Tribe of the Tiger Cats and Their Culture by Elizabeth M Thomas

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The author has an instinct for animals and what makes them behave the way they do. This time her subject is felines - house cats and their wild siblings, lions, pumas and tigers - and the kinds of bonds they form with us and with each other. Begining by examining just what cats are and their images of themselves in relation to humans, the book then traces cat culture as it evolved through the ages - differently, we discover, in the Old World and the New. Finally, it looks at cats on their own, alone, and together. The book's cast of characters includes a pride of lions, a group of circus tigers, a group of domestic cats and a domesticated puma named Ruby.

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Elizabeth Marshall Thomas is a noted anthropologist and is also the author of "The Hidden Life of Dogs" (Pocket 1996), "The Tribe of Tiger", "The Harmless People", "Warrior Herdsmen", & the novels "Certain Poor Shepherds", "Reindeer Moon", & "The Animal Wife". She lives in Peterborough, New Hampshire and the Boston area.
Published January 1, 1994 by Simon & Schuster. 240 pages
Genres: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math, Humor & Entertainment, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Cooking, Computers & Technology. Non-fiction

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This latest animal book from the author of The Hidden Life of Dogs will have ailurophiles purring. If she were a captive tiger, Thomas tells us that she'd prefer to be in a circus rather than a zoo--t

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