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Pounce
Pounce
Hardcover      ISBN: 0316349224

Photographer Seth Casteel's underwater photographs of dogs and babies have captivated an international audience. Now, Seth has found the perfect way to capture our other best friends: cats

A beautiful, funny gift book with more than 70 previously unpublished photographs, Pounce reveals adorable cats and kittens as they pounce and jump through the air, arms outstretched -- all in Casteel's signature up-close, mid-action style.
Why Cats Paint: A Theory of Feline Aesthetics
Why Cats Paint
A Theory of Feline Aesthetics
Paperback      ISBN: 0898156122

An unprecedented photographic record of cat creativity that will intrigue cat lovers and art lovers alike.

Cat Lady Chronicles
Cat Lady Chronicles
Hardcover      ISBN: 8889854987

Overview -Cat Lady Chronicles makes the 'purrfect' illustrated gift book for Cat Ladies, Cat Ladies-in-Waiting, and all pet lovers -Officina Libraria's previous title The Well-Read Cat has now sold well over 10,000 copies through ACC Distribution -Readers will relate easily to this endearing and highly entertaining tale of a career woman's devotion to ten cats, and counting -This tenderhearted and humorous book confirms why cats are the No. 1 pet in America and the UK and a girl's best friend Cat Lady Chronicles is the heartwarming true story of an art-book editor who finds her unexpected calling as a Cat Lady. Author Diane Lovejoy shares her private joy in rescuing ten orphaned cats that desperately needed a Cat Lady to adopt them. As Lovejoy passionately 'collects cats, ' she realizes that the parallels between the art world and the feline world are more pronounced than she ever could have imagined. And just as each of the author's cats undoubtedly has nine lives, Lovejoy discovers that the care and feeding of her extended feline family nourishes her soul, providing a new lease of life. This delightfully candid, witty memoir about cat love gone mad will appeal to readers of every stripe. As Lovejoy writes, 'Isn't there a little bit of the Cat Lady in all of us?' Images of cats, many with their ladies, by famous artists complement these charming chronicles, which also include helpful tips on felines presented inThe Scoop and Outside the Box.

Cat Magic: Mews, Myths, and Mystery
Cat Magic
Mews, Myths, and Mystery
Paperback      ISBN: 0892817747

- A fascinating, illustrated exploration of the integral roles cats have played in our myths, legends, and history.

- By the highly acclaimed author of over 30 books on magic and folklore, including the bestselling Goddess in My Pocket.

- Examines the mythological significance of cats in our legends and folklore, and provides an overview of cats and feline imagery in spiritual traditions around the world.

- Presents the feline connection to magic, including amulets, charms, spells, and rituals.

In German they are called ket, in French, chat, in Arabic, quttah--but with little concern for what name we've assigned them, cats have sauntered into almost every corner of human society and history. In ancient Egypt a cat-faced goddess was worshiped and immortalized in the art of Egyptian tombs. In Scandinavian lore, Freyja, a goddess of the night, rode in a cart drawn by cats. Cats appear in our folktales and in our literature, even in our everyday speech.

In Cat Magic, Patricia Telesco takes us on a fascinating tour of the different roles cats have played in human experience, with over 150 illustrations documenting the appearance and importance of cats in our mythology, in the spiritual teachings and religious practices of our ancestors, and in totems, spells, and other rituals of magic. Cat Magic tells of cat ginii and of charms of protection. It explains astrology for determining your cat's personality, creating magical blessings, and using crystal and color therapy for the feline in the house. Mysterious and independent, cunning and fierce, gentle and affectionate, cats continue to win our hearts and imaginations, providing a link to our past and present, and to ourselves.
Shake Cats
Shake Cats
Hardcover      ISBN: 0062351745

The fur flies in this irresistible third installment in the bestselling Shake series by popular pet photographer Carli Davidson, featuring adorable and hysterical color photographs of more than sixty cats caught mid-shake.

Pet photographer Carli Davidson has enchanted readers around the world with her adorable photographs of man's best friend in Shake and Shake Puppies. Now, she turns her lens on felines in this sweet and heartwarming volume that is pure catnip for cat lovers.

Shake Cats includes more than 130 gorgeous, highly detailed color pictures of felines in mid-shake. Like its predecessors Shake and Shake Puppies, it showcases a charming double-page layout--each spread features two images of the same cat placed side by side to capture the unique movement of the shake.

Inside, fans will find a roster listing the names, ages, and breeds of cats photographed. Davidson also provides outtake images of her shoots with the cats, a short, insightful description that explains her process, and information about animal rescue to encourage people considering a new cat to choose a rescue animal.

A truly incomparable book--as beautifully designed as it is humorous--Shake Cats is the ultimate gift for every cat lover.

The Lion in the Living Room: How House Cats Tamed Us and Took Over the World
The Lion in the Living Room
How House Cats Tamed Us and Took Over the World
Hardcover      ISBN: 1476738238
"By turns funny and disturbing, The Lion in the Living Room is full of surprises. Like all the best nonfiction, it will make you think twice about the world around you." --Elizabeth Kolbert, bestselling author of The Sixth Extinction

"Dig deep into the history, biology, and science of house cats in this charming, highly informative read that explains how cats came to rule." --B&N Reads

"Eminently readable and gently funny, Tucker's blend of pop science and social commentary will appeal to cat lovers as well as a broad general audience with an interest in natural history." --Library Journal (starred review)

A lively adventure through history, natural science, and pop culture in search of how cats conquered the world, the Internet, and our hearts.

House cats rule back alleys, deserted Antarctic islands, and our bedrooms. Clearly, they own the Internet, where a viral cat video can easily be viewed upwards of ten million times. But how did cats accomplish global domination? Unlike dogs, they offer humans no practical benefit. The truth is they are sadly incompetent rat-catchers and pose a threat to many ecosystems. Yet, we love them still.

To better understand these furry strangers in our midst, Abby Tucker travels to meet the breeders, activists, and scientists who've dedicated their lives to cats. She visits the labs where people sort through feline bones unearthed from the first human settlements, treks through the Floridian wilderness in search of house cats on the loose, and hangs out with Lil Bub, one of the world's biggest feline celebrities.

Witty, intelligent, and always curious, Tucker shows how these tiny creatures have used their relationship with humans to become one of the most powerful animals on the planet. The appropriate reaction to a cuddly kitten, it seems, might not be aww but awe.
The Cat in the Window: And Other Stories of the Cats We Love
The Cat in the Window
And Other Stories of the Cats We Love
Paperback      ISBN: 0800721802

People love their pets--cats more so than any other (or so the cats would like to think). And if there is anything cat-lovers enjoy almost as much as stroking their beloved feline friends, it's reading about cats. In the tradition and style of her previous smash hits, Callie Smith Grant brings readers a brand-new collection of uplifting stories about the amazing creatures that warm our hearts--and our laps With stories from Melody Carlson, Jill Eileen Smith, Robert Benson, Kathi Lipp, and many others, The Cat in the Window offers the perfect excuse to curl up on the couch with a furry friend.

A Cat-Lover's Miscellany
A Cat-Lover's Miscellany
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 1905695888

Schott's Original Miscellany was a publishing phenomenon. It sired a host of sequels and parodies. But no matter how patiently and for how many years they waited, the potential feline readership was overlooked. Until now.

A Cat-Lover's Miscellany is how the original would have appeared had its creator been an obsessive cat owner. Or, indeed, a very curious cat. It parodies the randomness of entry and stylishness of design of the original, but is created entirely for cats and their obedient owners and admirers. The result is an irresistible outpouring of feline facts, embracing the essential, the trivial, the intriguing, and the extraordinary. Named in tribute to the Clintons' White House moggy (and every other cat that inherited the presidential moniker), this is the perfect laptop or coffee-table book to give as a gift for cat lovers. Herein you will discover such treats as Sir Isaac Newton's invention of the cat flap or kitty door; the origins and popularity of cat names; the power of catmint; how long cats spend asleep each day; T.S. Eliot's Practical Cats; and the famous Chopin waltz that was in fact composed by the composer's cat.

Guys Can Be Cat Ladies Too
Guys Can Be Cat Ladies Too
Paperback      ISBN: 141970690x

Michael Showalter's Guys Can Be Cat Ladies Too is the hilarious all-access guide to help a man comprehend, appreciate, and bond with the felines in his life. They say dogs are a man's best friend. True But what if that man's girlfriend/boyfriend, wife/husband, or mother-in-law has a cat? Is that the end for him? Is he resigned to an eternity of estrangement from this furry creature with which he shares his life partner, his favorite chair, and his sock drawer?
Showalter offers hope for men everywhere in their quest to understand and love cats. In this intimate portrait of one man's love for cats, you will learn the answers to burning questions such as: "Why are they all aloof and weird and stuff?"; "They hate me, right?"; and "Is it true that they have nine lives?" Armed with these and countless other valuable lessons, by the book's end any guy can be on the fast track to becoming a cat's best friend.


Praise for Guys Can Be Cat Ladies Too:

"Deep stuff is decorated by fabulously absurd humor."
--Catster.com

"So what have your cats taught you about loving yourself?" Michael Showalter: "Not a lot, I'll be honest."
--Esquire.com

"Fabulously illustrated."
--Entertainment Weekly
Stuff on My Cat Presents: Wet Cats
Stuff on My Cat Presents: Wet Cats
Paperback      ISBN: 0811862275

What's funnier than cats with stuff on them? Wet Cats. When Stuffonmycat.com (a Yahoo Top 25 Web site featured on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart") launched in 2005, some of the first images posted were of adorable, laugh-out-loud funny, somewhat pathetic cats that for one reason or another were soaked to the bone. Whether they were caught outside in a rainstorm, rolled around in something foul and required a good scrubbing, or enjoyed bathing for fun, these cats got wet. Good thing their owners had a camera handy. This refreshingly clean addition to the Stuff on My Cat series features 200 of the best photographs of wet cats from the ever-popular Web site, and is the only book of its kind in the world.