate puppy. Featuring 65 black-and-white photos and line drawings that beautifully illustrate the breed, this guide is a must-have for both potential Aussie owners and longtime breed enthusiasts.
Biscuit Visits the Doctor
Author: Alyssa Satin Capucilli
Publisher: Harper Collins
How much has Biscuit grown? Let's find out! Join Biscuit and the little girl when they visit Dr. Green's office for a checkup, and meet new friends, too! Woof!
Author: Candace Savage
Publisher: Greystone Books
This revised and expanded edition of Candace Savage’s best-selling book about ravens and crows is enhanced by additional paintings, drawings, and photos, as well as a fascinating selection of first-person stories and poems about remarkable encounters with crows. In one story, a pack of crows brilliantly thwarts an attack by a Golden Eagle; in another, a mischievous crow rescues the author from grief. And in a third piece, after nursing a battered baby crow back to health until it flies off with other crows, Louise Erdrich hauntingly describes her altered awareness as she listens for the “dark laugh” of crows while she works. Based on two decades of audacious research by scientists around the world, the book also provides an unprecedented, evidence-based glimpse into corvids’ intellectual, social, and emotional lives. But whether viewed through the lens of science, myth, or everyday experience, the result is always the same. These birds are so smart—and so mysterious—they take your breath away.
The Pipestone Wolves
Author: Günther Bloch
Publisher: Rocky Mountain Books Ltd
In the winter of 2008-2009, a new wolf family from the Pipestone Valley suddenly appeared in the Bow Valley of Banff National Park, taking up residence alongside the Bow Valley wolf family that had ruled there for over a decade. Within a year, these new wolves had eliminated the Bow Valley wolves and established a dominance that would last for five years in the heart of Canada’s most famous national park. As the climactic chapter in a twenty-year observational study of wolves in Banff National Park, internationally respected wolf behavior expert Günther Bloch and widely renowned wildlife photographer John E. Marriott followed the Pipestones through the trials and tribulations of raising their family in one of the world’s most heavily visited national parks. Bloch’s work involved patient, time-consuming observations day after day for five consecutive years, resulting in matchless ecological and behavioral insights that go beyond the usual information that comes from studying wild wolves using telemetry and radio collaring. Bloch outlines the differences between a wolf pack and a wolf family, he describes A- and B-type personalities in wolves and how this impacted survival rates of the Pipestone pups and yearlings in the Bow Valley. He also details the three societal types of wild wolves, debunking the age-old myth of a pecking order from alphas to omegas, based on what he was able to observe in person with these wild wolves. Throughout the book, Bloch and Marriott describe some of the incredible wolf behavior they were fortunate enough to witness as part of the study. They watched a yearling female called Blizzard play with a mouse in the middle of the road for twenty minutes one frigid winter morning and saw the family playing tug-of-war one afternoon with a pair of men’s boxer shorts. The most interesting observation was near the end of the family’s dominance when a yearling named Yuma brought food repeatedly to a young pup called Sunshine that had suffered a broken leg after getting hit by a train. Sunshine lived on to become the last surviving member of the family. The book chronicles not only the rise of the Pipestones and how they established and maintained dominance in the valley, but also how an increase in mass tourism in Banff led to a decrease in prey density for the Pipestones, which in turn led to the wolves changing their hunting strategies and expanding their summer range. Bloch explains how the Pipestones faced an inevitable fall from the top as pressure from eager wolf watchers increased exponentially in the park at the same time the Wolves' prey base was shrinking rapidly. Combining these influences with other factors like rail mortality and old age, Bloch and Marriott knew the end was near for the Pipestones. The authors conclude with insights into how wolf and wildlife management in Banff National Park can improve. They outline steps Parks Canada should be taking to deal with the human management problems that are really at the core of the wildlife issues in the park. They also discuss whether we can continue to maintain a balance between ecological integrity and mass tourism in Canada’s flagship park and whether it is already too late. Have we passed the point of no return? And will our Banff wolves live forever after in a wildlife ghetto devoid of true wilderness characteristics?
Discover a whole new world of dogs with this revolutionary, breed-specific guide. Confident and naturally groomed in appearance, the Miniature Pinscher has become a popular pet. This book explains how to train and care for this spirited dog.
In this volume, the authors begin by defining usability, advocating and explaining the methods of usability engineering and reviewing many techniques for assessing and assuring usability throughout the development process. They then follow all the steps in planning and conducting a usability test, analyzing data, and using the results to improve both products and processes. This book is simply written and filled with examples from many types of products and tests. It discusses the full range of testing options from quick studies with a few subjects to more formal tests with carefully designed controls. The authors discuss the place of usability laboratories in testing as well as the skills needed to conduct a test. Included are forms to use or modify to conduct a usability test, as well as layouts of existing labs that will help the reader build his or her own.
Author: Soraya Nicholas
Poppy is thrilled to be back doing the one thing she loves - riding horses at Starlight Stables - especially when her aunt and uncle make all her dreams come true with a gift of her very own horse. But there's a catch . . . Poppy must look after the new scholarship girls. Will the bold and troublesome Milly and shy sensible Katie be the pony-mad friends she's always hoped for? When horses go missing from the local farms, Poppy worries about Crystal, her new horse. Will the girls be able to protect their ponies from the horse thief and find the missing horses at the same time?
Author: Paul Auster
Publisher: Faber & Faber
The celebrated author of The New York Trilogy, The Book of Illusions and Invisible presents here a highly personal collection of essays, prefaces and occasional pieces written for magazines and newspapers. Ranging in subject from Walter Raleigh to Kafka; Hawthorne to the high-wire artist Philippe Petit; conceptual artist Sophie Calle to Auster's own Olympia typewriter; the 9/11 attack on the Twin Towers to his beloved New York City itself, Auster displays all his customary flair, wit and insight. Including several of his major works - important books in their own right, such as Hand to Mouth and The Invention of Solitude - this collection demonstrates and reaffirms the pre-eminent position Paul Auster holds in contemporary literature and criticism.