Автор: Katz, Jon Название: A Dog Year ISBN: 0812966902 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780812966909 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 962 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: "Change loves me, defines and stalks me like a laser-guided smart bomb. It comes at me in all forms, suddenly and with enormous impact, from making shifts in work to having and raising a kid to buying a cabin on a distant mountaintop. Sometimes, change comes on four legs." In his popular and widely praised Running to the Mountain, Jon Katz wrote of the strength and support he found in the massive forms of his two yellow Labrador retrievers, Julius and Stanley. When the Labs were six and seven, a breeder who'd read his book contacted Katz to say she had a dog that was meant for him--a two-year-old border collie named Devon, well bred but high-strung and homeless. Katz already had a full canine complement, but instinct overruled reason, and soon thereafter he brought Devon home. A Dog Year: Twelve Months, Four Dogs, and Me is the story of how Devon and Jon--and Julius and Stanley--came to terms with each other. It shows how a man discovered a lot about himself through one dog (and then another) whose temperament seemed as different from his own as day is from night. It is a story of trust and understanding, of life and death, of continuity and change. It is by turns insightful, hilarious, and deeply moving.
Автор: Katz Jon Название: Dog Who Loved ISBN: 0091932270 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780091932275 Издательство: Random House Рейтинг: Цена: 998 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: As Izzy settles down to life on Bedlam Farm, Jon is amazed that all signs of the troubled rescue dog who first arrived have disappeared. More than this, the Border collie demonstrates an uncanny sensitivity to, and tenderness towards, humans who are troubled or ill.
In this wonderful book, Jon Katz, the owner of Bedlam Farm, learns once again about the unexpected places animals can take us. As trained hospice volunteers visiting homes and nursing facilities in upstate New York, Katz and his affectionate and intuitive border collie Izzy bring comfort and canine companionship to people who most need it. An eighty-year-old Alzheimer's patient smiles for the first time in months when she feels Izzy's soft fur. A retired logger joyfully remembers his own beloved dog. As Izzy bonds with patients and Katz focuses on their families, the author begins to come to terms with his own life, discovering dark realities he has never confronted. Meanwhile, Lenore, a spirited, bright-eyed black Labrador puppy, arrives at Bedlam Farm. Her genial personality and boundless capacity for affection steer Katz out of the shadows, rekindle his love of working with dogs, and restore his connection to the farm and the animals and people around him.
Описание: Do animals have souls? Some of our greatest thinkers--Aristotle, Plato, Thomas Aquinas--and countless animal lovers have been obsessed with this question for thousands of years. Now New York Times bestselling author Jon Katz looks for an answer. With his signature wisdom, humor, and clarity, Katz relates the stories of the animals he lives with on Bedlam Farm and finds remarkable kinships at every turn. Whether it is beloved sheepdog Rose's brilliant and methodical herding ability, Mother the cat's keen mousing instincts, or Izzy's canine compassion toward hospice patients, Katz is mesmerized to see in them individual personas and sparks of self-awareness. Soul of a Dog will resonate with anyone who loves dogs, cats, or other animals--and who wonders about the spirits that animate them and the deepening hold they have on our lives.
Автор: Katz, Jon Название: Geeks ISBN: 0767906993 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780767906999 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 894 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Jesse and Eric were geeks: suspicious of authority figures, proud of their status as outsiders, fervent in their belief in the positive power of technology. High school had been an unbearable experience and their small-town Idaho families had been torn apart by hard times. On the fringe of society, they had almost no social lives and little to look forward to. They spent every spare cent on their computers and every spare moment on-line. Nobody ever spoke of them, much less for them. But then they met Jon Katz, a roving journalist who suggested that, in the age of geek impresario Bill Gates, Jesse and Eric had marketable skills that could get them out of Idaho and pave the way to a better life. So they bravely set out to conquer Chicago--geek style. Told with Katz's trademark charm and sparkle, Geeks is a humorous, moving tale of triumph over adversity and self-acceptance that delivers two irresistible heroes for the digital age and reveals the very human face of technology.
Автор: Katz Jon Название: Saving Izzy ISBN: 0091932262 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780091932268 Издательство: Random House Рейтинг: Цена: 998 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: When Jon Katz hears about Izzy, a 3-year-old Border collie kept alone in a field on an abandoned farm, his heart speaks louder than his head and he agrees to take him in. Once again Jon finds himself challenged by a dog. Having found his human, Izzy wants to go with Jon wherever he may be, and jumps fences and chews through locks to do so.
Автор: Katz Jon Название: Good Dog ISBN: 0091932254 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780091932251 Издательство: Random House Рейтинг: Цена: 998 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: When Jon took on a troublesome two-year-old Border Collie, it turned his sedate life upside down and culminated in a move from suburbia to a rural farm. But the contrary Collie never settles down. Jon tries everything, obedience training, changing his name from Devon to Orson, even acupuncture, and it all helps a little, but not enough.
Автор: Katz, Jon Название: Home for rose ISBN: 0091929024 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780091929022 Издательство: Random House Рейтинг: Цена: 998 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The author leaves the suburbs for a remote farm in order to give Border Collie puppy Rose - along with our friend Devon from A Dog Year - a true taste of herding life. But with Rose by his side the author finds there is little that together they can`t do, and as spring comes and the frost thaws he finds himself battered, drained yet exhilarated.