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Wild cats of the world

Auteur : Melvin E Sunquist; Fiona Sunquist
Éditeur: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2002.
Édition/format:   Livre imprimé : AnglaisVoir toutes les éditions et tous les formats
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From lions to house cats, cheetahs to panthers, and including detailed descriptions and information on each of the 36 species of cats as well as numerous photographs, this is the most comprehensive reference on felids available. Each account of the thirty-six species of cat contains a description of the cat, including human interactions with it, as well as detailed data on distribution, ecology and behavior, status  Lire la suite...
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Genre/forme: Nonfiction
Type d’ouvrage: Ressource Internet
Type de document: Livre, Ressource Internet
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs: Melvin E Sunquist; Fiona Sunquist
ISBN: 0226779998 9780226779997
Numéro OCLC: 48383459
Description: x, 452 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 26 cm
Contenu: What is a cat? : The essence of cats ; Taxonomy of the cat family --
Species accounts : Cheetah ; Caracal ; Bay cat ; Asiatic golden cat ; Chinese desert cat ; Jungle cat ; Sand cat ; Black-footed cat ; Wildcat (European wildcat, African-Asian wildcat, Domestic cat) ; Jaguarundi ; Ocelot ; Oncilla ; Margay ; Serval --
Lynx (Canada lynx, Eurasian lynx, Iberian lynx, Bobcat) ; Pampas cat ; Geoffroy's cat ; Kodkod ; Andrean mountain cat ; Manul ; Leopard cat ; Flat-headed cat ; Rusty-spotted cat ; Fishing cat ; African golden cat ; Puma ; Clouded leopard ; Lion ; Jaguar ; Leopard ; Tiger ; Marbled cat ; Snow leopard --
Study and conservation : Field research techniques: recent advances ; Relocating cats: history and guidelines for the future ; Conserving felids in the twentieth-first century --
Appendixes : 1. CITES listings governing trade in wild cats ; 2. IUCN red list: conservation status of wild cats ; 3. Olfactory communication in felids ; 4. Vocal communication in felids ; 5. Reproduction in felids ; 6. List of scientific and common names mentioned in the text.
Responsabilité: Mel Sunquist and Fiona Sunquist ; with photographs by Terry Whittaker and others.
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