Synopses & Reviews
Smithsonian Handbooks are the most visually appealing guides on the natural world in the book marketplace. Featuring more than 500 full-color illustrations and photographs, along with detailed annotations, Smithsonian Handbooks make identification easy and accurate.
About the Author
David Alderton is a noted authority on pet care and natural history. he has written 25 books on these subjects, including The Practical Guide to Cat and Kitten Care, The Cat, and Wild Cats of the World. He is a consultant for the Pet Information Bureau and the Pet Industry Joint Advisory council in Washington, D.C., and is involved in finding homes for stray and abandoned pets. a frequent guest on radio and television shows in the United Kingdon, David contributes to many periodicals in Europe and North America. David's special interest is the history and development of cat breeds. He lives with Abyssinians and British Shorthairs at his home in Sussex, England.
Table of Contents
The cat family -- What is a cat? -- Senses and instincts -- Cats and kittens -- Breed/color -- Development -- Choosing a cat -- Grooming for showing -- Showing -- Fur types -- Fur colors -- Coat patterns -- Identification key -- Long-haired cats: Persian -- Himalayan -- Birman -- Turkish Angora -- Turkish Van -- Angora -- Javanese (UK) -- Maine Coon -- Norwegian Forest -- Siberian Cat -- Ragdoll -- Somali -- Balinese/Javanese -- Tiffany -- Cymric -- Scottish Fold -- American Curl -- Nonpedigree -- Short-haired cats: British Shorthair.