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    The Joy of Keeping Farm Animals
    The Ultimate Guide to Raising Your Own Food
    By Laura Childs
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    When the going gets rough, the rough . . . start raising their own food. In the first full-color guide of its kind, author and small farm owner Laura Childs reveals exactly what it takes to start raising your own animals, including chickens, geese, goats, sheep, pigs, and cows. Childs discusses what... [READ MORE]
    Dragon Songs
    Love and Adventure among Crocodiles, Alligators, and Other Dinosaur Relations
    By Vladimir Dinets
    (Arcade Publishing)
    A born naturalist and a fearless traveler, Vladimir Dinets wrote travel guides, conducted field research, and lived a couple of lives before he was accepted into the PhD program in zoology at the University of Miami. He thought crocodiles were a dead-end research topic—survivors from the age of the dinosaurs... [READ MORE]
    Handy Hints for the Horse Person
    Hundreds of Tips to Save Time and Money
    By Karen Bush
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Anyone who has kept a horses or pony knows that riding and stable management can be time-consuming and expensive activities. Any advice that can save horse owners time, effort, and money is welcome. Karen Bush rides to the rescue with this compact, comprehensive book, full of tips that range from stable... [READ MORE]
    Rescued by a Horse
    True Stories of Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Healing
    By Cheryl Reed-Dudley
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    There is no denying that the emotional bond between horses and the humans who love them can reach mystical proportions, and nowhere is that relationship more evident than in these twenty-four true-life accounts of horses rescuing people. Here is the story of a seventeen-year-old Apache youth whom a horse-rescue... [READ MORE]
    U.S. Guide to Venomous Snakes and Their Mimics
    By Scott Shupe
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    This easy-to-use guide is the most comprehensive resource for snake admirers in the United States. Full-color photographs for almost every snake in the country make for easy reference, and dividing the snakes based on their regional habitats makes finding the right snake a breeze. Whether you are trying... [READ MORE]
    Mushrooming with Confidence
    A Guide to Collecting Edible and Tasty Mushrooms
    By Alexander Schwab
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Picking mushrooms in the woods on a sunny day can be fun for the whole family . . . but only if you do it safely! There are thousands of different species of fungi, so it can be hard to tell which are edible and which are poisonous when you are picking them for yourself in the wild. Safe and unsafe species... [READ MORE]
    Aloft
    A Meditation on Pigeons & Pigeon-Flying
    By Stephen Bodio, Introduction by Sy Montgomery
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    The humble pigeon is anything but “common” to those who know the true nature of these birds. This bird is so enamored by some that, for over six thousand years, people have devoted themselves to the art of pigeon flying and pigeon breeding. Across the world, from the cities of America to China, enthusiasts... [READ MORE]
    Considering the Horse
    Tales of Problems Solved and Lessons Learned, Second Edition
    By Mark Rashid
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Own an unruly horse? Thinking about purchasing a horse but don’t exactly know what to expect once you do? Ever wondered what and how a horse thinks? In Considering the Horse, Mark Rashid tells stories that provide horse owners and potential buyers with the best training solutions—straight from the horse’s... [READ MORE]
    Whole Heart, Whole Horse
    Building Trust Between Horse and Rider
    By Mark Rashid
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Many horse trainers, even those who claim to follow the so-called natural horsemanship approach, take the position that horses that fail to obey a human's request are doing so as much out of perversity as ignorance. That's not Mark Rashid's view. In his words, "If we understand that horses can't separate... [READ MORE]
    The Light in High Places
    A Naturalist Looks at Wyoming Wilderness, Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep, Cowboys, and Other Rare Species
    By Joe Hutto
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Hutto is living in a tent at twelve thousand feet, where blizzards occur in July and where human wants become irrelevant and human needs can become a matter of life and death—to study the Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep. The population of these rare alpine sheep is in decline. The lambs are dying in unprecedented... [READ MORE]
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