19 Oct About Desmond Morris. Desmond Morris was born in He became the curator of mammals at London Zoo in , a post he held for eight. A cat book unlike any other. A fresh, fact-filled look at cats’ affections, aggressions , and life cycles. 19 Oct 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.

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The book’s question and answer format is accompanied by simple sketches that convey character and speak to the di Some of the author’s explanations for feline behavior appear to be based on conjecture, but who better to speculate than one who has spent time working with and observing wild cats in a zoo setting? See all 46 reviews.

I pretentiously started to read this book thinking I knew everything I needed to know about cats but of course I was wrong, and the curious stuff I could learn, are the following: Phil catwathing Oxford University. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. A short and surprisingly entertaining read.

The cat imitates the snake to give an enemy the impression that it too is venomous and dangerous now that’s weird ; – Cats give freshly caught prey to their owners because they think they are hopeless hunters lol ; – A quick flick of the tongue over the lips is one of the telltale signs that a cat is becoming agitated, while at mmorris same time being fasinated or puzzled by something; – Cats love catnip because they are junkies?

What we can learn about and from our feline friends and their ancestors. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Want to Read saving…. I buy this book morrks other cat lovers like myself. Very engaging and I will consult it again to check up on strange cat behaviour. However, assuming that most of the material is still accurate, it’s interesting catwatchjng read about cats’ body language, behavior, and physical abilities.


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Perfect for waiting rooms Morris cranking out another book to capitalize on his fifteen of fame Published February 7th by Ebury Press first published Prefer the physical book? English Choose a language for shopping.

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Field Guide to Human Behaviour. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. English Choose a language for shopping. Even I learned things from this book, despite having a zoology degree of my own, and having lived in close The books are also in pristine condition, which was just the icing on the cake! All fascinating, small chunks of cat knowledge from a man who spent a lot of time An older book, lots of these facts I sort of knew – possbily from reading it when we got our first kitty in the early s – but lots of things I’d forgotten or didn’t know about at all – like that flipping play that cats do when they toss a toy in the air actually comes from their latent fishing abilities, or that American cats pluck their caught birds in a very different technique to those from the ‘old world’.

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Just as we read books on people’s body language, this is t This book was great to learn more about the itsy-bitsy’s of cat behaviour which, as a cat owning family, we thought we knew much but this book expanded our knowledge. It is beautifully illustrated with fantastic photography. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

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Catwatching: The Essential Guide To Cat Behaviour by Desmond Morris

Customers who bought this item also bought. Showing of 8 reviews. Share your thoughts with other customers. A beautifully photographed book which answers many a question posed by cat lovers the world over just why are cats attracted to those who ‘dislike’ them?

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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. This book has taught me so many things about cats and has corrected many of the things I had thought about cats before I read this book.

New paperback edition of classic No 1 bestseller on cat behaviourThe personality of the cat is a fascinating mixture of affection, domesticity and active independence. Why does a cat purr? It wasn’t exactly a book you c One thing is for sure, I have never ever morrie this much about cats before. Catwacthing I was aware of most of the things presented in the book, new and exciting facts were plentiful.

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I always thought they covered their poo because they were such clean creatures but that’s not the reason at all! It’s a fascinating read for cat lovers. A cat book unlike any other.