Cats (Smithsonian Handbooks Series)

Cats (Smithsonian Handbooks Series)

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The clearest recognition guides available

Author Biography: David Alderton is a noted authority on pet care and natural history. he has written 25 books on these subjects, including The Practical Guide to Cat and Kitten Care, The Cat, and Wild Cats of the World. He is a consultant for the Pet Information Bureau and the Pet Industry Joint Advisory council in Washington, D.C., and is involved in finding homes for stray and abandoned pets. a frequent guest on radio and television shows in the United Kingdon, David contributes to many periodicals in Europe and North America. David's special interest is the history and development of cat breeds. He lives with Abyssinians and British Shorthairs at his home in Sussex, England.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780789489807
Publisher: DK
Publication date: 08/01/2002
Series: Smithsonian Handbooks Series
Edition description: REV
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.74(w) x 8.32(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction6
The Cat Family10
What is a Cat?12
Senses and Instincts14
Cats and Kittens16
Breed/Color Development18
Choosing a Cat20
Grooming for Showing22
Showing24
Fur Types26
Fur Colors28
Coat Patterns30
Identification Key32
Long-haired Cats
Persian40
Himalayan62
Birman68
Turkish Angora74
Turkish Van78
Angora80
Javanese (UK)83
Maine Coon84
Norwegian Forest90
Siberian Cat93
Ragdoll94
Somali96
Balinese/Javanese102
Tiffany108
Cymric110
Scottish Fold111
American Curl112
Nonpedigree114
Short-Haired Cats
British Shorthair118
Color Pointed British Shorthair132
Exotic136
Manx140
Japanese Bobtail143
Scottish Fold144
Snowshoe147
American Shorthair148
American Wirehair156
American Curl158
European Shorthair160
Color Pointed European Shorthair164
Chartreux165
Cornish Rex166
Devon Rex172
Sphynx178
Selkirk Rex180
Russian Shorthair182
Korat183
Siamese/Colorpoint Shorthair184
Burmese/Malayan194
Tonkinese200
Burmilla204
Asian207
Bombay210
Singapura211
Oriental Shorthair212
Egyptian Mau226
Abyssinian228
Wild Abyssinian233
Ocicat234
California Spangled236
Bengal239
Nonpedigree240
Cat Credits246
Glossary250
Index252
Useful Addresses and Acknowledgments256

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Cats 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
auntieknickers on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A useful reference for identifying cats and also for dreaming of cats you would want to have.
qwiksilver on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Neighor get a new cat from the rescue or the pound? What is it? Looking at getting a new cat? This is a good quick reference.