Exploring the animal turn: Human-animal relations in science, society and culture
Contributor(s):: Erika Andersson Cederholm, Amelie Björck, Kristina Jennbert, Ann-Sofie Lönngren
Animals' omnipresence in human society makes them both close to and ye tremarkably distant from humans. Human and animal lives have always been entangled, but the way we see and practice the relationships between humans and animals - as close, intertwined, or clearly separate - varies from...
Carver's repository, forge and horse infirmary
Contributor(s):: James Carver
Veterinary science: being an address to the gentlemen, farmers and graziers of Long Island, shewing in a brief view the importance of introducing this branch of domestic science, with a view of ameliorating the diseases of that noble animal the horse
Donkeys and Humans: Natural Horsemanship with Donkeys Focus: Animal Assisted Activities, Education and Therapy
Contributor(s):: Klotz, Anahid
Green Chimneys at Work (A How-to Manual)
Green Chimneys at Work (A How-to Manual) is set up as a collection of articles, answered questions, papers and anecdotes. It does not have to be read from cover to cover. The reader can open the manual at any point and begin reading. Its purpose is to give the reader a solid,...
Walk a Hound, Lose a Pound: How you and your dog can lose weight, stay fit, and have fun together
| Contributor(s):: Phil Zeltzman, Rebecca A Johnson, Alan M. Beck
A dog is an ideal workout partner: always supportive, happy to go for a walk, and never judgmental. When people and dogs exercise together, fitness and health happen on both ends of the leash. As the obesity epidemic spreads, 70 percent of Americans and 50 percent of dogs are overweight or obese,...
Traveling Blind: Adventures in Vision with a Guide Dog by My Side
| Contributor(s):: Susan Krieger, Alan M. Beck
Traveling Blind is a romance, a travel adventure, an emotional quest, and a deeply reflective description of coming to terms with lack of sight. It reveals the invisible work of navigating with a guide dog while learning to perceive the world in new ways. Although an intensely personal account,...
The Health Benefits of Dog Walking for People and Pets: Evidence and case studies
| Contributor(s):: Rebecca A Johnson (editor), Alan M. Beck (editor), Sandra McCune (editor)
Obesity is at epidemic levels worldwide. In the U.S. alone, it is estimated that by 2018 the cost of treating weight-related illnesses will double to almost $350 billion a year. A 2010 report by the U.S. Surgeon General estimates that two-thirds of American adults and almost one in three...
The Golden Bridge: Selecting and training assistance dogs for children with social, emotional, and educational challenges
| Contributor(s):: Patty Dobbs Gross
In The Golden Bridge, Patty Dobbs Gross provides both personal and professional advice on how specially bred and trained dogs help to facilitate communication for children with autism and other developmental disabilities. This important information compendium is a guide for parents dealing with...