100 Cats Who Changed Civilization
About the Book
100 Cats Who Made a Difference.
If you don’t believe that one cat has the power to alter civilization, then you’ve obviously never heard of Tibbles (p. 12), the cat who single-handedly wiped out an entire species. Or Ahmedabad (p. 61), a Siamese kitten who sparked riots throughout Pakistan. Or Snowball (p. 14), the cat who helped to convict dozens of murderers and criminals. Or Felix (p. 155), the first cat to explore outer space.
These are just four of the 100 Cats Who Changed Civilization, and this book honors their extra-ordinary contributions to science, history, art, government, religion, and more. You’ll meet a cat who filed a lawsuit (p. 66) and a cat who was slapped with a restraining order (p. 75). You’ll meet cats who have inspired great works of literature (p. 90) and classical music (p. 102). You’ll even meet a cat who telephoned the police to save the life of his owner (p. 162). These beautifully illustrated true stories are a tribute to the intelligence, bravery, and loving nature of cats all over the world.
“100 Cats Who Changed Civilization…documents the crazy but true tales of their contributions to our understanding of history, art, science and religion.”—New York Daily News
“The most infamous, celebrated and just-plain noteworthy cats in history…”—Sun-Times Media/ Pioneer Local
“Astonishing and true tales of cats that have helped shape our history in some of the most surprising ways.”—Cat Fancy
About the Author
SAM STALL is the author of more than 20 books with a total of more than 1 million copies in print. He has published both novels and nonfiction, including several pet ownership and dog books such as The Dog Owner’s Manual and 100 Dogs Who Changed Civilization. He lives in Indianapolis, Indiana.