Written by a cat expert, The Encyclopedia of the Cat is a look at the fascinating world of cats. More than just a reference book, this is a lavishly illustrated and highly accessible encyclopedia telling every cat lover all they ever wanted to know about this most appealing of animals.
From the significance of the cat to the Ancient Egyptians to the origination of the Birman and the Maine Coon, everything from history and anatomy; breeds and breeding; and grooming and showing is covered.
The coverage of cat breeds gives detailed descriptions of the common cat to the less common Norwegian Forest cat. 1,000 photographs combine with the text, enabling all breeds to be quickly and easily identified.
There is a compendium of cat care which will provide cat owners and owners-to-be with all the information they ever need to know about keeping these intriguing, fascinating, and mysterious animals.
The encyclopedia is full of information and essential facts about the cat: did you know that they Scottish Fold breed descends from a single folded0ear kitten that was noted in 1961 in Scotland; or that English scientist Sir Isaac Newton is credited with the invention of the cat flap?
Cat-owners and cat-lovers alike will find a wealth of essential information on the world of cats in this all-encompassing encyclopedia.