Cat Paws Through History

Ko-ko the Cat Meets Napoleon Bonaparte


Author: Isabel H. Stepanian

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1438958110


Page: 292

View: 6947

"It all began when Mumzy and Popzy placed me in that chicken coop of a carrier from Saks Fifth Avenue, and off we went...once again. Little did I know as to what was to befall my poor, furry person. "But alas, was I to suspect as to what awaited me on the other side of the ocean?...To say, that it was to be an adventure, ...was most assuredly an understatement. "Humph!...Phffft!...What is a cat to do?...For at first, unbeknownst to me, I believed that Napoleon was a most delicious pastry...Boy!...Was I ever wrong!... Phffft!" Ko-Ko the Cat muttered in a miffed fashion, as he stuck a single whisker in the air in an aristocratic manner, and crossed his forepaws in a regal way.  And thus the reader steps into the mind of Ko-Ko the Cat --- an informative and opinionated feline. His views of the philosophies, manners and etiquettes of life are quite enchanting: Filled with laughter and joy. Curious as a cat can be, he teaches and amuses the reader as he experiences history and encounters historical figures while he travels through the world with his human parents.


How to Read Your Cat's Paws


Author: Ken Ring,Paul Romhany

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781580081115

Category: Humor

Page: 94

View: 1551

Dismayed by the glaring lack of literature on the psychological complexities of Felis catus, authors Ring and Romhany began experimenting with age-old tools of divination to open a window into a cat's inner self. The paw proves most revealing, they found, its unique shape and lines speaking volumes about a cat's cultural influences, geographical origin, and hereditary peculiarities.

Cat Paws


Author: PIE International

Publisher: Pie International

ISBN: 9784756250810


Page: 88

View: 3279

Paws! Paws! Paws! full of cat paws. This is a collection of more than 40 cats from cat lover's Instagram, Twitter, and blogs. Filled with tons of cute angle shots, this book will surely melt your heart.

Color and Light in Nature


Author: David K. Lynch,William Charles Livingston,William Livingston

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521775045

Category: Science

Page: 277

View: 6484

We live in a world of optical marvels - from the commonplace but beautiful rainbow, to the rare and eerie superior mirage. But how many of us really understand how a rainbow is formed, why the setting sun is red and flattened, or even why the sky at night is not absolutely black? This beautiful and informative guide provides clear explanations to all naturally occurring optical phenomena seen with the naked eye, including shadows, halos, water optics, mirages and a host of other spectacles. Separating myth from reality, it outlines the basic principles involved, and supports them with many figures and references. A wealth of rare and spectacular photographs, many in full color, illustrate the phenomena throughout. In this new edition of the highly-acclaimed guide to seeing, photographing and understanding nature's optical delights, the authors have added over 50 new images and provided new material on experiments you can try yourself.

Cat Paws Notebook

This Dot Grid Journal, Diary Or Composition Book Is Perfect for You and All Cat Lovers


Author: Cat Paw Notebooks

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781697096507


Page: 122

View: 7876

Can be used as a notebook, journal, diary or composition book for school and work. Cat Lover Notebook Features: 120 blank dotted pages Size 6 x 9 inches, the ideal size for all purposes, fitting perfectly into your bag. Cover design: Cat paws Soft, matte cover

Cats' Paws and Catapults: Mechanical Worlds of Nature and People


Author: Steven Vogel

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393352951

Category: Science

Page: 384

View: 4293

"Full of ideas and well-explained principles that will bring new understanding of everyday things to both scientists and non-scientists alike."—R. McNeill Alexander, Nature Nature and humans build their devices with the same earthly materials and use them in the same air and water, pulled by the same gravity. Why, then, do their designs diverge so sharply? Humans, for instance, love right angles, while nature's angles are rarely right and usually rounded. Our technology goes around on wheels—and on rotating pulleys, gears, shafts, and cams—yet in nature only the tiny propellers of bacteria spin as true wheels. Our hinges turn because hard parts slide around each other, whereas nature's hinges (a rabbit's ear, for example) more often swing by bending flexible materials. In this marvelously surprising, witty book, Steven Vogel compares these two mechanical worlds, introduces the reader to his field of biomechanics, and explains how the nexus of physical law, size, and convenience of construction determine the designs of both people and nature. "This elegant comparison of human and biological technology will forever change the way you look at each."—Michael LaBarbera, American Scientist

Speaking of Animals

A Dictionary of Animal Metaphors


Author: Robert Allen Palmatier

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313294907

Category: Social Science

Page: 472

View: 2180

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