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The wild cat book

Author: Fiona Sunquist; Melvin E Sunquist; Terry Whittaker, (Photographer)
Publisher: Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Cat experts Fiona and Mel Sunquist present comprehensive entries for each of the thirty-seven cat species that include color distribution maps and up-to-date information related to the species' IUCN conservation and management statuses, while their informative sidebars reveal why male lions have manes (and why dark manes are sexiest), how cats see with their whiskers, the truth behind our obsession with white lions  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fiona Sunquist; Melvin E Sunquist; Terry Whittaker, (Photographer)
ISBN: 9780226780269 0226780260
OCLC Number: 866563820
Description: v, 268 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 27 cm
Contents: Panthera lineage. Lion ; Jaguar ; Tiger ; Snow leopard ; Leopard ; Clouded leopard --
Bay cat lineage. Bay cat ; Marbled cat ; Asiatic golden cat --
Caracal lineage. Serval ; Caracal ; African golden cat --
Ocelot lineage. Ocelot ; Margay ; Geoffroy's cat ; Guina ; Andean cat ; Oncilla ; Pampas cat --
Lynx lineage. Eurasian lynx ; Iberian lynx ; Canada lynx ; Bobcat --
Puma lineage. Cheetah ; Puma ; Jaguarundi --
Leopard cat lineage. Pallas's cat ; Fishing cat ; Leopard cat ; Flat-headed cat ; Rusty-spotted cat --
Domestic cat lineage. Domestic cat ; Black-footed cat ; Wildcats ; Sand cat ; Jungle cat.
Responsibility: Fiona Sunquist and Mel Sunquist ; with photos by Terry Whittaker and others.

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From the ancient Egyptian cat goddess, Bastet, to the prophet Muhammad's favorite cat, Muezza, and our contemporary obsession with online cat videos, felines have long held a place of honor in their  Read more...

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"An essential guide for fellnophiles and a valuable handbook for conservation professionals." (New Scientist) "Magnificent.... The book contains a life-time of knowledge that has been carefully and Read more...

 
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