Spotlight on Animals (11/18/20)

Calling all feline lovers and animal friends! Today we’re spotlighting an exploration of animal consciousness from a scuba-diving philosopher, a playful way to live as taught by cats, a comprehensive history of felines, and an illustrated guide to help cat owners better know their furry friends.

METAZOA: Animal Life and the Birth of the Mind by Peter Godfrey-Smith

“Concentrating mainly on animals he encountered while scuba diving, Godfrey-Smith begins with what makes life…With extensive notes, this combination of biology and philosophy is the perfect primer for readers interested in the science of consciousness.”–Booklist

FELINE PHILOSOPHY: Cats and the Meaning of Life by John Gray

“Cats are not philosophers. However, as renowned philosopher Gray argues, they have plenty to teach us about how to live… A playful philosophy encouraging us to philosophize less and play more. The paradoxes are only part of the fun.”–Kirkus Reviews

A CAT’S TALE: A Journey Through Feline History by Dr. Paul Koundounaris

“This charming, funny, and informative history of cats is narrated by Baba, a domestic shorthair tabby cat, as ‘dictated to’ her human companion, historian Koudounaris…Even cat aficionados will learn something new—and have fun doing it.”–Publishers Weekly

WHAT CATS WANT: An illustrated guide for truly understanding your cat by Dr. Yuki Hattori

“This handy guide from veterinarian and feline-behavior specialist Hattori, of the Tokyo Cat Clinic, will help cat owners better know their pets, with both surprising facts (injured cats may use purring to hasten the healing process) and hilarious realness (‘Cats often ignore their owners’ call simply because they’re not interested’).”–Booklist

METAZOA: Animal Life and the Birth of the Mind by Peter Godfrey-Smith; 9780374207946; available now.
FELINE PHILOSOPHY: Cats and the Meaning of Life by John Gray; 9780374154110; available 11/24/20.
A CAT’S TALE: A Journey Through Feline History by Dr. Paul Koundounaris; 9781250217721; available now.
WHAT CATS WANT: An illustrated guide for truly understanding your cat by Dr. Yuki Hattori; 9781526623065; available 11/24/20.

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