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Cat sense : how the new feline science can make you a better friend to your pet, John Bradshaw

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Cat sense : how the new feline science can make you a better friend to your pet
Title
Cat sense
Title remainder
how the new feline science can make you a better friend to your pet
Statement of responsibility
John Bradshaw
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Cats have been popular household pets for thousands of years, and their numbers only continue to rise. Today there are three cats for every dog on the planet, and yet cats remain more mysterious, even to their most adoring owners. Unlike dogs, cats evolved as solitary hunters, and, while many have learned to live alongside humans and even feel affection for us, they still don't quite "get us" the way dogs do, and perhaps they never will. But cats have rich emotional lives that we need to respect and understand if they are to thrive in our company. In Cat Sense, renowned anthrozoologist John Bradshaw takes us further into the mind of the domestic cat than ever before, using cutting-edge scientific research to dispel the myths and explain the true nature of our feline friends. Tracing the cat's evolution from lone predator to domesticated companion, Bradshaw shows that although cats and humans have been living together for at least eight thousand years, cats remain independent, predatory, and wary of contact with their own kind, qualities that often clash with our modern lifestyles. Cats still have three out of four paws firmly planted in the wild, and within only a few generations can easily revert back to the independent way of life that was the exclusive preserve of their predecessors some 10,000 years ago. Cats are astonishingly flexible, and given the right environment they can adapt to a life of domesticity with their owners-but to continue do so, they will increasingly need our help. If we're to live in harmony with our cats, Bradshaw explains, we first need to understand their inherited quirks: understanding their body language, keeping their environments - however small - sufficiently interesting, and becoming more proactive in managing both their natural hunting instincts and their relationships with other cats. A must-read for any cat lover, Cat Sense offers humane, penetrating insights about the domestic cat that challenge our most basic assumptions and promise to dramatically improve our pets' lives - and ours"--
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1950-
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Bradshaw, John
Dewey number
636.8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
SF446.5
LC item number
.B725 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cats
  • Cats
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Cat owners
  • PETS / Cats / General
  • SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Zoology / Mammals
  • SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General
Label
Cat sense : how the new feline science can make you a better friend to your pet, John Bradshaw
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Cat at the Threshold -- The Cat Steps out of the Wild -- One Step Back, Two Steps Forward -- Every Cat Has to Learn to Be Domestic -- The World According to Cat -- Thoughts and Feelings -- Cats Together -- Cats and Their People -- Cats as Individuals -- Cats and Wildlife -- Cats of the Future
Control code
ocn848393166
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxviii, 307 pages
Isbn
9780465031016
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013020749
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 1129141
  • (Sirsi) o848393166
  • (OCoLC)848393166
Label
Cat sense : how the new feline science can make you a better friend to your pet, John Bradshaw
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Cat at the Threshold -- The Cat Steps out of the Wild -- One Step Back, Two Steps Forward -- Every Cat Has to Learn to Be Domestic -- The World According to Cat -- Thoughts and Feelings -- Cats Together -- Cats and Their People -- Cats as Individuals -- Cats and Wildlife -- Cats of the Future
Control code
ocn848393166
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxviii, 307 pages
Isbn
9780465031016
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013020749
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 1129141
  • (Sirsi) o848393166
  • (OCoLC)848393166

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