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Animal Book

Author: The Dog I Rescued Saved My Life

Steven Wolf | Posted 12.03.2012 | Books
Steven Wolf

Freddie's initial worries that I would not be able to take care of Comet proved somewhat ironic: As my health deteriorated, I eventually trained Comet to become my service dog. She not only took care of me, she ended up saving my life.

PHOTOS: 8 Extremely Weird Animals

Michael Hearst | Posted 11.27.2012 | Books
Michael Hearst

Who loves strange animals? I do, that's for sure. I've always loved animals...

7 Dirtiest Animal Names

Pete Jorgensen | Posted 09.09.2012 | Books
Pete Jorgensen

Day by day, innocent animals' names are being misused in lewd, objectionable, and obscene ways. Years ago a bear was a bear, now it has all sorts of connotations that the Ursus actos could never have imagined while minding its own business in the great outdoors.

PHOTOS: Author Inspired By Elephant Attack

Posted 05.24.2012 | Books

The following is an excerpt from "Love, Life, and Elephants: An African Love Story" [Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $27.00]: The day had begun well. My...

PHOTOS: Graphic Illustrations Of Animal Cruelty

Sue Coe | Posted 07.17.2012 | Books
Sue Coe

Hidden in dark sheds, force fed other species body parts and waste, animals exist and die for the propaganda of "meat," that it tastes good, and is good for us. Nothing is further from the truth.

PHOTOS: Our Fight To Save Apes

David McDannald | Posted 07.03.2012 | Books
David McDannald

When a Sudanese refugee, a grown man, was humiliated and abused at a military roadblock in northern Kenya, my journey to activism began; a soldier des...

PHOTOS: 10 Lessons You Can Learn From Nature

Rafe Sagarin | Posted 06.05.2012 | Books
Rafe Sagarin

Biological organisms have not only survived, but thrived, in a world of extreme and unpredictable risks for over 3.5 billion years. Not even IBM has that kind of longevity. And remarkably, organisms in nature don't plan, they don't predict, and they don't try to perfect themselves.

PHOTOS: 13 Heartbreaking Animals In Kill Shelters

Posted 04.03.2012 | Books

In 2009, Mark Ross began working in a kill shelter (that is, an animal shelter than euthanizes unclaimed pets). He started photographing the cats and ...

PHOTOS: These 7 Adorable Animals Are In Danger

Julie Scardina | Posted 05.09.2012 | Books
Julie Scardina

These people and the animals they work to save are intriguing, inspiring and worthy of accolades and attention as much as any sports star or Hollywood celebrity. That's why we decided to write a book about them--to introduce the world to these amazing people and creatures.