Open in the App Open in the App Open in the App
Get the key ideas from

Cat

How humanity fell in love with our feline companions

By Katharine M. Rogers
10-minute read
Audio available
Cat by Katharine M. Rogers

Cat (2006) offers a lovingly detailed look at the biological, historical and cultural history of our furry feline friends. Each blink looks at a different stage of development, chronicling how the relationship between humans and cats has evolved from horrific superstitious misunderstandings to domesticated bliss. Meow!

  • Cat lovers
  • Those curious about the symbolic meaning of cats
  • Readers interested in cultural history

Katharine M. Rogers is a professor emeritus of English literature at the City University of New York, and has written extensively on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century literature. As an author, Rogers has shown her interest in a wide range of subjects with books such as Meet the Invertebrates and Port – A Global History. Rogers is now retired and currently lives in Maryland, where she indulges in her passion for national history.

Go Premium and get the best of Blinkist

Upgrade to Premium now and get unlimited access to the Blinkist library. Read or listen to key insights from the world’s best nonfiction.

Upgrade to Premium

What is Blinkist?

The Blinkist app gives you the key ideas from a bestselling nonfiction book in just 15 minutes. Available in bitesize text and audio, the app makes it easier than ever to find time to read.

Discover
2,500+ top
nonfiction titles

Get unlimited access to the most important ideas in business, investing, marketing, psychology, politics, and more. Stay ahead of the curve with recommended reading lists curated by experts.

Created with Sketch.