The Tribe of Tiger

The Tribe of Tiger

Cats and Their Culture

eBook - 2015
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"From the majestic Bengal tiger to the domesticated Siamese comes a meditation on cats from the bestselling author of " The Hidden Life of Dogs " and " The Social Lives of Dogs From as far back in time as the disappearance of the dinosaurs, cats have occupied an important place in our evolutionary, social, and cultural history. The family of the cat is as diverse as it is widespread, ranging from the lions, tigers, and pumas of the African and Asian wilds to the domesticated cats of our homes, zoos, and circuses. When she witnesses her housecat, Rajah, effortlessly scare off two fully-grown deer, acclaimed anthropologist Elizabeth Marshall Thomas starts studying the links that bind the feline family together. Immersing herself in the subtle differences of their social orders, feeding behaviors, and means of communication, Thomas explores the nature of the cat, both wild and domestic, and the resilient streak that has ensured its survival over thousands of years.".
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Open Road Media, 2015
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781504015578
Branch Call Number: 599.74428 Th
Description: 1 online resource (275 pages)
Additional Contributors: Freading (Firm)


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Aug 26, 2015

Aug 26 2015.....I just finished this book and I enjoyed it immensely. I picked it out because I needed a book with a lion in it for the Summer Reading Challenge with the Chinook Arch (Lethbridge and southern Alberta) library system. I probably would not have taken it out otherwise, but what a nice surprise. Research and observations presented in a kind of storytelling format. Very informative, and enjoyable. A book to make you ponder. As this book was written in 1994, I would really like to know EMT's take on the recent hubbub over the lion being shot in Africa! She has given me a new way to think about zoo's, circuses and also the other ways that we deal with and try to control nature and the bounty within our planet. As a bonus, I also get to re-think my relationship with my kitties! (I will feel a little more guilty about leaving them home alone from now on!) I will be checking out more of this intriguing woman's books!


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