Daily Deals: A Small Furry Prayer and Factbook
Today Amazon offers A Small Furry Prayer by Steven Kotler just for $1.99
Steven Kotler was forty years old, single, and facing an existential crisis when he met Lila, a woman devoted to animal rescue. “Love me, love my dogs” was her rule, and Steven took it to heart. Spurred to move by a housing crisis in Los Angeles, Steven, Lila, and their eight dogs-then ten, then twenty, and then they lost count-bought a postage-stamp-size farm in Chimayo, New Mexico. A Small Furry Prayer chronicles their adventures at Rancho de Chihuahua, the sanctuary they created for their special needs pack. While dog rescue is one of the largest underground movements in America, it is also one of the least understood. An insider look at the “cult and culture” of dog rescue, A Small Furry Prayer weaves personal experience, cultural investigation, and scientific inquiry into a fast-paced, fun-filled narrative that explores what it means to devote one’s life to the furry and the four-legged. Along the way, Kotler combs through every aspect of canine-human relations, from humans’ long history with dogs through brand-new research into the neuroscience of canine companionship, in the end discovering why living in a world made of dog may be the best way to uncover the truth about what it really means to be human.
Some words about the Author
Steven Kotler is the author of the novel The Angle Quickest for Flight, a San Francisco Chronicle bestseller, and West of Jesus, a 2006 PEN West finalist. His work has appeared in the GQ, Wired, New York Times Magazine, National Geographic and elsewhere, and he writes The Playing Field, a blog about the science of sport for PsychologyToday.com. Kotler runs the Rancho de Chihuahua dog sanctuary with his wife in rural New Mexico.
Also you can download Factbook for free today only.
FactBook is an app that literally puts the world at your fingertips. Want to know what the population of a country is? How about their standard of living and the general life expectancy? What are their military expenditures? How many people own a cell phone?
Research, explore, and compare information for nations all over the world. The application processes statistical data to produce charts and graphs that provide more appealing and easy-to-digest representations of the information. FactBook allows you to quickly compare all countries with respect to a particular statistical category. For instance, you can compare the GDPs of all countries and the app will generate a graph that clearly shows how each stacks up to the others. An embedded Share key in the hard menu makes sharing information easy through messaging, email, or any other networking program you wish you use.
FactBook draws its WorldStats information from the CIA World Fact Book and from the United Nations world database.