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Roger A. Caras was born on May 24, 1928 in Methuen, Massachusetts. At the age of ten, he went to work for 10 cents an hour cleaning the stables of abused horses seized by the Massachusetts ASPCA. During college, he did two tours with the U.S. Army, first in World War II and then in the Korean visa mer conflict. He graduated with a degree in cinema from the University of Southern California and worked as a motion picture executive for fifteen years. He found his true calling in following the tracks of animals in their natural habitats, and wrote over 70 books on animals. His first book, Antarctica: Land of Frozen Time, was published in 1962. His other works included A Perfect Harmony: The Intertwining Lives of Animals and Humans Throughout History, The Bond, and Going for the Blue: Inside the World of Show Dogs and Dog Shows. He also served as president of the ASPCA and was an advisor to the Walt Disney Company, assisting in developing Disney's Animal Kingdom. His television career began in 1964 with the position of House Naturalist on The Today Show. From 1965 to 1968, he worked with Stanley Kubrick on 2001: A Space Odyssey. In 1975, he moved to ABC where he became a special correspondent for animals and the environment on ABC World News Tonight with Peter Jennings, Nightline and 20/20, as well as nature and companion animal correspondent for Good Morning America. Caras had a radio show which was first aired in 1969 called Pets and Wildlife and was heard on the CBS, NBC and ABC Radio Networks. He died of complications of a heart attack on February 18, 2001 at the age of 72. (Bowker Author Biography) Roger A. Caras' recent books include New Roger Caras' Great Horse Stories (Bristol Books, 1998), A Dog is Listening (Galahad Books, 1998), and A Perfect Harmony (Simon & Schuster, 1996). He lives in Freeland, Maryland. (Publisher Provided) visa färre

Verk av Roger A. Caras

Roger Caras' Treasury of Great Cat Stories (1987) — Redaktör — 188 exemplar
Lobo den vita vargen (1966) 56 exemplar
A Celebration of Cats (1986) 41 exemplar
The Forest (1979) 38 exemplar
Djurens privatliv (1974) 35 exemplar
The New Roger Caras Treasury of Great Cat Stories (1997) — Redaktör — 25 exemplar
A celebration of dogs (1982) 25 exemplar
The Roger Caras dog book (1980) 19 exemplar
Panther! (1969) 17 exemplar
The Endless Migrations (1985) 15 exemplar
Venomous Animals of the World (1974) 11 exemplar
Animals in Their Places (1987) 9 exemplar
Birds in flight (1971) 6 exemplar
Mara Simba: The African Lion (1986) 6 exemplar
Coyote for a day (1977) 5 exemplar
A Zoo in Your Room (1975) 5 exemplar
Animal architecture (1971) 5 exemplar
The boundary: land and sea (1972) 4 exemplar
The New Roger Caras Treasury of Great Horse Stories (1999) — Redaktör — 3 exemplar
Animal Courtships (1972) 3 exemplar
Animal children 2 exemplar
The Roger Caras pet book (1976) 2 exemplar
Vanishing wildlife 2 exemplar
Skunk for a day (1976) 1 exemplar
Bizarre Animals 1 exemplar
Last Chance on Earth (1966) 1 exemplar
Pet Medicine (1982) 1 exemplar
Nature Tales (1997) 1 exemplar
Mythos Katzen 1 exemplar
Dog Owner's Bible 1 exemplar
Forest, The 1 exemplar
Going for the Blue 1 exemplar

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The Complete Amateur Naturalist (1977) — Förord, vissa utgåvor97 exemplar
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Reader's Digest Condensed Books 1968 v04 (1968) — Bidragsgivare — 50 exemplar


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I love Roger Caras because he always has something good to say about Greyhounds! This is a well written book, with sly humor and many thought provoking chapters about man's best friend. Great addition to a dog lover's library.
kwskultety | 1 annan recension | Jul 4, 2023 |
Not at all what I was looking for. I was hoping that I would get an insider's view on what goes on behind the scenes at dog shows. Instead, I got brief explanations here and there of what judges look for in the show ring, and lots and lots of explanations of why people breed show quality dogs.
I get it! I have champions at home, so I don't need to be convinced why mixed breed dogs should not be bred. What I thought I was going to be reading were stories on how dogs got to be champions, how people cheat to get their dogs looking good, the politics and backstabbing that goes on in the show world...basically the low down dirty stuff. This book was very bland, containing nothing like that. A summary would be:
choose a breeder wisely; hope your dog has the personality for the ring; here are a few sentences on what they look for in the ring; don't breed mixed breed dogs; all dogs need love whether they are champions or not.

One thing I'm glad about is that I borrowed it from the library. If I had spent money on this book I would have been livid. Not that it was badly written, but it just wasn't what I was expecting.
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kwskultety | 1 annan recension | Jul 4, 2023 |
Overall decent field guide to have while camping, researching or just to store in your library for reference. The information is a little imbalanced, almost showing favoritism to certain animals over the rest. For example- there are almost 30 pages on snakes (including NON-venomous ones?) and a meager 16 pages on invertebrates, including only 1 scorpion. There are over 70 species of scorpions in the United States alone. I think this can serve as a handy first guide to someone looking for this kind of information to consult. A heavy handed amount of text and some decent textbook style BW illustrations to compliment the color photos.… (mer)
am08279 | 1 annan recension | Oct 19, 2022 |
people watching cats watching people
ritaer | 3 andra recensioner | Jun 2, 2020 |



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