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The domestic cat : the biology of its behaviour

Author: Dennis C Turner; P P G Bateson; Cambridge University Press.
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : English : Third editionView all editions and formats

Experts from a range of fields provide the latest authoritative accounts of domestic cat behaviour and their interaction with humans.


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Additional Physical Format: (DLC) 2013021440
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dennis C Turner; P P G Bateson; Cambridge University Press.
ISBN: 9781139177177 1139177176
OCLC Number: 879631629
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: List of contributors; Part I. Introduction: 1. Why the cat? Dennis C. Turner and Patrick Bateson; Part II. From Kitten to Adulthood: 2. Behavioural development in the cat Patrick Bateson; 3. Normal and problematic reproductive behaviour in the domestic cat Benjamin L. Hart and Lynette A. Hart; 4. Communication in the domestic cat: within and between species Sarah L. Brown and John W. S. Bradshaw; Part III. Social Life and Ecology: 5. Social organization and behavioural ecology of free-ranging domestic cats Dennis C. Turner; 6. Social behaviour of domestic cats in the human home Penny L. Bernstein and Erika Friedmann; Part IV. Cats and People: 7. Domestication and history of the cat James A. Serpell; 8. Cultural differences in human-cat relations Dennis C. Turner, Eva Waiblinger and Barbara Fehlbaum; 9. Human and cat personalities: building the bond from both sides Kurt Kotrschal, Jon Day, Sandra McCune and Manuela Wedl; Part V. Cat Breeding and Cat Welfare: 10. Feline welfare issues Irene Rochlitz; 11. Breed and gender behaviour differences: relation to the ancient history and origin of the domestic cat Benjamin L. Hart, Lynette A. Hart and Leslie A. Lyons; 12. Showing cats Anne Gregory, Steve Crow and Hilary Dean; 13. Individual and environmental effects on health and welfare J. L. Stella and C. A. T. Buffington; 14. Feline behavioural problems and solutions Benjamin L. Hart and Lynette A. Hart; Part VI. The Future: 15. Cat population management Elly Hiby, Harry Eckman and Ian MacFarlaine; 16. Postscript: questions and some answers Patrick Bateson and Dennis C. Turner; References; Index.
Responsibility: edited by Dennis C. Turner, ScD, Institute for Applied Ethology and Animal Psychology, Hirzel, and PD, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Switzerland, Patrick Bateson, FRS, Emeritus Professor of Ethology, Sub-Department of Animal Behaviour, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom ; ink and wash illustrations by Michael Edwards.


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