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636.70886 S
Edition
First edition.
Descript.
xiii, 267 pages : color illustrations ; 23 x 20 cm
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Summary
"A beautiful photo book showcasing more than 50 heroic dogs "in uniform" and their stories, from photographer Liz Stavrinides and author John Schlimm. Extraordinary Dogs portrays more than fifty working dogs, along with the police officers, firefighters, veterans, and other trained volunteer handlers who serve side-by-side with them. Their moving stories and beautiful photographs are an unprecedented glimpse at Comfort Dogs and Search and Rescue Dogs, along with bomb-detecting TSA dogs and canine ambassadors from across the United States. * The stories of the Lutheran Church Charities K-9 Comfort Dogs take readers behind the scenes of their headlining deployments--such as the Boston Marathon bombing, Superstorm Sandy, and the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. * Search and Rescue K-9 teams reveal what it's really like to travel into the eye of natural disasters, accidents, crime scenes, and the worst terrorist strike in recorded history. * At Washington Dulles International Airport, readers meet several of the Department of Homeland Security's TSA dogs whose sole job it is to keep the flying public safe from explosives and other dangers. Extraordinary Dogs is both a portrait of what love, hope, courage, and heroism look like in their purest forms and a tribute to the eternal and impactful bonds we forge with our furry friends"-- Provided by publisher.
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Genre
Alt Author
Stavrinides, Liz, photographer.
ISBN/ISSN
9781250201409 (hardcover)
1250201403
Call #
636.70886 W
Edition
First Touchstone trade paperback edition.
Descript.
xv, 343 p. : ills. ; 22 cm.
Bibliog.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 306-331) and index.
Contents
The little prince of darkness -- Death and the dog -- Nose knowledge -- Birth of the body dog -- The shell game -- Distillations -- A spare rib -- Comfort me with bite work -- Into the swamp -- Cleverness and credulity -- All the world's a scenario -- The grief of others -- All the soldiers gone -- Running on water -- The perfect tool -- Grave work -- A second wind -- Wag -- Coda.
Summary
Explores the world of working dogs, as well as canine intelligence and training, as the author and her German shepherd, Solo, work with forensic anthropologists, detectives, and dog handlers to find the bodies of the missing.
Subject
ISBN/ISSN
9781451667325 (pbk.)
1451667329 (pbk.)
Call #
358.3 B
Descript.
xiv, 450 pages : illustration, map ; 25 cm
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Bibliog.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary
"Ten years into researching a book about the possibility that the United States had used biological weapons in the Korean War, Nicholson Baker was frustrated and disheartened. In the course of his research, he had become deeply disillusioned with the process of FOIA requests. He has been forced to wait years in some cases, while other requests have been answered only with documents rendered inscrutable, or even illegible, by copious redactions. Rather than wait forever, with his head full of secrets about government atrocities committed by his own country, Baker sets out to keep a personal journal of his obstructed research instead. He begins documenting his correspondence with the government administrators who are charged with responding to, and thus stymying, his requests. The result is one of the most original and daring works of nonfiction in recent memory, a singular and mesmerizing narrative into the history of some of the darkest and most shameful secrets of the CIA and US government--all willfully concealed to some degree despite the existence of the so-called Freedom of Information Act. In his preternaturally lucid and unassuming style, Baker unearths stories of CIA programs involving weaponized insects and the deliberate spread of Lyme disease; dangerous military experiments carried out on unsuspecting American citizens; and devastating chemical munitions designed to inflict terrible harm on innocent civilians in far-flung countries. At the same time, he shares beautiful anecdotes from his daily life in Maine feeding his dogs and watching the morning light gather on the horizon. The result is an astonishing and utterly disarming story about waiting, bureaucracy, the horrors of war, and, above all, the deadly secrets the United States government keeps from its citizens"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject
Title
My search for secrets in the ruins of the Freedom of Information Act
ISBN/ISSN
9780735215757 (hardcover)
0735215758 (hardcover)
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