How well do you really know your cat? Do you understand how it communicates, why it fights, and what it does when you're not around? Cats uses personal stories and case studies alongside cutting-edge science to reveal in glorious detail everything we know about this fascinating and misunderstood species. Discover why cats can't see you up close; why they don't have a sweet tooth; and how their extraordinary skeletons operate to ensure they always land on their feet. Following a team of experts in association with the Royal Veterinary Society, the book explores the life and behavior of a range of felines, from semi-feral farm toms to pampered house cats, and how they cope with the challenges of the modern world. It reveals how cats' bodies, senses and brains have evolved, and how this naturally solitary creature has developed ways of living alongside humans, without ever fully losing its wild side. Accompanying a 3-part BBC series, Cats will help you see your beloved pet in a completely new light.