Meet the Cat Family! Asia's Small Wild Cats

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Flight to Wonder Publishing, May 21, 2020 - Nature - 65 pages

 Did you know that Asia has many small cats, in addition to tigers, leopards, and other big cats?  You'll find them from coastal areas (jungle cats and leopard cats) up into the snowy heights of Mongolia, where Manul, the Pallas cat, lives.  Are they like house cats?  How are they different?  Read this book and learn all about these beautiful little cats today!

 

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About the author (2020)

 After retiring from a 25-year career in medical transcription, I decided to put my old forestry degree and undergrad geology studies to use by writing a book on cat evolution


That wasn't as easy as it sounded, but it has started a new career for me: writing and science blogging, with an emphasis presently on geoscience and paleontology.

I blog at FlightToWonder.com now and am in the process of self-publishing a series of eBooks on the modern cat family.  Once that's done, I can start looking into 

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