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The domestic cat : the biology of its behaviour

Author: Dennis C Turner; Patrick Bateson
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats

Cherished as companions, and valued as rodent catchers, cats are now the most popular pets in western homes. Covering pampered pets to feral hunters, this book penetrates the enigma that is Felis  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dennis C Turner; Patrick Bateson
ISBN: 0521636485 9780521636483
OCLC Number: 1045049579
Notes: Previous edition: 1988.
Description: 244 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: List of contributors; Preface and acknowledgements; Part I. Introduction: 1. Why the cat? Dennis C. Turner and Patrick Bateson; Part II. Development of Young Cats: 2. Behavioural development in the cat Patrick Bateson; 3. Factors influencing the mother-kitten relationship John M. Deag, Aubrey Manning and Candace E. Lawrence; 4. Individuality in the domestic cat: origins, development and stability Michael Mendl and Robert Harcourt; Part III. Social Life: 5. The signalling repertoire of the domestic cat and its undomesticated relatives John Bradshaw and Charlotte Cameron-Beaumont; 6. Group-living in the domestic cat: its sociobiology and epidemiology David W. Macdonald, Nobuyuki Yamaguchi and Gillian Kerby; 7. Density, spatial organisation and reproductive tactics in the domestic cat and other felids Olof Liberg, Mikael Sandell, Dominique Pontier and Eugenia Natoli; Part IV. Predatory Behaviour: 8. Hunting behaviour of domestic cats and their impact on prey populations B. Mike Fitzgerald and Dennis C. Turner; Part V. Cats and People: 9. Domestication and history of the cat James A. Serpell; 10. The human-cat relationship Dennis C. Turner; 11. Feline welfare issues Irene Rochlitz; Part VI. Postscript: 12. Questions about cats Patrick Bateson and Dennis C. Turner; Index.
Responsibility: edited by Dennis C. Turner, Patrick Bateson.


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From the reviews of the previous edition: 'The Domestic Cat is sure to become a classic in the study of behaviour in domestic animals.' Juliet Clutton-Brock, Nature 'Cat society is wonderfully Read more...

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