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Katharine M. Rogers

The beloved animals we know today evolved over many millions of years. Only a few hundred years ago, it was quite common to be scared of cats: We believed they were wicked and mischievous creatures and tortured them horribly. It is only recently that we have started to value cats for the marvelous creatures they are.

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Cat (2006) presents detailed information about our feline friends' historical, biological, and cultural history. Each bite will witness how the human and cat relationship has developed from superstitious misconceptions to domesticated bliss. Meow!

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The beloved animals we know today evolved over many millions of years. Only a few hundred years ago, it was quite common to be scared of cats: We believed they were wicked and mischievous creatures and tortured them horribly. It is only recently that we have started to value cats for the marvelous creatures they are.

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Though cats have evolved over millions of years, domestication started a few thousand years ago.

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Cats possess excellent senses and sharp teeth, which makes them excellent hunters.

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Throughout history, cats were considered naughty and even associated with witchcraft.

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Female sexuality and prostitution have been linked to the cat.

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In today's society, cats are seen as independent and intelligent individuals.

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