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Cat Sense: How the New Feline Science Can Make You a Better Friend to Your Pet

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Based on cutting edge science, this bestselling book on the inner lives of cats is for any who may wonder what their feline companions are really thinking (The New York Times).

In Cat Sense, renowned anthrozoologist John Bradshaw takes us further into the mind of the domestic cat than ever before, using cutting-edge scientific research to dispel lingering myths and explain the true nature of our feline friends.

Tracing the cat's evolution from lone predator to domesticated companion, Bradshaw shows that although cats and humans have lived together for eight thousand years, cats remain independent, predatory, and wary of contact with their own kind, qualities that often clash with our modern lifestyles. To live in harmony with our cats, Bradshaw explains, we first need to understand their inherited quirks including understanding their body language, and managing both their natural hunting instincts and their relationships with other cats.

A must-read for any cat lover, Cat Sense offers humane, penetrating insights about the domestic cat that challenge our most basic assumptions and promise to dramatically improve our pets' lives -- and ours.

Author: John Bradshaw
Publisher: Basic Books
Published: 09/09/2014
Pages: 336
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.75lbs
Size: 8.20h x 5.50w x 0.90d
ISBN: 9780465064960

About the Author
John Bradshaw is the foundation director of the Anthrozoology Institute at the University of Bristol, and author of the New York Times bestsellers Cat Sense and Dog Sense and coauthor of The Trainable Cat. He lives in Southampton, England.