Cat Sense: How the New Feline Science Can Make You a Better Friend to Your Pet

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Based on cutting edge science, the New York Times bestselling book on the inner lives of cats
In Cat Sense, renowned anthrozoologist John Bradshaw takes us further into the mind of the domestic cat than ever before, using cutting-edge scientific research to dispel lingering myths and explain the true nature of our feline friends. Tracing the cat's evolution from lone predator to domesticated companion, Bradshaw shows that although cats and humans have lived together for eight thousand years, cats remain independent, predatory, and wary of contact with their own kind, qualities that often clash with our modern lifestyles. To live in harmony with our cats, Bradshaw explains, we first need to understand their inherited quirks including understanding their body language, and managing both their natural hunting instincts and their relationships with other cats. A must-read for any cat lover, Cat Sense offers humane, penetrating insights about the domestic cat that challenge our most basic assumptions and promise to dramatically improve our pets' lives--and ours.

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John Bradshaw is Foundation Director of the Anthrozoology Institute at the University of Bristol, where he was previously the University Research Theme Leader for Animal Welfare and Behaviour. Author of the New York Times> bestseller Dog Sense, Bradshaw has contributed articles on cats and dogs to BBC Wildlife magazine, Your Cat magazine, BC Focus magazine, and the New York Daily News.

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"For any who may wonder what their feline companions are really thinking, Cat Sense, by John Bradshaw, provides the best answers that science can give."―New York Times

"A definitively guide to the origins, evolution and modern-day needs of our furry friends."―Cat Fancy

"An indispensable addition to the cat-lore canon."―NPR, Book of the Year

"[Bradshaw] cracks an enigma: the feline mind. A must for owners wondering how Fluffy really feels about them."―People

"Insightful.... Using cutting-edge research, Bradshaw takes us into the mysterious mind of the domestic cat, explaining the cat's nature and needs, and, in doing, so deepens our understanding of our wild housemates and improves our relationships with them."―Modern Cat

"In his wide-ranging new book, Cat Sense, English anthrozoologist John Bradshaw calls on all his scientific resources to interpret our enigmatic felines for the 21st century ---a restrictive era far removed from the predatory instincts of these not-quite-domesticated animals."―Globe and Mail

"[A] thoughtful, useful and utterly absorbing book."―Guardian

"[Bradshaw] deftly sums up the latest science that attempts to discover what's going on inside the kitty brain.... A careful read can help a cat owner understand why cats don't get along, guide efforts in training and even reveal what's behind kitty's favorite toy."―Science News

"[Bradshaw] offers plenty of insights into what makes your tabby purr and how those insights can make a difference in your domestic life.... The understanding you gain should make for a happier cat-human household."―Natural History

"This fascinating book will be a bible for cat owners."―Booklist, starred review

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