Bonham Richards 

World Without Cats

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World Without Cats

A strange, fatal hemorrhagic disease is killing housecats in Camarillo, California. Veterinarian Vera Barnett suspects that the illness originated in the lab of her lover, molecular biologist Noah Chamberlin, who has been investigating a hereditary feline disease at a nearby university. The infection soon appears in nearby cities and, not long after, all over the world. Senior epidemiologist Angelo Kraakmo, is assigned to investigate. The cause turns out to be a new virus. Angelo names the disease feline hemorrhagic fever, FHF for short. It did not originate in Camarillo. Newspapers report FHF mortality figures on their front pages. Rodentborne diseases become epidemic. Cat-oriented businesses suffer severe economic losses. Vera, Noah and Angelo work together to find a cure. By the time eighty percent of the world's cats have perished, scientists question whether the species can survive. Will Felis catus become extinct? What are the consequences of the demise of a species that has lived intimately with humans for twelve thousand years? How will the disappearance of our feline companions affect the human population?

TOP CUSTOMER REVIEWS

AS A CAT LOVER I COULDN'T RESIST A BOOK WITH THIS TITLE. IT'S A BIT TECHNICAL. A HIGHLY CONTAGIOUS DISEASE IS KILLING CATS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD. SCIENTISTS ARE WORKING UNDER ENORMOUS PRESSURE TO FIND WHAT IS CAUSING IT & HOW TO STOP IT. THE STORY IS RIVETING, EDGE OF YOUR SEAT TENSE. WE FOLLOW THE MANY PATHS TO THE ANSWERS. I WAS AMAZED AT THE NUMBER OF GROUPS TO BE INVOLVED IN THE PROCESS. IT WAS HUMBLING TO BE REMINDED OF THE MANY WAYS CAT BENEFIT PEOPLE. AN EXCELLENT READ.
-5/5 Amazon, LINDA MAY

This is one of the most intriguing books I have read in years. The story of a very possible devastating disease of domestic cats, it's effects on other species such as mice and birds, is a cautionary tale for our times. One can easily see how it relates to humanity's most dreaded plagues, and possible control over Ebola, black plague, flu, SARS and many other such. While it is full of technical terms, the reader may easily overlook them and get on with the story. It does not take a degree in biology to learn a great deal from this book. There are many emotional and tender scenes; even romantic relationships in the story. As a lifelong animal lover, I found it impossible to put down. I recommend it to everyone!
-5/5 Amazon, Pamela K. Jones

book is in excellent condition with a couple of bent corner pages. no writing and binder is tight so this is a new book. good writing and narrative. if you just like cats , get this book . If you Love cats, you should definitely purchase this book.
-5/5 Amazon, LBTREK

Loved this book. Parts are quite believable and parts are full of literary good luck timing. Interesting secondary crises due to primary loss of cats world wide.
-5/5 Amazon, Amazon Customer

Great book!! (Of course, I'm an ardent cat lover so it was hard to be completely objective.) I noticed that some reviewers here complained that there was too much technical gibberish in it, but I don't agree. There was only technical information when it was integral to the story. I guess I don't feel that a bit of scientific data here and there isn't gonna kill anybody. Also, I loved the chemistry between all the characters in the novel.
-5/5 Amazon, Coastal Catt

Scholarly, yet very readable, interesting, and well done. As a cat person, I stayed riveted, waiting for the happy ending, and got it!
A different kind of science fiction!

-5/5 Amazon, P. Yavner