The Cat

A Natural History

The Cat A Natural History
Format: Hardback, 224 Pages
ISBN: 9781782408574
Publisher: Ivy Press
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Of all the domesticated species, cats have enjoyed the most complex relationship with people—one that still leads to arguments about whether you can label the cat asleep by your fire “tame.” The Cat: A Natural History begins at the beginning, just like Kipling but with more scientific heft, with a section on the evolution of the species, starting with Pseudaelurus, the first cat ancestor. A complex story of migration and development brings us to the modern world, in which an eight-branch family features 37 species. The following chapters on Anatomy & Biology, Society & Behavior, and Cats & Humans, take different angles on matters feline, offering plenty of new insights. A directory of breeds, featuring gorgeous photography of some of the most striking examples, makes a worthy conclusion to a book that should enchant anyone with an interest in, or a love for, cats. 

The author

With a PhD in domestic cat behavior, Sarah Brown has 30 years of experience with cats and cat owners, working as a consultant to the pet industry, as an academic and with rescue organisations. Sarah is the co-author of the definitive academic textbook The Behaviour of the Domestic Cat, (2nd edition) published by CABI (2012).

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Format: Hardback, 224 Pages
ISBN: 9781782408574
Illustrations: 250+ color photos
Size: 7.717 in x 9.252 in / 196 mm x 235 mm

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