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The Domestic Cat

£14.99

Product description

Cherished as companions, and valued as rodent catchers, cats are now the most popular pets in western homes. Covering pampered pets to feral hunters, this book penetrates the enigma that is Felis catus, helping general readers and specialists in behaviour or veterinary science to understand what cats really are. Humans have lived with cats for thousands of years, and there are now more cats kept in western households than any other animal. Cherished as companions, valued as rodent catchers, their enigmatic behaviour has intrigued and bewildered us for generations. Whilst accepting the comforts of human homes, cats do seem to 'walk by themselves'. Although loved for their independence and self-reliance, myths and fables surround them, leaving them open to persecution and misunderstanding. Covering all types of cats from pampered pets to feral hunters, this completely revised new edition of The Domestic Cat shows how cats live and behave in a variety of circumstances and surroundings. With new chapters on welfare issues, and cat-cat communication, this volume penetrates the enigma that is Felis catus, sorting fact from fiction, and helping both the general reader and the specialist in animal behaviour or veterinary science to understand what cats really are.

Condition: Corners dented, otherwise Very Good, pages clean and bright, binding strong

Item details

Author(s):
Turner, Dennic C. & Bateson, Patrick (eds)
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
9.5" x 7.5"
Edition:
2nd 2000
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0521636485
ISBN-13:
9780521636483
Number of pages:
244
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press 2000
Title:
The Domestic Cat

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Cherished as companions, and valued as rodent catchers, cats are now the most popular pets in western homes. Covering pampered pets to feral hunters, this book penetrates the enigma that is Felis catus, helping general readers and specialists in behaviour or veterinary science to understand what cats really are. Humans have lived with cats for thousands of years, and there are now more cats kept in western households than any other animal. Cherished as companions, valued as rodent catchers, their enigmatic behaviour has intrigued and bewildered us for generations. Whilst accepting the comforts of human homes, cats do seem to 'walk by themselves'. Although loved for their independence and self-reliance, myths and fables surround them, leaving them open to persecution and misunderstanding. Covering all types of cats from pampered pets to feral hunters, this completely revised new edition of The Domestic Cat shows how cats live and behave in a variety of circumstances and surroundings. With new chapters on welfare issues, and cat-cat communication, this volume penetrates the enigma that is Felis catus, sorting fact from fiction, and helping both the general reader and the specialist in animal behaviour or veterinary science to understand what cats really are.

Condition: Corners dented, otherwise Very Good, pages clean and bright, binding strong

Author(s):
Turner, Dennic C. & Bateson, Patrick (eds)
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
9.5" x 7.5"
Edition:
2nd 2000
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0521636485
ISBN-13:
9780521636483
Number of pages:
244
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press 2000
Title:
The Domestic Cat

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