Synopses & Reviews
Kiss the competition goodbye! Find out how to keep your cat happy and healthy with DK's KISS Guide to Cat Care. Uncover the origins of these mysterious creatures, from their feline ancestors, the Miacis, to today's fascinating breeds. Investigate the inner workings of the cat in simple diagrams. Master cat-care basics, from food and toilet training, to exercise and typical costs. Learn all about cat psychology to help you understand the quirks of different breeds. Discover how to care for a sick or injured cat, when to call the vet, and what can harm your cat. Find out about behavioral problems and tips for dealing with all personalities, from furniture scratchers to attention-seekers. The Keep It Simple Series is the new standard in how-to books! Written by leading experts, each book includes full-color photographs and illustrations throughout, making these the first and only truly accessible guides for beginners. The KISS format is designed to help readers build confidence from the start, and learn gradually and thoroughly to the very last page. Much more than introductions to various subjects, these inspiring and innovative books are the ones that readers can trust!
About the Author
Animal behaviorist and freelance writer Steve Duno has authored 11 books covering a wide variety of subject matter, including pet care, professional sports, celebrity memoirs, and fiction. Among his books on pets are Plump Pups and Fat Cats (St. Martin's), No Kitty! (St. Martin's), and Show Biz Tricks for Cats (Adams). He also writes for Petsmart.com and has authored a series of articles on cats versus dogs, published by Slate, Microsoft's online magazine. Formerly a teacher in both New York City and Los Angeles, Steve currently lives in Seattle with his well-trained, lovable 12 year-old Rottweiler mix Louie and his shorthaired cats, One and Two. Christopher Walken was born in Astoria, New York city in 1943. He began his career in the off-Broadway musical revue, Best Foot Forward, starring Liza Minnelli. He continued in musicals until he was cast in the original Broadway production of the Lion in Winter, winning the Clarence Berwent Award for his performance as King Philip. Chris switched to dramatic roles, winning the Obie Award for his title role in Kid Champion, and the Theatre World Award for his performance in New York Center's revival of Rose Tattoo. He won both a New York Film Critics Award and an Oscar as Best Supporting Actor for his performance in The Deer Hunter (1978). His other films include The Milagro Beanfield War, Puss in Boots, The Dead Zone, At Close Range, Biloxi Blues, Pulp Fiction, Antz, and Sleepy Hallow.