Seafurrers (Hardcover)

The Ships' Cats Who Lapped and Mapped the World

By Philippa Sandall, Ad Long (Illustrator)

Experiment, 9781615194377, 240pp.

Publication Date: April 3, 2018

List Price: 14.95*
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A cat's-eye view of maritime history

We remember the bold seafarers of yore--from Magellan to Shackleton--for their extraordinary exploits: new lands discovered, storms weathered, and battles won. But somehow history has neglected the stalwart, hardworking species who made it all possible . . . yes, the noble cat

In Seafurrers, able sea cat Bart sets the record straight at last. "Fear of water" aside, cats were indispensable at sea--both as pest controllers and as beloved mascots. Thirty-eight tales recount the adventures of Trim (who circumnavigated Australia), Tom (the sole feline survivor of the sinking of the USS Maine), celebrity cat Simon (a veteran of the Yangtze Incident), and other furry heroes.

Filled with nautical trivia, rare photographs, and whimsical illustrations, this deft genealogy of human-feline friendship will stir your regard for the incomparable cat--whether on the couch or in the crow's nest.

About the Author

Philippa Sandall is cocreator of the Seafurrers blog as well as coauthor of several books in the bestselling New Glucose Revolution series. She runs her own editorial consulting agency in New South Wales.Ad Long is the illustrator for and of the bestselling Australian history books Girt and True Girt, as well as author of the crime novel Too Greedy to Live. Both live in Australia.