Dewey's Readers - Non-fiction that reads like fiction

 

 

Dewey’s Readers - The non-fiction that reads like fiction book club  

Wednesday,  May 9 at 6:30 p.m. and Thursday,  May 10 at 3:30 p.m.

The Lion in the Living Room: how house cats tamed us and took over the world by Abigail Tucker

 House cats rule back alleys, deserted Antarctic islands, and our bedrooms. Clearly, they own the Internet, where a viral cat video can easily be viewed upwards of ten million times. But how did cats accomplish global domination? Unlike dogs, they offer humans no practical benefit. The truth is they are sadly incompetent rat-catchers and pose a threat to many ecosystems. Yet, we love them still. To better understand these furry strangers in our midst, Abby Tucker travels to meet the breeders, activists, and scientists who've dedicated their lives to cats. Witty, intelligent, and always curious, Tucker shows how these tiny creatures have used their relationship with humans to become one of the most powerful animals on the planet.

The appropriate reaction to a cuddly kitten, it seems, might not be aww but awe.