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ISBN: 9780226779997
Per Boek Wijzer Taal: engels

Auteur: Mel Sunquist

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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  • library_books Kenmerken
    NUR 430
    Aantal pagina's 416 pagina's
    Afmetingen 26 x 21 x 3,8 cm
    Auteur Mel Sunquist | Fiona Sunquist
    Bindwijze Hardcover
    Category Boeken
    Category Biologie
    Category Wetenschap & Natuur
    Co-auteur Fiona Sunquist
    Druk 2
    Extra groot lettertype Nee
    Rubriekspad <Boeken><Wetenschap & Natuur><Biologie>
    Illustraties Met illustraties
    NUR code 922
    Oorspronkelijke releasedatum 2002-11-12
    Taal Engels
    Uitgever The University Of Chicago Press
    Verschijningsdatum 2002-08-15
  • label Onderwerpen