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The big cats and their fossil relatives : an illustrated guide to their evolution and natural history

Author: Alan Turner; Mauricio Antón
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©1997.
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The author and illustrator draw on the surviving seven species of large cats and remains of their prehistoric ancestors to explain and illustrate their anatomy and function, social interaction, predatory behavior, prey treatment, and other aspects of the fascinating and fearsome creatures.
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Genre/Form: Pictorial works
Resimli çalışmalar
Ouvrages illutrés
Ouvrages illustrés
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Turner; Mauricio Antón
ISBN: 0231102283 9780231102285 0231102291 9780231102292
OCLC Number: 34283113
Description: xviii, 234 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: Cats: their place in nature --
Evolution and the origin of the Felidae --
Individual species --
Anatomy and action --
Behavior and ecology: hunting and social activity --
The changing fauna.
Responsibility: text by Alan Turner ; illustrations by Mauricio Antón.

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This text chronicles millions of years of evolution, linking extinct larger feline species with those still living, including lions, tigers, cougars, and cheetahs. It explains how living species and  Read more...

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Whether your interest is scientific or you merely wonder what a giant cat whose teeth inspired the name 'he who brings devastation'looked like, this book is not to be missed. -- Luke Hunter Read more...

 
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