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Llama and Alpaca Neonatal Care Spiral-bound – October 15, 1996
"Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress"
Is the world really falling apart? Is the ideal of progress obsolete? Cognitive scientist and public intellectual Steven Pinker urges us to step back from the gory headlines and prophecies of doom, and instead, follow the data: In seventy-five jaw-dropping graphs, Pinker shows that life, health, prosperity, safety, peace, knowledge, and happiness are on the rise. Learn more
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There is a gentle, nurturing attitude inside this book. Just as a llama mama would nurture her young cria, the reader is guided and watched over with an absence of pushy dominance. Continuing with this metaphor, it would be safe to say that the language and structure of this wonderful book speaks to us as a mother camelid would - softly, from a distance, alert to everything, guiding with confidence and yet ready to respond immediately when the situation signals danger. -- Francei Greth-Peto
About the Author
Brad Smith: Brad has been a faculty member in the Oregon State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, since 1983 when he moved to Corvallis after finishing his DVM and PhD at the University of Illinois. While his research in Illinois involved pigs, it did not take him long after moving to Oregon to discover that llamas and alpacas were much nicer to work with and certainly smelled better than pigs. Since then he has developed the OSU llama and alpaca research program and the university camelid research herd. Brad is a graduate of Pomona College, San Diego State university, and the University of Illinois.
Karen Timm: After graduating from University of California Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 1968, Karen worked as a mixed animal practitioner until 1977 when she returned to graduate school and completed a residency in laboratory animal medicine. being a glutton for punishment she stayed on at U.C. Davis and completed her PhD in anatomy. Since moving to Corvallis, Oregon in 1983 she has been teaching anatomy as well as strange beasty medicine (hamsters, gerbils, fish, exotics, etc) in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Oregon State University. For the past 10 years she has been working on anatomic problems of llamas and alpacas.
Pat Long: Pat is a mixed animal practitioner living in Corvallis, Oregon. Shortly after moving to Corvallis in 1982 after a 5 year stint in the U.S. Army, he began to work with llamas. Since then the number of llamas and alpacas in his practice. Pat is a 1976 graduate of the Kansas State University, College of Veterinary Medicine.