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The Character of Cats: The Origins, Intelligence, Behaviour and Strategems of Felis Silvestris Catus

By: Stephen Budiansky

212 pages, B/w photos, illus

Phoenix Publishers

Paperback | Aug 2003 | #140508 | ISBN: 0753816806
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Hardback | Dec 2002 | #132948 | ISBN: 0297607480
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About this book

Drawing on new research into cat genetics, brain chemistry, evolution, social behavior, and interaction with humans and fellow felines, Budiansky has written the first scientifically based popular book to explore exactly how and why cats are unique. Also covers history, superstition, hunting patterns, religious imagery, and sexual behaviour.

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Stephen Budiansky, scientist, author and journalist is a correspondent for the Atlantic Monthly. He has written about science and nature for many publications, including the Economist, Science and the New York Times, and is a former Washington Editor of Nature.

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