The Dawn of Tamus Tower

Author: Martin Patrick


ISBN: 0955678803

Category: Fiction

Page: 456

View: 2646

In an age forgotten the realm of Marmia celebrates the end of a great conflict. With a new and much admired Emperor finally taking full control of the lands, and claiming his rightful seat within the mighty tower of Brimma, all looks hopeful. However, the celebratory mood soon falters when the realm is plunged into chaos by the will of a few power hungry men still eager to see the empire crumble. A dastardly plot is devised that has the potential to put an end to all hopes of prosperity. It falls upon a handful of diverse warriors to ensure Marmia doesn't succumb to the rebellious plan. They are all that stands between peace and war.

Thief with No Shadow

Author: Emily Gee

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497628512

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 7385

Nominated for two RITA Awards in 2008: Best First Book and Best Novel with Strong Romantic Elements Aided by the magic that courses through her veins, Melke is able to walk unseen by mortal eyes. When a necklace she has stolen holds the key to both saving her brother’s life and breaking a terrible curse, she must steal it back from a den of fire-breathing salamanders. Things are about to get very tough for Melke, especially when she comes to realize she may have to trust the very people who were out to kill her. Thief With No Shadow is a rich, romantic fantasy tale set in a world where the ordinary and extraordinary coexist, where nightmarish creatures live alongside men, and magic runs in the blood of mortals. Don’t Miss Emily Gee’s other books: The Sentinel Mage and The Laurentine Spy.

Daisy to the Rescue

Author: Jeff Campbell

Publisher: Zest Books ™

ISBN: 1541581709

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 336

View: 1425

With their love and companionship, animals of all species help to make human lives better every day. But sometimes, to our utter amazement and everlasting gratitude, animals literally save our lives. This heartwarming book collects over 50 real-life stories in which the actions of animals have meant the difference between life and death. Today, scientists vigorously debate questions regarding the sentience, intelligence, and emotions of animals. In particular, they want to know whether animals share with humans the highest emotions of empathy, compassion, and altruism. Daisy to the Rescue poses these questions for readers to consider, and examines these extreme life-saving situations for possible evidence. Gathered together, these stories make a compelling case for the presence of altruism in animals. Daisy to the Rescue provides dramatic, thrilling, and moving stories that convey a hopeful message about our world. But these stories also provide startling evidence of the mental and emotional capacities of animals, those beings we share the world with.

Super Dogs

Author: Malcolm Croft

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW

ISBN: 1783722215

Category: Pets

Page: 192

View: 8084

The dogs in this book won't be donning red cloaks and tight, blue costumes. But they do have extraordinary abilities and out-of-this-world stories that make them super in their own right. From fictional dogs to war-time dogs, faithful dogs to working dogs, life-saving dogs to dogs in space and science, the stories in this book tell the adventures of courageous, trustworthy and dutiful dogs, reminding us of the true worth of having a canine as a companion.

Dogs with Jobs

Author: Merrily Weisbord,Kim Kachanoff

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671047353

Category: Pets

Page: 250

View: 5896

Based on the new PBS television special, this unique book celebrates the accomplishments of a fascinating cast of canine workers, including Star, a Black Lab who assists with arson investigations, and Magnus, a German Shepherd who clears land mines.

Molecular Biology Labfax

Author: Allan C. D. Brown

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780121360559

Category: Science

Page: 377

View: 4274

Volume 1.

Man's Best Friends - True Stories of the World's Most Heroic Dogs

Author: John McShane

Publisher: Kings Road Publishing

ISBN: 1782190392

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

View: 6301

For thousands of years, men and women have known who to turn to in times of trouble - a dog. All over the world dogs have risked, and often lost, their lives to look after the human beings they care for. Their intelligence, devotion and astonishing courage to help humans in distress on countless occasions almost defies belief. Their stories range from Roselle the Labrador, who led her blind owner to safety from the carnage of the World Trade Centre, to the legends of Balto and Togo, two of the huskies who traversed over 1,000 kilometres of snow and ice to bring life-saving medicine to an isolated town, and Swansea Jack, the black Labrador who rescued almost 30 people from drowning and who had a statue erected in his honour. Many of the dogs featured in this book have been specially trained to help humans, a task they eagerly set about regardless of the physical risk they face as a result. Then there are the family pets who, when danger threatens, react with total disregard for their own wellbeing, caring only about one thing; protecting the humans they love.

A Farmer and His Dog

Author: Adam Henson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473530792

Category: Pets

Page: 336

View: 7015

There is nothing quite like the relationship between a farmer and his dog. ‘For me, the bond I have with Peg, my border collie sheepdog is priceless. I know how very lucky I, and thousands of other shepherds and farmers, are to have these extraordinarily bright, enthusiastic dogs at our side.’ In A Farmer and His Dog, Adam Henson explores the unique relationship between a farmer and his most loyal friend. Sheepdogs come in a variety of shapes and sizes from border collies to Australian kelpies (rumoured to be a distant relative of the dingo). Not only are they essential to the running of a farm, but they are also fiercely intelligent and exceptionally devoted companions, having evolved over millennia to make the make the work of a shepherd possible. But it is not just the farmer working the land who benefits from the extraordinary relationship between man and dog. Beginning by introducing us to the dogs who have been faithful companions to the Henson family over the years, Adam goes on to explore the impact made by the UK’s hardest working breeds. From traditional herding dogs and gundogs – such as the Labrador’s he grew up with and the Hungarian wire-haired Vizslas like Boo and Olive who live with him now – to the assistance dogs, sniffer dogs and even search and rescue dogs, whose stories have reinforced Adam’s belief that we humans owe an enormous debt to our wet-nosed, four-legged friends.