Synopses & Reviews
From the plains of Africa to her very own backyard, noted author and anthropologist Elizabeth Marshall Thomas explores the world of cats, both large and small in this classic bestseller. Inspired by her own feline's instinct to hunt and supported by her studies abroad, Thomas examines the life actions, as well as the similarities and differences of these majestic creatures. Lions, tigers, pumas and housecats: Her observations shed light on their social lives, thought processes, eating habits, and communication techniques, and reveal how they survive and coexist with each other and with humans.
andlt;Iandgt;The New York Review of Booksandlt;/Iandgt; Thomas enjoys the complexity and subltlety of feline society and rejects many of the over simplifications that have become "popular knowledge" concerning cats.