DR. W. SCOTT PERSONS IV is a paleontologist who holds a bachelor’s degree in Geology from Macalester College and a master’s degree and PhD in Evolution and Systematics from the University of Alberta, where he was a student of world-renowned paleontologist Dr. Philip J. Currie. Dr. Persons’s research focuses primarily on evolutionary arms races between dinosaurian predators and prey, on the biomechanics and evolution of dinosaur locomotion, and on the evolution of dinosaurian feathers. He has taken part in fossil-hunting expeditions throughout the American West, Mongolia, Tanzania, Argentina, and China. Dr. Persons is the author of the book Dinosaurs of the Alberta Badlands, and his work has been featured on the National Geographic and Discovery channels and in Smithsonian and Discover Magazine.
DR. PHILIP J. CURRIE is a full professor and Canada Research Chair of Dinosaur Paleobiology at the University of Alberta. As a world-renowned paleontologist, Dr. Currie’s scientific accomplishments have led to a greater understanding of dinosaurs and their significance. He was instrumental in the development of the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology and has made major contributions to paleontology on both the Canadian and the world stage through his extensive fieldwork, academic research, writing, and teaching. In addition to the numerous awards and medals Dr. Currie has received, he has published 170 scientific articles, 140 popular articles, and 15 books, has given more than 800 lectures attended by over 50,000 people, and has given more than 1,200 newspaper, magazine, radio, film, and television interviews for articles and programs.
Animal Stories for Kids: Coyote Peterson's Brave Adventures: Wild Animals in a Wild World chronicles some of the wildest encounters Coyote Peterson has had over the course of his travels. The stories begin with his first snapping turtle catch as a kid and lead down a trail of incredible moments he and his camera crew have had while filming their Brave Wilderness shows. From a giant alligator that nearly caught Coyote in its bone crushing jaws, to an 800 pound Grizzly Bear that helped him teach the audience what to do and NOT do if you ever encounter one of these enormous predators in the wild, every tale is laced with fast paced action and daring adventure. With the presence of danger often looming for Coyote, each story reminds the reader that animals rule the wild places of this planet, and if we respect them from a safe distance, even the most frightening creatures are more likely to be afraid of us than we should ever be of them.
Exciting animal stories for kids of all ages: This collection of short stories aims to give the reader a first-person perspective into some of Coyote’s most harrowing and heartwarming adventures.
Young Camille's dreams are shattered when she's rejected by the ruthless and abusive Alpha of the Shadow Pack. Her only chance at survival is to arrive in Paris and pray that what her brother told her about the angels is true.
Chased and almost killed upon her arrival, she's saved by the mythical creatures who protect the city. Plus, Fate gives her a new mate—the one she always dreamed about. But with a price.
Jacob had been waiting a long time to be matched with a rejected soul so he could break his curse and become a full angel. Camille is everything he'd been looking for in a mate—she has a good heart and she's extremely brave. Running against time, they have thirty days to fall in love or he will turn into stone, forever.
Peril strikes when Alpha Simon wants to reclaim Camille. In a mad quest for power, he wages war on the other packs. Now more than being saved, Camille needs to be the savior and stop the cruel Alpha from hurting the people she loves.
This sweet fantasy angel romance can be read as a standalone.
From the author of Team Dog, Trident K9 Warriors gave readers an inside look at the Navy SEAL teams' elite K9 warriors-who they are, how they are trained, and the extreme missions they undertake to save lives. From detecting explosives to eliminating the bad guys, these powerful dogs are also some of the smartest and highest skilled working animals on the planet. Mike Ritland's job is to train them.
This special edition re-telling presents the dramatic tale of how Ritland discovered his passion and grew up to become the trainer of the nation's most elite military working dogs. Ritland was a smaller-than-average kid who was often picked-on at school-which led him to spend more time with dogs at a young age. After graduating BUD/S training-the toughest military training in the world-to become a SEAL, he was on combat deployment in Iraq when he saw a military working dog in action and instantly knew he'd found his true calling.
Ritland started his own company to train and supply working and protection dogs for the U.S. Government, Department of Defense, and other clients. He also started the Warrior Dog Foundation to help retired Special Operations dogs live long and happy lives after their service.
Navy SEAL Dogs is the true story of how Mike Ritland grew from a skinny, bullied child, to a member of our nation's most elite SEAL Teams, to the trainer of the world's most highly skilled K9 warriors.