Seafurrers: The Ships Cats Who Lapped and Mapped the World (Hardback)
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Seafurrers: The Ships Cats Who Lapped and Mapped the World (Hardback)

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Hardback 240 Pages / Published: 01/05/2018
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While the extraordinary exploits of the seafarers who mapped the world have been well documented, those of their indispensable pest controllers, shipmates, and mascots haven't - until now. Drawing on journals, newspaper reports, photographs, and more, Seafurrers provides us with a cat's-eye view of maritime history. Forty tales recount the adventures of these valiant felines and point out nuggets of trivia along the way, including: The math behind the damage rats could do on ships How flying fish (and even squid) "fly" Why cats don't get scurvy. This deft genealogy of cat-human friendship is sure to leave readers with a new appreciation of the cats who helped us at sea (and those we helplessly serve at home).

Publisher: The Experiment LLC
ISBN: 9781615194377
Number of pages: 240
Dimensions: 178 x 127 x 16 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"It's a purrfect read for lovers of cats, ships and history in general."--Catster Magazine

"Reveals the little-known history of cats as beloved--and surprisingly essential--shipmates of the old high seas. A purrfectly heartwarming tail indeed!"--David F. Winkler, PhD, Naval Historical Foundation

"Funny, furry, and fascinating! With a lovely balance between parody and earnest maritime history, Sandall has chosen priceless historic photographs, infused deep and wide-ranging research, and spun a ball of spellbinding and hilarious sea yarns."--Richard J. King, author of Lobster and The Devil's Cormorant and columnist for Sea History magazine

"At last! A history of cats of the sea. Long overdue, this book is as exquisite as a bowl of milk or a nice, plump ship's mouse."--Schooner the cat, as told to maritime archaeologist, author, and explorer James Delgado

"This delightful tome introduces us to the stories of seafurrring kitties. Bart's pitch-purrfect yarns take the reader on a meowverlous journey, while Ad's illustrations are the tasty cream on the kibble."--Anna Holloway, PhD, maritime historian, author, and curator

"In Seafurrers, author Philippa Sandall and first mate Bart take us on a fascinatingly eclectic sea voyage through history, geography, literature, and pop culture, humorously illustrated by Ad Long. A great resource for maritime historians and cat lovers alike."--Andre B. Sobocinski, historian, US Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery

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