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Roger A. Caras (1928–2001)

Autor(a) de A Cat Is Watching

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About the Author

Roger A. Caras was born on May 24, 1928 in Methuen, Massachusetts. At the age of ten, he went to work for 10 cents an hour cleaning the stables of abused horses seized by the Massachusetts ASPCA. During college, he did two tours with the U.S. Army, first in World War II and then in the Korean mostrar mais conflict. He graduated with a degree in cinema from the University of Southern California and worked as a motion picture executive for fifteen years. He found his true calling in following the tracks of animals in their natural habitats, and wrote over 70 books on animals. His first book, Antarctica: Land of Frozen Time, was published in 1962. His other works included A Perfect Harmony: The Intertwining Lives of Animals and Humans Throughout History, The Bond, and Going for the Blue: Inside the World of Show Dogs and Dog Shows. He also served as president of the ASPCA and was an advisor to the Walt Disney Company, assisting in developing Disney's Animal Kingdom. His television career began in 1964 with the position of House Naturalist on The Today Show. From 1965 to 1968, he worked with Stanley Kubrick on 2001: A Space Odyssey. In 1975, he moved to ABC where he became a special correspondent for animals and the environment on ABC World News Tonight with Peter Jennings, Nightline and 20/20, as well as nature and companion animal correspondent for Good Morning America. Caras had a radio show which was first aired in 1969 called Pets and Wildlife and was heard on the CBS, NBC and ABC Radio Networks. He died of complications of a heart attack on February 18, 2001 at the age of 72. (Bowker Author Biography) Roger A. Caras' recent books include New Roger Caras' Great Horse Stories (Bristol Books, 1998), A Dog is Listening (Galahad Books, 1998), and A Perfect Harmony (Simon & Schuster, 1996). He lives in Freeland, Maryland. (Publisher Provided) mostrar menos

Obras de Roger A. Caras

A Cat Is Watching (1989) 249 cópias, 4 resenhas
Roger Caras' Treasury of Great Cat Stories (1987) — Editor — 189 cópias
Harper's Illustrated Handbook of Dogs (1985) 61 cópias, 1 resenha
A Celebration of Cats (1986) 41 cópias
The Forest (1979) 38 cópias
The private lives of animals (1974) 35 cópias
The New Roger Caras Treasury of Great Cat Stories (1997) — Editor — 25 cópias, 1 resenha
A celebration of dogs (1982) 25 cópias
The Roger Caras dog book (1980) 19 cópias
Panther! (1977) 17 cópias
The Endless Migrations (1985) 15 cópias
Animals in Their Places (1987) 9 cópias
Birds in flight (1971) 6 cópias
Coyote for a day (1977) 5 cópias
A Zoo in Your Room (1975) 5 cópias
Animal architecture (1971) 5 cópias
The boundary: land and sea (1972) 4 cópias
Animal Courtships (1972) 3 cópias
Animal children 2 cópias
The Roger Caras pet book (1976) 2 cópias
Skunk for a day (1976) 1 exemplar(es)
Monarch of Dead Man Bay 1 exemplar(es)
Bizarre Animals 1 exemplar(es)
Last Chance on Earth (1966) 1 exemplar(es)
Pet Medicine (1982) 1 exemplar(es)
Nature Tales (1997) 1 exemplar(es)
Mythos Katzen 1 exemplar(es)
The Cats of Castle Hill 1 exemplar(es)
Dog Owner's Bible 1 exemplar(es)
Forest, The 1 exemplar(es)
Going for the Blue 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

The Complete Amateur Naturalist (1977) — Prefácio, algumas edições97 cópias, 1 resenha
The Arctic wolf: Living with the pack (1988) — Prefácio, algumas edições81 cópias, 2 resenhas
Rare Breeds (1984) — Introdução, algumas edições66 cópias
Reader's Digest Condensed Books 1968 v04 (1968) — Contribuinte — 51 cópias


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Conhecimento Comum

Nome de batismo
Caras, Roger Andrew
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Local de nascimento
Methuen, Massachusetts, USA
Local de falecimento
Freeland, Maryland, USA
Locais de residência
Methuen, Massachusetts, USA (birth)
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals



I found this DOGS handbook on our local library sale shelf recently, and it's a fine all-breed reference book with some beautiful color plates of dozens of breeds, but the main reason I bought it was it fell open to the page for the Silky Terrier, with the following description -

"Mentally and physically quick. Feisty and independent ... Can be rather aggressive toward other pets. Not particularly friendly toward strangers. Possessive of home territory. Somewhat noisy ... More active than most toy breeds, the Silky needs daily runs or walks on leash. Will chase other animals without regard for its own safety if allowed to run free ... It is bent on doing things its own way at all times ... Inclined to be noisy, it makes a good watchdog ... should have obedience training, to which it responds well. If training is not provided, tge Silky will take over the household, which it generally tries to do most of the time."

This is a near perfect description of our Charlie, a very 'feisty' little bitch we rescued from a shelter three months ago today. This past ten days it has been a real trial trying to keep her reasonably quiet while she recuperates from being spayed. And she is probably at least nine or ten years old. She has already had a few snarley dust ups with our generally mild-mannered Emmy, a Chihuahua-Boston mix, who is thirteen. But she came into our house and settled in immediately, as if she had always lived here, and quickly formed a strong bond with my wife. And yes, she is noisy, and does try her best to run the place. We are all making adjustments.

So - HARPER'S ILLUSTRATED HANDBOOK OF DOGS (1992), edited by the famous dog expert, Roger Caras, is indeed a valuable addition to our collection of canine reference books. Very highly recommended.

- Tim Bazzett, author of the memoir, BOOKLOVER
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TimBazzett | Jun 27, 2024 |
I love Roger Caras because he always has something good to say about Greyhounds! This is a well written book, with sly humor and many thought provoking chapters about man's best friend. Great addition to a dog lover's library.
kwskultety | 1 outra resenha | Jul 4, 2023 |
Not at all what I was looking for. I was hoping that I would get an insider's view on what goes on behind the scenes at dog shows. Instead, I got brief explanations here and there of what judges look for in the show ring, and lots and lots of explanations of why people breed show quality dogs.
I get it! I have champions at home, so I don't need to be convinced why mixed breed dogs should not be bred. What I thought I was going to be reading were stories on how dogs got to be champions, how people cheat to get their dogs looking good, the politics and backstabbing that goes on in the show world...basically the low down dirty stuff. This book was very bland, containing nothing like that. A summary would be:
choose a breeder wisely; hope your dog has the personality for the ring; here are a few sentences on what they look for in the ring; don't breed mixed breed dogs; all dogs need love whether they are champions or not.

One thing I'm glad about is that I borrowed it from the library. If I had spent money on this book I would have been livid. Not that it was badly written, but it just wasn't what I was expecting.
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kwskultety | 1 outra resenha | Jul 4, 2023 |
Overall decent field guide to have while camping, researching or just to store in your library for reference. The information is a little imbalanced, almost showing favoritism to certain animals over the rest. For example- there are almost 30 pages on snakes (including NON-venomous ones?) and a meager 16 pages on invertebrates, including only 1 scorpion. There are over 70 species of scorpions in the United States alone. I think this can serve as a handy first guide to someone looking for this kind of information to consult. A heavy handed amount of text and some decent textbook style BW illustrations to compliment the color photos.… (mais)
am08279 | 1 outra resenha | Oct 19, 2022 |



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