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Reading Rhinoceroses

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Across genres and for readers of all ages, these amazing horned creatures continue to fascinate.
How To Draw A Rhinoceros

How To Draw A Rhinoceros

edition:Paperback
also available: eBook

How to Draw a Rhinoceros, the first book of poems by Canadian writer, scholar, and lawyer Kate Sutherland, mines centuries of rhinoceros representations in art and literature to document the history of European and North American encounters with the animal--from the elephant-rhinoceros battles staged by monarchs in the Middle Ages; the rhinomania that took hold in response to the European travels of Clara the 'Dutch' Rhinoceros in the mid-1700s; the menageries and circuses of the Victorian era; …

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Rhino Rumpus

Rhino Rumpus

edition:Hardcover

Three little rhinos are having trouble getting along as Mama tries to coax them through the evening routine. Will they fidget, fuss, and fight right up until bedtime? Or will their Mama’s love help them find some common ground? Victoria Allenby and Tara Anderson, the award-winning author-illustrator team behind Nat the Cat Can Sleep Like That, return with a lively story that will warm the heart of any frazzled parent. Children will find mischievous delight in the young rhinos’ misbehaviour, …

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Rhino Gate Poems, The

Rhino Gate Poems, The

edition:Paperback
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In this new collection, George Ellenbogen presents a canvas that includes a variety of inhabitants?the restless wife of an East African planter, a Yugoslav victim of brutality, a Holocaust survivor, a Lebanese immigrant, and an aging hockey goaltender?all of whom come to realize that in exploring the trauma of places they considered their own, they are formulating their own exile.

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Do You Know The Rhinoceros?

Do You Know The Rhinoceros?

by Alain M Bergeron & Michel Quintin
illustrated by Sampar
translated by Solange Messier
edition:Paperback

This new addition to the popular Do You Know series tells young naturalists everything they ever wanted to know about rhinos:
— The record for the longest horn is held by a white rhinoceros. Its horn was 1.66 metres (5.2 feet) long.

— A broken horn will regrow in two to three years. Just like our nails and hair, a rhinoceros horn is made of keratin.

— The rhinoceros is an endangered species. There are only about 8,000 individuals left in the world.

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Sleeping with Rhinos

Sleeping with Rhinos

Journeys to Wild Places
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback
tagged : adventure

Escape to extraordinary corners of the globe where wildness is still valued and Mother Nature still has some clout.

Follow travel writers and photographers Robin and Arlene Karpan as they track the legendary big cats of Africa, marvel at the spectacle of Mexico's great monarch migration, and get personal with resplendent white baby harp seals on isolated ice floes. Watch the sun rise over the world's largest sand dunes in the Namibian desert, then venture to the Athabasca Sand Dunes where rivers …

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Wrestling with Rhinos

Wrestling with Rhinos

The Adventures of a Glasgow Vet in Kenya
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also available: Paperback
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Graduating from veterinary college in 1965, Jerry Haigh is transported from Scotland to the wilds of Kenya where his first patient is a giraffe with a sore foot. Not having encountered many giraffes in Scotland, he turned to his knowledge of cattle to improvise a treatment and cure the animal. By turns poignant and amusing, this memoir reveals what life was like in post-independence Kenya, a nation just making the transition out of colonialism. While living on the slopes of Mount Kenya, Haigh en …

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A Crash of Rhinos, A Party of Jays

A Crash of Rhinos, A Party of Jays

The Wacky Ways We Name Animal Groups
edition:Paperback
also available: Hardcover
tagged : zoology

A madcap menagerie of animal group names.

They say that birds of a feather flock together. But who knew that bears in a group are called a sleuth? Eagle-eyed author Diane Swanson knew. In a book that's both funny and fascinating, Swanson explores 11 animals and the collective nouns that describe them.

Many terms are a perfect fit. A leap of leopards certainly evokes images of these acrobatic cats. And you can't help but look up to a tower of giraffes. But would you have guessed that many phea …

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