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“Though a cat may choose to share her affection with a human or two, she will always remain that quixotic mix of unpredictability and individuality that challenges the understanding of the most patient among us. It is as if they know that when they first stepped into the human ring of firelight, they forever altered our history, influencing our religions, our literature, o ...more
Paperback, 138 pages
Published December 1st 2019
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Lis Carey
Nov 26, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs, cats, non-fiction
This is a book about cats and the love of cats--their evolution, history, folklore, and changing places in in our lives and homes. It's filled with beautiful photographs of a wide variety of cats, domestic and wild, and that alone would be worth your time.

In addition to the purely enjoyable sections, showing cats of all kinds and sharing their history, there are the practical parts of the book: care, health, training, and management.

It's not a long book, less than 150 pages, but every one of tho
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Debbie De Louise
This book is not only beautiful, filled with gorgeous color photographs of cats but also extremely informative. I would expect nothing less from the author. Amy Shojai is a certified animal behavior consultant who has published 30 bestselling pet books.

Cat Life is divided into four sections: Evolutionary of cat; cultured cat; physical cat, and gallery of breeds. Anything and everything a cat lover might want to know about this unique animal is included in this book. A Table of Contents and an al
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Jill Anna  Freeman
” Cat Life: Celebrating the History, Culture & Love of the Cat” by Amy Shojai is a is a non-fiction book that addresses the Evolutionary...Cultured...and Physical aspects of The Cat...as well as an extensive Gallery of Breeds. This work is also beautifully illustrated. Felines have been the companions of mankind ( Bipeds) since prehistoric times all the way to the present....and yet have maintained their individuality...grace ...and dignity without alteration all the while. No other creature upo ...more
Meg Dendler
Dec 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shojai's new book is a thorough and comprehensive look at cats of all shapes and sizes--sometimes even a bit more than tenderhearted cat lovers may want to know about the mistreatment of their feline friends over the centuries. Humans are a cruel, cruel, superstitious bunch. There are beautiful illustrations, and this book could genuinely be called "Everything You Wanted To Know About Cats But Didn't Even Know To Ask." There is history, information on different breeds, and more details about cat ...more
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David Glicksman
Dec 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A terrific cat book.

I love cats, interacting with them and reading about them. Lately, I’ve been reading mostly dog books and human animal bond books, as those are always available. So, when I see a great quality cat book, I pounce on it. And this one was was a real treat. There was so much information about cats, from their history to their care to their breeds. I learned a lot, and I also loved confirming the stuff I sort of knew. The breed descriptions and the great photos were an added bonu
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