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A Cat Named Darwin by William Jordan - Paperback - First Mariner Books Edition - November 12, 2003 - from Paper Time Machines (SKU: 4762)

A Cat Named Darwin

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A Cat Named Darwin: Embracing the Bond Between Man and Pet

by William Jordan

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ISBN 10
0618382283
ISBN 13
9780618382286
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The slightest signs of shelf and handling wear, nearly new. Pages are free of any writing, marks or stains. Does not appear to have been read.

Synopsis

Bill Jordan's life changed forever the day a stray cat nesting under his bougainvillea bit him on the hand. A reformed biologist, Jordan had no particular love for animals and felt vaguely contemptuous of those who did — until the cat, beckoning with a wink and a yawn, led him on a journey to exotic lands, strange cultures, and fascinating discoveries. As their bond deepened and the cat's health began to fail, Jordan was forced into a commitment more devoted and sincere than any he had known before. Puzzling through his own feelings, he came to some remarkable conclusions: that those we love live in the synapses and molecules of memory, and that as long as we exist, they exist as part of our brain. It doesn't matter to our neurons whether the loved one is animal or human; the mechanism is the same. Even so, the two relationships are quite different: A cat is a creature with whom one shares solitude; with a human being, on the other hand, solitude generally means a failed relationship. And while communion with animals is usually considered inferior to communication with human beings, the truth is that the need for companionship is a human trait. In the absence of other companionship, the human mind will grow around any living thing like a vine. Bill Jordan learned that the first time your mind grows around a cat, you don’t realize you have fallen in love until it’s too late.

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Bookseller
Paper Time Machines US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
4762
Title
A Cat Named Darwin
Author
William Jordan
Format/binding
Paperback / Soft Cover (Large Digest Size)
Book condition
Used - Very Fine+
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Mariner Books Edition
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
0618382283
ISBN 13
9780618382286
Publisher
Mariner Books
Place of Publication
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Date published
November 12, 2003
Keywords
Symbiosis, pets, animal human relationships
Bookseller catalogs
Psychology; Language & Linguistics; Animals;
Size
187 Pages

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