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).
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 240 pages, Two-colour interior
- Publisher: The Experiment LLC
- Publication Date: 11/05/2018
- Category: Pets (Children's/YA)
- ISBN: 9781615194377