The Cat: A Natural History

Author(s): Sarah Brown

Animals

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. 

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  • : 9781782408574
  • : Ivy Press, The
  • : allen
  • : March 2020
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  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Sarah Brown
  • : Hardback
  • : Mar-20
  • : English
  • : 636.8
  • : 224