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The Domestic Cat

The Domestic Cat
The Biology of its Behaviour

2nd Edition

$46.00

Dennis C. Turner, Patrick Bateson, John M. Deag, Aubrey Manning, Candace E. Lawrence, Michael Mendl, Robert Harcourt, John Bradshaw, Charlotte Cameron-Beaumont, David W. Macdonald, Nobuyuki Yamaguchi, Gillian Kerby, Olof Liberg, Mikael Sandell, Dominique Pontier, Eugenia Natoli, B. Mike Fitzgerald, James A. Serpell, Irene Rochlitz
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  • Date Published: June 2000
  • availability: Replaced by 9781107025028
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521636483

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  • Humans have lived with cats for thousands of years, and there are now more cats kept in Western households than any other animal. Cherished as companions and valued as rodent catchers, their enigmatic behavior has intrigued and bewildered us for generations. While accepting the comforts of human homes, cats do seem to "walk by themselves." Although loved for their independence and self-reliance, myths and fables surround them, leaving them open to persecution and misunderstanding. Covering all types of cats from pampered pets to feral hunters, this completely revised new edition of The Domestic Cat shows how cats live and behave in a variety of circumstances and surroundings. With new chapters on welfare issues, and cat-cat communication, this volume penetrates the enigma that is Felis catus, sorting fact from fiction, and helping both the general reader and the specialist in animal behavior or veterinary science to understand cats as they really are.

    • Readable account that will be appreciated by general readers as well as specialists in animal behaviour or veterinary science
    • Covers all types of cats from house pets to feral hunters
    • Scientifically accurate, including findings on behaviour, development and welfare issues
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "Informative, evenly written, and well organized." Choice

    "This authoritative collection of articles written primarily by academics is a welcome alternative to the majority of books that are published about cats." Animals' Agenda

    "No matter how much you've learned about feline behavior from living with cats, reading The Domestic Cat will teach you new things about Fluffy's instincts, motives and behaviors. This compilation of scientific studies on domestic cat behavior is a fascinating inquiry into the mind of your housecat...offers a wealth of knowledge about these mysterious furry creatures who share our lives." Cats

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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: June 2000
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521636483
    • length: 256 pages
    • dimensions: 247 x 191 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.468kg
    • contains: 36 b/w illus. 25 tables
    • availability: Replaced by 9781107025028
  • Table of Contents

    List of contributors
    Preface and acknowledgements
    Part I. Introduction:
    1. Why the cat? Dennis C. Turner and Patrick Bateson
    Part II. Development of Young Cats:
    2. Behavioural development in the cat Patrick Bateson
    3. Factors influencing the mother-kitten relationship John M. Deag, Aubrey Manning and Candace E. Lawrence
    4. Individuality in the domestic cat: origins, development and stability Michael Mendl and Robert Harcourt
    Part III. Social Life:
    5. The signalling repertoire of the domestic cat and its undomesticated relatives John Bradshaw and Charlotte Cameron-Beaumont
    6. Group-living in the domestic cat: its sociobiology and epidemiology David W. Macdonald, Nobuyuki Yamaguchi and Gillian Kerby
    7. Density, spatial organisation and reproductive tactics in the domestic cat and other felids Olof Liberg, Mikael Sandell, Dominique Pontier and Eugenia Natoli
    Part IV. Predatory Behaviour:
    8. Hunting behaviour of domestic cats and their impact on prey populations B. Mike Fitzgerald and Dennis C. Turner
    Part V. Cats and People:
    9. Domestication and history of the cat James A. Serpell
    10. The human-cat relationship Dennis C. Turner
    11. Feline welfare issues Irene Rochlitz
    Part VI. Postscript:
    12. Questions about cats Patrick Bateson and Dennis C. Turner
    Index.

  • Editors

    Dennis C. Turner, Institute for Applied Ethology and Animal Psychology Switzerland
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    Patrick Bateson, King's College, Cambridge
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    Contributors

    Dennis C. Turner, Patrick Bateson, John M. Deag, Aubrey Manning, Candace E. Lawrence, Michael Mendl, Robert Harcourt, John Bradshaw, Charlotte Cameron-Beaumont, David W. Macdonald, Nobuyuki Yamaguchi, Gillian Kerby, Olof Liberg, Mikael Sandell, Dominique Pontier, Eugenia Natoli, B. Mike Fitzgerald, James A. Serpell, Irene Rochlitz

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