Part of a great new series of comprehensive and accessible encyclopedias on our favourite animals, this is your definitive guide to the cat. Discover the cat throughout history and culture, its anatomy, appearance and behaviour, and take in a wealth of practical advice on how to choose a cat, care, health, breeding, and showing your cat. Information on evolution and classification is included before succinct clear entries go on to cover all the main breeds of domestic cat (nearly 60), split into shorthair and longhair and organised by type. There are also entries on wild cats and helpful statistics and icons provide essential information at a glance.
Lee Harper is the founding editor of the award-winning online cat magazines ShowCatsOnline.com and PandEcats.com. She began breeding Persian cats under the Mockingbird cattery name in 1994, adding Exotic Shorthairs in 1999. In July 2000 she founded PandEcats.com, the first online breed magazine on the web, followed 6 months later by ShowCatsOnline.com, an ezine devoted to all breeds of pedigreed cat. Joyce L. White has been writing about cats for over 20 years, during which time she has written for most Canadian and US cat publications. She began writing for I Love Cats in the mid-1980s and became contributing editor in 2001. Joyce has published five non-fiction books and two fiction.