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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:   eBook : Document : English : Third editionView all editions and formats
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The most commonly kept domestic animal in the developed world, the cat has been a part of human life for thousands of years. Cats have been both worshipped and persecuted over this long period - either loved or hated for their enigmatic self-reliance and the subject of numerous myths and fables. Highlighting startling discoveries made over the last ten years, this new edition features contributions from experts in a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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: Why the cat? / Dennis C. Turner and Patrick Bateson --
Behavioural development in the cat / Patrick Bateson --
Normal and problematic reproductive behaviour in the domestic cat / Benjamin L. Hart and Lynette A. Hart --
Communication in the domestic cat : within- and between-species / Sarah L. Brown and John W.S. Bradshaw --
Social organisation and behavioural ecology of free-ranging domestic cats / Dennis C. Turner --
Social behaviour of domestic cats in the human home / Penny L. Bernstein and Erika Friedmann --
Domestication and history of the cat / James A. Serpell --
Cultural differences in human-cat relations / Dennis C. Turner, Eva Waiblinger and Barbara Fehlbaum --
Human and cat personalities : building the bond from both sides / Kurt Kotrschal [and 3 others] --
Feline welfare issues / Irene Rochlitz --
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 --
Showing cats / Anne Gregory, Steve Crow and Hilary Dean --
Individual and environmental effects on health and welfare / J.L. Stella and C.A.T. Buffington --
Feline behavioural problems and solution / Benjamin L. Hart and Lynette A. Hart --
Cat population management / Elly Hiby, Harry Eckman and Ian MacFarlaine --
Postscript : questions and some answers / Patrick Bateson and Dennis C. Turner.
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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Highlighting startling discoveries made over the last ten years, this new edition provides authoritative accounts of the behaviour of domestic cats and their interactions with humans. It is a  Read more...

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