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Cats of Cairo: Egypt's Enduring Legacy Hardcover – 26 Apr 2001

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Abbeville Press Inc.,U.S.; 01 edition (26 April 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0789207079
  • ISBN-13: 978-0789207074
  • Product Dimensions: 23.7 x 23.6 x 1.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,435,941 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Cairo Cats celebrates the furry creatures, capturing them in flattering poses all over town... Lovingly designed." - Egypt Today"

About the Author

Lorraine Chittock is a photojournalist, who was born in California and eventually moved to Kenya with one cat, two ducks, and her husband Her previous book is Shadows in the Sand-Following the Forty Days Road. Annemarie Schimmel is a distinguished professor of Middle Eastern studies. She is the author of many works in English and German, including The Mystique of the Oriental Cat.

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Cute and interesting book.
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Amazon.com: 4.9 out of 5 stars 9 reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Beauty of a book 9 Aug. 2012
By MplsMonkey - Published on Amazon.com
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I love the photographs in this book, by Lorraine Chittock.
She shows her love of animals in the way she's captured the cats, living in their natural environment, Cairo.
We get a sneak-peek into their private lives, their human companions, and the beautiful surroundings they abide in.
A treasure and pleasure to have on your coffeetable.
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars 28 Oct. 2016
By Ossian - Published on Amazon.com
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gorgeous Book! 20 Feb. 2015
By S Plath - Published on Amazon.com
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Absolutely a beautiful book for cat lovers. I have one myself and gave one as a gift. :)
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this book! 7 Oct. 2013
By Baby D - Published on Amazon.com
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This book has wonderful photos and very nice captions too. Any animal lover will enjoy this one, of course, cat lovers especially.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars For anyone who has looked into the mystery of a cat's eyes 7 Jun. 2001
By Midwest Book Review - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Cats Of Cairo: Egypt's Enduring Legacy is a splendidly presented photographic presentation and testament to the savvy, street-smart felines of Cairo and the result of photographer Lorraine Chittock's seven year residence in this fabled Egyptian city. Here we see intimate portraits of these predatory survivors augmented with quotes derived from a spectrum of historical and modern sources tracing the timeless connection between people and cats in a never ending cycle of life. Cats Of Cairo is a fitting testament and "must" reading for anyone who has ever looked into the mystery of a cat's eyes, watched the stalking of a perfect predator, or felt purring vibrations under a caressing stroke.
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