By Juliet Clutton-Brock
New glance! Relaunched with new jackets and eight pages of recent textual content! here's an exhilarating and informative consultant to the intense global of cats, either wild and family. significant colour images of huge and small cats, and the paintings and artifacts they've got encouraged, supply a distinct "eyewitness" view that covers the topic from enamel to claw. See a jaguar swimming, a cat which could outrun a motor vehicle, a cat with a curly coat, a leopard that has misplaced its spots, the cat worshiped by means of the traditional Egyptians, a caracal's tufted ears, and a black panther stalking its prey. examine why cats desire whiskers, how cats purr, how the Manx cat misplaced its tail, why a lick shape a pleasant lion may possibly pores and skin you alive, why a lion has a mane, and why a tiger is striped. detect how cats converse, why cats play with prey, why cats devour grass, how and why a tomcat marks his territory, how cats locate their manner domestic, why the black cat has been either persecuted and pampered, why cats are acknowledged to have 9 lives, and masses, even more.
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S. Eliot describes wonderful cats, full of character. Mr. Mistoffelees (like all black cats; p. 49) has his own share of magic. ” This cat can smell the scent of the bird that was in the cage. Ringed, fluffy tail MISS ZOE DE BELLECOURT This very proper 18th-century girl was painted by the Scottish artist George Watson (1767–1837). Cats were considered suitable pets for young ladies at this time. 54 (c) 2011 Dorling Kindersley. All Rights Reserved. BEATEN BY A HEAD This unusual piece of American folk art shows a cat head with a bird in its mouth.
The name jaguar comes from yaguara, its name in the languages of the Amazon peoples. It lives throughout South America, as far south as Patagonia, and until quite recently, jaguars were also JAGUAR fairly common in the southwestern United States. However, although it This engraving shows clearly what a sturdy cat the jaguar is. is protected today, the jaguar is nevertheless in danger of extinction, because of continued destruction of its forest habitats for development, and because, until recently, thousands were killed for their exceptionally beautiful, spotted coats.
AND MRS. CLARK AND PERCY There is no doubt that artists like to paint cats. From the 1400s to the present day, cats have appeared in great works of art. In this famous painting by British artist David Hockney (born 1937) of his friends Ossie Clark and his ex-wife, their large white cat, Percy, is almost the center of the painting. HOPE SPRINGS ETERNAL Ginger and white cat MR. MISTOFFELEES Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by the poet T. S. Eliot describes wonderful cats, full of character. Mr.