The personality of the cat is a fascinating mixture of affection, domesticity and active independence. You may think you know your cat as he purrs in your lap, but come across your pet in the street on a dark night and you might think that Bagpuss suffers from a dual personality. Every single feline pet carries an inheritance of amazing sensory capacities, vocal utterances, body language and territorial displays. By answering such questions as 'what does a cat signal with its ears? 'why does a cat rub up against your leg?' and 'why does a cat swing its head from side to side when staring at its prey?', Desmond Morris decodes the private world of the cat. Your cat is full of surprises and our finest zoologist is about to reveal their secrets in this beautifully repackaged edition of a much loved bestseller.
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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.About the Author:
Desmond Morris studied animal behaviour at Oxford University and then moved to become curator of Mammals at London Zoo, where he established his own behaviour research group. His first book The Naked Ape was a worldwide bestseller and changed the way we viewed our own species forever. Since then Desmond Morris has written a string of succesful popular science titles and reference books, including Dogs- A Dictonary of Dog Breeds, also published by Ebury Press.
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Book Description Ebury Press, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110091883113