The Outrun

Author: Amy Liptrot

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 1782115498

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 9379

THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE 2016 WAINWRIGHT PRIZE SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2017 ONDAATJE PRIZE SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2016 WELLCOME PRIZE At the age of thirty, Amy Liptrot finds herself washed up back home on Orkney. Standing unstable on the island, she tries to come to terms with the addiction that has swallowed the last decade of her life. As she spends her mornings swimming in the bracingly cold sea, her days tracking Orkney's wildlife, and her nights searching the sky for the Merry Dancers, Amy discovers how the wild can restore life and renew hope.

Stockdog Savvy

Author: Jeanne Joy Hartnagle-Taylor,Ty Taylor

Publisher: Dogwise Publishing

ISBN: 161781251X

Category: Pets

Page: 308

View: 2847

Whether you are interested in working dogs for a hobby, on the ranch, or for serious trial competition, Stockdog Savvy will be an invaluable aid. Beginning with chapters on herding dog characteristics, instinct, and choosing a herding dog, the Taylors explain how to prepare your puppy and do basic foundation training. The book progresses to starting the dog on stock and developing a useful working dog and ends with advanced lessons and preparing for the various types of competition. If you want to learn about working stockdogs, this is the book for you! Learn how to: • Select, care for and train a working stock dog. • Teach your dog to work cattle, sheep, goats, foul or exotic livestock. • Choose the right type or breed of livestock, care for and handle them correctly. • Train a dog for work on a ranch, the open range, or in the trial pen. • Recognize more than 60 different herding breeds and much, much more.


Author: Raymond Coppinger,Lorna Coppinger

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226115634

Category: Nature

Page: 352

View: 6647

A look at the biological needs and dispositions of our canine companions looks at eight different types of dogs and argues that their domestication evolved from dogs who found an ecological niche for themselves in Mesolithic village dumps.

Way of Life, A: Sheepdog Training, Handling and Trialling

Author: Barbara C. Collins

Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

ISBN: 1910456616

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 283

View: 4516

Whether you want a dog, want to farm, want to compete, or just want to know, Sheepdog Training is an enlightening read from Glyn Jones, a third-generation expert sheepdog handler. Speaking from experience, the story of his life serves as an integral component of his advice on training, handling, trailing, breeding, competing, and more. Learn a compassionate, dog-centered approach to raising and training herding dogs, all while gaining an appreciation for the life and work of a sheepdog.

Sheepdog Training and Trials

Author: Nij Vyas

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 1847974724

Category: Nature

Page: 208

View: 5191

This comprehensive book describes innovative ways of training sheepdogs and addresses a number of subjects that have not been adequately covered in previous publications; such as working with sensitive dogs and dogs lacking in confidence, the 'square movement', and the 'concept of opposites'. Written by an acknowledged expert, Sheep Dog Training and Trials discusses in a variety of settings new concepts such as the author's theory of 'passive resistance' and the 'pressure on-off technique'. In addition, the author considers ways of optimizing a dog's health, energy, fitness and peak performance. This fascinating book presents contributions from four world-renowned handlers, including the twice world champion, Aled Owen, which examine the factors that have influenced them and made them successful.

Sheepdogs at Work

Author: Tony Iley

Publisher: McNidder & Grace

ISBN: 0857161709

Category: Nature

Page: 136

View: 1781

Shepherd and author Tony Iley believes that it is one of the wonders of the world to see a good Border Collie working in harmony with his master. In this book he covers the history of the working dog, training from the puppy stage onwards, breeding, choosing the right dog for you, as well as describing the styles, methods and experience of different handlers. As a shepherd who has competed at trials for many years his chapter on trials is very illuminating. This book will be a delight, not just to those who are interested in working with dogs, but anyone who wants a better insight into the wonderful relationship between a dog and his owner.

Life Writing in the Posthuman Anthropocene

Author: Ina Batzke,Lea Espinoza Garrido,Linda M. Hess

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 3030779734

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 268

View: 8171

Life Writing in the Posthuman Anthropocene is a timely collection of insightful contributions that negotiate how the genre of life writing, traditionally tied to the human perspective and thus anthropocentric qua definition, can provide adequate perspectives for an age of ecological disasters and global climate change. The volume’s eight chapters illustrate the aptness of life writing and life writing studies to critically reevaluate the role of “the human” vis-à-vis non-human others while remaining mindful of persisting inequalities between humans regarding who causes and who suffers damage in the Anthropocene age. The authors in this collection not only expand the toolbox of life writing studies by engaging with critical insights from the fields of posthumanism and ecocriticism, but, in turn, also enrich those fields by offering unique approaches to contemplate the responsibility of humans for as well as their relational existence in the posthuman Anthropocene.

Haunted Spaces in Twenty-First Century British Nature Writing

Author: Anneke Lubkowitz

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110678616

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 301

View: 2813

This study investigates the figure of haunting in the New Nature Writing. It begins with a historical survey of nature writing and traces how it came to represent an ideal of ‘natural’ space as empty of human history and social conflict. Building on a theoretical framework which combines insights from ecocriticism and spatial theory, the author explores the spatial dimensions of haunting and ‘hauntology’ and shows how 21st-century writers draw on a Gothic repertoire of seemingly supernatural occurrences and spectral imagery to portray ‘natural’ space as disturbed, uncanny and socially contested. Iain Sinclair and Robert Macfarlane are revealed to apply psychogeography’s interest in ‘hidden histories’ and haunted places to spaces associated with ‘wilderness’ and ‘the countryside’. Kathleen Jamie’s allusions to the Gothic are put in relation to her feminist re-writing of ‘the outdoors’, and John Burnside’s use of haunting is shown to dismantle fictions of ‘the far north’. This book provides not only a discussion of a wide range of factual and fictional narratives of the present but also an analysis of the intertextual dialogue with the Romantic tradition which enfolds in these texts.

The Video Games Guide

Author: Matt Fox

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 078647257X

Category: Games

Page: 416

View: 1687

"The Video Games Guide is the world's most comprehensive reference book on computer and video games. Each game entry includes the year of release, the hardware it was released on, the name of the developer/publisher, a one to five star quality rating, and a descriptive review of the game itself"--Provided by publisher.