Books by Juliet Clutton-Brock

CAT by Juliet Clutton-Brock
by Juliet Clutton-Brock, photographed by Dave King
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

Another lavish ``Eyewitness Book,'' with striking color photos of members of the cat family, both wild and tame, and a kaleidoscope of minutia—including cat ancestors (the dinictis, hoplophoneus, and miacis), mythology (Egyptian, Buddhist, Aztec, Mochica), contemporary breeds (Rex, Siamese, Birman), cats in literature and art, anatomy, feral cats, and cat care. In general, the text provides too little information to be very useful, while much of the vocabulary (``robust,'' ``excreta,'' ``lithe,'' ``gestation,'' ``suckle'') will be difficult for younger readers. Still, they'll be happy to pore over the entrancing photos, wisely ignoring much of the text. Index. (Nonfiction 7-12) Read full book review >