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3.68  ·  Rating details ·  136 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
Desmond Morris considers the cat in myth and history, and answers questions he received from cat owners after the publication of the internationally best-selling Catwatching. 31 black-and-white photographs.
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published December 12th 1988 by Crown (first published January 1st 1987)
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Sep 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book is amazing and a must-read for cat lovers. Hilarious, informative, and head-scratchingly weird. Kinda like cats?
Jul 22, 2017 rated it it was ok
Outdated. The author has clearly anthropomorphized the neutering of cats by saying it is unfair to de-sex cats! This sounds like a very human fear of becoming unmanned! He seems to espouse the out-worn theory of letting cats have at least one litter. There are numerous other places where the author has imposed his own thoughts and ideas about cat behavior as though it was gospel-truth, only to know that further (or actual!) research since the time it was written (1987,) has proven things to be o ...more
Jul 13, 2012 rated it it was ok
I have read quite a few books about cats now so it is good when you come across a book that offers things that you have not already read elsewhere before. This was the case with this book, for most of it, anyway. The book is dated somewhat, now.
Whilst in agreement wholeheartedly with the author about the issue of declawing, I found myself opposed to his very strong views on desexing cats. When it comes to this topic, he pulls no punches. Basically, his stance is that desexing is extreme and tak
Carrie ♠
Sep 14, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Wow, what didn't I learn from this book? Although in places, this book was a bit dated, much of the information can still be useful today. Very easy to read with short chapters, this book was full of cool information. I have a very rambunctious cat and found that I have a slightly better idea how he ticks now. I learned why it's a bad thing to stare a cat down, and quite related to this is why those who don't care for cat tend to be the person(s) a cat will go to more often than a "cat lover." A ...more
Jul 18, 2016 rated it liked it
Well that was something.
Well written, straight forward and juicy.
As a person with little business with cats- so far at least, illustrations would have done me well in some parts but again Google exists, so.
Why would they appreciate sour tastes buggs me, speculations and theories are appreciated, in fact , regarding that it's a 28yo book, I wonder if the questions unanswered then have remained unanswered now as the one of telepathy with owners.
I laughed at the thought of superfecundation during s
Angela Maher
May 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction, cats
This is the follow-on from Catwatching, and includes another collection of revealing and fascination information about cats. If you think you know lots abut cats, you'll be surprised at how much you didn't know. The writing style is also very easy to read, and the book is rather absorbing overall. A must read for anyone who lives with a cat.
Robert Hult
Sep 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book with the most up-to-date information about felines that I have ever read. This book is bound to save a lot of feline lives, since it gives the reader everything they would ever want to know about their pet cats.
Sep 24, 2008 rated it really liked it
A delightful escape...
Aug 01, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Il grandissimo etologo ci racconta i felini. Affascinante :)
Mar 19, 2009 rated it liked it
Doing research on my Ruthie. Now I want to read his other books.
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Desmond John Morris is most famous for his work as a zoologist and ethologist, but is also known as a surrealist artist and author.

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