Legacy of the Cat

Legacy of the Cat

The Ultimate Illustrated Guide

Book - 2001
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Grand Central Pub
With over 100,000 copies sold to date, Legacy of the Cat is a "must for every cat lover's library"(Cat World International). This completely revised and updated edition offers all new photographs and text, as well as detailed descriptions of new breeds. Scores of beguiling full-color photographs accompany in-depth information on the origin, classification, and temperament (always a surprise) of each of the different breeds. This comprehensive volume chronicles the fascinating evolutionary history of wild and domesticated cats worldwide, including an extensive explanation of feline genetics and the hereditary processes and combinations that determine fur color and patterns in the different breeds. Extensive advice and information on breeding and showing cats, as well as the judging criteria involved in these formal exhibitions, are also offered for interested readers. And for those just recently initiated into the world of cat fancy, the photographs and breed-by-breed descriptions are a thoroughly engaging introduction. This splendid celebration of our bewitching, bewhiskered friends will inform and regale both professionals of the cat world and cat owners alike.

Baker & Taylor
Traces the history of the domestic cat, and shows and describes in detail a wide variety of new and traditional breeds, from American Curls to Turkish Angoras, discussing their origins, unique characteristics, behavior and temperament, care, and more. Reprint.

Hachette Book Group
With over 100,000 copies sold to date, Legacy of the Cat is a "must for every cat lover's library" (Cat World International). This completely revised and updated edition offers all new photographs and text, as well as detailed descriptions of new breeds. Scores of beguiling full-color photographs accompany in-depth information on the origin, classification, and temperament (always a surprise) of each of the different breeds. This comprehensive volume chronicles the fascinating evolutionary history of wild and domesticated cats worldwide, including an extensive explanation of feline genetics and the hereditary processes and combinations that determine fur color and patterns in the different breeds. Extensive advice and information on breeding and showing cats, as well as the judging criteria involved in these formal exhibitions, are also offered for interested readers. And for those just recently initiated into the world of cat fancy, the photographs and breed-by-breed descriptions are a thoroughly engaging introduction. This splendid celebration of our bewitching, bewhiskered friends will inform and regale both professionals of the cat world and cat owners alike.

Publisher: San Francisco : Chronicle Books, 2001, c2000
ISBN: 9780811829106
0811829103
Branch Call Number: 636.8 Ste 2001
Characteristics: 191 p. : ill. (chiefly col.)
Additional Contributors: Yamazaki, Tetsu 1949-

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