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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Descrizione libro Basic Books, 2013. Condizione libro: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: The Guardian "Bradshaw's book mixes pellets of cat lore with accounts of feline evolution, anatomy, genetics and development from newborn kitten to adulthood, plus descriptions of cat-psychology experiments in the laboratory, many of which he has conducted himself. Inveterate cat-haters, those defective humans, probably won't appreciate this book, but anyone else might. It is written in a friendly and engaging way, has helpful tips for cat owners, and is packed with excellent cat facts." The Observer "You could buy a dozen books by the many cat whisperers, cat gurus and cat therapists that exist in our feline-obsessed modern world, but their accumulated wisdom would probably not help you understand your cats - where they've come from, what they want from you, and where they might be going, if we're not careful - as well as Cat Sense ." The Sunday Times "[Bradshaw] starts with cat origins and works methodically - and illuminatingly - through the many daft anthropomorphic assumptions. What makes Bradshaw's book so valuable is his positive thinking. How can we make the cat less anxious? How can we help'. [ Cat Sense is] a mind-altering book." The Express "Bradshaw does a great job of explaining to the clueless cat owner what science has discovered about their pet. [A] fascinating bookshelf essential for anyone who's ever looked at their cat and wondered what's going on behind those big eyes." The Telegraph "Bradshaw is.a dedicated scientist, with much to teach us about our furry darlings." The New Statesman "On physiology, Bradshaw goes well beyond charming did-you-knows to provide insights that could transform the average cat owner's understanding of their pet. After reading Cat Sense , you will never look at your cat in the same way again." Booklist , Starred Review "This fascinating book will be a bible for cat owners." Publishers Weekly "[Bradshaw] engagingly synthesizes recent academic research about cats. Readable, practical, and original, this is likely to become the go-to book for understanding cat behavior." Kirkus "A useful guide to help cat lovers better understand their elusive pets." Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, author of When Elephants Weep and The Nine Emotional Lives of Cats "This fascinating book is one of the finest ever written about cats. There was hardly a page where I did not learn something new, and John Bradshaw's many practical suggestions are truly excellent. Any cat lover is bound to discover in it much that is useful, interesting, and entertaining." Alexandra Horowitz, author of Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know and On Looking: Eleven Walks with Expert Eyes "John Bradshaw knows cats. Cat Sense brims with many details sure to engage owners and animal lovers alike--and possibly even felines." Tracie Hotchner, author of The Cat Bible and host/ producer of Dog Talk (and Kitties, Too!) on NPR and Cat Crazy and Cat Chat & Dog Talk on the Radio Pet Lady Network " Cat Sense makes sense of cats for us from an entirely fresh perspective, using a combination of history, science, logic, and a heartfelt compassion, certainly inspired by his own lovely kitty, Splodge. John Bradshaw has given us all the gift of being able to truly comprehend our pussycats and offer them the unselfish and satisfying life we have never quite known how to do until this book opened our eyes." Hal Herzog, author of Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat: Why It's So Hard To Think Straight About Animals "Based on rock solid science, Cat Sense is a beautifully written whirlwind tour of all things feline--from the influence of ancient Egyptian funeral rites on the behavior of modern cats to practical tips on how to keep an indoor cat happy. I am so glad I read this book. and so is my cat Tilly!". Codice libro della libreria ABE_book_new_0465031013
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