100 Cats Who Changed Civilization
By Sam Stall
(Quirk Books, Hardcover, 9781594741630, 176pp.)
Publication Date: May 1, 2007
Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover
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100 Cats Who Made a Difference
If you don’t believe that one cat has the power to alter civilization, then you’ve obviously never heard of Tibbles (p. 12), the cat who single-handedly wiped out an entire species. Or Ahmedabad (p. 61), a Siamese kitten who sparked riots throughout Pakistan. Or Snowball (p. 14), the cat who helped to convict dozens of murderers and criminals. Or Felix (p. 155), the first cat to explore outer space.
These are just four of the 100 Cats Who Changed Civilization, and this book honors their extra-ordinary contributions to science, history, art, government, religion, and more. You’ll meet a cat who filed a lawsuit (p. 66) and a cat who was slapped with a restraining order (p. 75). You’ll meet cats who have inspired great works of literature (p. 90) and classical music (p. 102). You’ll even meet a cat who telephoned the police to save the life of his owner (p. 162). These beautifully illustrated true stories are a tribute to the intelligence, bravery, and loving nature of cats all over the world.
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.
“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