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When cats reigned like kings : on the trail of the sacred cats

Author: Georgie Anne Geyer
Publisher: Kansis City : Andrews McMeel Pub., ©2004.
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Chasing a mystery across the globe, journalist Geyer conducted exhaustive research into the puzzle of how cats came to occupy their unique position in the lives of humans. Geyer's curiosity about her own cats inspired her to study the history of human-feline relations and especially cats' exalted status among the ancients as royal or sacred beings. In Egypt, Geyer learned of the cat-goddess Bastet and of the cat's  Read more...
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Geyer, Georgie Anne, 1935-
When cats reigned like kings.
Kansis City : Andrews McMeel Pub., ©2004
(DLC) 2004049694
(OCoLC)54972040
Named Person: Georgie Anne Geyer; Georgie Anne Geyer
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Georgie Anne Geyer
ISBN: 9780740786396 0740786393
OCLC Number: 776997184
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 255 pages) : color illustrations
Responsibility: Georgie Anne Geyer.
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Chasing a mystery across the globe, journalist Geyer conducted exhaustive research into the puzzle of how cats came to occupy their unique position in the lives of humans. Geyer's curiosity about her own cats inspired her to study the history of human-feline relations and especially cats' exalted status among the ancients as royal or sacred beings. In Egypt, Geyer learned of the cat-goddess Bastet and of the cat's role in the transmigration of souls. In Myanmar she saw Leonardo DiCaprio, Ricky Martin, and the other incongruously named cats of the Nga Phe Kyaung monastery, trained by the monks to jump through hoops. She even met a family who dutifully guards the heritage of the Japanese bobtail, cultivating the line in--of all places--rural Virginia. Illustrated with photos from Geyer's journeys, the book also describes the 38-40 recognized modern cat breeds, including photos of each.--From publisher description.

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