Tales Of An African Vet

Author: Roy Aronson
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762766905
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Tales Of An African Vet from the Author: Roy Aronson. When do you watch a wild animal suffer and let nature take its course, and when do you intervene? In his more than twenty-five years as an African vet, Roy Aronson has tended to a two-ton rhino that lost its horn after colliding with a concrete wall, facilitated the miraculous recovery of a squirrel monkey, performed eye surgery on a lion out in the bush, and treated a hedgehog that had been mauled by a dog. He has also worked with some of Africa’s most dedicated conservationists and wildlife veterinarians. He has witnessed their passion and bravery and been with them when hard decisions had to be made. Tales of an African Vet brings together Dr. Aronson’s adventures in a rare behind-the-scenes look at those who treat wild animals in their natural habitats. Whether you are drawn to outdoor adventure stories, African wildlife, or the veterinarian’s trade, you will find this a riveting read, filled with rich insights into both the animal and human cultures of Africa.

Animal Crackers

Author: Richard Kirk
Publisher: HarperCollins
Size: 16.97 MB
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Animal Crackers from the Author: Richard Kirk.

Tales Of The Full Moon

Author: Sue Hart
Publisher: Fulcrum Pub
Size: 22.73 MB
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Tales Of The Full Moon from the Author: Sue Hart. Short stories of animals in the African wilderness (giraffes, rhinos, birds, elephants) shared by a storytelling spider named Spinosa.

All My Patients Have Tales

Author: Jeff Wells
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1429966955
Size: 54.89 MB
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All My Patients Have Tales from the Author: Jeff Wells. All My Patients Have Tales is a heartwarming and funny collection of stories by a dedicated veterinarian featuring wild horses, porcupine-quill-covered dogs, male cats in labor, an extremely ornery pygmy donkey, an enormous hog, as well as many other domestic, and not so "domestic" animals. Wells begins his work as an inexperienced recent college grad and emerges a caring and beloved veterinarian. Affording the reader an inside glimpse into his daily life, he narrates many uplifting, life-altering, lifethreatening, and hilarious episodes.

The Wilderness Family

Author: Kobie Kruger
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448109132
Size: 34.13 MB
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The Wilderness Family from the Author: Kobie Kruger. When Kobie KrĂĽger, her game-ranger husband and their three young daughters moved to one of the most isolated corners of the world - a remote ranger station in the Mahlangeni region of South Africa's vast Kruger National Park - she might have worried that she would become engulfed with loneliness and boredom. Yet, for Kobie and her family, the seventeen years spent in this spectacularly beautiful park proved to be the most magical - and occasionally the most hair-raising - of their lives. Kobie recounts their enchanting adventures and extraordinary experiences in this vast reserve - a place where, bathed in golden sunlight, hippos basked in the glittering waters of the Letaba River, storks and herons perched along the shoreline, and fruit bats hung in the sausage trees. But as the Krugers settled in, they discovered that not all was peace and harmony. They soon became accustomed to living with the unexpected: the sneaky hyenas who stole blankets and cooking pots, the sinister-looking pythons that slithered into the house, and the usually placid elephants who grew foul-tempered in the violent heat of the summer. And one terrible day, a lion attacked Kobus in the bush and nearly killed him. Yet nothing prepared the Krugers for their greatest adventure of all, the raising of an orphaned prince, a lion cub who, when they found him, was only a few days old and on the verge of death. Reared on a cocktail of love and bottles of fat-enriched milk, Leo soon became an affectionate, rambunctious and adored member of the fmaily. It is the rearing of this young king, and the hilarious endeavours to teach him to become a 'real' lion who could survive with his own kind in the wild, that lie at the heart of this endearing memoir. It is a memoir of a magical place and time that can never be recaptured.

Whatever You Do Don T Run

Author: Peter Allison
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493010999
Size: 36.59 MB
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Whatever You Do Don T Run from the Author: Peter Allison. A hilarious, highly original collection of essays based on the Botswana truism: “only food runs!” With a new introduction and new material from the author In the tradition of Bill Bryson, a new writer brings us the lively adventures and biting wit of an African safari guide. Peter Allison gives us the guide’s-eye view of living in the bush, confronting the world’s fiercest terrain of wild animals and, most challenging of all, managing herds of gaping tourists. Passionate for the animals of the Kalahari, Allison works as a top safari guide in the wildlife-rich Okavango Delta. As he serves the whims of his wealthy clients, he often has to stop the impulse to run as far away from them as he can, as these tourists are sometimes more dangerous than a pride of lions. No one could make up these outrageous-but-true tales: the young woman who rejected the recommended safari-friendly khaki to wear a more “fashionable” hot pink ensemble; the lost tourist who happened to be drunk, half-naked, and a member of the British royal family; establishing a real friendship with the continent’s most vicious animal; the Japanese tourist who requested a repeat performance of Allison’s being charged by a lion so he could videotape it; and spending a crazy night in the wild after blowing a tire on a tour bus, revealing that Allison has as much good-natured scorn for himself. The author’s humor is exceeded only by his love and respect for the animals, and his goal is to limit any negative exposure to humans by planning trips that are minimally invasive—unfortunately it doesn’t always work out that way! New story: People often ask safari guides about the experience that frightened them the most. In this story Peter Allison tells of the time he became aware of unseen danger, and knew that somewhere within meters of him was a hunting lioness. Peter Allison is originally from Sydney, Australia. His safaris have been featured in National Geographic, Conde Nast Traveler, and on television programs such as Jack Hanna’s Animal Adventures. He travels frequently to speaking appearances, and splits most of his time between Botswana, Sydney, and San Francisco.

Talk That Talk

Author: Linda Goss
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0671671685
Size: 11.77 MB
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Talk That Talk from the Author: Linda Goss. Gathers fables, sermons, historical anecdotes, humorous tales, and modern raps and rhymes by Black storytellers

All Things Strange And Wonderful

Author: Dr Reb
ISBN: 9781925048490
Size: 36.99 MB
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All Things Strange And Wonderful from the Author: Dr Reb. As a newly graduated vet Dr. Reb signed up for a two-year stint with the Peace Corp Volunteers, and found himself in Malawi. A national fuel shortage meant no delivery of supplies, and he had to improvise at every turn. Then he was introduced to a local witch doctor, Dr. Mzimba, and two very sick puppies, Skippy and Bozo. After shaking my hand, Dr. Mzimba took hold of both of my wrists and turned them over so that the palms faced upward. As he studied them, they began to tingle. The Peace Corps had given me extensive crosscultural training, but I didn't recall anything about greetings of this nature. Then he stared into my eyes and while the tingling in my hands began to fade, my cheeks now felt as if an electrical charge was passing through them. Through a smile that filled his face, he said, "I've been waiting a long time for you, Dokotala." So began Dr. Reb's strange and wonderful adventures, where he discovered that in Africa anything can happen and usually does, especially when puppies become your companions in body as well as spirit.

Jamie James And The Curse Of The Ancestors

Author: Roy Aronson
ISBN: 9780798155809
Size: 47.92 MB
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Jamie James And The Curse Of The Ancestors from the Author: Roy Aronson. "Jamie wants to become a veterinarian. He travels to Nelspruit near the Kruger National Park in order to gain work experience with a wildlife vet. He has a secret mission that is in fact his primary mission. Two hundred years ago an ancestor of his whipped a black slave to death. The slave's mother placed a curse on the family whereby all the male descendants will die violently before their fiftieth birthday. Jamie endeavours to try and have his family released from the curse. In the process he meets Samantha, the love interest in the story, and Shadrak, who becomes his friend and who is also the son of a Sangoma. Jamie James and the curse of the ancestors is an adventure story set against the backdrop of an interesting milieu where caring for wildlife animals are at the forefront. It is also a story of fear and hope, and above all, one of endurance, friendship and reconciliation. The book is written with children, adolescents and young adults in mind"--http://nb.bookslive.co.za

Bite Me

Author: Laura C Lefkowitz DVM
Publisher: Laura C Lefkowitz
ISBN: 9780692602348
Size: 28.20 MB
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Bite Me from the Author: Laura C Lefkowitz DVM. Fun filled stories which allow you to live within the walls of a veterinary hospital. Experience the dramas, the traumas and the comedies that regularly take place in a veterinary emergency room. Meet a vicious hamster, an angry clinic cat, a dog attacked by a beaver, and a snake with an unwanted appendage. Each animal has it's own unique story that you will find yourself immersed in. Follow the pet through it's sometimes humorous, sometimes hackle- raising medical care and overhear the conversations that take place between the veterinarian and the owner. Each pet has it's owner attached and this owner often has his own fascinating story to tell. The stories in this book will open your eyes to the modern capabilities of veterinary medicine while simultaneously enlightening you about the common diseases and emergencies that are seen by veterinarians. From page to page you will find yourself laughing, crying, angry, shocked, laughing again, and then eager to know more. Bite Me is a must-read for any pet owner, any person aspiring to be a veterinarian, any veterinary student, and any person who has an interest in the welfare of both animals and people