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BioScienceWhether 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
In this beautifully illustrated natural history that links extinct larger feline species with those still in existence, collaborators Alan Turner and Mauricio Anton weave together the evidence of modern feline behavior with that of the fossil record. Turner's clear, insightful prose and Anton's masterly illustrations combine to offer specialists and newcomers alike an accurate and accessible guide to the evolution of cats.
Columbia University Press
Voted Best Book on Prehistoric Animals of 1997 by the readers of Prehistoric Times
— Luke Hunter
— Blaire Van Valkenburgh
— F. S. Szalay
— Douglas Palmer
— Dawn A. Adams
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.
A well-written, informative, and beautifully illustrated guide to the large cats, both extinct and extant.
Beautifully illustrated.... Clearly, this work has been a labour of love for both author and illustrator.
Antón's illustrations, refreshingly 'based directly on the skeletal evidence available and... not merely slightly altered versions of living cats with the addition of large fangs,'are perhaps the finest ever published. They are intertwined with Turner's cogent text in an eloquent demonstration of the interplay between art and science, paleontology and zoology, predator and prey, ecology and behavior, and anatomy and geography.
A very interesting book--a cross between popular natural history and a coffee table volume.
Posted October 22, 2003
Posted February 28, 2000
This was a great book! I had an Earth Science project on the Evolution of Cats and this book was the only source I needed. It was that great and had that much information. I never knew there was such a great book about Cats!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.