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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
Cat lovers will be enthralled with Caras's insights into the secret of catnip, the wonder of iridescent eyes, and the true meaning of a purr. Offers a cat's-eye-view of people, hunting, communication, and direction finding. Filled with charming stories about the felines in his own life, the author helps readers see wild and domestic cats...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780671657086
ISBN-10: 0671657089
Publication Date: 10/1/1989
Pages: 238
Rating:
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4 stars, based on 10 ratings
Publisher: Simon Schuster
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
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katlupe avatar reviewed A Cat Is Watching: A Look at the Way Cats See Us on + 104 more book reviews
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."
reviewed A Cat Is Watching: A Look at the Way Cats See Us on + 52 more book reviews
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.
reviewed A Cat Is Watching: A Look at the Way Cats See Us on + 52 more book reviews
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.
reviewed A Cat Is Watching: A Look at the Way Cats See Us on + 27 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
This book tells of the way cats see us.
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reviewed A Cat Is Watching: A Look at the Way Cats See Us on + 28 more book reviews
This is a wonderful book full of real life cat stories along with some educational tid-bits about our feline friends.
harmony85 avatar reviewed A Cat Is Watching: A Look at the Way Cats See Us on + 982 more book reviews
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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A scientific, well-written book about the sensory world of the cat.
buzzby avatar reviewed A Cat Is Watching: A Look at the Way Cats See Us on + 6062 more book reviews
Some drawings, and black and white photos. All adorable, naturally.
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From Library Journal:
To explain how cats perceive and interact with humans and other animals, Caras explores feline physical and psychological makeup, including such phenomena as "Incredible Journey" talents (cats can find their way home, even when they've been transported miles away) and ESP abilities. A knowledgeable, experienced animal writer, Caras surveys familiar behaviors scientifically and appreciatively. He balances clinical/technical data with a variety of tales that will appeal to cat devotees.


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