The Domestic Cat: The Biology of its Behaviour

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Dennis C. Turner, Patrick Bateson
Cambridge University Press, 21.11.2013
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The most commonly kept domestic animal in the developed world, the cat has been a part of human life for thousands of years. Cats have been both worshipped and persecuted over this long period - either loved or hated for their enigmatic self-reliance and the subject of numerous myths and fables. Highlighting startling discoveries made over the last ten years, this new edition features contributions from experts in a wide range of fields, providing authoritative accounts of the behaviour of cats and how they interact with people. Thoroughly revised and updated to include information on the basic features of cat development and social life, the history of their relations with humans, health and welfare problems, and the breeding of cats for sale and for show. It is intended for all those, whether specialist or general reader, who love or are simply intrigued by these fascinating animals.
 

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Normal and problematic reproductive behaviour in the domestic cat
27
SubDepartment of Animal Behaviour Department of Zoology University
37
Social organisation and behavioural ecology of freeranging domestic cats
63
Erika Friedmann
71
Domestication and history of the cat
83
Cultural differences in humancat relations
101
building the bond from both sides
113
Feline welfare issues
131
Showing cats
167
Individual and environmental effects on health and welfare
185
Feline behavioural problems and solutions
201
Cat population management
215
questions and some answers
231
References
241
Index
272
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relation to the ancient history
155

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Über den Autor (2013)

Dennis C. Turner is Director of the Institute for Applied Ethology and Animal Psychology, Switzerland, a private faculty member of the University of Zurich (Vetsuisse Faculty) and Invited Professor at the Educational Research Center for Anthrozoology (ERCAZ), Azabu University, Japan. He has published extensively on domestic cats and is well known for his activities in international organizations concerning human-animal relationships, animal-assisted therapy and animal welfare.

Patrick Bateson FRS is Emeritus Professor of Ethology at the University of Cambridge. He is President of the Zoological Society of London and former Vice-President of the Royal Society. He is also co-author of Play, Playfulness, Creativity and Innovation (Cambridge University Press, 2013), Plasticity, Robustness, Development and Evolution (Cambridge University Press, 2011) and Measuring Behaviour (Cambridge University Press, 3rd edition, 2007).

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