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Barron's Encyclopedia of Cat Breeds: A Complete Guide to the Domestic Cats of North America
     

Barron's Encyclopedia of Cat Breeds: A Complete Guide to the Domestic Cats of North America

by J. Anne Helgren, Michele Earle-Bridges (Illustrator), Bob Schwartz (Photographer)
 

Here is a handsomely illustrated descriptive directory of virtually all major cat breeds available to prospective owners in America--a "must-read" reference source for cat lovers and breeders everywhere. Opening chapters include a survey of feline history and evolution, a detailed description of the qualities that make a purebred, a summary of feline genetics, and

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Here is a handsomely illustrated descriptive directory of virtually all major cat breeds available to prospective owners in America--a "must-read" reference source for cat lovers and breeders everywhere. Opening chapters include a survey of feline history and evolution, a detailed description of the qualities that make a purebred, a summary of feline genetics, and a discussion of conformation, color, and coat. Following are alphabetically arranged profiles of 40 different breeds, from Abyssinian through Burmese, Manx, and Scottish Fold, to Turkish Van. Remaining chapters provide detailed discussions of the American domestic cat, experimental breeds, choosing the right breed for the right household, pricing and judging quality when buying a purebred, descriptions of cat associations and shows, and advice on showing purebreds. Supplementary information includes a glossary of terms and a list of helpful books and periodicals.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764150678
Publisher:
Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/28/1997
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
7.43(w) x 9.37(h) x 1.25(d)

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