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Subject: Animal Books
Date Posted: 8/2/2007 9:31 PM ET
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What are some of your favorite books about your favorite critters? I like Cats In the Sun. Lots of great pictures of cats.I also have Baby Animals, a photography book of pictures of baby animals.  Any other animal/nature photography books?

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Date Posted: 8/3/2007 4:45 AM ET
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Hello, Rebecca!

I have two I really like a lot...Desmond Morris' "Catwatching" is full of interesting facts about cats and their behaviour. I bought a copy some time back, and realized I had picked up another copy by mistake.  !  Anyway, I like Morris' style of writing...he has a  light touch, but gives you a lot.

The other book that I treasure is "Cry of the Kalahari", which takes place in Africa.  It is a good read and the photographs are wonderful. There is a 2-page photo of young tigers...maybe 5 of them?...all drinking at a pond, their beautiful faces reflected in the water...smashing!

Linda



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Date Posted: 8/12/2007 5:17 AM ET
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I've been reading Animals In Translation: Using the Mysteris of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior by Temple Grandin.  It's written by an autistic woman who studies animals, and finds out that autistic people and animals think a lot alike.  So far I love it, it's amazing!

 

 

 

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Date Posted: 8/19/2007 10:50 AM ET
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I have Cats in the Sun and Smitten by Rachael Hale, both BEAUTIFUL photography books of cats! Cats are just some of the  most beautiful and intriguing creatures to photograph!

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