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

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William Jordan is the author of Divorce Among the Gulls: An Uncommon Look at Human Nature (1991). The Washington Post called it "a dazzling range of philosophical speculations about the meaning of life, " and Noel Perrin in the Chicargo Sun-Times described Jordan as "a major new talent," adding, "move over, Stephen Jay Gould. Make way, Barry Lopez. Here comes William Jordan to join you." Jordan has a Ph.D. in entomology from the University of California. He lives in Culver City, California.
In this endearing memoir, William Jordan's reluctant adoption of a stray cat leads to an unexpectedly deep bond, one that will be immediately recognizable to anyone who has ever fallen under the spell of a pet. When Jordan brings Darwin into his home, he is forced into a commitment more devoted and sincere than any he has known before. He observes Darwin not only with the lovestruck gaze of a doting pet owner but also with the keen eye of a trained scientist, and he ruminates insightfully on the complex relationship between humans and their pets. Through issues of territory and separation, sickness and health, Jordan's heartrending memoir of his relationship with Darwin is made irresistible by his "self-effacing honesty, his ever-present wit, and, above all, the unashamed nakedness of his emotions" (San Diego Union-Tribune).

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ISBN 9780618382286
Genre PETS / Cats / General
Format Paperback
Pages 208
Publisher Date 2003-11-12 00:00:00.0
Publisher Mariner Books
Copyright Year 2003
Height 8.0 in
Wdth 5.25 in
Thickness 0.5 in
Unit weight 0.45 lb
Language English
Subtitle Embracing the Bond Between Man and Pet
Edition Detail Reprint
Audience College/higher education
Authors Jordan, William
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