- Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: Dorling Kindersley; 01 edition (2 Nov. 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1405315571
- ISBN-13: 978-1405315579
- Product Dimensions: 12.8 x 2.3 x 22.1 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 929,474 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Cats (Eyewitness Companions) Paperback – 2 Nov 2006
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This work is for anyone considering buying a cat, or whose home is already run by one! Discover everything you need to know about cats in this comprehensive guide from the UK's No.1 vet, Dr Bruce Fogle. Meet sixty breeds, from the Manx to the Japanese Bobtail, and learn how to identify the characteristics that make each one special. Make sure you know how to look after your purrfect friend with tips and advice on preparing for a new arrival, feeding, grooming, training, nutrition, first aid and preventative care. Plus, find out how cats and humans have lived together throughout history and how looking after a cat can help you live longer.
About the Author
Dr Bruce Fogle, DVM, MRCVS, is a world-renowned expert in animal health and behaviour. A lecturer, broadcaster, writer and practising vet, his previous books include Cat Owners Manual, Know Your Cat, Natural Cat Care and The New Encyclopedia of the Cat, all published by DK.
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1.)====> "Cats" for 87 British Pounds, Sterling
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I went with number two. I'm pleased with MY decision, and, the CAT is purring.
Speaking of cats, see my cat in-action... and the volcano in our backyard...
after me yappin' for a few minutes. It's only 9 minutes; the cat is the best part.
Mike "Big Mac" McCluskey
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The book starts with a quotation about cats from Theophile Gautier, "Who can believe that there is no soul behind those luminous eyes!" The book begins by placing cats in perspective (domestic cats are probably the descendants of the African wildcat), including their evolutionary history and the variety of cats on each continent. Also considered are the ways by which different cultures treat domestic cats, how cats appear in artistic works and literature, and even cat collectibles.
The next section examines different breeds of cats, including recent varieties (e.g., the Savannah originated in the 1980s in North America), and are divided into shorthaired and longhaired cats. Lots of photos and brief descriptions of each type. Just fun to rummage aimlessly through the pages.
The final segment of the book is tellingly labeled "Keeping a Cat." Here are brief essays on cat biology, how to live effectively and in harmony with felines, and a final section on cat health.
A fun book. Discussions of specific topics sometimes left me asking for more. But, that aside, this was most enjoyable.
The book has many different sections about where cats have come from, when and where they have been regarded in history, and so much more. This book will give you a good background on learning all about cats. The book does contain some information on owning cats, and how to take care of them.
My copy of the book was a paperback book that is about 8 inches high. I know other reviewers may have had a different experience. I found this book to be very entertaining in learning about cats. If you are looking for a book about how to take care of cats, you may want to chose another book. Overall I found this to be an enjoyable and an entertaining read.
Anyway, it's like a cat show in a book! Dr. Fogle knows his stuff.