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Fully revised and expanded to include the newest breeds, varieties, and colors, as well as the latest thinking on behavior and training, The new Encyclopedia of the Cat is the definitive guide to the history, anatomy, and behavior of the feline species. Cats Past and Present: Chronicling the history of the cat, world-renowned veterinarian and author, Dr. Bruce Fogle, explains how one subspecies of the wildcat developed a tolerance for living near humans and became the domestic cat we know today. The new Encyclopedia of the Cat explores many aspects of the cat's role in human culture, including cat worship and cats in folklore, literature, and art. Visual Breed Guide: More than 65 of the world's major cat breeds are lavishly photographed in specially commissioned full-figure portraits. Key facts are included about all the registered color varieties, their ancestry, breed standards, and temperament. A Complete Cat Care Manual: The anatomy of the feline form is analyzed in detail, from the skeleton and nervous system to the function of hormones and genes. There is extensive advice on your cat's health, grooming, and other aspects of responsible ownership. The instincts, hunting, socializing, and mating habits unique to cats are explained in full. Truly encyclopedic in scope, this is the essential reference for every cat lover.
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Bruce Fogle, D.V.M., M.R.C.V.S, is a practicing veterinarian and lectures internationally at veterinary colleges on animal behavior. He has written several books on the behavioral problems of pets, including The Cat's Mind.
Reviews - What do customers think about The New Encyclopedia of the Cat?
A Must-have For All Cat Lovers! Jun 3, 2008
I purchased this book for a cat-loving friend. However, I nearly kept it for myself once I pursued through it. It's now one of the books I will eventually get for myself. Can't think of one of my cat friends that wouldn't love this book.
Customer Review on New Encyclopedia of the Cat Aug 15, 2007
I thought the book was very good. It was filled with great photographs of many breeds of cats, most never heard of, and lots of illustrations on the anatomy of the cat. There is a section on health, nutrition, care and behavior. There is so much more to this book. My only disappointment was in the lack of material on the Big Cats. There are some beautiful photographs of them though. I ordered The Last of the Big Cats and that took care of my inquisitive mind. If you are a cat lover, this New Encyclopedia for the Cat is just what you need.
A SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL BOOK. THIS BOOK IS DEFINITELY A "MUST-HAVE!!!!" Jul 15, 2006
I JUST GOT THIS BOOK TODAY AND IT IS AWESOME!!!! THERE ARE SOOO MANY WONDERFUL COLOR PHOTOS OF ALL DIFFERENT TYPES OF CATS. I THOUGHT THIS BOOK WOULD BE NICE BUT IT IS EVEN BETTER & MORE COMPREHENSIVE THAN I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE. THIS IS A LOVELY REFERENCE AND/OR COFFEE TABLE BOOK THAT IS ALSO VERY, VERY! INFORMATIVE. IF YOU LOVE CATS LIKE I DO YOU SHOULD REALLY GET THIS BOOK. IT COVERS SO MANY DIFFERENT BREEDS OF CATS AND SO MANY DIFFERENT TOPICS IT IS JUST WONDERFUL. IT'S LIKE THE BIBLE FOR CAT OWNERS. AND IT IS JUST SO LOVELY!!!!!! 5++++++ STARS. I LOVE IT!!!!
A very interesting and fun examination of our furry four legged felines. Oct 27, 2005
A rather extensive look at the origins and development of the Domestic feline. Includes most (I'm not a cat expert) common varieties and breeds of all cats.
Cats, cats, and more cats! Jun 18, 2005
Everything you want to know about cats in a highly readable and informative book that my daughters love to read. Certainly the best book I've read about cats in a long time.