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When Cats Reigned Like Kings - On the Trail of the Sacred Cats (Cód: 9626345)

Geyer, Georgie Anne

Andrews McMeel Publishing (Livros Digitais)

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Nationally syndicated journalist Georgie Anne Geyer explores the connections between the royal and sacred felines of ancient civilizations and the beloved domestic cats of today.Chasing an irresistible mystery across the globe, journalist Georgie Anne Geyer conducted exhaustive research into the little-known puzzle of how cats came to occupy their unique position in the lives of humans. Treated with the tenacity, resourcefulness, and narrative instinct of a seasoned foreign correspondent, the investigation yielded unexpected answers--and posed tantalizing new questions. The result is a remarkable book, bound to delight and amaze cat fanciers and adventure seekers.It was Geyer'apos;s curiosity about her own cats that inspired her to study the history of human-feline relations and especially cats'apos; exalted status among the ancients as royal or sacred beings. Her quest spanned the earth. In Egypt, Geyer learned of the cat-goddess, Bastet, and of the cat'apos;s role in the transmigration of souls. In Myanmar, she saw Leonardo DiCaprio, Ricky Martin, and the other incongruously named cats of the Nga Phe Kyaung monastery, trained by the monks to jump through hoops. She even met a family who dutifully guards the heritage of the Japanese bobtail, cultivating the line in--of all places--rural Virginia.Richly illustrated with photos of Geyer'apos;s journeys and historical cat images, When Cats Reigned Like Kings also presents a Family of Cat section that describes the origins and characteristics of the 38-40 recognized modern cat breeds, including photos of each. 

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Peso 0.00 Kg
Produto sob encomenda Sim
Marca Andrews McMeel Publishing (Livros Digitais)
Número de Páginas 272 (aproximado)
Idioma 337
Acabamento e-book
Territorialidade Internacional
Formato Livro Digital Epub
Gratuito Não
Proteção Drm Sim
Tamanho do Arquivo 8143
Início da Venda 30/12/2008
Código do Formato Epub
Cód. Barras 9780740786396
Ano da Publicação 109
AutorGeyer, Georgie Anne