The Domestic Cat: The Biology of Its Behaviour

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Cambridge University Press, Jun 8, 2000 - Pets - 244 pages
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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 and valued as rodent catchers, their enigmatic behavior has intrigued and bewildered us for generations. While 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 behavior or veterinary science to understand cats as they really are.

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A compendium of scientific information on felines this book reveals the sketchy nature of our understanding of one of our closest inter-species companions. Fascinating furry creatures those cats are but I'd much rather watch them than read about them Read full review

Review: The Domestic Cat: The Biology of Its Behaviour

User Review  - Goodreads

A compendium of scientific information on felines this book reveals the sketchy nature of our understanding of one of our closest inter-species companions. Fascinating furry creatures those cats are but I'd much rather watch them than read about them Read full review

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Dennis F. Turner was born in Tunica, MS and lived on Sugar Ditch. He graduated from Oakwood University (then Oakwood College) with a Bachelor s in 1997. After graduating from Oakwood University, Dennis went on to pursue his Master s from Alabama A&M University in Huntsville, AL and graduated in 2001. After working as a teacher for a while, Dennis decides to pursue his Ed.S and Ed.D in Educational Leadership and Administration to enable him to live his dreams as an inspirational/motivational speaker, college professor, and administrator. Dennis is a very dynamic and animated speaker. He has the ability to captivate and engage a wide range audience. His testimony is a one of perseverance and inspiration. Dennis, his wife Tene, and their three children, Dennis II, Dylan, and London live happily in the Memphis Area.

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