Author(s): Elizabeth MacLeod
Did you know that cats are the most popular pet in the world? And why not? They're playful, cuddly, and smart. But more than that, they are also very helpful. They have been known to predict storms and earthquakes, and even detect diseases in humans. In this entertaining, fact-filled book, you'll find out: How killing a cat-even by accident-was punishable by death in Ancient Egypt, How black cats came to be a symbol of bad luck, Why cats were used as spies, How a cat inspired Nicola Tesla to unleash the power of electricity, How cats communicate with each other, and with humans, Featuring tons of information about the history, behavior, and usefulness of cats, this book is without a doubt "the cat's meow"! Book jacket.