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Feline Philosophy

By John Gray
  • ISBN Code: : 0374718792
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Pages : 128
  • Category : Philosophy
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  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : feline-philosophy.pdf

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The author of Straw Dogs, famous for his provocative critiques of scientific hubris and the delusions of progress and humanism, turns his attention to cats—and what they reveal about humans' torturous relationship to the world and to themselves. The history of philosophy has been a predictably tragic or comical succession of palliatives for human disquiet. Thinkers from Spinoza to Berdyaev have pursued the perennial questions of how to be happy, how to be good, how to be loved, and how to live in a world of change and loss. But perhaps we can learn more from cats--the animal that has most captured our imagination--than from the great thinkers of the world. In Feline Philosophy, the philosopher John Gray discovers in cats a way of living that is unburdened by anxiety and self-consciousness, showing how they embody answers to the big questions of love and attachment, mortality, morality, and the Self: Montaigne's house cat, whose un-examined life may have been the one worth living; Meo, the Vietnam War survivor with an unshakable capacity for "fearless joy"; and Colette's Saha, the feline heroine of her subversive short story "The Cat", a parable about the pitfalls of human jealousy. Exploring the nature of cats, and what we can learn from it, Gray offers a profound, thought-provoking meditation on the follies of human exceptionalism and our fundamentally vulnerable and lonely condition. He charts a path toward a life without illusions and delusions, revealing how we can endure both crisis and transformation, and adapt to a changed scene, as cats have always done.

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Book Short Summary:

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  • Pdf File: the-secret-life-of-cats.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Secret Life of Cats is a groundbreaking book, written by a cat lover, for cat lovers, and its informal, yet utterly authoritative approach makes it the purr-fect guide to modern cat care. Cats are the most mysterious of creatures, whose behaviours often confuse as much as they delight -- here at last is the fascinating key to fully understanding and sharing your life with them! For many cat lovers our pets are our best friends. They are wonderful companions that bring endless comfort and amusement. But how well do we really know them? What do they want? In this incredible book, Claire Bessant, Chief Executive of the Feline Advisory Bureau, uses her years of experience to tell us exactly how to better communicate with and look after our pets. We learn what those miaows mean, how to read cat body language, tell their likes and dislikes plus much more -- this book really is the ultimate guide to cat care. Written out of the belief that the more you understand your cat, the more fulfilling life will be for both pet and owner -- this wonderful book shows you how to fully appreciate your cat's natural behaviour and help it live its life to the highest standard. Also covered in depth are the health issues that affect cats and how to ensure they are in the best shape physically

The Cat on My Lap

By Callie Smith Grant
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Revell
  • Book Code : 1441220054
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Pets
  • Members : 488
  • Pdf File: the-cat-on-my-lap.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Pets are such a big part of so many of our lives. As any pet lover knows, a wagging tail or a tender purr can soothe the soul after a hard day. And sometimes, the presence of dogs and cats in our lives can do even more. In these delightful books, Callie Smith Grant collects stories that celebrate the dogs and cats in our lives--stories that touch our hearts, renew our spirit, and show us how God created these beasts for unique purposes. A funny little dog named Prince earns his title by protecting the children of the house. A "dickens of a cat" gives a cancer survivor something else to think about. A lively litter of puppies soothes a troubled child. A scrawny kitten helps an anorexic girl begin to eat. Well-known authors, including Melody Carlson, Tracie Peterson, and Robert Benson, as well as new voices share their inspirational true stories of these otherwise ordinary cats and dogs whose presence in the lives of humans make them remarkable. Each book also includes interesting sidebars, memorable quotes, helpful hints for living with dogs and cats, and forewords by H. Norman Wright. The stories are warm, captivating, and ideal for a good curl-up-and-read or for a gift to any pet lover. Cat lovers, dog lovers, and anyone who likes to read uplifting stories will cherish these books.

How to Talk to Your Cat About Gun Safety

By Zachary Auburn
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Book Code : 0451494938
  • Total of Pages : 144
  • Category : Humor
  • Members : 495
  • Pdf File: how-to-talk-to-your-cat-about-gun-safety.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The cats of America are under siege! Long gone are the good old days when a cat’s biggest worries were mean dogs or a bath. Modern cats must confront satanists, online predators, the possibility of needing to survive in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, and countless other threats to their nine lives. For over four decades, the American Association of Patriots have stood at the vanguard of our country's defense by helping to prepare our nation's cat owners for the difficult conversations they dread having with their pets. Written in a simple Q&A format, How to Talk to Your Cat About Gun Safety answers crucial questions such as, “What is the right age to talk to my cat about the proper use of firearms?” and “What are the benefits of my cat living a lifestyle of abstinence?” and especially “Why does my cat need to use the internet? Can’t he just play with yarn like cats used to do?” Our country—and our cats—stand at a precipice. It will take courage, and it will take hard work, but armed with the knowledge within these pages, we can make our cats—and America—great again!

There Was Always a Cat

By Beryl Walker
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : BalboaPress
  • Book Code : 1452510253
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 671
  • Pdf File: there-was-always-a-cat.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Born in 1929, Beryl Walker (nee Pereira) enjoyed a rich but sheltered childhood in rural New South Wales. It was a time when family and church meant everything, and the trials of war brought out the best in the community. There Was Always a Cat captures life as a child of the Great Depression, as well as the joys and sorrows of a lifelong connection with cats, with gentle wit and poignant honesty.

How to Be a Cat

By Lisa Swerling,Ralph Lazar
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • Book Code : 1452147841
  • Total of Pages : 51
  • Category : Humor
  • Members : 973
  • Pdf File: how-to-be-a-cat.pdf

Book Short Summary:

From the creative duo behind the bestselling Me Without You and Happiness Is. . . comes How to Be a Cat, a lighthearted illustrated guide to living life as a feline. Distinctive artwork and quirky captions confirm what we already know: cats actually rule the household. Ranging from simple truisms (Look cute enough to attract cuddles") to perceptive observations ("Consider life a never-ending belly rub"), this charming book is a must-have gift for anyone who shares their life with a feline friend (or vice versa)."

It's a Cat's World . . . You Just Live in It

By Dr. Justine Lee
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Book Code : 030745021X
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Pets
  • Members : 666
  • Pdf File: it-s-a-cat-s-world-you-just-live-in-it.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Finally, the truth about cats is out of the bag! If cat lovers are from Venus, then cats hail from another planet altogether. Mischievous and aloof one moment, affectionate the next, the cat is a confounding creature right down to its question mark of a tail. What cat owner hasn’t wondered what goes on inside that mysterious kitty brain? In this companion to It’s a Dog’s Life . . . but It’s Your Carpet, veterinary specialist Dr. Justine A. Lee answers your questions about all things feline in this entertaining and enlightening guide. An animal lover with two cats of her own, Dr. Lee combines scientific research with irreverent humor to address questions ranging from the common to the offbeat, including: • Do cats always land on their feet? • Can I train my cat to use the toilet? • Do cats have belly buttons? • How do I stop my cat from begging for food at 5:45 a.m.? • Can cats really predict death or cancer? • How can I make my antisocial cat more social? Dr. Lee also shares helpful hints on what to look for in a veterinarian. (Helpful Hint No. 1: Find a veterinarian who owns a cat.) She also reveals what every veterinarian wants you to know about being a smart consumer and pet owner. With tips on dealing with kitty’s more irksome behaviors (yes, she has some), advice on looking out for her health and well-being, and plenty of laughs, It’s a Cat’s World . . . You Just Live in It helps cat owners love and understand their quirky feline companions more than ever.

Be More Cat

By Alison Davies
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Hardie Grant Publishing
  • Book Code : 1787131939
  • Total of Pages : 144
  • Category : Humor
  • Members : 458
  • Pdf File: be-more-cat.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Embrace your inner cat with this light-hearted self-help book. From living in the moment, trusting your sixth-sense instincts, to taking cat naps and even going feral, this book will show you how to benefit by unleashing your innate cattitude. Cats' ability to seize the day makes them excellent examples of how to make the most of every moment; whether it's playing an impromptu game of chase the sock, or an opportune swiping of a slice of roast chicken, our cats have it sorted. They're flexible but also prepared to tread their own path and they recognise the importance of play and rest in equal quantities. This book reveals the nine different traits that you can take on board to Be More Cat and live a happier, healthier and all-round 'feline fabulous' existence. Packed with practical tips and exercises, interspersed with folklore and fun facts about our kitty gurus, there's something for everyone. So stretch out, relax and learn the art of being more cat.

Julia's Cats

By Patricia Barey,Therese Burson
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Book Code : 1613123337
  • Total of Pages : 150
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 627
  • Pdf File: julia-s-cats.pdf

Book Short Summary:

“A cat-centric biography of Julia Child? Why not? . . . The many feline fanciers out there will surely enjoy the photographs of the cats.” —Chicago Tribune The world knows Julia Child as the charismatic woman who brought French cuisine to America and became a TV sensation, but there’s one aspect of her life that’s not so familiar. Soon after the Childs arrived in Paris in 1948, a French cat appeared on their doorstep, and Julia recalled, “Our domestic circle was completed.” Minette captured Julia’s heart, igniting a lifelong passion for cats equaled only by her love of food and her husband, Paul. All the cherished feline companions who shared Julia’s life—in Paris, Provence, and finally California—reminded her of that magical time in Paris when her life changed forever. From Julia’s and Paul’s letters and original interviews with those who knew her best, Patricia Barey and Therese Burson have gathered fresh stories and images that offer a delightfully intimate view of a beloved icon. “It’s clear that all the cats that passed through her life gave her joy and comfort, probably in ways that food and even Paul could not. Having that perspective of this grande dame makes her seem all the more human and wonderfully admirable to me.” —Epicurious “This compact, entertaining read is filled with personal photos and letters that document the role cats played in Julia’s life as she moved from Paris to Provence, Cambridge to California.” —Shelf Awareness “Brings this little known aspect of Julia Child’s life to light in an engaging and entertaining way.” —The Conscious Cat

Mark Twain for Cat Lovers

By Mark Dawidziak
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Book Code : 1493027093
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Pets
  • Members : 342
  • Pdf File: mark-twain-for-cat-lovers.pdf

Book Short Summary:

America is cat crazy, and Mark Twain may have been the American writer most crazy about cats. From his boyhood in Hannibal, Missouri, to his last years in Connecticut, Mark Twain spent much of his life surrounded by cats, and they stalk through many of his best-known books, including The Innocents Aboard, Roughing It, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, and Puddn’head Wilson. In this lighthearted book, Twain scholar Mark Dawidziak explores the writer’s lifelong devotion to cats through stories, excerpts, quotes, photos, and illustrations, illuminating a little-known side of this famous writer’s life that will appeal to Twain aficionados and cat lovers alike.

How to Take Awesome Photos of Cats

By Andrew Marttila
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Running Press Adult
  • Book Code : 0762468599
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Photography
  • Members : 923
  • Pdf File: how-to-take-awesome-photos-of-cats.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A fun and practical guide to taking the perfect pics of your cat from the photographer of Cats on Catnip -- a great gift for the feline fanatic in your life. If you or someone you know loves a cat, chances are they love taking pictures of their cat, too. But cats can be tricky little guys to photograph -- they move quickly when you want them to stay still and are sedentary logs when you're going in for an action shot. Add to that all the variables of shooting indoors vs. outdoors, and it can be a difficult job. Enter How to Take Awesome Photos of Cats, where professional cat photographer and popular Instagrammer Andrew Marttila (Cats on Catnip, Shop Cats of New York) walks you through all the steps you need to know to take perfect photos of your favorite feline. This lighthearted, gifty guide includes dozens of photos and shares practical information for both amateur photographers and experts alike, all told in a fun, accessible, and lighthearted way. Whether you're looking to take better photos with your phone or you're trying to master the settings on your digital camera, this is the book that tells you everything you need to know to take awesome snaps of cats.