100 Cats Who Changed Civilization

100 Cats Who Changed Civilization


By (author) Sam Stall

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  • Publisher: Quirk Books
  • Format: Hardback | 160 pages
  • Dimensions: 109mm x 168mm x 20mm | 249g
  • Publication date: 17 May 2007
  • Publication City/Country: Philadelphia
  • ISBN 10: 1594741638
  • ISBN 13: 9781594741630
  • Sales rank: 293,988

Product description

Every generation brings a few cats who rise above their species. Cats who make a difference. Cats who inspire us with their bravery. Cats who broaden our understanding of science, history, art and religion. These are the subjects of "100 Cats Who Changed Civilisation", and this book documents the extraordinary true tales of their contributions. Readers will learn of Tibbles the cat who single handedly wiped out an entire species; Felix the first cat to explore outer space; Snowball the cat who helped to convict dozens of murderers, and many more. Packaged in a classy hardback with black and white illustrations this is the biography these fine cats deserve. It is essential reading for pet lovers and history buffs of all ages.

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Author information

Sam Stall is the coauthor of "The Cat Owner's Manual." He lives in Indianapolis with his wife, Jami, and their three dogs. The family cat, Ted, recently departed this mortal coil at the ripe old age of 18. They're currently in the market for a kitten.

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""100 Cats Who Changed Civilization."..documents the crazy but true tales of their contributions to our understanding of history, art, science and religion."--"New York Daily News" "The most infamous, celebrated and just-plain noteworthy cats in history..."--"Sun-Times Media/ Pioneer Local" "Astonishing and true tales of cats that have helped shape our history in some of the most surprising ways."--"Cat Fancy"