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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This slender book is a quick read, with plenty of “fun facts” about cats.

Catwatching: The Essential Guide To Cat Behaviour

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From inside the book. It looked a little thin as it is laid out in a brief chapter format while answering all those pesky questions about the cat. By answering such questions as ‘what does a cat signal with its ears?

Cat Watching – Desmond Morris – Google Books

Really easy ro understand. You may know some of the reasons behind some of your cat’s behaviour. This isn’t quite what I was looking for, but I’m still glad I read it.


Showing of 8 reviews. I think all cat enthusiasts should read it, it’s a very interesting book.

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See all 46 reviews. Since I read Inside of a Dog: Books by Desmond Morris. It gives them a drug trip which produces similar states of ecstasy but is nocive to your cat; A special study in the US revealed that, for those whose stress has led to heart trouble, the owning of a cat may literally make a difference between life and death, reducing the blood pressure and morrix the overworker heart. Desmond Morris is a zoologist who has worked with big cats, and he also admires domesticated cats, having watched them for hours on his boyhood farm.

Jan 15, IrgendwasmitFaber rated it it was ok. I flew through this in a couple of hours. The illustrations though are wonderful. Edition Notes Title on spine: Lists with This Book. Cat Watching – Why cats purr and everything else you ever wanted to know. But probably hard to find. Your cat is full of surprises and our finest zoologist is about to reveal their secrets in this beautifully catwacthing edition of a much loved bestseller.


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I recommend it for any cat lover. 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’.

He also mentions several times that a cat who is nine or ten years old is likely near the end of its life, and indicates that the cat who advances to its late teens is exceptional.