Critical Critters

Author: Ralph Steadman,Ceri Levy

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472936728

Category: Nature

Page: 240

View: 7206


Following on from Extinct Boids and Nextinction, Critical Critters is the third in this epic trilogy of books dedicated to extinct and critically endangered animals from cartoonist Ralph Steadman and film-maker Ceri Levy - the GONZOVATIONISTS. Expect plenty more of what made the first two books so successful - unpredictable nonsense beasts, irreverent jokes, a diary-style record of the creative mayhem, and around 100 spectacular illustrations by Ralph of critically endangered mammals, insects, fish, lizards and trees – a stunning collection, with a serious conservation message. Ceri's humorous but meaningful message accompanied by Ralph's sensational paintings will satisfy art-lovers and conservationists alike.


Author: Ralph Steadman,Ceri Levy

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472911695

Category: Art

Page: 224

View: 7422


The Boids are back in town ... The follow-up to the award-winning EXTINCT BOIDS, this book features more of the incredible art of cartoonist Ralph Steadman. This time the focus is not on the birds that are gone, but the ones that there's still time to save. These are the 192 Critically Endangered birds on the IUCN Red List, species such as the Giant Ibis, the Kakapo, the Sumatran Ground-cuckoo and the iconic Spoon-billed Sandpiper ? these, along with a number of classic Steadman creations such as the Unsociable Lapwing, are the NEARLY-EXTINCT BOIDS. Woids are again by author, conservationist and film-maker Ceri Levy. Together, Ceri and Ralph are THE GONZOVATIONISTS.

The Ralph Steadman Book of Dogs

Author: Ralph Steadman

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547534256

Category: Humor

Page: 96

View: 5265


Features whimsical depictions of dogs in various themed settings, including "Saloon Bar Dog," "Buddhist Dogs Searching for Happiness," and "Dog Baby Substitute."

Amy and the Missing Puppy

Author: Callie Barkley

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442457724

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

View: 3177


Introducing The Critter Club! Amy and her friends solve a canine caper in this start to a pet-friendly illustrated chapter book series. It’s Spring Break in Santa Vista, and everyone has big plans...everyone except for Amy, that is! As her best friends head out of town on exciting adventures, Amy resigns herself to helping out at her mom’s vet clinic. At least she’ll be around cute animals! But when Santa Vista’s cold and elusive millionaire, Marge Sullivan, brings her puppy Rufus for a check-up, Amy encounters an unexpected mystery. After her friends return home, the girls get to the bottom of what happened to Rufus—and discover a way to help other lost and lonely animals in their town. With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, The Critter Club chapter books are perfect for beginning readers.

Ralph Steadman's Extinct Boids

Author: Ralph Steadman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781408181409

Category: Birds

Page: 224

View: 7397


When Ceri Levy asked Ralph Steadman to produce one piece of art representing an extinct bird for a recent exhibition, Ghosts of Gone Birds, Ralph said 'yes'. Then 'yes' again ... and again ... and again. An astonishing 100 paintings later, Extinct Boids was born. Ralph got carried away by the birds, taking Ceri with him ... this book details the discoveries they made on their travels through the savage seas of extinction. After stumbling on the previously hidden Toadstool Island, where the extinct birds of the world live on in secretive harmony, the duo spent nearly a year in close proximity to a host of fantastical avian creatures. Ralph documents them all in this series of remarkable paintings, featuring unique interpretations of well-known birds such as the Great Auk, Passenger Pigeon and Dodo, along with less familiar members of the feathersome firmament - Snail-eating Coua, for example, or the Red-moustached Fruit Dove - and a variety of bizarre beasts including the Gob Swallow, the Long-legged Shortwing and the Needless Smut. All are captured in a riot of expression and colour, with a slice of trademark Steadman humour. Strictly limited to just 150 copies, this Special Edition is an ultra-deluxe version of the book, bound with real cloth and signed by Ralph and Ceri. It is in a cloth-bound presentation box, and comes complete with a signed, numbered A3 giclee print with torn edge and debossed border, featuring Steadman's interpretation of the Black Mamo. This print, produced specially for this book, makes this boxed set the ultimate collector's edition.

The Amazing Armadillo

Geography of a Folk Critter

Author: Larry L. Smith,Robin W. Doughty

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292749457

Category: Nature

Page: 148

View: 8269


Perhaps no creature has so fired the imagination of a populace as the armadillo—that most ungainly, awkward, and timid little animal. Its detractors call it a varmint and wish it good speed from the Lone Star State and its other natural territories. But its supporters claim that it is the animal kingdom's representative of all that's truly Texan: tough, pioneering, adaptable, and generous in sharing its habitation with others. What is it that sets this quizzical little creature apart from the rest of the animal kingdom? Larry L. Smith and Robin W. Doughty ably answer this question in The Amazing Armadillo: Geography of a Folk Critter. This informative book traces the spread of the nine-banded armadillo from its first notice in South Texas late in the 1840s to its current range east to Florida and north to Missouri. The authors look at the armadillo's natural history and habitat as well as the role of humans in promoting its spread, projecting that the animal is increasing in both range and number, continuing its ecological success in areas where habitat and climate are favorable. The book also contributes to a long-standing research theme in geography—the relationship between humans and wildlife. It explores the armadillo's value to the medical community in current research in Hansen's Disease (leprosy) as well as commercial uses, and abuses, of the armadillo in recent times. Of particular note is the author's engaging look at the armadillo as a symbol of popular culture, the efforts now underway to make it a "totem animal" symbolizing the easy-going lifestyles of some Sunbelt cities, and the spread of the craze for armadilliana to other urban centers.

Gonzo the Art

Author: Ralph Steadman

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780151003877

Category: Art

Page: 208

View: 8562


The cartoonist's and illustrator's commentary accompanies selections from his thirty-year body of work

Untrodden Grapes

Author: Ralph Steadman

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780151011674

Category: Cooking

Page: 246

View: 4562


From Chile to California, South Africa to Alsace, Steadman has seen the best of the world's wine-producing regions. On a search for the unique and original, he brings the landscape and its people to life with pictures and prose.

Critical Animal and Media Studies

Communication for Nonhuman Animal Advocacy

Author: Núria Almiron,Matthew Cole,Carrie P. Freeman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317552695

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

View: 4595


This book aims to put the speciesism debate and the treatment of non-human animals on the agenda of critical media studies and to put media studies on the agenda of animal ethics researchers. Contributors examine the convergence of media and animal ethics from theoretical, philosophical, discursive, social constructionist, and political economic perspectives. The book is divided into three sections: foundations, representation, and responsibility, outlining the different disciplinary approaches’ application to media studies and covering how non-human animals, and the relationship between humans and non-humans, are represented by the mass media, concluding with suggestions for how the media, as a major producer of cultural norms and values related to non-human animals and how we treat them, might improve such representations.

Flight Ways

Life and Loss at the Edge of Extinction

Author: Thom van Dooren

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231537441

Category: Nature

Page: 224

View: 4063


A leading figure in the emerging field of extinction studies, Thom van Dooren puts philosophy into conversation with the natural sciences and his ethnographic encounters to vivify the cultural and ethical significance of modern-day extinctions. Unlike other meditations on the subject, Flight Ways incorporates the particularities of real animals and their worlds, drawing philosophers, natural scientists, and general readers into the experience of living among and losing biodiversity. Each chapter of Flight Ways focuses on a different species or group of birds: North Pacific albatrosses, Indian vultures, an endangered colony of penguins in Australia, Hawaiian crows, and the iconic whooping cranes of North America. Written in eloquent and moving prose, the book takes stock of what is lost when a life form disappears from the world—the wide-ranging ramifications that ripple out to implicate a number of human and more-than-human others. Van Dooren intimately explores what life is like for those who must live on the edge of extinction, balanced between life and oblivion, taking care of their young and grieving their dead. He bolsters his studies with real-life accounts from scientists and local communities at the forefront of these developments. No longer abstract entities with Latin names, these species become fully realized characters enmeshed in complex and precarious ways of life, sparking our sense of curiosity, concern, and accountability toward others in a rapidly changing world.

The Guide to Humane Critter Control

Natural, Nontoxic Pest Solutions to Protect Your Yard and Garden

Author: Theresa Rooney

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1591866960

Category: Gardening

Page: 144

View: 7594


It takes a lot of work and a fair amount of money to grow a garden, and a top fear of every gardener is having their investment wiped out by deer, rabbits, and insect invaders. This book is filled with clever ways to be proactive and stop pests from feasting on your bounty. The Guide to Humane Critter Control shows many ways to incorporate protective barriers without ruining your sightlines, outsmart the invaders using insect behavior, use scent to your advantage, and more. With methods and products that are not only kind to wildlife and insects but also healthier for children and pets, this is the blueprint for creating a safe backyard for play, beauty, and healthy fresh-grown foods.

The Joke's Over

Bruised Memories : Gonzo, Hunter S. Thompson, and Me

Author: Ralph Steadman

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780151012824

Category: Art

Page: 396

View: 8304


Traces the author's friendship and working relationship with Hunter S. Thompson, discussing their collaborative efforts through Gonzo Journalism while covering such subjects as the civil rights movement and Watergate, in a personal account that also evaluates Thompson's 2005 suicide. 50,000 first printing.

Proud to Be Weirrd

Author: Ralph Steadman

Publisher: Ammo Books

ISBN: 9781623260217

Category: Art

Page: 448

View: 2794


Iconoclastic British artist Ralph Steadman has been creating editorial and political illustrations for over five decades. Steadman is revered for his ink-splattered, anarchic, and often shocking drawings. His well-known illustrations alongside the work of literary legend Hunter S. Thompson have long been celebrated and have achieved a cult-like following. Together, Steadman and Thompson's iconic work has come to be known as Gonzo journalism. Ralph and Hunter first met in 1970 on an assignment from Scanlan's Monthly magazine to cover the Kentucky Derby. Their 40-year friendship included collaborations on seminal books such as Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and The Curse of Lono, as well as numerous articles for Jann Wenner's Rolling Stone, including the George Foreman vs. Muhammad Ali fight and coverage of the Watergate Scandals. PROUD TOO BE WEIRRD is the ultimate monograph of this creative genius. Steadman's first-person narrative takes us on a literary and visual journey of his well-known, provocative work and is accompanied by his acerbic wit, heartfelt political views, and unique sense of humour. This must-have book comes in two collectible editions. All one thousand, limited edition books are numbered and signed by Steadman and each comes in a red, cloth-wrapped, slipcased box. Steadman is the recipient of numerous awards and accolades for his illustrations in classic books such as Alice in Wonderland, Treasure Island, Animal Farm, and Fahrenheit 451. His revered work has appeared in numerous publications throughout the years including Rolling Stone, The Daily Telegraph, and The New York Times. This fall, a documentary film on Steadman, narrated by Johnny Depp, will be released by Sony Pictures. Fifteen years in the making, the film For No Good Reason highlights the many reasons to admire this one-of-a-kind artist. Likewise, PROUD TOO BE WEIRRD celebrates the profound creative genius of Ralph Steadman.

Tools for Critical Thinking in Biology

Author: Stephen H. Jenkins

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190266953

Category: Science

Page: 344

View: 308


The American Association for the Advancement of Science's report on Vision and Change in Undergraduate Biology Education suggests that instructors "can no longer rely solely on trying to cover a syllabus packed with topics" but rather should "introduce fewer concepts but present them in greater depth." They further suggest that the principles embodied in a set of core concepts and competencies should be the basis for all undergraduate biology courses, including those designed for nonmajors. The theme of Tools for Critical Thinking in Biology will be the first and most fundamental of these competencies: the ability to apply the process of science. Biology courses and curricula must engage students in how scientific inquiry is conducted, including evaluating and interpreting scientific explanations of the natural world. The book uses diverse examples to illustrate how experiments work, how hypotheses can be tested by systematic and comparative observations when experiments aren't possible, how models are useful in science, and how sound decisions can be based on the weight of evidence even when uncertainty remains. These are fundamental issues in the process of science that are important for everyone to understand, whether they pursue careers in science or not. Where other introductory biology textbooks are organized by scientific concepts, Tools for Critical Thinking in Biology will instead show how methods can be used to test hypotheses in fields as different as ecology and medicine, using contemporary case studies. The book will provide students with a deeper understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of such methods for answering new questions, and will thereby change the way they think about the fundamentals of biology.

Sigmund Freud

Author: Ralph Steadman

Publisher: Willowdale, Ont. : Firefly Books

ISBN: 9781552091746

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 120

View: 1031


The renowned illustrator presents a pictorial fantasy on Sigmund Freud, turning each major event in Freud's life into a "joking situation" based on the techniques discussed in Freud's Jokes and their relation to the unconscious.

Critical Role

Tal'dorei Campaign Setting

Author: Matthew Mercer,James Haeck

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781934547847

Category: Adventure games

Page: 144

View: 531


"Critical Role has taken the roleplaying world by storm and now you can join the adventure! Until now, the wondrous and dangerous lands of Tal'Dorei have been the sole stomping grounds of the show's adventuring company, Vox Machina. But now, you can explore these realms in a tome from the pen of Game Master Matt Mercer himself! Will you find one of the revered Vestiges of Divergence or perhaps discover part of the Chroma Conclave's legacy? Can you help the Ashari in their sacred charge to prevent the elemental vortices from overwhelming the world, or will you find yourself embroiled in the machinations of the Clasp? This setting book takes an in-depth look at the history, people, and places of Tal'Dorei, and includes new backgrounds, magic items, and monsters for the Fifth Edition rules"


The Balletic Art of Gavin Twinge

Author: Ralph Steadman

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780747561873

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 809


'An extraordinary mixture of autobiography, satirical art history and unhinged comedy.'- Independent on Sunday (UK)

Paracord Critters

Animal Shaped Knots &Ties

Author: JD of Tying It All Together

Publisher: Hillcrest Publishing Group

ISBN: 0985557893

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 104

View: 9125


Paracord Critters (PC) presents full-color step-by-step instructions for twelve animal shaped knots and ties, made with paracord. Featuring pieces carefully selected and designed by J.D. Lenzen, PC will capture your imagination and increase your knowledge of wildlife, through the joy of tying cord. A former naturalist and the originator of fusion knotting, Lenzen skillfully shows how to make a menagerie of paracord creatures that live underwater, on land, and in the sky--with each creation represented as a useful item (pin, key fob, necklace) or figurine.Paracord Critters, wildlife wonders in paracord!

Still Life with Bottle

Whisky According to Ralph Steadman

Author: Ralph Steadman

Publisher: Harcourt

ISBN: 9780151003105

Category: Cooking

Page: 160

View: 1896


A humorous and detailed glimpse into the world of whisky ranges from the distilleries of Scotland, to the skill needed for blending and using the proper amount of peat to fire a kiln, to the crazy days of smuggling and the effect this had on the whisky making process.