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The Good Good Pig

Author : Sy Montgomery
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"In loving yet unsentimental prose, Sy Montgomery captures the richness that animals bring to the human experience. Sometimes it takes a too-smart-for-his-own-good pig to open our eyes to what most matters in life.” —John Grogan, author of Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World’s Worst Dog A naturalist who spent months at a time living on her own among wild creatures in remote jungles, Sy Montgomery had always felt more comfortable with animals than with people. So she gladly opened her heart to a sick piglet who had been crowded away from nourishing meals by his stronger siblings. Yet Sy had no inkling that this piglet, later named Christopher Hogwood, would not only survive but flourish—and she soon found herself engaged with her small-town community in ways she had never dreamed possible. Unexpectedly, Christopher provided this peripatetic traveler with something she had sought all her life: an anchor (eventually weighing 750 pounds) to family and home. The Good Good Pig celebrates Christopher Hogwood in all his glory, from his inauspicious infancy to hog heaven in rural New Hampshire, where his boundless zest for life and his large, loving heart made him absolute monarch over a (mostly) peaceable kingdom. At first, his domain included only Sy’s cosseted hens and her beautiful border collie, Tess. Then the neighbors began fetching Christopher home from his unauthorized jaunts, the little girls next door started giving him warm, soapy baths, and the villagers brought him delicious leftovers. His intelligence and fame increased along with his girth. He was featured in USA Today and on several National Public Radio environmental programs. On election day, some voters even wrote in Christopher’s name on their ballots. But as this enchanting book describes, Christopher Hogwood’s influence extended far beyond celebrity; for he was, as a friend said, a great big Buddha master. Sy reveals what she and others learned from this generous soul who just so happened to be a pig—lessons about self-acceptance, the meaning of family, the value of community, and the pleasures of the sweet green Earth. The Good Good Pig provides proof that with love, almost anything is possible.

KDL Book Club In A Bag The Good Good Pig

Author : Sy Montgomery
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How to be a Good Creature

Author : Sy Montgomery
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National Book Award finalist Sy Montgomery reflects on the personalities and quirks of 13 animals--her friends--who have profoundly affected her in this stunning, poetic, and life-affirming memoir featuring illustrations by Rebecca Green.

Becoming a Good Creature

Author : Sy Montgomery
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"A luxe, full color picture book adaptation of Sy Montgomery and Rebecca Green's New York Times bestselling How to Be a Good Creature"--

Hogwood Steps Out

Author : Howard Mansfield
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Hogwood the pig escapes from his pen and enjoys a spring day exploring neighborhood gardens, in a fictionalized account of the author's own pig's behavior made famous in his wife's book, The Good Good Pig.

Ellie and the Good Luck Pig

Author : Callie Barkley
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When the Critter Club takes in a pig named Plum, Ellie starts having good luck, but worries what will happen when the club finds Plum a home.

Pig

Author : Brett Mizelle
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Known as much for their pink curly tails and pudgy snouts as their low-brow choice of diet and habitat, pigs are prevalent in popular culture—from the Three Little Pigs to Miss Piggy to Babe. Today there are more than one billion pigs on the planet, and there are countless representations of pigs and piggishness throughout the world’s cultures. In Pig, Brett Mizelle provides a richly illustrated and compelling look at the long, complicated relationship between humans and these highly intelligent, sociable animals. Mizelle traces the natural and cultural history of the pig, focusing on the contradictions between our imaginative representation of pigs and the real-world truth of the ways in which pigs are prized for their meat, used as subjects in medical research, and killed in order to make hundreds of consumer products. Pig begins with the evolution of the suidae, animals that were domesticated in multiple regions 9,000 years ago, and points toward a future where pigs and humans are even more closely intertwined as a result of biomedical breakthroughs. Pig both examines the widespread art, entertainment, and literature that imagines human kinship with pigs and the development of modern industrial pork production. In charting how humans have shaped the pig and how the pig has shaped us, Mizelle focuses on the unresolved contradictions between the fiction and the reality of our relations with pigs.

Pig Farming

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Spell of the Tiger

Author : Sy Montgomery
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From the author of The Soul of an Octopus and bestselling memoir The Good Good Pig, a book that earned Sy Montgomery her status as one of the most celebrated wildlife writers of our time, Spell of the Tiger brings readers to the Sundarbans, a vast tangle of mangrove swamp and tidal delta that lies between India and Bangladesh. It is the only spot on earth where tigers routinely eat people—swimming silently behind small boats at night to drag away fishermen, snatching honey collectors and woodcutters from the forest. But, unlike in other parts of Asia where tigers are rapidly being hunted to extinction, tigers in the Sundarbans are revered. With the skill of a naturalist and the spirit of a mystic, Montgomery reveals the delicate balance of Sundarbans life, explores the mix of worship and fear that offers tigers unique protection there, and unlocks some surprising answers about why people at risk of becoming prey might consider their predator a god.

Pig Husbandry

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This volume contains a collection of interesting and helpful articles on pig keeping, covering topics such as feeding, breeding, ailments, and more. Containing a wealth of information that will be of value to the modern pig farmer, this text constitutes a must-read for those with an interest in the subject, and makes for a worthy addition to collections of farming literature. The articles contained herein include: 'Breeding, Housing, and Management of Pigs'; 'Recent Developments in Feeding'; 'Diseases of Pigs in Relation to Management'; 'Special Problems of Pig-Keeping on the Smallholding'; and 'Bacon Factory Requirements'. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly rare and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are proudly republishing this volume, now in an affordable modern edition complete with a new introduction on pig farming.

Free Range Pig Farming Starting Out in Pastured Pigs

Author : Lee McCosker
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This book is a easy to understand guide to pastured free range pig farming. It covers everything from breeds, breeding, growing, marketing, housing, fencing and managing the farm environment with the aim of giving anyone new to the industry a good insigh

Good Farming Being Information for Those who Wish to be Successful on the Land and a Review of Modern Farming Practices Displayed for All who Intend to be Good Farmers Together with Accounts of a Number of Farms Described by Experts and with a Glossary of the More Difficult Terms Used in the Book

Author : Victor Charles Fishwick
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Whittemore s Science and Practice of Pig Production

Author : Colin T. Whittemore
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The science and practice of pig production has changed rapidly overrecent decades; new husbandry practices, new understandings ofgrowth, reproduction and health, new appreciations of welfare andenvironmental impact, new nutritional approaches, and modernreproductive and genetic techniques have all come into being,together with the emergence of new health challenges. Now in its third edition, this long established reference bookon the management, breeding, feeding, nutrition, health and welfareof pigs has been fully revised to provide clear and currentinformation on both the practical and scientific aspects of the pigindustry. With the help of a new panel of international experts anda senior editor, the overall structure now contains input frominternational centres across Europe and North America. This edition includes: Updated versions of existing chapters; Completely revised and new sections on: Pig meat and carcassquality, Reproduction, The maintenance of health, Nutritional valueof protein and amino acids in feed stuffs, Value of fats and oilsin pig diets, Product marketing, Environmental management,Simulation modelling; Input from international authorities; Many tables, diagrams, photographs and figures.

A Pig in Provence

Author : Georgeanna Brennan
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From the publisher of Under the Tuscan Sun comes another extraordinary memoir of a woman embarking on a new life—this time in the South of France. Thirty years ago, James Beard Award-winning author Georgeanne Brennan set out to realize the dream of a peaceful, rural existence en Provence. She and her husband, with their young daughter in tow, bought a small farmhouse with a little land, and a few goats and pigs and so began a life-affirming journey. Filled with delicious recipes and local color, this evocative and passionate memoir describes her life cooking and living in the Provenal tradition.

How Southern Farmers May Get a Start in Pig Raising

Author : United States. Bureau of Animal Industry
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Journal of the Royal Agricultural Society of England

Author : Royal Agricultural Society of England
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The Hilarious Pig

Author : James E. Berlin
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After college and active marine corps duty, the author began his journalism career as a reporter and popular humor columnist for a Michigan newspaper. At age twenty-four, he became the youngest nationally syndicated columnist in US history. Eleven years later, he followed his heart and became a street cop in one of Americas largest cities. The stories here, true, firsthand accounts drawn from his life behind the badge, offer an uncensored glimpse into the hearts and minds of the thin blue line. If you seek the politically correct, look elsewhere. This book was written under fire, between shifts and on weekends while the author was still a working street cop. His experiences range from outrageously funny to deeply moving, but all are as they occurred. And all are wonderfully entertaining.

Jessica Finch in Pig Trouble

Author : Megan McDonald
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Pee! Gee! Wee! Gee! What’s that sound? With her birthday coming up, Jessica hopes that, just maybe, her present will be a real-live potbellied pig. Jessica can hardly wait for her party with Judy Moody and all their friends. But Judy Moody is acting like a pig-head, and Jessica UN-invites her from the party. To make matters worse, Jessica has snooped around the house and has found zero sign of a pig present. Could her birthday be any more of a disaster? Geared to newly independent readers, this story will have Judy Moody fans in pig heaven.

Squinty the Comical Pig

Author : Richard Barnum
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In this amusing chapter book geared for younger readers, the mischievous pig Squinty makes repeated attempts to escape the tranquil farm he calls home and get a glimpse of the wider world. Will he ever manage to be successful in his quest to enjoy a little freedom and learn more about life?

Journey of the Pink Dolphins

Author : Sy Montgomery
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By the acclaimed author of The Soul of an Octopus and the bestselling memoir The Good Good Pig. When Sy Montgomery ventured into the Amazon to unlock the mysteries of the littleknown pink dolphins, she found ancient whales that plied the Amazon River at dawn and dusk, swam through treetops in flooded forests, and performed underwater ballets with their flexible bodies. But she soon found out that to know the botos, as the dolphins are locally called, you must also know the people who live among them. And so in Journey of the Pink Dolphins, Montgomery—part naturalist, part poet, part Indiana Jones—winds her way through watery tributaries and riverside villages, searching for botos and hearing the tales of locals who believe these ethereal dolphins are shape-shifters—creatures that emerge from the water as splendidly dressed men or women only to enchant their human onlookers, capture their souls, and then carry them away to the Encante, an underwater world. Montgomery takes readers on four separate journeys, exploring the river-dwelling dolphins’ natural history, chronicling their conservation pressures, unraveling their prehistoric roots, and visiting with shamans who delve into the Encante.