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Catlore Hardcover – August 12, 1995

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Desmond Morris considers the cat in myth and history, and answers questions he received from cat owners after the publication of the internationally best-selling Catwatching. 31 black-and-white photographs.

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About the Author

Desmond Morris was born in 1928. Educated at Birmingham and Oxford universities, he became the Curator of Mammals at London Zoo in 1959, a post he held for eight years. In 1967 he published The Naked Ape which has sold over 10 million copies worldwide and has changed the way we view our own species forever. An accomplished artist, tv presenter, film maker and writer, Desmond Morris's books have been published in over thirty-six countries. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Random House Value Publishing (August 12, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0517127415
  • ISBN-13: 978-0517127414
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.1 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,988,953 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Desmond Morris was born in 1928. Educated at Birmingham and Oxford universities, he became the Curator of Mammals at London Zoo in 1959, a post he held for eight years.

In 1967 he published The Naked Ape which has sold over 10 million copies worldwide and has changed the way we view our own species forever.

An accomplished artist, TV presenter, film maker and writer, Desmond Morris's books have been published in over thirty-six countries.

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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Hardyboys.us on June 7, 2005
Format: Paperback
Catlore is a pretty good read as long as the author sticks to the topic.

Unfortunately he often goes off on tangents with screeds concerning cat neutering, Christianity, European culture and human nature among other things.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By sheri on July 10, 2009
Format: Paperback
Millions of unwanted cats are euthanized every year in the US and Dr. Morris insists that spaying and neutering are unnecessary and cruel operations. What an ignoramus.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Melissa A. Halliday on December 31, 2010
Format: Hardcover
this book has some interesting facts about cats. this book has different captions
for each page like,"do cats have esp?","what is poisonous to cats?","why do cats
sulk?"why do some cats hate men?"are there any gay cats?"etc. the author explores
each topic. i read this through very fast that is why i say it is light reading
about cats. it does not have any photos but, there are some cute illustrations of
cats in the book. some of the illustrations look like ones that were drawn back in
the 19th century;they have that quaint victorian look.
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