Legacy of the Cat

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Chronicle Books, Jun 1, 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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Exquisite cats are so questioning to one's eye. One might spend days talking to a cat, but they can't because cat's aren't capable of talking... in human being way, at least. So what will you do when crummy websites fail you once more? Check out Gloria's Legacy of the Cat book! It's 100% for cat lovers, and even non-cat lovers can enjoy reading about and seeing beautiful cats.  

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this book is amazing the pictures are great


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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