The Inner Life of Cats: The Science and Secrets of Our Mysterious Feline Companions
Our feline companions are much-loved but often mysterious. In The Inner Life of Cats, Thomas McNamee blends scientific reportage with engaging, illustrative anecdotes about his own beloved cat, Augusta, to explore and illuminate the secrets and enigmas of her kind. As it begins, The Inner Life... show more
Our feline companions are much-loved but often mysterious. In The Inner Life of Cats, Thomas McNamee blends scientific reportage with engaging, illustrative anecdotes about his own beloved cat, Augusta, to explore and illuminate the secrets and enigmas of her kind. As it begins, The Inner Life of Cats follows the development of the young Augusta while simultaneously explaining the basics of a kitten's physiological and psychological development. As the narrative progresses, McNamee also charts cats' evolution, explores a feral cat colony in Rome, tells the story of Augusta's life and adventures, and consults with behavioral experts, animal activists, and researchers, who will help readers more fully understand cats. McNamee shows that with deeper knowledge of cats' developmental phases and individual idiosyncrasies, we can do a better job of guiding cats' maturation and improving the quality of their lives. Readers' relationships with their feline friends will be happier and more harmonious because of this book.
Publish date: 2017-03-28
Publisher: Hachette Books
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
While I agree with some that there is much too much of the author's own tale of him and his personal cat, there was much good information here. He has exposed some of the not too well known cat lore. And, while some say there is not enough 'science' I think that on the whole, science ignores the pli...
This book alternated between being compulsively readable and making me wonder where the heck the author was trying to go with things. There is a lot of interesting information but sometimes it was like the author was confused about whether he should be arguing to deal with cats in a certain way, or ...
I'm going almost the full five stars on this because it's the best cat book I've read to date. I've not read a ton, to be honest, but McNamee manages to capture both the science and the essence of the relationship between a cat and its owner. He is undoubtedly a man coming at the subject with hear...
TITLE: The Inner Life of Cats: The Science and Secrets of Our Mysterious Feline Companions AUTHOR: Thomas McNamee DATE PUBLISHED: 2017 FORMAT: Hardcover ISBN-13: 9780316262873 ____________________________________________ Book Description: "Our feline companions are much-loved but often...