Download Cat (Animal) by Katharine M. Rogers PDF

By Katharine M. Rogers

In accordance with old Egyptian lore, the goddess Bast, who secure her worshippers from disorder and difficult good fortune, had the determine of a lady and the pinnacle of a cat. Egyptians enjoyed their tom cat partners, together with them in kin pix, mummifying them along their proprietors, and developing beautiful works of sculpture round their sleek forms.

4 thousand years later, the cat keeps to attraction us. Katharine M. Rogers strains our dating with this curious creature in Cat, an unique examine some of the most renowned pets on the earth. From the household cat's emergence in historical Egypt to its huge, immense attractiveness within the modern usa, Rogers uncovers the feline's cultural historical past in all its a variety of kinds: rat-catcher, witch's conventional, or even the inscrutable creature that encouraged Lewis Carroll and Edgar Allan Poe. As Rogers demonstrates, our fascination with cats lies of their uncanny skill to embrace with reference to any character—from candy to ferocious, affectionate to self reliant, eerie to elegant.

Cat might be relished by way of somebody who appreciates those lovely partners and their awesome skill to deliver pleasure to our lives.

Show description

Read Online or Download Cat (Animal) PDF

Best nature books

Janice VanCleave's Engineering for Every Kid: Easy Activities That Make Learning Science Fun

You can now realize the solutions to those and lots of different interesting questions about engineering for your self with this fun-filled source. Janice VanCleave's Engineering for each child provides interesting, difficult experiments and actions that will help you comprehend the different sorts of engineering there are—including structural, sun, electric, and chemical—and how every one is utilized to genuine global daily occasions.

Inglorious: Conflict in the Uplands

Pushed grouse taking pictures, the place flocks of purple Grouse are chased by means of strains of beaters so they fly over strains of "guns" that shoot the fast-flying birds, is a specifically British box game. it's also principally British in that it really is deeply rooted within the British type method. Grouse capturing is gigantic company, sponsored by way of strong, prosperous lobbying teams, with tendrils working all through British society.

The Soul of the Wolf: A Meditation on Wolves and Man

In contrast to a lot of Michael Fox's prior paintings which have been essentially educational reports, Soul of the Wolf was once written in a much less formal sort to assist the reader comprehend the character of the wolf and to construct figuring out of the wolf. It used to be written at a time whilst wolf habit was once principally misunderstood and wolves have been considered as nuisances who might be faraway from touch with glossy society.

Additional resources for Cat (Animal)

Example text

For example, the acoustics for a hospital, where people expect quiet, is different from the acoustics needed for a sports arena or a concert hall. Acoustical engineers are sound experts. Sound is a type of energy. It is a wave created by and transferred by vibrating (back-and-forth or to-and-fro motion) materials such as air. Sound waves in air enter your ears. Then your ears send signals to your brain that interprets the quality of the sound. Materials vibrating at different speeds send out different-size sound waves that the brain interprets as having different qualities, such as being high, low, loud, or soft.

Echos are reflected sound waves. In the empty room, you hear the original sound produced by your steps plus all the echos of the reflected sound waves. Exercises 1. Put your hand over the front of your throat, close your mouth, and hum. Then pinch your nose closed with your fingers and try to hum. Which statement is true? qxp 1/31/07 46 12:56 PM Page 46 Engineering for Every Kid a. With your nose open, you felt movement in your throat as you hummed. b. With your nose closed, you heard a sound. 2.

3) Sound waves are diffused (scattered in many different directions) by objects with hard and smooth but uneven surfaces such as books of different sizes on a shelf. This is because some of the sound waves bounce between the surfaces before being reflected. qxp 1/31/07 12:56 PM Page 45 Easy Listening 45 If you walk into a room filled with cloth-covered furniture, carpeting on the floor, and curtains on the windows, you may not hear the sound made by your steps. But if the same room were empty of furniture, carpet, and curtains, the sound made by your steps would be much louder.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.32 of 5 – based on 11 votes