Legacy of the Cat

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Chronicle Books, 2001 - Pets - 192 pages
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With over 100,000 copies sold to date, Legacy of the Cat is a "must for every cat lover's library" (Cat World International). This completely revised and updated edition offers all new photographs and text, as well as detailed descriptions of new breeds. Scores of beguiling full-color photographs accompany in-depth information on the origin, classification, and temperament (always a surprise) of each of the different breeds. This comprehensive volume chronicles the fascinating evolutionary history of wild and domesticated cats worldwide, including an extensive explanation of feline genetics and the hereditary processes and combinations that determine fur color and patterns in the different breeds. Extensive advice and information on breeding and showing cats, as well as the judging criteria involved in these formal exhibitions, are also offered for interested readers. And for those just recently initiated into the world of cat fancy, the photographs and breed-by-breed descriptions are a thoroughly engaging introduction. This splendid celebration of our bewitching, bewhiskered friends will inform and regale both professionals of the cat world and cat owners alike.

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User Review  - dragonasbreath - LibraryThing

Beautiful pictures and tons of info on your feline friend. It's extremely dry reading, naturally, But interesting. It profiles 51 different breeds, some of the chapters include eye color and new breeds. Read full review


User Review  - gerdy88 - Borders

Not only does this book inform readers about the different types of cats there are, but it also teaches the reader what kind of a cat you are getting and what you need to be prepared for as a potential cat owner. I believe this book really and truly is amazing. I love it! Read full review


First published in the United States in 2001 by Chronicle Books LLC 4 lntroduction
Graphics 1995 by Gloria Stephens Line drawings of cat breeds 1999 by 10 The Lure of Wild Cats
Manufactured in Hong Kong Head Shape Chart
Sara Schneider 34 Eye Color Chart
Second Street Profiles of the Photographer

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About the author (2001)

Gloria Stephens is a licensed all-breed judge, devoted owner, and professional breeder of cats. She lives in Rogue River, Oregon.

Tetsu Yamazaki has published his striking images in numerous magazines, books, and calendars. He lives in Tokyo.

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