Cat Breeds of the World: A Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia

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Viking, 1999 - Pets - 256 pages
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"In his latest book, Cat Breeds of the World, Desmond Morris presents the ultimate reference book on domestic cat breeds. Here are details of every cat breed in the world, from the long-established to the exotic newcomers, complemented by nearly 100 full-color photographs taken by some of the world's leading feline photographers." "Even the greatest cat lover will be intrigued by Morris's mastery of historical information concerning cats and delighted by his entertaining accounts of the often conflicting theories of the obscure origins of the oldest breeds. He also provides the latest facts on experimental breeds and the controversies surrounding them. Supplementing the information about each cat breed are sections on coat colors and patterns, feline anatomy, and terminology."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Introduction
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Manx 34 Norwegian Forest 39 Persian 43 Russian Blue
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Experimental Breeds
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Desmond Morris was for many years the curator of mammals at the London Zoo, where he was in charge of the largest collection of wild felines in the world. He is the author of The Naked Ape and of many books about cats, including Catworld: A Feline Encyclopedia (Viking).

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