The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Cat Breeds

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Lavishly illustrated, the 256 page directory is presented according to basic groups: shorthairs, longhairs, semi-longhairs, orientals, and foreign breeds--all featuring full color identification photography plus photographs of varieties to show variations within the breed. Breed standards are given as well as care boxes for at a glance tips for each breed.

An introductory section covers the history of cats, ranging back over the millennia to the wild cats which roamed the earth ...

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Lavishly illustrated, the 256 page directory is presented according to basic groups: shorthairs, longhairs, semi-longhairs, orientals, and foreign breeds--all featuring full color identification photography plus photographs of varieties to show variations within the breed. Breed standards are given as well as care boxes for at a glance tips for each breed.

An introductory section covers the history of cats, ranging back over the millennia to the wild cats which roamed the earth with early humans to the domesticated cats of today. There follow sections on the anatomy, physiology, and psychology of the cat, and specialist terminology is illustrated with examples taken from the breeds featured in the Encyclopedia. Photographs, maps, and drawings show how particular conformations and characteristics have evolved into groupings which are recognized today.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780785803645
  • Publisher: Book Sales, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/2011
  • Series: Illustrated Encyclopedias Series
  • Edition description: Illustrated
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 11.70 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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Angela Rixon, ARPS, is President of the Cat Association of Great Britain. An ex show judge, she is also a cat breeder, and was responsible for the introduction of the Foreign Lilac and the Oriental Spotted breeds into Britain. She has written over 30 books on cats and cat care.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2000

    very accurate

    i enjoyed this book because it is very descriptive about the cats. i enjoyed the way the author included the habits of some of the animals. the pictures were spectacular and beautiful. i reccommend this book for all the cat lover's out there.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 31, 2009

    Alot about Cats

    This book will appeal to my granddaughter who loves cats. There are a lot of pictures and some informative information.

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  • Posted April 13, 2009

    Do recomment it

    I'm a cat lover and found this book to be very informative and interesting to read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2009

    good

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