James Herriot: The Life of a Country Vet

James Herriot: The Life of a Country Vet PDF Author: Graham Lord
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0755364708
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 273
Book Description
Alf Wight, a modest Scottish writer, better known as James Herriot, wrote books that became worldwide best sellers, films, audiobooks, and a much-loved television show. In The Life of a Country Vet, Graham Lord has written a detailed and affectionate biography of this remarkable man. Lord carefully documents Wight's life, beginning with his childhood in Glasgow and his years in veterinary college. Following his development as a writer, the source of his pen name, and his struggles to get published. Along the way, we encounter some extraordinary events and hidden tragedies in this seemingly magical life. Millions of fans laughed and cried at Wight's delightful stories of life as a vet. Lord reveals that some of the stories were utterly true, and some were utterly fictional. He illuminates the real relationships between the memorable characters that inhabit the books. This warm yet insightful portrait by Lord - who knew his subject very well - will be enjoyed by Wight's myriad of fans. It also dispels the myths that have grown around the life of one of the most famous and deeply loved vets the world has known.

The Country Vet

The Country Vet PDF Author: Eleanor Jones
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 0373366760
Category : Horse breeders
Languages : en
Pages : 376
Book Description
She's got nothing in her kit to cure heartache. Veterinarian Cass Truman has just landed her first job, in England's Lake District, and she's already eager to specialize in caring for horses. Horse breeder Jake Munro could help her achieve this dream; for one thing, he could teach her to ride. Instead, he acts as if he can't stand her. At first, Cass is happy to return the sentiment--until she learns Jake has suffered a terrible loss. Cass finds herself drawn to the grieving man, and the two bond over their shared affinity for horses. But while Cass can relieve an animal's suffering, she's not sure she can ease Jake's.

Catalog of Educational Captioned Films/videos for the Deaf

Catalog of Educational Captioned Films/videos for the Deaf PDF Author:
Publisher:
ISBN:
Category : Films for the hearing impaired
Languages : en
Pages : 218
Book Description


City Girl, Country Vet

City Girl, Country Vet PDF Author: Cathy Woodman
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1401342868
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 384
Book Description
London veterinarian Maz Harwood has learned the hard way that love and work don't mix. So when Emma, her best friend from vet school, asks her to look after her practice in the English countryside for six months, Maz decides that is just the change of scenery she needs. But country life is trickier than she could have imagined. It is one thing to trade her smart heels for wellies; it's another to deal with unwelcoming locals, an intense rivalry with the town's other vet practice, and worse yet, the realization that her friend's practice is in as bad a shape as Maz's own broken heart. Things get even more complicated when she meets her rival's dashing son, who is totally unsuitable as a prospect . . . or is he? Can Maz win over the locals, save the lives of her patients, keep Emma's practice from going under . . . and find love again? Cathy Woodman, a fresh new voice in women's fiction, has written a warm, breezy romantic comedy with just enough mishap and plenty of adorable four-legged creatures. Previously published in the UK as Trust Me, I'm A Vet.

Doorways

Doorways PDF Author: Virginia A. Arnold
Publisher:
ISBN:
Category : Language arts (Secondary)
Languages : en
Pages : 670
Book Description


The Daily Planet

The Daily Planet PDF Author: Patricia Aufderheide
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 9780816633425
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 374
Book Description
The Daily Planet is a long-awaited selection of Patricia Aufderheide's most important critical essays, updated and organized thematically to demonstrate the breadth of her thinking on media and film, public telecommunications policy, and contemporary society. The result is a pithy and provocative exploration of "the culture of daily life under capitalism". Here, Aufderheide demonstrates criticism that is both activist and analytical. She probes the processes that shape our culture by examining diverse subjects, including the struggle to create quality children's television programming, the meaning of Paul Harvey, the evolution of the war film over the past thirty years, and the ways journalism is changed by the Internet and other new technologies. Throughout, Aufderheide foregrounds democratic values, displaying the penetrating insights that have made her a leading public intellectual and commentator on contemporary culture.

Never Turn Your Back on an Angus Cow

Never Turn Your Back on an Angus Cow PDF Author: Dr. Jan Pol
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698158334
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 288
Book Description
The star of The Incredible Dr. Pol shares his amusing, and often poignant, tales from his four decades as a vet in rural Michigan. Dr. Jan Pol is not your typical veterinarian. Born and raised the Netherlands on a dairy farm, he is the star of Nat Geo Wild’s hit show The Incredible Dr. Pol and has been treating animals in rural Michigan since the 1970s. Dr. Pol’s more than 20,000 patients have ranged from white mice to 2600-pound horses and everything in between. From the time he was twelve years old and helped deliver a litter of piglets on his family’s farm to the incredible moments captured on his hit TV show, Dr. Pol has amassed a wealth of stories of what it’s like caring for this menagerie of animals. He shares his own story of growing up surrounded by animals, training to be a vet in the Netherlands, and moving to Michigan to open his first practice in a pre fab house. He has established himself as an empathetic yet no-nonsense vet who isn’t afraid to make the difficult decisions in order to do what’s best for his patients—and their hard-working owners. A sick pet can bring heartache, but a sick cow or horse could threaten the very livelihood of a farmer whose modest profits are dependent on healthy livestock. Reminiscent of the classic books of James Herriot, Never Turn Your Back on an Angus Cow is a charming, fascinating, and funny memoir that will delight animal lovers everywhere.

The Spiritual Nature of Animals

The Spiritual Nature of Animals PDF Author: Karlene Stange
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 1608685160
Category : Pets
Languages : en
Pages : 304
Book Description
Beloved Companions, Kindred Spirits Karlene Stange’s spiritual journey began as she drove her pickup loaded with medical supplies to attend to animals throughout southwestern Colorado, where the Animas River carves the landscape. As an ambulatory veterinarian, she has experienced the challenges, sorrows, and joys of working with creatures great and small and feels a powerful kinship with these beautiful beings, a bond that goes beyond flesh and fur and feathers. The Spiritual Nature of Animals chronicles her amazing exploration through the teachings of various religious and cultural traditions, as well as her encounters with the magnificent Rocky Mountain terrain and the quirky characters — both animal and human — who inhabit it.

Every Living Thing

Every Living Thing PDF Author: James Herriot
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1447224299
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 384
Book Description
The fifth volume of memoirs from the author who inspired the BBC and Channel 5 series All Creatures Great and Small. During his decades spent as a country vet in Yorkshire, James Herriot has seen huge advances in medical science, technological leaps, and a world irrevocably changed by war. Yet some things have always stayed the same – gruff farmers, hypochondriac pet owners, and animals that never do quite what you expect them to. From a green young man in his first job in the 1930s, to an experienced veterinary surgeon, married with two children, James has spent his entire career among the people and animals of Darrowby. And there’s nowhere else he’d rather be. Since they were first published, James Herriot’s memoirs have sold millions of copies and entranced generations of animal lovers. Charming, funny and touching, Every Living Thing is a heart-warming story of determination, love and companionship from one of Britain’s best-loved authors. I grew up reading James Herriot's books and I'm delighted that thirty years on, they are still every bit as charming, heartwarming and laugh-out-loud funny as they were then' – Kate Humble

Memories of a Veterinarian

Memories of a Veterinarian PDF Author: Dr Wolfgang von Staden
Publisher: FriesenPress
ISBN: 1460257979
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 296
Book Description
The life of Wolfgang von Staden has been anything but dull. From the Nazis to the Soviets, from a starving farm hand to a respected veterinarian, his story follows some of the most dramatic times of the twentieth century through the eyes of an earnest, inquisitive, and compassionate young man. Each tale is rife with glimpses of a bygone era, from clandestine wooden-shoe barn dances, to living off nothing but peas, to a teenager’s first tentative attempt at romance. The author spins the memories of his life through unique observations, calculated detail, and a healthy dose of humour. Memories of a Veterinarian is an engaging memoir that perfectly balances the historical and the personal to paint a compelling vignette of an extraordinary life.