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The Secret History of Kindness Learning from How Dogs Learn

The Secret History of Kindness  Learning from How Dogs Learn Book
Author : Melissa Holbrook Pierson
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 2015-05-04
ISBN : 0393247236
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An intimate, surprising look at man’s best friend and what the leading philosophies of dog training teach us about ourselves. Years back, Melissa Holbrook Pierson brought home a border collie named Mercy, without a clue of how to get her to behave. Stunned after hiring a trainer whose immediate rapport with Mercy seemed magical, Pierson began delving into the techniques of positive reinforcement. She made her way to B. F. Skinner, the behavioral psychologist who started it all, the man who could train a pigeon to dance in minutes and whose research on how behavior is acquired has ramifications for military dolphin trainers, athletes, dancers, and, as he originally conceived, society at large. To learn more, Pierson met with a host of fascinating animal behaviorists, going behind the scenes to witness the relationships between trainers and animals at the National Zoo in Washington, DC, and to the in-depth seminars at a Clicker Expo where all the dogs but hers seemed to be learning new tricks. The often startling story of what became of a pathbreaking scientist’s work is interwoven with a more personal tale of how to understand the foreign species with whom we are privileged to live. Pierson draws surprising connections in her exploration of how kindness works to motivate all animals, including the human one.

The Dogs Who Found Me

The Dogs Who Found Me Book
Author : Ken Foster
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2016-08-01
ISBN : 1493027611
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Now regarded as a classic in dog literature, Ken Foster's memoir chronicles his journey from first-time dog owner to rescuer--and all the lessons and mistakes he made along the way. Bookended by the tragedies of 9/11 and Katrina, Foster finds that dogs open his eyes to the benefits of compassion, selflessness, and the chaotic beauty of living each day in the moment. But more than Foster's own story, readers remember the dogs. Among them are Duque, a Costa Rican stray; Brando, Foster's first adopted dog and a supposed pit bull mix who outgrew his Manhattan studio apartment; Rocco, a clownish red pit bull whose owner mistakenly gives him away to the wrong person; Zephyr, a cheerful Rottweiler mix who awakens Foster by sitting on his chest when his heart stops working; and Sula, the tiny lost pit bull who showed up at Foster's door one day and stayed. Whether bearing witness to national tragedy, grieving the death of a friend, or dealing with his own mortality, Foster finds strength in his dogs, and in the reciprocal nature of rescue.

Modern Dog Parenting

Modern Dog Parenting Book
Author : Sarah Hodgson
Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
Release : 2016-09-06
ISBN : 1250095557
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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You and your dog are a lot alike. By several behavioral measures, your dog’s mental abilities are equivalent to those of a two to three and a half-year-old toddler. Dogs can learn up to 250 words, count from one to five and understand basic arithmetic. Your dog can imitate and understand your behavior and has a sense of fairness. Doesn’t it make sense to treat these sensitive, intelligent creatures a bit more like children? Kids—and dogs—raised with kindness and respect grow up happy. And happy is good. Modern Dog Parenting will show readers that yes, you can love your dog and live with him, too. Dogs (and the people who love them) are tired of the school of dominant, top-dog training. They are looking for a new kind of pack leader: someone funny, enthusiastic, intuitive, approachable, and, above all, effective. And they’ve found her. Sarah Hodgson rejects dominance-based training and gets astonishing results with a blend of wit, compassion, energy, and proven skills. She communicates instructions clearly, directs behavior compassionately, and rewards success lavishly. Topics include: *Understanding the signs your dog is giving you *Having fun while learning manners *How to fit your dog into your lifestyle *How to communicate lovingly and effectively with your dog

Raising Men

Raising Men Book
Author : Eric Davis,Dina Santorelli
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
Release : 2016-05-03
ISBN : 1250091748
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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After Eric Davis spent over 16 years in the military, including a decade in the SEAL Teams, his family was more than used to his absence on deployments and secret missions that could obscure his whereabouts for months at a time. Without a father figure in his own life since the age of fifteen, Eric was desperate to maintain the bonds he’d fought so hard to forge when his children were young—particularly with his son, Jason, because he knew how difficult it was to face the challenge of becoming a man on one’s own. Unfortunately, Eric learned the hard way that Quality Time doesn’t always show up in Quantity Time. Facebook, television, phones, video games, school, jobs, friends—they all got in the way of a real, meaningful father-son relationship. It was time to take action. As a SEAL, Eric learned to innovate and push boundaries, allowing him to function at levels beyond what was expected, comfortable, ordinary, and even imaginable, and he knew that as a father he needed to do the same with his son. Meeting extreme with extreme was the only answer. Using a unique blend of discipline, leadership, adventure, and grace, Eric and his SEAL brothers will teach you how to connect, and reconnect, with your sons and learn how to raise real men—the Navy SEAL way.

The Man Who Would Stop at Nothing Long Distance Motorcycling s Endless Road

The Man Who Would Stop at Nothing  Long Distance Motorcycling s Endless Road Book
Author : Melissa Holbrook Pierson
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 2011-10-03
ISBN : 0393083268
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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“Pierson is an even better writer than she is a rider.”—Boston Globe “World’s Toughest Motorcycle Riders”—long-distance motorcycling is not a pastime but an obsession. In this candid, eloquent, sharply observed book, Melissa Holbrook Pierson introduces us to this strange endeavor and the men and women who live to ride impossibly long distances, eating up road, almost without cease. And who find it nothing but fun. Perhaps the most determined of them is John Ryan, a magnetic, enigmatic man who loves nothing better than breaking records of amazing distance—at no small risk to himself and his health. But why? Pierson, who rediscovered the joys of motorcycling in the midst of a personal crisis, puts on her helmet and joins Ryan in his element in order to understand his singular desire and discipline, his passion and his obsession. The Man Who Would Stop at Nothing offers an intimate glimpse of an unusually independent yet supportive community as well as a revealing, unforgettable portrait of its most daring member. In electric, pitch-perfect prose, Pierson gives us rare insights into not only a subculture but also the deeply human craving for something more that drives it.

Play Among Books

Play Among Books Book
Author : Miro Roman,Alice _ch3n81
Publisher : Birkhäuser
Release : 2021-12-06
ISBN : 3035624054
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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How does coding change the way we think about architecture? This question opens up an important research perspective. In this book, Miro Roman and his AI Alice_ch3n81 develop a playful scenario in which they propose coding as the new literacy of information. They convey knowledge in the form of a project model that links the fields of architecture and information through two interwoven narrative strands in an “infinite flow” of real books. Focusing on the intersection of information technology and architectural formulation, the authors create an evolving intellectual reflection on digital architecture and computer science.

The Place You Love Is Gone Progress Hits Home

The Place You Love Is Gone  Progress Hits Home Book
Author : Melissa Holbrook Pierson
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 2007-01-17
ISBN : 0393345386
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Smart and defiant. Rich with characters and anecdote and heart. A great success." --Anthony Swofford, New York Times Book Review Has the futureever more people with their houses, stores, roads, and sprawlbeen wrecking your past? Melissa Holbrook Pierson, with unalloyed insight, elucidates how it feels to lose that landscape of home. In the past twenty years, like countless towns it resembles, Akron, Ohio, has lost its singularity, and much of what native-daughter Pierson loves about it. She then moves to Hoboken, New Jersey, a forgotten appendage of New Yorkuntil stockbrokers discover it. Finally, she speaks of rural areas, telling of the thousands of upstate New Yorkers displaced by city reservoirs. A unique book uniquely of our moment: This is what it feels like to lose the place you love.

Train Your Dog Positively

Train Your Dog Positively Book
Author : Victoria Stilwell
Publisher : Random House Digital, Inc.
Release : 2013-03-19
ISBN : 1607744147
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Counsels dog owners on how to train their pets using positive reinforcement, offering insight into how a dog thinks, feels, and learns to suggest the best approaches to treating behavioral problems.

Dark Horses and Black Beauties Animals Women a Passion

Dark Horses and Black Beauties  Animals  Women  a Passion Book
Author : Melissa Holbrook Pierson
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 2001-10-17
ISBN : 0393345335
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Thought-provoking.... A lovely testament to horses and women from all walks of life."—Karen Stone, Chicago Tribune In a phenomenon too prevalent to be mere chance, little girls all over the Western world wake one day to find themselves completely taken over by the love of all things equine. Melissa Holbrook Pierson was one of those horse-crazy girls who later returned to riding with a new appreciation for the nature of horses. Melding memoir, sociology, history, anecdote, and a bit of prose poetry, Dark Horses and Black Beauties delves beneath the shallow hypotheses explaining women's connection to horses to look at how this communication with another animal opens us up to a new apprehension of the larger "natural" world. "A fearless book: unflinching, honest, and kind."—Village Voice "The play of her mind...is subtle and quick; coltish, one wants to say, and one would be right."—The New York Times, Richard Bernstein "So beautifully written that it instantly captivates."—Newark Star-Ledger "She muses to deep and lyrical effect in her new collection of slender and delicate essays on horses and women."—Richard Bernstein, The New York Times "A meditation intended to dispel those tiresome Freudian theories aimed at the universal fascination women seem to have with horses."—The New York Times Book Review, Jillian Dunham "A fearless book: unflinching, earnest, and kind."—Village Voice, Emily Jenkins "This is a poignant, charming, and realistic book."—Maxine Kumin "Whoever likes animals will love this book, and better yet, whoever seeks to fathom the mysterious relationships between ourselves and other species will be transported."—Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, author of The Hidden Life of Dogs "As passionate as it is informative....Rich in history, romance, and charm, Pierson's devotion to horses is always engaging, and most of all, moving."—Brenda Peterson, co-editor of Intimate Nature: The Bond Between Women and Animals "Pierson's...writing...is well suited to her subject, containing bits of breathless enthusiasm one moment and peaceful contemplation the next."—Publishers Weekly

The Elephant in the Room

The Elephant in the Room Book
Author : Tommy Tomlinson
Publisher : Simon & Schuster
Release : 2020-01-14
ISBN : 1501111620
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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ONE OF NPR’S BEST BOOKS OF 2019 A “warm and funny and honest…genuinely unputdownable” (Curtis Sittenfeld) memoir chronicling what it’s like to live in today’s world as a fat man, from acclaimed journalist Tommy Tomlinson, who, as he neared the age of fifty, weighed 460 pounds and decided he had to change his life. When he was almost fifty years old, Tommy Tomlinson weighed an astonishing—and dangerous—460 pounds, at risk for heart disease, diabetes, and stroke, unable to climb a flight of stairs without having to catch his breath, or travel on an airplane without buying two seats. Raised in a family that loved food, he had been aware of the problem for years, seeing doctors and trying diets from the time he was a preteen. But nothing worked, and every time he tried to make a change, it didn’t go the way he planned—in fact, he wasn’t sure that he really wanted to change. In The Elephant in the Room, Tomlinson chronicles his lifelong battle with weight in a voice that combines the urgency of Roxane Gay’s Hunger with the intimacy of Rick Bragg’s All Over but the Shoutin’. He also hits the road to meet other members of the plus-sized tribe in an attempt to understand how, as a nation, we got to this point. From buying a Fitbit and setting exercise goals to contemplating the Heart Attack Grill in Las Vegas, America’s “capital of food porn,” and modifying his own diet, Tomlinson brings us along on a candid and sometimes brutal look at the everyday experience of being constantly aware of your size. Over the course of the book, he confronts these issues head-on and chronicles the practical steps he has to take to lose weight by the end. “What could have been a wallow in memoir self-pity is raised to art by Tomlinson’s wit and prose” (Rolling Stone). Affecting and searingly honest, The Elephant in the Room is an “inspirational” (The New York Times) memoir that will resonate with anyone who has grappled with addiction, shame, or self-consciousness. “Add this to your reading list ASAP” (Charlotte Magazine).

The Perfect Vehicle What It Is About Motorcycles

The Perfect Vehicle  What It Is About Motorcycles Book
Author : Melissa Holbrook Pierson
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 2011-01-12
ISBN : 9780393078367
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"This book, a polished, winding meditation on the theory and fractiousness of motorcycles, celebrates both their eccentric history and the wary pleasures of touring."—The New Yorker In a book that is "a must for anyone who has loved a motorcycle" (Oliver Sacks), Melissa Pierson captures in vivid, writerly prose the mysterious attractions of motorcycling. She sifts through myth and hyperbole: misrepresentations about danger, about the type of people who ride and why they do so. The Perfect Vehicle is not a mere recitation of facts, nor is it a polemic or apologia. Its vivid historical accounts-the beginnings of the machine, the often hidden tradition of women who ride, the tale of the defiant ones who taunt death on the racetrack-are intertwined with Pierson's own story, which, in itself, shows that although you may think you know what kind of person rides a motorcycle, you probably don't.

My Remarkable Journey

My Remarkable Journey Book
Author : Katherine Johnson,Joylette Hylick,Katherine Moore
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 2021-05-25
ISBN : 0062897691
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The remarkable woman at heart of the smash New York Times bestseller and Oscar-winning film Hidden Figures tells the full story of her life, including what it took to work at NASA, help land the first man on the moon, and live through a century of turmoil and change. In 2015, at the age of 97, Katherine Johnson became a global celebrity. President Barack Obama awarded her the prestigious Presidential Medal of Freedom—the nation’s highest civilian honor—for her pioneering work as a mathematician on NASA’s first flights into space. Her contributions to America’s space program were celebrated in a blockbuster and Academy-award nominated movie. In this memoir, Katherine shares her personal journey from child prodigy in the Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia to NASA human computer. In her life after retirement, she served as a beacon of light for her family and community alike. Her story is centered around the basic tenets of her life—no one is better than you, education is paramount, and asking questions can break barriers. The memoir captures the many facets of this unique woman: the curious “daddy’s girl,” pioneering professional, and sage elder. This multidimensional portrait is also the record of a century of racial history that reveals the influential role educators at segregated schools and Historically Black Colleges and Universities played in nurturing the dreams of trailblazers like Katherine. The author pays homage to her mentor—the African American professor who inspired her to become a research mathematician despite having his own dream crushed by racism. Infused with the uplifting wisdom of a woman who handled great fame with genuine humility and great tragedy with enduring hope, My Remarkable Journey ultimately brings into focus a determined woman who navigated tough racial terrain with soft-spoken grace—and the unrelenting grit required to make history and inspire future generations.

Love Me Gently

Love Me Gently Book
Author : Lisa Wiehebrink,Eleanor Harbison
Publisher : Createspace Independent Pub
Release : 2012-12-01
ISBN : 9781481026642
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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What happens when Cooper, a newly adopted puppy, takes up residence in Henry's home? The little pooch sure is adorable, but who knew he had so much to learn! Love Me Gently is a kid's guide to man's best friend. It captures the everyday challenges of raising a pup through a child's eye. But who is teaching who? Henry may be coaching Cooper, but he is also discovering valuable lessons about responsibility, unconditional love, patience, and kindness along the way!

Wag

Wag Book
Author : Zazie Todd
Publisher : Greystone Books Ltd
Release : 2020-03-10
ISBN : 1771643803
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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As seen in The New York Times · People · SLATE · Psychology Today “[A] must-have guide to improving your dog's life.”—Modern Dog Magazine Whether you are training a new puppy, considering adopting a dog, researching dog breeds, or simply curious about your own dog's happiness and behavior, Wag has all the answers––and then some. Respected dog trainer and social psychologist, Zazie Todd, demystifies the inner life of canines and shares recommendations from leading veterinarians, researchers, and trainers to help you cultivate a rewarding and respectful relationship with your dog—which offers many benefits for you, your family, and your four-legged friend Inside this engaging, practical book, readers will find: A Check List for a Happy Dog Enrichment exercises How to socialize and train a new puppy How to reduce fear and anxiety in dogs Tips for visiting the vet Information on aging dogs Expert interviews with vets and psychologists And so much more! “Dog owners and those considering becoming one should appreciate Todd’s substantial insight into how dogs and humans relate to one another” —Publishers Weekly

How Dogs Love Us

How Dogs Love Us Book
Author : Gregory Berns
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2013
ISBN : 0544114515
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A neuroscientist recounts his efforts to overcome administrative and behavioral hurdles to train his dogs to sit still during an MRI scan, an effort that produced evidence about canine empathy and the human-dog bond.

Enemy Pie Reading Rainbow Book Children S Book about Kindness Kids Books about Learning

Enemy Pie  Reading Rainbow Book  Children S Book about Kindness  Kids Books about Learning  Book
Author : Derek Munson
Publisher : Chronicle Books
Release : 2000-09
ISBN : 9780811827782
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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It was the perfect summer. That is, until Jeremy Ross moved into the house down the street and became neighborhood enemy number one. Luckily Dad had a surefire way to get rid of enemies: Enemy Pie. But part of the secret recipe is spending an entire day playing with the enemy! In this funny yet endearing story, one little boy learns an effective recipes for turning your best enemy into your best friend. Accompanied by charming illustrations, Enemy Pie serves up a sweet lesson in the difficulties and ultimate rewards of making new friends.

The Presidogs of the United States of Pawmerica

The Presidogs of the United States of Pawmerica Book
Author : Todd Brown
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2017-01-07
ISBN : 9781517366049
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sit. Stay. LEAD!The Presidogs of the United States of Pawmerica is a re-imagining of history, telling the story of the forty-four men who have led this nation as if they were furry, fun-loving dogs. How would a rambunctious pooch have handled the Embargo Act of 1807? Or the Cuban Missile Crisis? Or a Civil War?! This coffee table book answers these questions, as well as provides the reader with an endless supply of historical and pawlitically charged puppy puns. Consti-CHEW-tion, anyone?Since every president is matched to a different breed of dog, this full color volume provides the reader with a concise personality profile for each represented breed.It's a great gift idea for animal lovers, history buffs, goofballs, hipsters, and children of all ages. Learn about history! Learn about dogs! All while laughing your silly head off. The Presidogs of the United States of Pawmerica is a quirky, educational and thoroughly adogable read for the whole family!

The Secret Language of Dogs

The Secret Language of Dogs Book
Author : Victoria Stilwell
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2016
ISBN : 1607749521
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Recent studies into the minds of canines show that they have a rich social intelligence and a physical and vocal language as complex and subtle as our own. In The Secret Language of Dogs, world-renowned trainer and star of Animal Planet's It's Me or the Dog Victoria Stilwell reveals how to both interpret and "speak" the hidden language of dogs. This book is your guide to understanding your pooch, communicating effectively, strengthening your bond, and helping dogs learn in the most effective way possible so they feel confident navigating the human world with success, "--Amazon.com.

Plenty in Life Is Free

Plenty in Life Is Free Book
Author : Kathy Sdao
Publisher : Dogwise Publishing
Release : 2012
ISBN : 1617810851
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In this new book, renowned dog trainer Kathy Sdao reveals how her journey through life and her decades of experience training marine mammals and dogs led her to reject a number of sacred cows including the leadership model of dog training.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time Book
Author : Mark Haddon
Publisher : Anchor Canada
Release : 2009-02-24
ISBN : 0307371565
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A bestselling modern classic—both poignant and funny—narrated by a fifteen year old autistic savant obsessed with Sherlock Holmes, this dazzling novel weaves together an old-fashioned mystery, a contemporary coming-of-age story, and a fascinating excursion into a mind incapable of processing emotions. Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. Although gifted with a superbly logical brain, Christopher is autistic. Everyday interactions and admonishments have little meaning for him. At fifteen, Christopher’s carefully constructed world falls apart when he finds his neighbour’s dog Wellington impaled on a garden fork, and he is initially blamed for the killing. Christopher decides that he will track down the real killer, and turns to his favourite fictional character, the impeccably logical Sherlock Holmes, for inspiration. But the investigation leads him down some unexpected paths and ultimately brings him face to face with the dissolution of his parents’ marriage. As Christopher tries to deal with the crisis within his own family, the narrative draws readers into the workings of Christopher’s mind. And herein lies the key to the brilliance of Mark Haddon’s choice of narrator: The most wrenching of emotional moments are chronicled by a boy who cannot fathom emotions. The effect is dazzling, making for one of the freshest debut in years: a comedy, a tearjerker, a mystery story, a novel of exceptional literary merit that is great fun to read.