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The Cat Selector: How to Choose the Right Cat for You

The Cat Selector: How to Choose the Right Cat for You

by David Alderton
     
 

Cats are popular as household companions and pets, but many people who plan to adopt a cat are unaware of the choices available to them. The Cat Selector will enlighten them with profiles of 130 feline breeds while also describing the wide variations in cats' dispositions and personalities. Author and animal expert David Alderton divides the contents of

Overview


Cats are popular as household companions and pets, but many people who plan to adopt a cat are unaware of the choices available to them. The Cat Selector will enlighten them with profiles of 130 feline breeds while also describing the wide variations in cats' dispositions and personalities. Author and animal expert David Alderton divides the contents of this book into categories designed to help each reader find the perfect cat to match his or her personality and lifestyle. His categories include--

Large cats
• Athletic cats
• Very friendly cats
• Strange-coated cats
• Distinctive cats
• and many more

The profiled breeds include--

Maine Coon
• Siberian
• Siamese
• Turkish Angora
• British Shorthair
• Munchkin
• Cornish Rex
• Bengal
• American Wirehair
• Manx
• Japanese Bobtail
• and many more

Each cat profile includes information on personality, appearance, grooming requirements, and specific health considerations. An informative text is supplemented with tables, annotated photos, and special selector charts to help readers match themselves with their perfect feline companion. More than 200 stunning color photos come with captions that help readers identify key physical qualities of each breed.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Alderton (You and Your Cockapoo) divides this slender, oversized reference into 16 thematically organized minichapters, detailing cat colors, patterns, and breeds. A representative breed image accompanies each entry and is annotated to indicate distinctive characteristics. The final chapter poses questions and presents a scoring system that facilitates informed decisions about the type of cat appropriate for specific criteria. Prefacing the brief further-reading list is a useful glossary that makes cat-specific markings, colors, and genetic terms readily understandable. With its annotated and open layout, this family-friendly guide will satisfy parents' desire for factual detail while also appealing to children's interest in visuals.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764164248
Publisher:
Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/01/2011
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
10.10(w) x 11.50(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author


David Alderton is a writer specializing in pets and natural history. His articles on pet care appear in many magazines and newspapers, and his books have been translated into 30 languages.

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