Book Reviews of A Cat Is Watching: A Look at the Way Cats See Us

A Cat Is Watching: A Look at the Way Cats See Us
A Cat Is Watching A Look at the Way Cats See Us
Author: Roger A. Caras
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ISBN-13: 9780671724436
ISBN-10: 0671724436
Publication Date: 9/15/1990
Pages: 240
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 14 ratings
Publisher: Fireside
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 4
I loved this book and have read it a number of times. If you love cats like I do, you will enjoy this book. It's easy to read and just full of cat tales. From the back cover:
"Through a winning combination of biology, psychology, and personal anecdotes, renowned wildlife authority, Roger Caras shows us how cats view the world around them and the people in it. He offers insights into the secret of catnip, the mystery of cats' iridescent eyes, and the true meaning of purr. He explains cat vocabulary and the startling phenomenon of psi-trailing (a cat's abillity to find it's way home even after being transported miles away). He introduces us to the fascinating felines in his own life, helping us to see how they select people and homes to adopt.

Beautifully illustrated with photographs and drawings, A Cat Is Watching will charm every cat lover, cat watcher and cat person."
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Helpful Score: 3
That automated book detail is ridiculously wrong. This book is about how cats view the world, how they hunt, their ability to find their way home, and other things pertaining to the intricacies of cat life. An interesting perspective.
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Helpful Score: 2
An interesting mixture of fact and speculation from a cat lover and animal expert about those enigmatic creatures with whom we share our homes and lives.
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Helpful Score: 2
This book tells of the way cats see us.
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A scientific, well-written book about the sensory world of the cat.
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n a cat's view, contends Caras ( A Celebration of Cats ), we have neither fur nor feathers; our skin tone registers as rather gray; and our everyday voices and movements prove far from diverting. Given the dullness apparently inherent in humans, it's a wonder cats haven't turned to another species for the gratification of their "obvious desire to be the ultimate hedonistic materialist." How, then, have we managed to occupy the feline attention for 4000 years? Caras, a wildlife reporter for ABC and the proud owner of 10 cats, seeks the answer to this question in fascinating detail. Among the facts he unearths: cats like snuggling up to our faces and necks because the sound of the carotid artery pumping blood comforts them. But paradoxically, Caras points out, the neck "is one of the places a cat would be likely to bite you if you were mouse-sized and it was hungry. Not wanting to bite you there as expressed by cuddling up and listening to the target may be a way of expressing friendship, and the human partner in the exercise may in fact be inadvertently expressing a measure of submission."
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This book was so good I read it all in one day. If you're a cat lover, this is a book you will thoroughly enjoy.
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This is a wonderful book full of real life cat stories along with some educational tid-bits about our feline friends.
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Some drawings, and black and white photos. All adorable, naturally.
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A look into a cats life.