Did you know that European royalty once used cheetahs to hunt deer, or that caracals can capture birds by leaping six and a half feet straight up into the air from a standing start? Have you ever wondered whether domestic cats really do land on their feet when they fall, or how Canada lynx can stalk their prey in the winter without falling through the deep snow? "Wild Cats of the World" is a treasure trove of answers to questions like these for anyone who's interested in learning more about the world's felids, including the ones with whom we share our homes. Mel and Fiona Sunquist have spent more than a decade gathering information about cats from every available source, many of them quite difficult to find, including scientific papers, descriptions of hunts, archaeological findings, observations by naturalists and travellers, reports from government agencies, and newsletters from a wide variety of organizations. Weaving information from these sources together with their own experiences observing wild cats around the world, the Sunquists have created the most comprehensive reference on felids available. Each of their accounts of the 36 species of cat contains a description of the cat, including human interactions with it, as well as detailed data on its distribution, ecology and behaviour, status in the wild, and efforts to conserve it. Numerous photographs, including more than 40 in full colour, illustrate these accounts. Ranging from the two-pound black-footed cat to the five-hundred-pound tiger, and from the African serval with its satellite-dish ears to the web-footed fishing cats of Asia, "Wild Cats of the World" should fascinate and educate felid fans of any stripe (or spot).
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Descrizione libro University Of Chicago Press, 2002. Condizione libro: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Preface Introduction What Is a Cat? The Essence of Cats Taxonomy of the Cat Family Species Accounts Cheetah Caracal Bay cat Asiatic golden cat Chinese desert cat Jungle cat Sand cat Black-footed cat Wildcat: European wildcat, African-Asian wildcat, Domestic cat Jaguarundi Ocelot Oncilla Margay Serval Lynx: Canada lynx, Eurasian lynx, Iberian lynx, Bobcat Pampas cat Geoffroy's cat Kodkod Andean mountain cat Manul Leopard cat Flat-headed cat Rusty-spotted cat Fishing cat African golden cat Puma Clouded leopard Lion Jaguar Leopard Tiger Marbled cat Snow leopard Study and Conservation Field Research Techniques: Recent Advances Relocating Cats: History and Guidelines for the Future Conserving Felids in the Twenty-First Century Appendix 1: CITES Listings Governing Trade in Wild Cats Appendix 2: IUCN Red List: Conservation Status of Wild Cats Appendix 3: Olfactory Communication in Felids Appendix 4: Vocal Communication in Felids Appendix 5: Reproduction in Felids Appendix 6: List of Scientific and Common Names Mentioned in the Text Index. Codice libro della libreria ABE_book_new_0226779998
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