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Animal Farm

As ferociously fresh as it was more than a half century ago this remarkable allegory of a downtrodden society of overworked mistreated animals and their quest to create a paradise of progress justice and equality is one of the most scathing satires ever published As we witness the rise and bloody fall of the revolutionary animals we begin to recognize the seeds of totalitarianism in the most idealistic organization and in our most charismatic leaders the souls of our cruelest oppressors


Eating Animals

Brilliantly synthesizing philosophy literature science memoir and his own detective work Eating Animals explores the many fictions we use to justify our eating habits from folklore to pop culture to family traditions and national myth and how such tales can lull us into a brutal forgetting br br Jonathan Safran Foer spent much of his teenage and college years oscillating between omnivore and vegetarian But on the brink of fatherhood facing the prospect of having to make dietary choices on a child s behalf his casual questioning took on an urgency His quest for answers ultimately required him to visit factory farms in the middle of the night dissect the emotional ingredients of meals from his childhood and probe some of his most primal instincts about right and wrong Brilliantly synthesizing philosophy literature science memoir and his own detective work Eating Animals explores the many fictions we use to justify our eating habits from folklore to pop culture to family traditions and national myth and how such tales can lull us into a brutal forgetting Marked by Foer s profound moral ferocity and unvarying generosity as well as the vibrant style and creativity that made his previous books Everything is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close widely loved Eating Animals is a celebration and a reckoning a story about the stories we ve told and the stories we now need to tell


Animal Farm / 1984

This edition features George Orwell s best known novels i i and i Animal Farm i with an introduction by Christopher Hitchens br br In i i London is a grim city where Big Brother is always watching you and the Thought Police can practically read your mind Winston Smith joins a secret revolutionary organization called The Brotherhood dedicated to the destruction of the Party Together with his beloved Julia he hazards his life in a deadly match against the powers that be br br i Animal Farm i is Orwell s classic satire of the Russian Revolution an account of the bold struggle initiated by the animals that transforms Mr Jones s Manor Farm into Animal Farm a wholly democratic society built on the credo that All Animals Are Created Equal But are they


Animal Dreams

Animals dream about the things they do in the day time just like people do If you want sweet dreams you ve got to live a sweet life So says Loyd Peregrina a handsome Apache trainman and latter day philosopher But when Codi Noline returns to her hometown Loyd s advice is painfully out of her reach Dreamless and at the end of her rope Codi comes back to Grace Arizona to confront her past and face her ailing distant father What the finds is a town threatened by a silent environmental catastrophe some startling clues to her own identity and a man whose view of the world could change the course of her life Blending flashbacks dreams and Native American legends em Animal Dreams em is a suspenseful love story and a moving exploration of life s largest commitments With this work the acclaimed author of em The Bean Trees em and em Homeland and Other Stories em sustains her familiar voice while giving readers her most remarkable book yet


Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life

Bestselling author Barbara Kingsolver returns with her first nonfiction narrative that will open your eyes in a hundred new ways to an old truth You are what you eat br br As the U S population made an unprecedented mad dash for the Sun Belt one carload of us paddled against the tide heading for the Promised Land where water falls from the sky and green stuff grows all around We were about to begin the adventure of realigning our lives with our food chain br br Naturally our first stop was to buy junk food and fossil fuel br br Hang on for the ride With characteristic poetry and pluck Barbara Kingsolver and her family sweep readers along on their journey away from the industrial food pipeline to a rural life in which they vow to buy only food raised in their own neighborhood grow it themselves or learn to live without it Their good humored search yields surprising discoveries about turkey sex life and overly zealous zucchini plants en route to a food culture that s better for the neighborhood and also better on the table Part memoir part journalistic investigation Animal Vegetable Miracle makes a passionate case for putting the kitchen back at the center of family life and diversified farms at the center of the American diet br br This is the story of a year in which we made every attempt to feed ourselves animals and vegetables whose provenance we really knew and of how our family was changed by our first year of deliberately eating food produced from the same place where we worked went to school loved our neighbors drank the water and breathed the air


Animal Magnetism (Animal Magnetism, #1)

Read Jill Shalvis s blogs and other content on the Penguin Community br br Co owner of the town s only kennel Lilah Young has lived in Sunshine Idaho all her life Pilot for hire Brady Miller is just passing through But he soon has Lilah abandoning her instincts and giving in to a primal desire br br It s Brady s nature to resist being tied down but there s something about Lilah and her menagerie that keeps him coming back for more


Animal Farm & 1984

Animal Farm Old Major the old boar on the Manor Farm calls the animals on the farm together for a meeting during which he compares the humans to parasites and teaches the animals a revolutionary song Beasts of England When Major dies two young pigs Snowball and Napoleon assume command and consider it a duty to prepare for the Rebellion The animals revolt and drive the drunken and irresponsible Mr Jones from the farm renaming it Animal Farm They adopt Seven Commandments of Animalism the most important of which is All animals are equal Snowball attempts to teach the animals reading and writing food is plentiful and the farm runs smoothly The pigs elevate themselves to positions of leadership and set aside special food items ostensibly for their personal health Napoleon takes the pups from the farm dogs and trains them privately Napoleon and Snowball struggle for leadership When Snowball announces his plans to build a windmill Napoleon has his dogs chase Snowball away and declares himself leader Napoleon enacts changes to the governance structure of the farm replacing meetings with a committee of pigs who will run the farm Through a young pig named Squealer Napoleon claims credit for the windmill idea The animals work harder with the promise of easier lives with the windmill When the animals find the windmill collapsed after a violent storm Napoleon and Squealer convince the animals that Snowball destroyed it Once Snowball becomes a scapegoat Napoleon begins purging the farm with his dogs killing animals he accuses of consorting with his old rival Beasts of England is replaced by an anthem glorifying Napoleon who appears to be adopting the lifestyle of a man The animals remain convinced that they are better off than they were when under Mr Jones Mr Frederick one of the neighbouring farmers attacks the farm using blasting powder to blow up the restored windmill Though the animals win the battle they do so at great cost as many including Boxer the workhorse are wounded Despite his injuries Boxer continues working harder and harder until he collapses while working on the windmill Napoleon sends for a van to take Boxer to the veterinary surgeon explaining that better care can be given there Benjamin the cynical donkey who could read as well as any pig notices that the van belongs to a knacker and attempts a futile rescue Squealer reports that the van was purchased by the hospital and the writing from the previous owner had not been repainted He recounts a tale of Boxer s death in the hands of the best medical care Years pass and the pigs learn to walk upright carry whips and wear clothes The Seven Commandments are reduced to a single phrase All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others Napoleon holds a dinner party for the pigs and local farmers with whom he celebrates a new alliance He abolishes practice of the revolutionary traditions and renames the farm The Manor Farm The animals overhearing the conversation notice that the faces of the pigs have begun changing During a poker match an argument breaks out between Napoleon and Mr Pilkington and the animals realise that the faces of the pigs look like the faces of humans and no one can tell the difference between them br br br Winston Smith is a low rung member of the Party the ruling government of Oceania He works in the Ministry of Truth the Party s propoganda arm where he is in charge of revising history He is but a small brick in the pyramid that is the Party at the head of which stands Big Brother Big Brother the infallible Big Brother the all powerful In a totalitarian society where individuality is suppressed and freedom of thought has its antithesis in the Thought Police Winston finds respite in the company of Julia Originality of thought awakens love bloosoms and hope is rekindled But what they don t know is that Big Brother is always watching


We the Animals

An exquisite blistering debut novel br br Three brothers tear their way through childhood smashing tomatoes all over each other building kites from trash hiding out when their parents do battle tiptoeing around the house as their mother sleeps off her graveyard shift Paps and Ma are from Brooklyn he s Puerto Rican she s white and their love is a serious dangerous thing that makes and unmakes a family many times br br Life in this family is fierce and absorbing full of chaos and heartbreak and the euphoria of belonging completely to one another From the intense familial unity felt by a child to the profound alienation he endures as he begins to see the world this beautiful novel reinvents the coming of age story in a way that is sly and punch in the stomach powerful br br Written in magical language with unforgettable images this is a stunning exploration of the viscerally charged landscape of growing up how deeply we are formed by our earliest bonds and how we are ultimately propelled at escape velocity toward our futures


Animal Attraction (Animal Magnetism, #2)

b She s tempting his basic instincts b br br Sunshine Idaho is a quiet ranching town a perfect place to give injured animals a refuge or to find one yourself Veterinarian Dell Connelly suspects there s a reason his clinic s uber efficient receptionist has taken shelter here br br Jade Bennett couldn t be happier to escape the big city jungle to work with hurt animals and have a forlorn stray kitten make its home under her desk or enjoy the gorgeous views of her ruggedly sexy boss br br Jade is used to planning everything in her life but Dell s seductive alluring ways have sparked an uncontrollable desire And though Dell has never had time for love Jade s strength and sass is the kind of call no red blooded male can resist


Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?

strong A em New York Times em Bestseller Astonishing has the makings of a classic and one fantastic read em People em strong br br What separates your mind from an animal s Maybe you think it s your ability to design tools your sense of self or your grasp of past and future all traits that have helped us define ourselves as the planet s preeminent species But in recent decades these claims have eroded or even been disproven outright by a revolution in the study of animal cognition Take the way octopuses use coconut shells as tools elephants that classify humans by age gender and language or Ayumu the young male chimpanzee at Kyoto University whose flash memory puts that of humans to shame Based on research involving crows dolphins parrots sheep wasps bats whales and of course chimpanzees and bonobos Frans de Waal explores both the scope and the depth of animal intelligence He offers a firsthand account of how science has stood traditional behaviorism on its head by revealing how smart animals really are and how we ve underestimated their abilities for too long br br People often assume a cognitive ladder from lower to higher forms with our own intelligence at the top But what if it is more like a bush with cognition taking different forms that are often incomparable to ours Would you presume yourself dumber than a squirrel because you re less adept at recalling the locations of hundreds of buried acorns Or would you judge your perception of your surroundings as more sophisticated than that of a echolocating bat De Waal reviews the rise and fall of the mechanistic view of animals and opens em our em minds to the idea that animal minds are far more intricate and complex than we have assumed De Waal s landmark work will convince you to rethink everything you thought you knew about animal and human intelligence


My Family and Other Animals (Corfu Trilogy, #1)

When the unconventional Durrell family can no longer endure the damp gray English climate they do what any sensible family would do sell their house and relocate to the sunny Greek isle of Corfu i My Family and Other Animals i was intended to embrace the natural history of the island but ended up as a delightful account of Durrell s family s experiences from the many eccentric hangers on to the ceaseless procession of puppies toads scorpions geckoes ladybugs glowworms octopuses bats and butterflies into their home


Animal Liberation

p b The Book That Started A Revolution b p p Since its original publication in this groundbreaking work has awakened millions of concerned men and women to the shocking abuse of animals everywhere inspiring a worldwide movement to eliminate much of the cruel and unnecessary laboratory animal experimentation of years past p p In this newly revised and expanded edition author Peter Singer exposes the chilling realities of today s factory forms and product testing procedures offering sound humane solutions to what has become a profound environmental and social as well as moral issue An important and persuasive appeal to conscience fairness decency and justice i Animal Liberation i is essential reading for the supporter and the skeptic alike p


The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement

With unequaled insight and brio David Brooks the i New York Times i columnist and bestselling author of i Bobos in Paradise i has long explored and explained the way we live Now with the intellectual curiosity and emotional wisdom that make his columns among the most read in the nation Brooks turns to the building blocks of human flourishing in a multilayered profoundly illuminating work grounded in everyday life br br This is the story of how success happens It is told through the lives of one composite American couple Harold and Erica how they grow push forward are pulled back fail and succeed Distilling a vast array of information into these two vividly realized characters Brooks illustrates a fundamental new understanding of human nature A scientific revolution has occurred we have learned more about the human brain in the last thirty years than we had in the previous three thousand The unconscious mind it turns out is most of the mind not a dark vestigial place but a creative and enchanted one where most of the brain s work gets done This is the realm of emotions intuitions biases longings genetic predispositions personality traits and social norms the realm where character is formed and where our most important life decisions are made The natural habitat of i The Social Animal br i br Drawing on a wealth of current research from numerous disciplines Brooks takes Harold and Erica from infancy to school from the odyssey years that have come to define young adulthood to the high walls of poverty from the nature of attachment love and commitment to the nature of effective leadership He reveals the deeply social aspect of our very minds and exposes the bias in modern culture that overemphasizes rationalism individualism and IQ Along the way he demolishes conventional definitions of success while looking toward a culture based on trust and humility br br i The Social Animal i is a moving and nuanced intellectual adventure a story of achievement and a defense of progress Impossible to put down it is an essential book for our time one that will have broad social impact and will change the way we see ourselves and the world


They Cage the Animals at Night

Burch was left at an orphanage and never stayed at any one foster home long enough to make any friends This is the story of how he grew up and gained the courage to reach out for love


The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal

The Development of an Extraordinary Species br br We human beings share percent of our genes with chimpanzees Yet humans are the dominant species on the planet having founded civilizations and religions developed intricate and diverse forms of communication learned science built cities and created breathtaking works of art while chimps remain animals concerned primarily with the basic necessities of survival What is it about that two percent difference in DNA that has created such a divergence between evolutionary cousins In this fascinating provocative passionate funny endlessly entertaining work renowned Pulitzer Prize winning author and scientist Jared Diamond explores how the extraordinary human animal in a remarkably short time developed the capacity to rule the world and the means to irrevocably destroy it


Animals in Translation: Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior

Why would a cow lick a tractor Why are collies getting dumber Why do dolphins sometimes kill for fun How can a parrot learn to spell How did wolves teach man to evolve br br Temple Grandin draws upon a long distinguished career as an animal scientist and her own experiences with autism to deliver an extraordinary message about how animals act think and feel She has a perspective like that of no other expert in the field which allows her to offer unparalleled observations and groundbreaking ideas br br People with autism can often think the way animals think putting them in the perfect position to translate animal talk Grandin is a faithful guide into their world exploring animal pain fear aggression love friendship communication learning and yes even animal genius The sweep of Animals in Translation is immense and will forever change the way we think about animals br br br includes a Behavior and Training Troubleshooting Guide br b b br b Among its provocative ideas the book b br br br argues that language is not a requirement for consciousness and that animals do have consciousness br br applies the autism theory of hyper specificity to animals showing that animals and autistic people are so sensitive to detail that they can t see the forest for the trees a talent as well as a deficit br br explores the interpreter in the normal human brain that filters out detail leaving people blind to much of the reality that surrounds them a reality animals and autistic people see sometimes all too clearly br br explains how animals have superhuman skills animals have animal genius br br compares animals to autistic savants declaring that animals may in fact be autistic savants with special forms of genius that normal people do not possess and sometimes cannot even see br br examines how humans and animals use their emotions to think to decide and even to predict the future br br reveals the remarkable abilities of handicapped people and animals br br maintains that the single worst thing you can do to an animal is to make it feel afraid


The Dying Animal

i No matter how much you know no matter how much you think no matter how much you plot and you connive and you plan you re not superior to sex i br With these words America s most unflaggingly energetic and morally serious novelist launches perhaps his fiercest book The speaker is David Kepesh white haired and over sixty an eminent TV culture critic and star lecturer at a New York college as well as an articulate propagandist of the sexual revolution For years he has made a practice of sleeping with adventurous female students while maintaining an aesthete s critical distance But now that distance has been annihilated br The agency of Kepesh s undoing is Consuela Castillo the decorous humblingly beautiful twenty four year old daughter of Cuban exiles When he becomes involved with her Kepesh finds himself dragged helplessly into the quagmire of sexual jealousy and loss In chronicling the themes of eros and mortality licence and repression freedom and sacrifice i The Dying Animal i is a burning coal of a book filled with intellectual heat and not a little danger


Fables, Volume 2: Animal Farm (Fables, #2)

Ever since they were driven from their homelands by the Adversary the non human Fables have been living on the Farm a vast property in upstate New York that keeps them hidden from the prying eyes of the mundane world But now after hundreds of years of isolation the Farm is seething with revolution fanned by the inflammatory rhetoric of Goldilocks and the Three Little Pigs And when Snow White and her sister Rose Red stumble upon their plan to liberate the Homelands the commissars of the Farm are ready to silence them by any means necessary br br Collecting the second story arc of creator and writer Bill Willingham s acclaimed series i Fables i i Animal Farm i features the stunning artwork of penciller Mark Buckingham and inker Steve Leialoha and includes a special sketchbook section of preliminary artwork from Willingham Buckingham and cover artist James Jean br br b Collecting b i Fables i


The Social Animal

Newly revised and up to date this edition of i The Social Animal i is a brief compelling introduction to modern social psychology Through vivid narrative lively presentations of important research and intriguing examples Elliot Aronson probes the patterns and motives of human behavior covering such diverse topics as terrorism conformity obedience politics race relations advertising war interpersonal attraction and the power of religious cults


Wild Born (Spirit Animals, #1)

Four children separated by vast distances all undergo the same ritual watched by cloaked strangers Four flashes of light erupt and from them emerge the unmistakable shapes of incredible beasts a wolf a leopard a panda a falcon Suddenly the paths of these children and the world have been changed for ever Enter the world of Erdas where every child who comes of age must discover if they have a spirit animal a rare bond between human and beast that bestows great powers to both A dark force has risen from distant and long forgotten lands and has begun an onslaught that will ravage the world Now the fate of Erdas has fallen on the shoulders of four young strangers and on you


Balloon Animals

i A pilgrimage and road trip of unusual dimensions i br br Follow me Jonny Rowe on a wild goose chase from Ireland to the USA with my American grandfather s remains in my red birthday balloon I use remains in the loosest sense of the word my grandfather puffed his last breaths of air into my birthday balloon before suffering a massive heart attack right there at my birthday party which becomes his deathday party br br Feeling responsible for s death and as a thank you for filling Clinical Dad s void after leaving that questionable suicide note I make it my quest to return to his birthplace amongst the corn of Iowa USA suspended inside his soul bubble This journey might also help me with my identity crisis I m a genealogy student by the way And who knows maybe I ll find love I tend to find things when I m not looking for them br br Join me on a desperate race against time to unveil the truth as my birthday balloon begins to deflate and loose forever to the wind


Animal's People

Profane piercingly honest and scathingly funny Animal s People is the stunning tale of an unforgettable character Animal a young man whose back was twisted beyond repair in an industrial accident It is a dark world shot through with flashes of joy and lunacy br br I used to be human once So I m told I don t remember it myself but people who knew me when I was small say I walked on two feet just like a human being br br Ever since he can remember Animal has gone on all fours his back twisted beyond repair by the catastrophic events of that night when a burning fog of poison smoke from the local factory blazed out over the town of Khaufpur and the Apocalypse visited his slums Now just turned seventeen and well schooled in street work he lives by his wits spending his days jamisponding spying on town officials and looking after the elderly nun who raised him Ma Franci His nights are spent fantasizing about Nisha the girlfriend of the local resistance leader and wondering what it must be like to get laid br br When Elli Barber a young American doctor arrives in Khaufpur to open a free clinic for the still suffering townsfolk only to find herself struggling to convince them that she isn t there to do the dirty work of the Kampani Animal gets caught up in a web of intrigues scams and plots with the unabashed aim of turning events to his own advantage br br Profane piercingly honest and scathingly funny Animal s People illuminates a dark world shot through with flashes of joy and lunacy A stunning tale of an unforgettable character it is an unflinching look at what it means to be human the wounds that never heal and a spirit that will not be quenched


The Beast Is an Animal

A girl with a secret talent must save her village from the encroaching darkness in this haunting and deeply satisfying tale br br Alys was seven when the soul eaters came to her village br br These soul eaters twin sisters who were abandoned by their father and slowly morphed into something not quite human devour human souls Alys and all the other children were spared and they were sent to live in a neighboring village There the devout people created a strict world where good and evil are as fundamental as the nursery rhymes children sing Fear of the soul eaters and of the Beast they believe guides them rule village life But the Beast is not what they think it is And neither is Alys br br Inside Alys feels connected to the soul eaters and maybe even to the Beast itself As she grows from a child to a teenager she longs for the freedom of the forest And she has a gift she can tell no one for fear they will call her a witch When disaster strikes Alys finds herself on a journey to heal herself and her world A journey that will take her through the darkest parts of the forest where danger threatens her from the outside and from within her own heart and soul


The God of Animals

When her older sister runs away to marry a rodeo cowboy Alice Winston is left to bear the brunt of her family s troubles a depressed bedridden mother a reticent overworked father and a run down horse ranch As the hottest summer in fifteen years unfolds and bills pile up Alice is torn between dreams of escaping the loneliness of her duty filled life and a longing to help her father mend their family and the ranch br br br To make ends meet the Winstons board the pampered horses of rich neighbors and for the first time Alice confronts the power and security that class and wealth provide As her family and their well being become intertwined with the lives of their clients Alice is drawn into an adult world of secrets and hard truths and soon discovers that people including herself can be cruel can lie and cheat and every once in a while can do something heartbreaking and selfless Ultimately Alice and her family must weather a devastating betrayal and a shocking violent series of events that will test their love and prove the power of forgiveness br br br A wise and astonishing novel about the different guises of love and the often steep tolls on the road to adulthood The God of Animals is a haunting unforgettable debut


Animals Make Us Human: Creating the Best Life for Animals

The best selling animal advocate Temple Grandin offers the most exciting exploration of how animals feel since The Hidden Life of Dogs br br In her groundbreaking and best selling book Animals in Translation Temple Grandin drew on her own experience with autism as well as her distinguished career as an animal scientist to deliver extraordinary insights into how animals think act and feel Now she builds on those insights to show us how to give our animals the best and happiest life on their terms not ours br br It s usually easy to pinpoint the cause of physical pain in animals but to know what is causing them emotional distress is much harder rawing on the latest research and her own work Grandin identifies the core emotional needs of animals Then she explains how to fulfill them for dogs and cats horses farm animals and zoo animals Whether it s how to make the healthiest environment for the dog you must leave alone most of the day how to keep pigs from being bored or how to know if the lion pacing in the zoo is miserable or just exercising Grandin teaches us to challenge our assumptions about animal contentment and honor our bond with our fellow creatures br br Animals Make Us Human is the culmination of almost thirty years of research experimentation and experience br br This is essential reading for anyone who s ever owned cared for or simply cared about an animal


Animals

Laura and Tyler are two young women who have been tearing up the city streets for ten years leaving a trail of angry drug dealers and spent men in their wake Now Laura is engaged to be married and her teetotal classical pianist fianc Jim is away overseas Tyler wants to keep the party going but Laura is torn between the constant temptations provided by her best friend and a calmer life with Jim on the horizon As the wedding draws closer the duo s limits are tested along with their friendship br br em Animals em is hilarious honest raw and thoroughly moving It is about deciding when it s time to grow up and recognising what you have to leave behind if you do


La Metamorfosis y otros relatos de animales

En LA METAMORFOSIS Y OTROS RELATOS DE ANIMALES Franz Kafka manifiesta la desesperanza respecto a su destino personal y el pesimismo frente a lo humano entendido gen ricamente Para l el hombre est inmerso en un c rculo vicioso la p rdida identidad la animalizaci n del hombre s ntoma de la t cnica y la burocratizaci n produce como reacci n en un movimiento pendular el abandono a lo instintivo a lo irracional a lo visceralmente comunitario la humanizaci n del animal Sin embargo al recurrir a animales Kafka consigue distanciarse suficientemente de lo narrado como para mostrar el dolor el aislamiento y la desorientaci n sin resultar pat tico Si las f bulas del racionalismo y la ilustraci n tomaban a los animales como figuras aleg ricas para transmitirnos una ense anza til y moral aqu no se encuentran moralejas Sin embargo su ausencia no es el resultado de una b squeda premeditada de oscuridad por parte del autor sino la constataci n de que el mundo ha tomado un cariz que ya no nos permite hallarlas


Hunted (Spirit Animals, #2)

The adventure continues in this second book of the epic multiplatform fantasy series br br In the world of Erdas only a rare few are able to summon a spirit animal in the way Conor Abeke Meilin and Rollan have The bond they share with their animals is a partnership that allows them to access more than human abilities br br But what if there was another way to create a spirit animal to force the bond giving the human partner total control And what if someone with selfish intensions was offered this gift with a catch br br The four young heroes have barely had time to come together as a team and their own spirit animal bonds are still greatly untested But now they face a brutal confrontation against an enemy who will break any rule to defeat them br br Age Range


Eric Carle's Animals Animals

From leaping flying fish to dancing butterflies and camels that trollop along b Eric Carle b s brilliant and colorful collage designs bring to life animal poems from such diverse sources as Shakespeare Lewis Carroll Rudyard Kipling Emily Dickinson and Jack Prelutsky as well as Bible verses Japanese haiku American Indian poems and more This celebration of the wonder and variety of earth s animals is joyous a book to be shared b Booklist b starred review


Animal (Animal #1)

K wan one of this generation s most talented and gritty writers delivers his bloodiest story yet ANIMAL follows the infamous fugitive from K wan s best known Hood Rat Series on a revenge mission from the rugged streets of Puerto Rico to the scene of the original crime Harlem NY br br One bullet changed everything br br Three years after narrowly escaping a one way trip to the gas chamber the fugitive known only as Animal finds himself drawn back to the scene of the crime Harlem NY br br Throughout his entire time in exile the only thing that kept Animal going was the thought that he would one day be reunited with his soul mate Gucci but one bullet changed everything br br When his enemies tried to murder Gucci they crossed the line so he vowed to cross them all br br While Gucci teeters between life and death Animal sets out on a bloody mission fueled by love and orchestrated by bullets there would be no more innocents br br Alliances are formed and secrets uncovered while Animal wages his personal war on the streets of Harlem with the end result revealing one great truth he is only a small piece in a much greater puzzle


Animal Farm

As ferociously fresh as it was more than a half century ago this remarkable allegory of a downtrodden society of overworked mistreated animals and their quest to create a paradise of progress justice and equality is one of the most scathing satires ever published As we witness the rise and bloody fall of the revolutionary animals we begin to recognize the seeds of totalitarianism in the most idealistic organization and in our most charismatic leaders the souls of our cruelest oppressors


Eating Animals

Brilliantly synthesizing philosophy literature science memoir and his own detective work Eating Animals explores the many fictions we use to justify our eating habits from folklore to pop culture to family traditions and national myth and how such tales can lull us into a brutal forgetting br br Jonathan Safran Foer spent much of his teenage and college years oscillating between omnivore and vegetarian But on the brink of fatherhood facing the prospect of having to make dietary choices on a child s behalf his casual questioning took on an urgency His quest for answers ultimately required him to visit factory farms in the middle of the night dissect the emotional ingredients of meals from his childhood and probe some of his most primal instincts about right and wrong Brilliantly synthesizing philosophy literature science memoir and his own detective work Eating Animals explores the many fictions we use to justify our eating habits from folklore to pop culture to family traditions and national myth and how such tales can lull us into a brutal forgetting Marked by Foer s profound moral ferocity and unvarying generosity as well as the vibrant style and creativity that made his previous books Everything is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close widely loved Eating Animals is a celebration and a reckoning a story about the stories we ve told and the stories we now need to tell


Animal Farm / 1984

This edition features George Orwell s best known novels i i and i Animal Farm i with an introduction by Christopher Hitchens br br In i i London is a grim city where Big Brother is always watching you and the Thought Police can practically read your mind Winston Smith joins a secret revolutionary organization called The Brotherhood dedicated to the destruction of the Party Together with his beloved Julia he hazards his life in a deadly match against the powers that be br br i Animal Farm i is Orwell s classic satire of the Russian Revolution an account of the bold struggle initiated by the animals that transforms Mr Jones s Manor Farm into Animal Farm a wholly democratic society built on the credo that All Animals Are Created Equal But are they


Animal Dreams

Animals dream about the things they do in the day time just like people do If you want sweet dreams you ve got to live a sweet life So says Loyd Peregrina a handsome Apache trainman and latter day philosopher But when Codi Noline returns to her hometown Loyd s advice is painfully out of her reach Dreamless and at the end of her rope Codi comes back to Grace Arizona to confront her past and face her ailing distant father What the finds is a town threatened by a silent environmental catastrophe some startling clues to her own identity and a man whose view of the world could change the course of her life Blending flashbacks dreams and Native American legends em Animal Dreams em is a suspenseful love story and a moving exploration of life s largest commitments With this work the acclaimed author of em The Bean Trees em and em Homeland and Other Stories em sustains her familiar voice while giving readers her most remarkable book yet


Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life

Bestselling author Barbara Kingsolver returns with her first nonfiction narrative that will open your eyes in a hundred new ways to an old truth You are what you eat br br As the U S population made an unprecedented mad dash for the Sun Belt one carload of us paddled against the tide heading for the Promised Land where water falls from the sky and green stuff grows all around We were about to begin the adventure of realigning our lives with our food chain br br Naturally our first stop was to buy junk food and fossil fuel br br Hang on for the ride With characteristic poetry and pluck Barbara Kingsolver and her family sweep readers along on their journey away from the industrial food pipeline to a rural life in which they vow to buy only food raised in their own neighborhood grow it themselves or learn to live without it Their good humored search yields surprising discoveries about turkey sex life and overly zealous zucchini plants en route to a food culture that s better for the neighborhood and also better on the table Part memoir part journalistic investigation Animal Vegetable Miracle makes a passionate case for putting the kitchen back at the center of family life and diversified farms at the center of the American diet br br This is the story of a year in which we made every attempt to feed ourselves animals and vegetables whose provenance we really knew and of how our family was changed by our first year of deliberately eating food produced from the same place where we worked went to school loved our neighbors drank the water and breathed the air


Animal Magnetism (Animal Magnetism, #1)

Read Jill Shalvis s blogs and other content on the Penguin Community br br Co owner of the town s only kennel Lilah Young has lived in Sunshine Idaho all her life Pilot for hire Brady Miller is just passing through But he soon has Lilah abandoning her instincts and giving in to a primal desire br br It s Brady s nature to resist being tied down but there s something about Lilah and her menagerie that keeps him coming back for more


Animal Farm & 1984

Animal Farm Old Major the old boar on the Manor Farm calls the animals on the farm together for a meeting during which he compares the humans to parasites and teaches the animals a revolutionary song Beasts of England When Major dies two young pigs Snowball and Napoleon assume command and consider it a duty to prepare for the Rebellion The animals revolt and drive the drunken and irresponsible Mr Jones from the farm renaming it Animal Farm They adopt Seven Commandments of Animalism the most important of which is All animals are equal Snowball attempts to teach the animals reading and writing food is plentiful and the farm runs smoothly The pigs elevate themselves to positions of leadership and set aside special food items ostensibly for their personal health Napoleon takes the pups from the farm dogs and trains them privately Napoleon and Snowball struggle for leadership When Snowball announces his plans to build a windmill Napoleon has his dogs chase Snowball away and declares himself leader Napoleon enacts changes to the governance structure of the farm replacing meetings with a committee of pigs who will run the farm Through a young pig named Squealer Napoleon claims credit for the windmill idea The animals work harder with the promise of easier lives with the windmill When the animals find the windmill collapsed after a violent storm Napoleon and Squealer convince the animals that Snowball destroyed it Once Snowball becomes a scapegoat Napoleon begins purging the farm with his dogs killing animals he accuses of consorting with his old rival Beasts of England is replaced by an anthem glorifying Napoleon who appears to be adopting the lifestyle of a man The animals remain convinced that they are better off than they were when under Mr Jones Mr Frederick one of the neighbouring farmers attacks the farm using blasting powder to blow up the restored windmill Though the animals win the battle they do so at great cost as many including Boxer the workhorse are wounded Despite his injuries Boxer continues working harder and harder until he collapses while working on the windmill Napoleon sends for a van to take Boxer to the veterinary surgeon explaining that better care can be given there Benjamin the cynical donkey who could read as well as any pig notices that the van belongs to a knacker and attempts a futile rescue Squealer reports that the van was purchased by the hospital and the writing from the previous owner had not been repainted He recounts a tale of Boxer s death in the hands of the best medical care Years pass and the pigs learn to walk upright carry whips and wear clothes The Seven Commandments are reduced to a single phrase All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others Napoleon holds a dinner party for the pigs and local farmers with whom he celebrates a new alliance He abolishes practice of the revolutionary traditions and renames the farm The Manor Farm The animals overhearing the conversation notice that the faces of the pigs have begun changing During a poker match an argument breaks out between Napoleon and Mr Pilkington and the animals realise that the faces of the pigs look like the faces of humans and no one can tell the difference between them br br br Winston Smith is a low rung member of the Party the ruling government of Oceania He works in the Ministry of Truth the Party s propoganda arm where he is in charge of revising history He is but a small brick in the pyramid that is the Party at the head of which stands Big Brother Big Brother the infallible Big Brother the all powerful In a totalitarian society where individuality is suppressed and freedom of thought has its antithesis in the Thought Police Winston finds respite in the company of Julia Originality of thought awakens love bloosoms and hope is rekindled But what they don t know is that Big Brother is always watching


We the Animals

An exquisite blistering debut novel br br Three brothers tear their way through childhood smashing tomatoes all over each other building kites from trash hiding out when their parents do battle tiptoeing around the house as their mother sleeps off her graveyard shift Paps and Ma are from Brooklyn he s Puerto Rican she s white and their love is a serious dangerous thing that makes and unmakes a family many times br br Life in this family is fierce and absorbing full of chaos and heartbreak and the euphoria of belonging completely to one another From the intense familial unity felt by a child to the profound alienation he endures as he begins to see the world this beautiful novel reinvents the coming of age story in a way that is sly and punch in the stomach powerful br br Written in magical language with unforgettable images this is a stunning exploration of the viscerally charged landscape of growing up how deeply we are formed by our earliest bonds and how we are ultimately propelled at escape velocity toward our futures


Animal Attraction (Animal Magnetism, #2)

b She s tempting his basic instincts b br br Sunshine Idaho is a quiet ranching town a perfect place to give injured animals a refuge or to find one yourself Veterinarian Dell Connelly suspects there s a reason his clinic s uber efficient receptionist has taken shelter here br br Jade Bennett couldn t be happier to escape the big city jungle to work with hurt animals and have a forlorn stray kitten make its home under her desk or enjoy the gorgeous views of her ruggedly sexy boss br br Jade is used to planning everything in her life but Dell s seductive alluring ways have sparked an uncontrollable desire And though Dell has never had time for love Jade s strength and sass is the kind of call no red blooded male can resist


Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?

strong A em New York Times em Bestseller Astonishing has the makings of a classic and one fantastic read em People em strong br br What separates your mind from an animal s Maybe you think it s your ability to design tools your sense of self or your grasp of past and future all traits that have helped us define ourselves as the planet s preeminent species But in recent decades these claims have eroded or even been disproven outright by a revolution in the study of animal cognition Take the way octopuses use coconut shells as tools elephants that classify humans by age gender and language or Ayumu the young male chimpanzee at Kyoto University whose flash memory puts that of humans to shame Based on research involving crows dolphins parrots sheep wasps bats whales and of course chimpanzees and bonobos Frans de Waal explores both the scope and the depth of animal intelligence He offers a firsthand account of how science has stood traditional behaviorism on its head by revealing how smart animals really are and how we ve underestimated their abilities for too long br br People often assume a cognitive ladder from lower to higher forms with our own intelligence at the top But what if it is more like a bush with cognition taking different forms that are often incomparable to ours Would you presume yourself dumber than a squirrel because you re less adept at recalling the locations of hundreds of buried acorns Or would you judge your perception of your surroundings as more sophisticated than that of a echolocating bat De Waal reviews the rise and fall of the mechanistic view of animals and opens em our em minds to the idea that animal minds are far more intricate and complex than we have assumed De Waal s landmark work will convince you to rethink everything you thought you knew about animal and human intelligence


My Family and Other Animals (Corfu Trilogy, #1)

When the unconventional Durrell family can no longer endure the damp gray English climate they do what any sensible family would do sell their house and relocate to the sunny Greek isle of Corfu i My Family and Other Animals i was intended to embrace the natural history of the island but ended up as a delightful account of Durrell s family s experiences from the many eccentric hangers on to the ceaseless procession of puppies toads scorpions geckoes ladybugs glowworms octopuses bats and butterflies into their home


Animal Liberation

p b The Book That Started A Revolution b p p Since its original publication in this groundbreaking work has awakened millions of concerned men and women to the shocking abuse of animals everywhere inspiring a worldwide movement to eliminate much of the cruel and unnecessary laboratory animal experimentation of years past p p In this newly revised and expanded edition author Peter Singer exposes the chilling realities of today s factory forms and product testing procedures offering sound humane solutions to what has become a profound environmental and social as well as moral issue An important and persuasive appeal to conscience fairness decency and justice i Animal Liberation i is essential reading for the supporter and the skeptic alike p


The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement

With unequaled insight and brio David Brooks the i New York Times i columnist and bestselling author of i Bobos in Paradise i has long explored and explained the way we live Now with the intellectual curiosity and emotional wisdom that make his columns among the most read in the nation Brooks turns to the building blocks of human flourishing in a multilayered profoundly illuminating work grounded in everyday life br br This is the story of how success happens It is told through the lives of one composite American couple Harold and Erica how they grow push forward are pulled back fail and succeed Distilling a vast array of information into these two vividly realized characters Brooks illustrates a fundamental new understanding of human nature A scientific revolution has occurred we have learned more about the human brain in the last thirty years than we had in the previous three thousand The unconscious mind it turns out is most of the mind not a dark vestigial place but a creative and enchanted one where most of the brain s work gets done This is the realm of emotions intuitions biases longings genetic predispositions personality traits and social norms the realm where character is formed and where our most important life decisions are made The natural habitat of i The Social Animal br i br Drawing on a wealth of current research from numerous disciplines Brooks takes Harold and Erica from infancy to school from the odyssey years that have come to define young adulthood to the high walls of poverty from the nature of attachment love and commitment to the nature of effective leadership He reveals the deeply social aspect of our very minds and exposes the bias in modern culture that overemphasizes rationalism individualism and IQ Along the way he demolishes conventional definitions of success while looking toward a culture based on trust and humility br br i The Social Animal i is a moving and nuanced intellectual adventure a story of achievement and a defense of progress Impossible to put down it is an essential book for our time one that will have broad social impact and will change the way we see ourselves and the world


They Cage the Animals at Night

Burch was left at an orphanage and never stayed at any one foster home long enough to make any friends This is the story of how he grew up and gained the courage to reach out for love


The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal

The Development of an Extraordinary Species br br We human beings share percent of our genes with chimpanzees Yet humans are the dominant species on the planet having founded civilizations and religions developed intricate and diverse forms of communication learned science built cities and created breathtaking works of art while chimps remain animals concerned primarily with the basic necessities of survival What is it about that two percent difference in DNA that has created such a divergence between evolutionary cousins In this fascinating provocative passionate funny endlessly entertaining work renowned Pulitzer Prize winning author and scientist Jared Diamond explores how the extraordinary human animal in a remarkably short time developed the capacity to rule the world and the means to irrevocably destroy it


Animals in Translation: Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior

Why would a cow lick a tractor Why are collies getting dumber Why do dolphins sometimes kill for fun How can a parrot learn to spell How did wolves teach man to evolve br br Temple Grandin draws upon a long distinguished career as an animal scientist and her own experiences with autism to deliver an extraordinary message about how animals act think and feel She has a perspective like that of no other expert in the field which allows her to offer unparalleled observations and groundbreaking ideas br br People with autism can often think the way animals think putting them in the perfect position to translate animal talk Grandin is a faithful guide into their world exploring animal pain fear aggression love friendship communication learning and yes even animal genius The sweep of Animals in Translation is immense and will forever change the way we think about animals br br br includes a Behavior and Training Troubleshooting Guide br b b br b Among its provocative ideas the book b br br br argues that language is not a requirement for consciousness and that animals do have consciousness br br applies the autism theory of hyper specificity to animals showing that animals and autistic people are so sensitive to detail that they can t see the forest for the trees a talent as well as a deficit br br explores the interpreter in the normal human brain that filters out detail leaving people blind to much of the reality that surrounds them a reality animals and autistic people see sometimes all too clearly br br explains how animals have superhuman skills animals have animal genius br br compares animals to autistic savants declaring that animals may in fact be autistic savants with special forms of genius that normal people do not possess and sometimes cannot even see br br examines how humans and animals use their emotions to think to decide and even to predict the future br br reveals the remarkable abilities of handicapped people and animals br br maintains that the single worst thing you can do to an animal is to make it feel afraid


The Dying Animal

i No matter how much you know no matter how much you think no matter how much you plot and you connive and you plan you re not superior to sex i br With these words America s most unflaggingly energetic and morally serious novelist launches perhaps his fiercest book The speaker is David Kepesh white haired and over sixty an eminent TV culture critic and star lecturer at a New York college as well as an articulate propagandist of the sexual revolution For years he has made a practice of sleeping with adventurous female students while maintaining an aesthete s critical distance But now that distance has been annihilated br The agency of Kepesh s undoing is Consuela Castillo the decorous humblingly beautiful twenty four year old daughter of Cuban exiles When he becomes involved with her Kepesh finds himself dragged helplessly into the quagmire of sexual jealousy and loss In chronicling the themes of eros and mortality licence and repression freedom and sacrifice i The Dying Animal i is a burning coal of a book filled with intellectual heat and not a little danger


Fables, Volume 2: Animal Farm (Fables, #2)

Ever since they were driven from their homelands by the Adversary the non human Fables have been living on the Farm a vast property in upstate New York that keeps them hidden from the prying eyes of the mundane world But now after hundreds of years of isolation the Farm is seething with revolution fanned by the inflammatory rhetoric of Goldilocks and the Three Little Pigs And when Snow White and her sister Rose Red stumble upon their plan to liberate the Homelands the commissars of the Farm are ready to silence them by any means necessary br br Collecting the second story arc of creator and writer Bill Willingham s acclaimed series i Fables i i Animal Farm i features the stunning artwork of penciller Mark Buckingham and inker Steve Leialoha and includes a special sketchbook section of preliminary artwork from Willingham Buckingham and cover artist James Jean br br b Collecting b i Fables i


The Social Animal

Newly revised and up to date this edition of i The Social Animal i is a brief compelling introduction to modern social psychology Through vivid narrative lively presentations of important research and intriguing examples Elliot Aronson probes the patterns and motives of human behavior covering such diverse topics as terrorism conformity obedience politics race relations advertising war interpersonal attraction and the power of religious cults


Wild Born (Spirit Animals, #1)

Four children separated by vast distances all undergo the same ritual watched by cloaked strangers Four flashes of light erupt and from them emerge the unmistakable shapes of incredible beasts a wolf a leopard a panda a falcon Suddenly the paths of these children and the world have been changed for ever Enter the world of Erdas where every child who comes of age must discover if they have a spirit animal a rare bond between human and beast that bestows great powers to both A dark force has risen from distant and long forgotten lands and has begun an onslaught that will ravage the world Now the fate of Erdas has fallen on the shoulders of four young strangers and on you


Balloon Animals

i A pilgrimage and road trip of unusual dimensions i br br Follow me Jonny Rowe on a wild goose chase from Ireland to the USA with my American grandfather s remains in my red birthday balloon I use remains in the loosest sense of the word my grandfather puffed his last breaths of air into my birthday balloon before suffering a massive heart attack right there at my birthday party which becomes his deathday party br br Feeling responsible for s death and as a thank you for filling Clinical Dad s void after leaving that questionable suicide note I make it my quest to return to his birthplace amongst the corn of Iowa USA suspended inside his soul bubble This journey might also help me with my identity crisis I m a genealogy student by the way And who knows maybe I ll find love I tend to find things when I m not looking for them br br Join me on a desperate race against time to unveil the truth as my birthday balloon begins to deflate and loose forever to the wind


Animal's People

Profane piercingly honest and scathingly funny Animal s People is the stunning tale of an unforgettable character Animal a young man whose back was twisted beyond repair in an industrial accident It is a dark world shot through with flashes of joy and lunacy br br I used to be human once So I m told I don t remember it myself but people who knew me when I was small say I walked on two feet just like a human being br br Ever since he can remember Animal has gone on all fours his back twisted beyond repair by the catastrophic events of that night when a burning fog of poison smoke from the local factory blazed out over the town of Khaufpur and the Apocalypse visited his slums Now just turned seventeen and well schooled in street work he lives by his wits spending his days jamisponding spying on town officials and looking after the elderly nun who raised him Ma Franci His nights are spent fantasizing about Nisha the girlfriend of the local resistance leader and wondering what it must be like to get laid br br When Elli Barber a young American doctor arrives in Khaufpur to open a free clinic for the still suffering townsfolk only to find herself struggling to convince them that she isn t there to do the dirty work of the Kampani Animal gets caught up in a web of intrigues scams and plots with the unabashed aim of turning events to his own advantage br br Profane piercingly honest and scathingly funny Animal s People illuminates a dark world shot through with flashes of joy and lunacy A stunning tale of an unforgettable character it is an unflinching look at what it means to be human the wounds that never heal and a spirit that will not be quenched


The Beast Is an Animal

A girl with a secret talent must save her village from the encroaching darkness in this haunting and deeply satisfying tale br br Alys was seven when the soul eaters came to her village br br These soul eaters twin sisters who were abandoned by their father and slowly morphed into something not quite human devour human souls Alys and all the other children were spared and they were sent to live in a neighboring village There the devout people created a strict world where good and evil are as fundamental as the nursery rhymes children sing Fear of the soul eaters and of the Beast they believe guides them rule village life But the Beast is not what they think it is And neither is Alys br br Inside Alys feels connected to the soul eaters and maybe even to the Beast itself As she grows from a child to a teenager she longs for the freedom of the forest And she has a gift she can tell no one for fear they will call her a witch When disaster strikes Alys finds herself on a journey to heal herself and her world A journey that will take her through the darkest parts of the forest where danger threatens her from the outside and from within her own heart and soul


The God of Animals

When her older sister runs away to marry a rodeo cowboy Alice Winston is left to bear the brunt of her family s troubles a depressed bedridden mother a reticent overworked father and a run down horse ranch As the hottest summer in fifteen years unfolds and bills pile up Alice is torn between dreams of escaping the loneliness of her duty filled life and a longing to help her father mend their family and the ranch br br br To make ends meet the Winstons board the pampered horses of rich neighbors and for the first time Alice confronts the power and security that class and wealth provide As her family and their well being become intertwined with the lives of their clients Alice is drawn into an adult world of secrets and hard truths and soon discovers that people including herself can be cruel can lie and cheat and every once in a while can do something heartbreaking and selfless Ultimately Alice and her family must weather a devastating betrayal and a shocking violent series of events that will test their love and prove the power of forgiveness br br br A wise and astonishing novel about the different guises of love and the often steep tolls on the road to adulthood The God of Animals is a haunting unforgettable debut


Animals Make Us Human: Creating the Best Life for Animals

The best selling animal advocate Temple Grandin offers the most exciting exploration of how animals feel since The Hidden Life of Dogs br br In her groundbreaking and best selling book Animals in Translation Temple Grandin drew on her own experience with autism as well as her distinguished career as an animal scientist to deliver extraordinary insights into how animals think act and feel Now she builds on those insights to show us how to give our animals the best and happiest life on their terms not ours br br It s usually easy to pinpoint the cause of physical pain in animals but to know what is causing them emotional distress is much harder rawing on the latest research and her own work Grandin identifies the core emotional needs of animals Then she explains how to fulfill them for dogs and cats horses farm animals and zoo animals Whether it s how to make the healthiest environment for the dog you must leave alone most of the day how to keep pigs from being bored or how to know if the lion pacing in the zoo is miserable or just exercising Grandin teaches us to challenge our assumptions about animal contentment and honor our bond with our fellow creatures br br Animals Make Us Human is the culmination of almost thirty years of research experimentation and experience br br This is essential reading for anyone who s ever owned cared for or simply cared about an animal


Animals

Laura and Tyler are two young women who have been tearing up the city streets for ten years leaving a trail of angry drug dealers and spent men in their wake Now Laura is engaged to be married and her teetotal classical pianist fianc Jim is away overseas Tyler wants to keep the party going but Laura is torn between the constant temptations provided by her best friend and a calmer life with Jim on the horizon As the wedding draws closer the duo s limits are tested along with their friendship br br em Animals em is hilarious honest raw and thoroughly moving It is about deciding when it s time to grow up and recognising what you have to leave behind if you do


La Metamorfosis y otros relatos de animales

En LA METAMORFOSIS Y OTROS RELATOS DE ANIMALES Franz Kafka manifiesta la desesperanza respecto a su destino personal y el pesimismo frente a lo humano entendido gen ricamente Para l el hombre est inmerso en un c rculo vicioso la p rdida identidad la animalizaci n del hombre s ntoma de la t cnica y la burocratizaci n produce como reacci n en un movimiento pendular el abandono a lo instintivo a lo irracional a lo visceralmente comunitario la humanizaci n del animal Sin embargo al recurrir a animales Kafka consigue distanciarse suficientemente de lo narrado como para mostrar el dolor el aislamiento y la desorientaci n sin resultar pat tico Si las f bulas del racionalismo y la ilustraci n tomaban a los animales como figuras aleg ricas para transmitirnos una ense anza til y moral aqu no se encuentran moralejas Sin embargo su ausencia no es el resultado de una b squeda premeditada de oscuridad por parte del autor sino la constataci n de que el mundo ha tomado un cariz que ya no nos permite hallarlas


Hunted (Spirit Animals, #2)

The adventure continues in this second book of the epic multiplatform fantasy series br br In the world of Erdas only a rare few are able to summon a spirit animal in the way Conor Abeke Meilin and Rollan have The bond they share with their animals is a partnership that allows them to access more than human abilities br br But what if there was another way to create a spirit animal to force the bond giving the human partner total control And what if someone with selfish intensions was offered this gift with a catch br br The four young heroes have barely had time to come together as a team and their own spirit animal bonds are still greatly untested But now they face a brutal confrontation against an enemy who will break any rule to defeat them br br Age Range


Eric Carle's Animals Animals

From leaping flying fish to dancing butterflies and camels that trollop along b Eric Carle b s brilliant and colorful collage designs bring to life animal poems from such diverse sources as Shakespeare Lewis Carroll Rudyard Kipling Emily Dickinson and Jack Prelutsky as well as Bible verses Japanese haiku American Indian poems and more This celebration of the wonder and variety of earth s animals is joyous a book to be shared b Booklist b starred review


Animal (Animal #1)

K wan one of this generation s most talented and gritty writers delivers his bloodiest story yet ANIMAL follows the infamous fugitive from K wan s best known Hood Rat Series on a revenge mission from the rugged streets of Puerto Rico to the scene of the original crime Harlem NY br br One bullet changed everything br br Three years after narrowly escaping a one way trip to the gas chamber the fugitive known only as Animal finds himself drawn back to the scene of the crime Harlem NY br br Throughout his entire time in exile the only thing that kept Animal going was the thought that he would one day be reunited with his soul mate Gucci but one bullet changed everything br br When his enemies tried to murder Gucci they crossed the line so he vowed to cross them all br br While Gucci teeters between life and death Animal sets out on a bloody mission fueled by love and orchestrated by bullets there would be no more innocents br br Alliances are formed and secrets uncovered while Animal wages his personal war on the streets of Harlem with the end result revealing one great truth he is only a small piece in a much greater puzzle