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Mates for Life

Author : George Lewis
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An ideal Valentine's Day gift for that special person in your life, Mates for Life is an affectionate and amusing look at our neighbors in the animal kingdom who opt for the monogamous relationship. The message clearly is—if they can do it, why can't we? Stunning color photography captures cuddly cute or cooing couples in their natural habitats, designed to melt even the most hard-hearted valentine, while informative text describes their mating rituals, the often elaborate display of feathers or fur, the special relationship the couples enjoy, their relationship with their offspring, plus fascinating facts about the species. Gibbons and guinea fowl, wolves and warblers, swans, skinks, and seahorses, angel fish, beavers, voles, and vultures are just a few of the creatures that prove that devotion to one partner is a way of life to which we should aspire.

Animal Pairs in the Wild

Author : Betty Debnam
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Mates for Life

Author : Tara Gould
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'Mates for Life' is an affectionate and amusing look at our neighbours in the animal kingdom who opt for the monogamous relationship. If they can do it, why can't we?

Mating for Life

Author : Marissa Stapley
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Maine meets Girls in White Dresses in this Globe and Mail bestseller about three very different sisters, their feminist mother, and what it takes to love someone—whether it be family, friends, or spouses—for life. Former folk singer Helen Sear was a feminist wild child, raising three daughters, Liane, Ilsa and Fiona (each by different fathers) largely on her own. Now in her sixties, Helen has fallen in love with a traditional man who desperately wants to marry her—and while she’s fearful of losing him, she’s equally afraid she’ll betray everything she’s ever stood for if she goes through with it. Her youngest daughter, Liane, is in the heady early days of a relationship with the love of her life. But he has an ex-wife and two daughters—and her new role as “step-something” doesn’t come with an instruction manual. Ilsa, an artist, is fervently hoping her second marriage will stick. Yet her world feels like it is slowly shrinking, and she realizes she may need to break free again, even if it means disrupting the lives of her two young children. And then there’s Fiona, the eldest sister, who discovers her husband has been harboring a huge secret, which makes her own past harder to ignore. To regain stability, she must face some hard truths, and alter her impossibly high expectations. Through these alternating perspectives, and with pitch-perfect honesty and heartwarming humor, Stapley explores sex, marriage, and how the many roles that women play are often at odds with each other. Ultimately a celebration of the redemptive power of love in all its forms, Mating for Life is a stunning, memorable debut.

Partnerships in Birds The Study of Monogamy

Author : Jeffrey M. Black
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Some birds mate for life, while others have many partners. Why? In this book, fourteen classic studies of bird behaviour are brought together to compare the different partnership patterns from ecological and evolutionary perspectives. Often there is a battle of the sexes, as individual birds behave in the way that serves their best interests. Introductory and concluding chapters review the latest thinking on this fascinating subject. - ;Some birds mate for life, while others have many partners. In this book, fourteen studies are brought together to compare different partnership patterns from ecological and evolutionary perspectives. The subjects have been chosen to include the same species living in different habitats (Sparrowhawks) and at different population densities (Great Tits). There are comparisons between closely related species (Mute Swans and Bewick's Swans). The studies span the globe and the behavioural gradient, from Iceland's strictly monogamous Whooper Swans to Australia's sexually promiscuous Splendid Fairy-wrens. In all cases, sexual and social relationships strongly influence a bird's survival and breeding success. -

Mating for Life

Author : J. J. Jones
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Georgianna knew this day would eventually come but that does not mean she is happy about it. She has been chosen to take part in the mating ceremony of her people and this means her life as she previously knew it over. She is now going to have to mate for life with a complete stranger and she has no say in the matter. However, her chosen mate is a handsome son of the Alpha named Flynn. Flynn is much kinder then she ever could have imagined and what is more, Flynn does not believe in these arranged ceremonies either. If they are truly going to be mating for life then Flynn wants her to have the freedom to make her own decisions and he has a plan in place to make it happen. Something that will change the pack life forever. Only thing is, the rest of the pack are not going to like it. Not one bit. Flynn and Georgianna are set to be mates for life but they might just have to mate to save a life also....

Mates for Life

Author : Robert Grogan
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International Wildlife Encyclopedia

Author : Maurice Burton
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This twenty-two volume set presents the appearance and behavior of thousands of species of animals along with species population and prospects for survival in a arranged alphabetically and easy-to-read format.

Aiden s Mate

Author : Kathryn Kaleigh
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Scientist Emma Miller looks for logical explanations. In everything. But some things defy an easy explanation. What will she do when confronted with the impossible? A standalone story that introduces new characters into the Fated Mates romance world.

CLAIMED Fated Mates of the Kalixian Warriors Book 1

Author : Presley Hall
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Recently jobless and homeless, now I've been kidnapped by aliens. I thought my day couldn't get any worse… until the disgusting Orkun warlords who abducted me tell me I'm meant to be a "bride" for their commander. No! No freaking way. But before I can figure out a way off this spaceship, I find myself caught in the middle of an uprising by their other captives: a breathtakingly masculine gladiator race called Kalixians. With their bronze skin, horns, and rippling muscles, the Kalixians look like gods. Their leader, Tordax, is the most stunning of all. His touch sets off fireworks in my body, and I'm drawn to him in a way I can't understand-especially considering we don't even speak the same language. But am I really safer now, or have I just traded one captor for another? What does this powerful alien want with me? And why does he keep looking at me like I'm his? Claimed is a full-length standalone sci-fi romance featuring hot alien gladiators with huge… horns, a sassy heroine who finds her courage in space, and a possessive alpha hero who would do anything to protect his fated mate. If you like sexy aliens, sweeping adventure, and steamy romance, you’ll love this series. No cheating, no cliffhanger, and a happily ever after guaranteed! Fated Mates of the Kalixian Warriors series: Book 1: Claimed (Rose & Tordax) Book 2: Seized (Harper & Malav) Book 3: Rescued (Autumn & Sorsir) Book 4: Bound Book 5: Broken

1001 Questions Answered about Birds

Author : Allan D. Cruickshank
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Presents a wealth of information on the characteristics, habits, and habitats of birds

The Sex Side of Life An Explanation for Young People

Author : Mary Ware Dennett
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The Sex Side of Life is a sex education pamphlet written by Mary Ware Dennett with a goal to educate her sons, because she was unable to find any adequate books on the subject. Many of the books on sex either contained inaccurate information or used fear and shame tactics to dissuade the youth from having sex. Therefore, she decided to write her own explanation using research and interviews with doctors. The pamphlet was twenty-four pages long. Dennett used scientific discussion of sex while also including the emotion side of sex relations. The pamphlet covered controversial topics including masturbation, sexually transmitted diseases, prostitution, and support for the use of birth control. Her views were considered radical for this time, because she was not promoting abstinence.

Spirit Wolves Volume 1 A Mate Beyond Their Reach Mates in Life and Death Two Mates for a Magistrate Siren Publishing Menage Amour Manlove

Author : Scarlet Hyacinth
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A Mate Beyond Their Reach [Menage Amour ManLove: Erotic Alternative Paranormal Menage Romance, M/M/M, werewolves] When Doctor Andrew Blunt finds an injured wolf, the last thing he expects is to fall for the man behind the beast. Trent is everything he has denied himself-handsome, dangerous, and Drew's mate. But he is also a spirit wolf, and a carrier of a deadly virus that can turn any human insane. Trent is a hunter, having lived all his life for his duty to defeat ferals-the plague of their kind. He does not expect a human mate. Claiming Drew would be impossible. Desperate to protect Drew, Trent finds himself in front of a new challenge-their other mate, Valerius, who is a Judiciary sent to keep the secret of their people safe. Now, Drew has to face the dangers of a world he does not understand. Can Valerius and Trent save their mate before it is too late, or will Drew be forever beyond their reach? ** Mates in Life and Death [Menage Amour ManLove: Erotic Alternative Paranormal Menage Romance, M/M/M, werewolves] A hundred years ago, Caesar lost Linden to death and the feral virus. Now, finally recovering his memory in his new life as Daniel Lawson, he is overjoyed when he senses his mate once again. But upon their reunion, he runs into an unexpected surprise-their other mate, Ash. A hunter of ferals, Ash doesn't know what to believe when he finds a human mate. Hearing about his brother Trent's mating gives him hope, but his world is shaken when Dan appears. Sorrows of the past linger between the three, straining a connection that is already difficult to understand. But when dangerous revelations shatter every notion of their reality, Ash and Dan find themselves fighting side by side in a desperate attempt to keep Linden safe. Will they get a chance for a new life, or will death win the battle again? ** Two Mates for a Magistrate [Menage Amour ManLove: Erotic Alternative Paranormal Menage a Trois Romance, M/M/M, werewolves] For many centuries, Magistrate Wolfram Rozenstadt shouldered the burden of leadership alone, his only support his best friend, Klaus. But the pain of his people and the loss of lives strains his mind and soul until he is almost lost in his nightmares. Unexpectedly, a vision leads him to his two mates, Dietrich and Fritz, giving him hope. Dietrich is a witch, having learned from a very young age to loathe the part of him that is a beast. But upon meeting Fritz, his control fails, and he is on the verge of becoming a monster. All the while, Fritz tries to grasp how in the world a relationship which seemed to show such promise turned into an episode of The Twilight Zone. Wolfram comes to their aid, but an enemy is lurking in the shadows, waiting to strike. And this time, The Magistrate's power might not be enough to defeat the evil watching them. ** A Siren Erotic Romance

If Someone Says You Complete Me RUN

Author : Whoopi Goldberg
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From the provocative and hilarious EGOT winner, bestselling author, and host of The View, Whoopi Goldberg, comes the perfect antidote to all those outdated relationship advice books in the world, weighing in on why marriage isn't for everybody, and how the life you want shouldn't be the life everyone else expects you to have. Whoopi Goldberg has been an electrifying, envelope-pushing public figure of many stripes: acclaimed actor, comedienne, singer, songwriter, author, political activist and talk show host. Now, Whoopi will speak openly about why marriage isn't for everyone, how being alone can be satisfying, and how what's most important is understanding who you are and what makes you happy. Wise, funny, and conversation-starting, Whoopi's message is sure to resonate with the millions of people who struggle with relationships every day. Goldberg says: "I get to hear from a lot of different people about relationships and this got me trying to figure out why the divorce rate is SO high. It occurred to me that as one who has done it badly often, I might have some insight. It's hard to really know the other person's agenda, but if someone says 'you complete me'...RUN!!!"

Woozie Grandmother Wisdom About Life Sex and Love

Author : Lynn Hubschman
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This is volume 2 of my award-winning original Woozie Wisdom. The first one had fabulous responses and reviews. My hope is that it will be a fun way of learning how to have great relationships. My blog has thousands of followers, and this is a compilation of essays from that. It covers every aspect of life that we all share and puts information to people to understand and use in their everyday lives. No one has a perfect life and all wonderful relationships, so this book helps get over the hurdles and avoid problems. No school teaches what we need to know, especially about that sensitive area of sexuality. Everyone wants to love and be loved. This book offers insight about how to achieve that. Enjoy!

From Discourse to Logic

Author : Hans Kamp
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Preface This book is about semantics and logic. More specifically, it is about the semantics and logic of natural language; and, even more specifically than that, it is about a particular way of dealing with those subjects, known as Discourse Representation Theory, or DRT. DRT is an approach towards natural language semantics which, some thirteen years ago, arose out of attempts to deal with two distinct problems. The first of those was the semantic puzzle that had been brought to contempo rary attention by Geach's notorious "donkey sentences" - sentences like If Pedro owns some donkey, he beats it, in which the anaphoric connection we perceive between the indefinite noun phrase some donkey and the pronoun it may seem to conflict with the existential meaning of the word some. The second problem had to do with tense and aspect. Some languages, for instance French and the other Romance languages, have two morphologically distinct past tenses, a simple past (the French Passe Simple) and a continuous past (the French Imparfait). To articulate precisely what the difference between these tenses is has turned out to be surprisingly difficult.

Vampires Like It Hot

Author : Lynsay Sands
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New York Times bestselling author Lynsay Sands brings the heat in this new Argeneau novel, as one woman is rescued by an irresistible immortal . . . "Vampires..." When Raffaele Notte pulls a barely dressed, disoriented woman from the ocean, the last thing he expects is for her to utter that word. The immortal has come to the island resort to help his cousin, but now, it seems, there are rogue vampires dining on unsuspecting tourists. And he soon realizes that not only is Jess a target, she's also the life mate he's been waiting for . . . Vampires are real. Jess would've never believed it until she saw them with her own eyes. She knows she has to get off the island, and her gallant rescuer has offered to help. There's something about Raffaele that's unlike any man she has ever met, and his touch sends pleasure through her that is beyond all imagining. But when Jess discovers who he really is, will she risk life as she knows it for a chance of forever by his side?

Moon of Fire

Author : Aliyah Burke
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Sometimes the end is really just the beginning... Dracen Lloyd is the final Guardian looking for her artifact. Believing she's a danger to her brethren, she leaves the vineyard to seek solace. What she finds is a man named Lucas Kyle. Luc isn't quite sure how he got to where he did or who this woman is who saved him. All he knows is the craving he has for her eclipses everything else. The longer he's with her, the more he falls. Will he be able to remain in her life, or will circumstances take him from her before he's ready to let her go?

The Portal to Past Life Insight

Author : Lynn C. LeBlanc
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The Portal to Past Life Insight is a collection of short stories about individuals looking for answers to life's challenges. After conventional methods have proven unsuccessful, clients turn to a hypnotherapist and past life specialist for an alternative approach.. Most of life's challenges center around lessons the soul has chosen to learn. Unfortunately, the soul often finds itself stuck in loops that transcend lifetimes. Traveling back in time, collecting information we identify lessons the soul is trying to learn. Each story transports us to various locations around the world, throughout history. Our journeys include Ancient Egypt, Siam, and Nazi Germany. We relive the Klondike Gold Rush, search for the Northwest Passage, and serve time as a political prisoner in the penal colony of Australia. Learn what to look for and how to find key information. See how the soul creates lives to learn and grow. Current and past lives are all intertwined so looking at one life in isolation definitely has limitations. It is much easier, more productive, and insightful to look at past lives when trying to solve issues - even 21st century issues. The Portal has a balance of humor and realism. The stories are interesting and uplifting, as well as inspirational. The book encourages the reader to want more - more out of life and more of a connection between their physical body and their soul.

Strange Mates

Author : George Lewis
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Think you know all about the birds and bees? The mating rituals of some creatures are frankly bizarre, frequently disturbing, and endlessly fascinating. After reading this book, you'll look at courtship and sex in a completely different way, astonished when you learn of the honey bee's exploding testicles, the frigatebird's inflatable red heart-shaped throat sac, and the manakin bird’s impressive Michael Jackson style moonwalk. Strange Mates takes an affectionate, tongue-in-cheek look at the mating practices of our neighbors in the animal kingdom and asks the pertinent question: "Are we so different?" The answer, although an emphatic "Yes!", is a fascinating snapshot of the diversity of nature and the propagation of species.