To see accurate pricing, please choose your delivery country.
 
 
United States
£ GBP
All Shops
We're still open for business - read our EU and Covid-19 statements

British Wildlife

8 issues per year 84 pages per issue Subscription only

British Wildlife is the leading natural history magazine in the UK, providing essential reading for both enthusiast and professional naturalists and wildlife conservationists. Published eight times a year, British Wildlife bridges the gap between popular writing and scientific literature through a combination of long-form articles, regular columns and reports, book reviews and letters.

Subscriptions from £40 per year

Conservation Land Management

4 issues per year 44 pages per issue Subscription only

Conservation Land Management (CLM) is a quarterly magazine that is widely regarded as essential reading for all who are involved in land management for nature conservation, across the British Isles. CLM includes long-form articles, events listings, publication reviews, new product information and updates, reports of conferences and letters.

Subscriptions from £18 per year
Good Reads  Mammals  Insectivores to Ungulates  Carnivores  Hyaenas & Cats (Hyaenidae - Felidae)

Feline Philosophy Cats and the Meaning of Life

New
By: John Gray(Author)
Publisher: Penguin Books
Feline Philosophy
Click to have a closer look
Select version
  • Feline Philosophy ISBN: 9780141988429 Paperback Oct 2021 Usually dispatched within 6 days
    £9.99
    #253403
  • Feline Philosophy ISBN: 9780241351147 Hardback Oct 2020 Usually dispatched within 6 days
    £19.99
    #253402
Selected version: £9.99
About this book Customer reviews Biography Related titles

About this book

"When I play with my cat, how do I know she is not passing time with me rather than I with her?"
– Montaigne

There is no real evidence that humans ever 'domesticated' cats. Rather, it seems that at some point cats saw the potential value to themselves of humans. John Gray's wonderful new book is an attempt to get to grips with the philosophical and moral issues around the uniquely strange relationship between ourselves and these remarkable animals.

Feline Philosophy draws on centuries of philosophy, from Montaigne to Schopenhauer, to explore the complex and intimate links that have defined how we react to and behave with this most unlikely 'pet'. At the heart of the book is a sense of gratitude towards cats as perhaps the species that more than any other – in the essential loneliness of our position in the world – gives us a sense of our own animal nature.

Customer Reviews

Biography

John Gray's most recent book is the highly praised Seven Types of Atheism; his other books include Straw Dogs, Black Mass, The Soul of the Marionette and The Silence of Animals. He has kept feline companions for over thirty years.

New
By: John Gray(Author)
Publisher: Penguin Books
Media reviews

"The intellectual cat's pyjamas [...] Gray's is the perfect book for the estranging oddness of the pandemic."
– Tim Adams, The Observer

"Why can't a human be more like a cat? That is the question threaded through this vivid patchwork of philosophy, fiction, history and memoir [...] Feline Philosophy is a wonderful mixture of flippancy and profundity, astringency and tenderness, wit and lament."
– Jane O'Grady, Daily Telegraph

"Engaging, amusing, perceptive and untimely, in the most admirable Nietzschean sense."
– Mark Rowlands, New Statesman

"An elegant philosophical study of the good life [...] one of the most important thinkers alive [...] It's a mark of the book's subtlety that you're not quite sure how seriously to take him."
– James Marriott, The Times

"A scratching, spitting, and finally purring tour de force."
Will Self

Current promotions
British WildlifePublisher of the Month: Pelagic PublishingCollins Birds of the World - 30% off pre-orderFree shipping on book orders over £50