Cat (Animal) by Katharine M. Rogers

By Katharine M. Rogers

In keeping with historic Egyptian lore, the goddess Bast, who secure her worshippers from disorder and difficult success, had the determine of a girl and the top of a cat. Egyptians enjoyed their pussycat 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 maintains to allure us. Katharine M. Rogers lines our courting with this curious creature in Cat, an enjoyable examine the most renowned pets on this planet. From the household cat's emergence in historical Egypt to its huge, immense recognition within the modern usa, Rogers uncovers the feline's cultural background in all its various kinds: rat-catcher, witch's regularly occurring, 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 include with reference to any character—from candy to ferocious, affectionate to self sustaining, eerie to elegant.

Cat can be relished through someone who appreciates those adorable partners and their striking skill to deliver pleasure to our lives.

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For shelter and sunning Soaring hawks, ravens, and vultures are easily seen from the sky-top view here 12. indd 29 5/23/13 1:32 PM Once as tall as the Rocky Mountains, the Appalachians have eroded over billions of years into gentle rolling mountains. indd 2 5/23/13 1:33 PM Mammals GRAY FOX Urocyon cinereoargenteus Dog family (Canidae) Quick ID: salt-and-pepper grizzled gray back with dark streak on back and tail, blacktipped tail, rusty side, neck, legs, and feet. 25 oz The white-footed mouse and the closely related deer mouse (P.

Indd 18 5/23/13 1:33 PM Mammals GRAY SQUIRREL Sciurus carolinensis Squirrel family (Sciuridae) Quick ID: salt-and-pepper gray back and bushy tail, brown sides, white underparts Length: body 8–10", tail 8–10" Weight: 9–17 oz In Virginia gray squirrels are common woodland inhabitants and may be seen in a wide variety of habitats in Shenandoah The closely related fox squirrels (S. 6 lb Wingspan: 41" Peregrine falcons historically nested on the craggy rock faces in Shenandoah, but in the 1960s their numbers plummeted due to the widespread use of pesticides, especially DDT Thanks to public outcry and the conservation efforts of biologists and bird banders who record numbers and species of birds, peregrines recovered in most of their range and in 1999 were removed from the Federal Endangered Species List Peregrine numbers are stable in coastal and urban areas of the mid-Atlantic Region In the Central Appalachians, however, they have seen a much slower recovery Hopefully they will soon return to their dominant role as top predator in the skies over Shenandoah Peregrines are the fastest flying bird in the world, and in a straight dive can reach speeds over 150 miles per hour About half the size of the peregrine, American kestrels (F.

For shelter and sunning Soaring hawks, ravens, and vultures are easily seen from the sky-top view here 12. indd 29 5/23/13 1:32 PM Once as tall as the Rocky Mountains, the Appalachians have eroded over billions of years into gentle rolling mountains. indd 2 5/23/13 1:33 PM Mammals GRAY FOX Urocyon cinereoargenteus Dog family (Canidae) Quick ID: salt-and-pepper grizzled gray back with dark streak on back and tail, blacktipped tail, rusty side, neck, legs, and feet. 25 oz The white-footed mouse and the closely related deer mouse (P.

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