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Cat Owner’s Maintenance Log

Most pet owners keep their veterinary records in a single place-and up until now, a generic notebook has had to do the trick. But with this guided journal-based on our popular book The Cat Owner’s Manual-monitoring the performance of your pet is easier than ever! Each spiral-bound journal features space for recording:

• Unit specifications
• Medications and vaccinations
• Service provider visits
• Financial expenditures
• Visual documentation
• And more.

Full of technical tips, schematic diagrams, and frequently asked questions-plus a special envelope for storing licenses and medical receipts-these maintenance logs are invaluable accessories for any pet owner.

DR. DAVID BRUNNER has owned and operated the Broad Ripple Animal Clinic in Indianapolis, Indiana, for more than twenty years.

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So Cute You Could Die

This is ridiculous. You’re sitting there reading commercial copy-of all things!!-when there’s an insanely cute puppy at the top of this page, just begging to be fawned over. Look at the puppy! Look at his wet wittle nose! And his precious wittle ears. Isn’t he adorable? Don’t you want to snuggle with him? Isn’t he so cute you could die?

Inside this book you’ll find hundreds of ridiculously cute photographs. Kittens, ducklings, baby seals, grinning dolphins, hamsters with silly hats-they’re all here, and they’re all irresistible. Other publishers would be afraid to put so much cuteness in a single book. But we see that puppy and our hearts just melt. Look deep into his eyes. Now tell us you won’t give him a home.

JENNIE SUMMERS is supercute. She lives in Philadelphia.

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100 Dogs Who Changed Civilization

Sure every dog has its day–but these 100 canines raced ahead of the pack to alter the very course of world history. In 100 Dogs Who Changed Civilization, readers will discover the inspiring true tales of dogs who’ve contributed to scientific advancements, influenced geopolitical events, inspired great works of art, and saved the lives of their beloved masters. These astounding pooches include:

–Biche, the Italian Greyhound who started a war between France and Prussia
–Seaman, the Newfoundland who saved explorers Lewis and Clark from a marauding buffalo
–Sergeant Stubby, the most decorated war dog in U.S. history
–Laika, the first earthling of any kind to go into orbit
–Hachiko, an Akita whose devotion to his dead master made him a Japanese national hero

…and many more. Packaged in a very civilized hardcover with black-and-white illustrations, 100 Dogs Who Changed Civilization is the perfect gift for dog lovers and history buffs alike.

SAM STALL is the author of 100 Cats Who Changed Civilization (Quirk, 2007) and coauthor of The Dog Owner’s Manual (Quirk, 2004). He lives in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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100 Cats Who Changed Civilization

100 Cats Who Made a Difference.
If you don’t believe that one cat has the power to alter civilization, then you’ve obviously never heard of Tibbles (p. 12), the cat who single-handedly wiped out an entire species. Or Ahmedabad (p. 61), a Siamese kitten who sparked riots throughout Pakistan. Or Snowball (p. 14), the cat who helped to convict dozens of murderers and criminals. Or Felix (p. 155), the first cat to explore outer space.
These are just four of the 100 Cats Who Changed Civilization, and this book honors their extra-ordinary contributions to science, history, art, government, religion, and more. You’ll meet a cat who filed a lawsuit (p. 66) and a cat who was slapped with a restraining order (p. 75). You’ll meet cats who have inspired great works of literature (p. 90) and classical music (p. 102). You’ll even meet a cat who telephoned the police to save the life of his owner (p. 162). These beautifully illustrated true stories are a tribute to the intelligence, bravery, and loving nature of cats all over the world.

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