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The Cat's Meow by Jonathan B. Losos
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May 02, 2023 | ISBN 9781984878700

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“[An] engaging and wide-ranging narrative… The Cat’s Meow is a readable and informed exploration of the wildcat that lurks within Fluffy.” The Washington Post

“Cats are amazing. They fascinate and bewilder us….[the] cat stories detailed here will only heighten the reader’s amazment. And Losos has done cats at least as proud as we imagine they pride themselves.” –Science

“A wide-ranging guide to the biology of cats, from their evolutionary origins and partial domestication to their behaviour and genetics…Losos is an engaging and often funny guide who explains the science clearly and with nuance.” —New Scientist

“Fascinating, fun, and full of facts, this thorough investigation will appeal to general readers and cat lovers alike.” Booklist

“Not just another cat book, this enthusiastic study traces the evolution of the domesticated house cat from the African wildcat and explores the scientific questions it raises…A vivid, well-rounded treat for anyone interested in cats.” Kirkus Reviews

The Cat’s Meow by Jonathan Losos is an impressive and enlightening deep dive into how our beloved feline companions found their way into our hearts and homes. Recommended reading for all cat lovers.” – Pam Johnson-Bennett, Certified Cat Behavior Consultant and author of Catwise, Cat vs. Cat, and Think Like a Cat
“A fascinating, evidence-based look at how we have lived with cats for thousands of years – with an eye on where our relationship with cats might go in the future. The Cat’s Meow is an engaging journey through cat evolution and domestication.” – Mikel Delgado, Ph.D, Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist
“What does the future hold for humankind’s other best friend? Reaching back into the evolutionary history of the cat family, brought right up to date with the emergence of new breeds and hybrids, this fascinating book deserves to be on every cat-lover’s nightstand.” –John Bradshaw, author of Cat Sense: How the New Feline Science Can Make You a Better Friend to Your Pet

“If you have ever lived with a feline long enough to reach an accommodation, you’ve probably asked yourself: Am I training the cat, or is the cat training me? That question is a gateway to the labyrinth of fascinating riddles explored by Jonathan Losos—himself a lifelong ailurophile as well as an eminent  evolutionary biologist—in this engaging and very smart book.” – David Quammen, author of The Song of the Dodo and Breathless

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