Catwatching

Catwatching

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by Desmond Morris
     
 

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This book, the first in the popular Watching series, explains everything from why cats purr to why we say it's raining cats and dogs. 26 black-and-white photographs.  See more details below

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This book, the first in the popular Watching series, explains everything from why cats purr to why we say it's raining cats and dogs. 26 black-and-white photographs.

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Library Journal
In each of these books by the author of Bodywatching an introductory essay is followed by a question-and-answer section (items one to four pages in length). The questions include ones about mating, hunting behavior, and physical characteristics. Morris writes very well, and his answers are often witty as well as informed. Nearly any reader would find these books interesting. Unfortunately, all of Morris's information is available from such other sources as encyclopedias and general dog and cat books, so a purchasing library is getting little new for its money. If your budget permits ``extra'' buying in the pet area, do acquire these books. Your readers will like them. But if the budget is tight, they are marginal purchases. Susan Matusak, Wilson Coll. Lib., Chambersburg, Pa.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307806277
Publisher:
Crown/Archetype
Publication date:
10/19/2011
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
925,522
File size:
3 MB

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Meet the Author

Desmond Morris was born in 1928. Educated at Birmingham and Oxford universities, he became the Curator of Mammals at London Zoo in 1959, a post he held for eight years. In 1967 he published The Naked Ape which has sold over 10 million copies worldwide and has changed the way we view our own species forever. An accomplished artist, tv presenter, film maker and writer, Desmond Morris's books have been published in over thirty-six countries.

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Catwatching: Why Cats Purr and Everything Else You Ever Wanted to Know 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a truely enjoyable book consistently bringing a smile to your face. Even though I already knew about most of the reasons why cat's do certain things, I occationally came across an explanation of a behaviour where I thought: 'hmmm, wow, so that's it!' All in all it is written in a very uplifting way that is really enjoyable to read.