CAT by Juliet Clutton-Brock


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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.

Pub Date: Nov. 1st, 1991
ISBN: 0756606624
Page count: 64pp
Publisher: Knopf