From the author of the surprise bestseller The Hidden Life of Dogs comes an unparalleled exploration of the world of the cat family. With an instinct for animal behavior. Thomas takes up the subject of felines and the kinds of bonds and unspoken agreements they form with us and with one another. Illustrated. (Animals)From the author of the surprise bestseller The Hidden Life of Dogs comes an unparalleled exploration of the world of the cat family. With an instinct for animal behavior. Thomas takes up the subject of felines and the kinds of bonds and unspoken agreements they form with us and with one another. Illustrated. (Animals)Read Less
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This book is really fun. I'm told that some of the information it contains (which is prodigious!) is now superseded but find that difficult to believe... If you want to know your cat better, get closer to him or her as a friend (as opposed to a 'pet' or 'performer of domestic tricks'), look no further. You have found the key. Elizabeth Marshall Thomas (who became interested in speaking Cat after an early encounter with a Koi/San "Bushman" and a lion) will slowly and very amusingly open to you some of the further profundities of this somewhat recondite tongue, offering intriguing explanations of some aspects of Cat grammar that may seem at times inconsistent or even downright back to front. There's cat logic here, cat facts, cat lore, cat psychology, cat science galore. I couldn't recommend a better book on the subject.
Publishers Weekly, 1994-06-20 This latest animal book from the author of The Hidden Life of Dogs will have ailurophiles purring. If she were a captive tiger, Thomas tells us that she'd prefer to be in a circus rather than a zoo--the big top is more stimulating. She compares the quality of life for captive animals in zoos and circuses, introduces circus tigers and their trainers and visits a tiger training school in northern Illinois. Thomas begins by defining cats as meat-eaters, all, then examines cat culture as it evolved to the present time. We meet Ruby, a domesticated puma, and several generations of barn and house cats. Thomas relates an astonishing tale about Bushmen and a pride of lions in the Kalahari Desert. But the most enthralling of her subjects in this thoroughly captivating book proves to be the tiger. Illustrations. 225,000 first printing; first serial to Atlantic Monthly; author tour. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Publishers Weekly, 1995-08-07 Anthropologist Thomas's (The Hidden Life of Dogs) probing of the minds and souls of felines, small and domestic as well as big and feral, spent six weeks on PW's bestseller list. (Sept.)
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