The cat's meow of a tribute to all aspects of the feline form. This handsome gift volume brings together a miscellany of anecdotes, facts, quotable quotes, and interesting stories that celebrate the beloved cat in all its guises. From the first apparitions of cats in Egyptian art and decoration to the story of Hemingway, who frequently left his house cat to babysit the writer's son Bumby, and from the beloved cartoon characters Felix the Cat, Sylvester, and Tom (Jerry's sidekick) to the history of the famous French Chat Noir cabaret and the jazz classic "Kitten on the Keys," this book offers a pastiche of interesting facts on all aspects of cats.
American Architecture – An Illustrated Encyclopedia
Like the better-known "Smilodon", or saber-tooth cat, the scimitar-tooth cats of the New World were fierce predators that killed and consumed the largest of North America's species. This volume synthesizes all currently known information about the scimitar-tooths. Scimitar-tooth cats had serrated teeth that were shorter and stouter than those of "Smilodon". Using a mix of new research and previously published accounts, the contributors examine all aspects of the natural history of these extinct cats. They reconstruct what scimitar-tooth cats might have looked like, discuss how they captured and killed prey, and describe their worldwide distribution and how they interacted with other, non-prey animals. Highly detailed descriptions reveal the biology of these cats, provide bone-by-bone comparisons of them to "Smilodon" and other cat-like carnivores, explain how they originated, and set them in an evolutionary context. Richly illustrated and featuring the latest information on scimitar-tooth cats of the New World, "The Other Saber-Tooths: Scimitar-Tooth Cats of the Western Hemisphere" is an engaging and comprehensive collection of information about these fascinating felines that will appeal to paleontologists and anyone else interested in the prehistoric world.
Cats were first domesticated - or, more likely, noticed a warm fireside and chose to domesticate themselves - many thousands of years ago. Over the centuries they have performed a useful role as pest controllers, but much more as friends and companions of humans. This delightful illustrated anthology includes a selection of the many poems, anecdotes and quotations about cats, which have been written over the centuries.
Each page in this superbly illustrated book is teeming with cats and dogs (and a few other animals) to spot, match, count and talk about. Can you spot a Siamese cat with bright green eyes, dogs with matching collars, three cats making music and the basket with the most kittens? The answers are at the back of the book.
Harvard Observed – An Illustrated History of the University in the Twentieth Century
From Kate Greenaway shortlisted illustrator Birgitta Sif and acclaimed new author, Alicia Potter, comes a tale with many tails, perfect for cat lovers everywhere! This book is full of scaredy cats. Cats terrified of mice, cats frightened of birds; cats who can’t pounce, cats who won’t purr. Miss Hazeltine takes them all into her Home for Shy and Fearful Cats and she teaches them everything she knows: "Bird Basics", "How Not to Fear the Broom" and how to “Hold your tails high! Arch your backs! Think good thoughts!” But under the bed hides nervous little Crumb... Will Miss Hazeltine be able to help the most shy and fearful kitty of them all? Stunningly illustrated by Birgitta Sif, this is a story about conquering your fears, being brave and finding your moment to shine.