Smithsonian Answer Book: Catsby John Seidensticker, Susan Lumpkin
This purrfectly charming and informative guide to the often mystifying world of cats answers many of the thousands of questions-some common, some strange, but all fascinating-that visitors ask Smithsonian scientists. Why do they purr? Do cats dream? Are all cats afraid of water? Why don't they need fruits and vegetables? Here are answers to questions about all of the world's cats, from majestic lions and tigers to graceful leopards and jaguars to the laziest domestic tabby. More than 100 breathtaking photographs by acclaimed photographer Art Wolfe illustrate intriguing cat facts, detailed information on cat evolution and diversity, and ruminations on the relationship of cats with people.
- Smithsonian Institution Press
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- 7.32(w) x 10.22(h) x 0.82(d)
Meet the Author
JOHN SEIDENSTICKER, a Smithsonian scientist who has studied cats for more than 30 years, is recognized as the world's leading authority on cats. SUSAN LUMPKIN is director of communications and editor of ZooGoer magazine at Friends of the National Zoo. Together they wrote The Smithsonian Book of Giant Pandas, Cats and Wild Cats, and several children's books. They live in Washington, DC. ART WOLFE is renowned worldwide for the mastery of color, composition, and perspective that his photographs display. Among his published books are The Living Wild, The High Himalaya, and Africa. He has received many awards, including the Audubon Society's Rachel Carson Award, the Alfred Eisenstaedt Magazine Photography Award, and Photographer of the Year by Photo Media magazine.
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