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Use our mammal books to learn about different kinds of animals from something small like a hedgehog to something as large as an elephant! Discover facts about mammals large and small with Book People’s hand-picked range of animal books.

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Books on Mammals

  • Keeping Chickens

    Liz Wright

    Product Code: BLJWA
    Paperback
    In the last few years, poultry-keeping has enjoyed massive growth, with heavy TV coverage featuring chefs such as Jamie Oliver. It is another symptom of our weariness of mass-produced, tasteless supermarket food - the appeal of being able to nip into the back garden to get fresh eggs for breakfast, knowing that the hens have been well kept, fed and loved. This highly practical book is aimed at beginners to the hobby and will explain everything you need to know to get started keeping chickens, from how to choose, house, feed and handle them to how many eggs they will lay, their affect on the local ecosystem and protection from foxes.
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  • Telling Tails

    Iain Hollingshead

    Product Code: AUVTF
    Hardback
    SIR - Our dog Ben has savaged all electioneering material pushed through our letterbox, with the exception of any communication from the Conservative Party. My son even tried reposting the same flyer, but still no mauling from Ben. Are we to conclude that our dog swings to the right? SIR - As a regular visitor to the UK, I have been fascinated by the spate of letters regarding the television viewing of assorted pets. They have reinforced my view that the British are quite, quite mad. Long may it be so. SIR - Following the recent results of the English cricket team in the World Cup, may I suggest a duck as the national bird for England? The venerable letterbox of the Daily Telegraph is host to a wealth of animal owners and observers. Not to be outdone on any subject, comes a menagerie of musings and meditations on a topic very close to their hearts. A collection including correspondence from dogs, notes about peacocks, admonitions on horse owners and scapegoats for cats. From the farmstead to the front room, big and small, feathered and furry can be found amidst these pages. How to gauge the political leanings of your terrier - there is a simple test for that. Useful pointers on subduing a disgruntled heffer that prove effective in urban and everyday environments as well. Whether you live with a labradoodle, spend your weekends twitching or simply watching the tortoises go by, here is the best assortment of animals as gathered by the readers of the Telegraph.
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  • Cooking for Cats

    Debora Robertson

    Product Code: CBGJP
    Hardback
    20 mouth-watering recipes to cook for your cat at home. In her latest book, food writer Debora Robertson has created a fun, indulgent book for feline fanatics. Inspired by her cat, Dixie, she's devised an exciting menu of simple, inexpensive dinners and treats made using readily available ingredients, so they fit easily into your everyday life. With 20 recipes, there is something to tempt even the most finicky of feline palates. The book is packed full of advice on your marvellous moggy's diet. It begins with a indispensable larder section before guiding you through everyday treats, easy one-pot dinners and delicious dishes for special occasions. Many of the dishes can be made cheaply in batches, and there is advice on how best to feed your cat. The book includes recipes not only for good general health, but also advice on nutrition for sick or recovering cats. And because play is important, the book also contains simple craft projects, too, including a fishing pole toy, scratching post, indoor kitty garden, catnip mouse, cardboard cat playhouse and cat pillow. There are also suggestions on making presents for your kitty, as well as tips on training and general good cat behaviour. Chapters include: The Cat's Larder: The basics of what your cat should and shouldn't eat, how and when to feed your cat. Everyday Treating: Including Miaousli Yogurt Breakfast, Sardine Omelette, Chicken Soup, Turkey and Squash Meatballs and Salmon Fish Cakes. One-pot Dishes: Rabbit Stew, Bone Broth, Spring Chicken Casserole, Beef and Brown Rice Dinner, Lamb and Dill Hotpot, Fish Supper. Treats and Special Occasions: Including Salmon and Sweet Potato Crunchies, Chicken and Oatmeal Cookies, Sardine Snackies and Birthday Cake Muffins. Feel-better Food: Tempting ill cats with smelly food and food for sore mouths.
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  • Polar Bear

    Margery Fee

    Product Code: CBRLL
    Paperback
    Polar bears are truly majestic animals: the largest land-dwelling carnivore on earth, they can measure up to 3 metres in length, and weigh up to 700 kilograms. They are also iconic in other ways - a symbol of the climate change debate, with their survival now threatened by the loss of Arctic ice. Their images decorate fountains and the cornices of buildings across Europe. They sell cold drinks. They feature in children's books, on merry-go-rounds, and under the arms of weary toddlers heading for bed. Their pelts were once highly prized by hunters and live captures became attractions in zoos and circuses. Stuffed bears still haunt museums and stately homes. This is a natural and cultural history of the polar bear, describing the evolution, species, habitat and behaviour of the animal, as well as its portrayal in art, literature, film and advertising. With many fine images throughout, this will appeal to the wide audience who love these outsize, beautiful, seemingly cuddly yet deadly carnivores.
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  • Saving the Last Rhinos

    Grant Fowlds

    Product Code: CBQUX
    Hardback
    Each year, more than one thousand rhinoceroses are killed - in South Africa alone. There are fewer than 18,000 white rhinos and only 5,000 black rhinos left alive in the wild. The situation with regard to this corrupt, illegal war on wildlife is clearly critical. And what are rhinos killed for? Their horns - sold in shavings as a snake-oil 'cure' for colds or impotence. The going price is $16,000 a kilogram, but a rhino's horn is simply keratin, the same material as our fingernails, with no magical, medicinal properties. Grant Fowlds is a passionate conservationist on the front line of protecting these iconic animals - right now, against armed poachers; but in the longer term, too, through his work with schoolchildren, communities and policymakers. He is fiercely focused on highlighting the alarming increase in rhino poaching, a scourge which has put these mighty animals at serious threat of extinction. He is a partner of Rhino Art, founded by philanthropic adventurer Kingsley Holgate. Rhino Art's 'Let the children's voices be heard' project aims to gather the largest number of children's 'Art Voices' ever recorded, in support of rhino protection, and to use these heartfelt messages from the children of Africa and elsewhere in the world as a rallying cry against rhino poaching. Grant works closely with all the biggest local and global conservation agencies, including the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). He has hosted Prince Harry at his family's game lodge, Leeuwenbosch, and the prince is very supportive of Grant's work.
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  • Oink

    Renee Hollis

    Product Code: CBOUT
    Hardback
    Pigs rock! And more and more people - including superstars such as George Clooney and Miley Cyrus - have discovered all the delightful characteristics that make them such endearing pets. Pigs are smart, they can learn tricks, they're actually incredibly clean, and they're communicative, social animals. Oink is celebration of these wonderful creatures and the perfect gift for anyone who has ever fallen under a pig's spell! Featuring memorable quotes from people such as Winston Churchill, George Bernard Shaw, John Howard, Shelley Duvall and A.A. Milne, each accompanied by a beautiful photograph, this is a book that's guaranteed to make you smile.
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  • The Wolf Within

    Professor Bryan Sykes

    Product Code: BYKSW
    Paperback
    The evolution of dogs and the forces that drove its amazing transformation from a fierce wild carnivore, the wolf, to the astonishing range of comparatively docile domesticated dogs that we know today. Sykes paints a vivid picture of the dog as an ancient and essential ally. While undoubtedly it was the mastery of fire, language and agriculture that propelled Homo sapiens from a scarce, medium-sized primate to the position we enjoy today, Sykes crucially credits a fourth element for this success: the transformation of the wolf into the multi-purpose helpmate that is the dog. Drawing upon archaeology, history and genetics, Sykes shows how humans evolved to become the dominant species on Earth, but only with the help of our canine companions.
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