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Animals

BARD Magazines

  • Audubon. Audio.
  • Catnip: The Newsletter for Caring Cat Owners. Braille.
  • Catster. Braille.
  • National Geographic. Audio, Braille.
  • National Geographic for Kids. Audio.
  • Outdoor Life. Audio.
  • Your Dog. Braille.

NFB Newsline (Available in Audio, Refreshable Braille, On a Website)

  • Catster.
  • Dogster.

On the RTB

  • Animal Watch, Wednesdays @ 12 AM.
  • Heading Outdoors, Thursdays @ 12 AM.
  • National Geographic, Tuesdays @ 3 PM and Sundays at 3 AM.
  • Potpourri, Mondays through Fridays @ 9 PM.

Books

  • Mama's Last Hug: animal emotions and what they teach us about being human. Frans de Waal. Audio, Large Print. Primatologist explores the similarities between the ways primates--notably chimpanzees and humans--express emotions. Uses examples demonstrated by Mama, a chimpanzee matriarch at the Burgers Zoo in the Netherlands, to discuss facial expressions, politics, and free will.
  • The Honey Bus: a memoir of loss, courage, and a girl saved by bees. Meredith May. Audio. Recounts author's relationship with beekeeping, which began when she was five years old and living under the care of her beekeeping grandfather. Discusses how she used beekeeping as an escape from her troubled childhood and how it taught her about family, community, loyalty, and survival.
  • Being a Dog: following the dog's nose into the world of smell. Alexandra Horowitz. Audio, Large Print. Canine cognition expert takes a closer look at how dogs use their sense of smell to navigate the world. Also looks at the human sense of smell and efforts of the author to increase her olfactory sensitivity.
  • Mutual Rescue: how adopting a homeless animal can save you, too. Carol Novello. Audio, Braille. Examines the curative powers of rescuing shelter animals. Includes individual stories of the physical and mental benefits of pet adoption, with supporting statistics and scientific studies.
  • Total Cat Mojo: the ultimate guide to life with your cat. Jackson Galaxy. Audio, Braille. Provides a comprehensive guide to cat care. Explains how to eliminate common problems cat owners experience by understanding instinctive feline behaviors. Includes arcane facts, science, animal psychology, and illustrative anecdotes.
  • Emperors of the Deep: the ocean's most mysterious, most misunderstood, and most important guardians. William McKeever. Audio. Conservationist examines the role of sharks in the ecosystem, the ways they have been portrayed in popular media, and the public reaction to those portrayals. Shark species profiled include great whites, makos, hammerheads, and tigers. Other topics include the species' social lives and tracking sharks.
  • The Farmer's Son: calving season on a family farm. John Connell. Audio. The author recounts his time spent learning to work on his family's farm during calving season. Details the daily labor of the farm, provides some historical context for cow farming, and describes the author's relationship with the farm, its community, the animals, and his father.
  • If Polar Bears Disappeared. Lily Williams. Braille (Print/Braille). Considers what would happen if polar bears disappeared from our planet, and highlights how climate change drastically alters the Arctic ecosystem. For grades K-3.
  • To the Rescue: found dogs with a mission. Elise Lufkin. Audio, Braille. Animal-adoption advocate profiles fifty-two dogs and one cat that were rescued from abuse or abandonment and trained as therapy and service animals. Offers firsthand accounts of individuals who benefited from their companionship. Includes questions to consider before adopting a dog. For senior high and older readers.
  • Animals at the Extremes. Kathy Kinsner. Braille. Animals come in all shapes and sizes and move about in a variety of ways. Can you guess which bird is the highest flier? Which reptile lives the longest? What mammal runs the fastest? In this book, you'll learn amazing facts and solve amazing puzzles about groups of animals in different parts of the world. Juvenile book.
  • Landfill: notes on gull watching and trash picking in the Anthropocene. Tim Dee. Audio. Over the past hundred years, gulls have been brought ashore by modernity. They now live not only on the coasts but in our slipstream following trawlers, barges, and garbage trucks. They are more our contemporaries than most birds, living their wild lives among us in towns and cities.
  • Minnesota Conservation Volunteer magazine. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Audio. Your guide to wild Minnesota. This flagship publication of the Department of Natural Resources delivers in-depth, in-the-field coverage of the state's outdoor news and conservation issues. The MCV mission is to encourage conservation and sustainable use of Minnesota's natural resources.

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