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by Judith A. Steer

Download Complete Book of Cats epub
ISBN: 0861240022
ISBN13: 978-0861240029
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Author: Judith A. Steer
Language: English
Publisher: Imprint unknown (September 15, 1978)
Pages: 256 pages
ePUB size: 1192 kb
FB2 size: 1100 kb
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 960
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A great resource on cats!

First, the book looks at cats in history. As someone who once had cats as family members, I can get excited when I read that (page 17): "The heyday of the domestic cat was certainly in ancient Egypt, where the pets were not only useful members of society, but for almost 2000 years were deified as well." This section provides a nice context of the historical view of cats.

Second, there is a nice encyclopedia of cats, starting on page 39. My friends were a tabby cat and a calico. This lengthy section puts these into a larger context--from lions and tigers to the domestic cat.

Third, for those who have cats, the section on "Cat Care" is very useful indeed. I would commonly open the book to this section when my cats had any problems. The various ailments are well described and, at least to my experience, very helpful. Over time, I experienced with one cat having diabetes (and having to inject her every day), old age (my tabby cat lasted to 19 years of age), an onset of paralysis, what may have been feline leukemia (but was probably not, since both survived nicely), and so on. The encyclopedic coverage of ailments and how to address these was invaluable.

And there are lots of nice photographs of cats!

All in all, I found this a terrific volume to help me with my cats.
Written in 1959, The Complete Book of Cats is out of print; however, if you can get your hands on one, it will make a delightful addition to your library.

The entertaining and informative text is well written by Ann McGovern in storybook fashion. Additionally, every single page includes at least one, sometimes several, black and white photographs by Walter Chandoha. These wonderful photos show adorable cats and kittens playing, getting into mischief, lying around, and otherwise doing what cats do.

The book's Contents include chapters on the cat's personality, independence, and dignity; the history of cats as both gods and witches; choosing the right cat; keeping your cat healthy, happy, and safe; understanding and enjoying the daily transformation from kitten to grown up cat; and more.

This delightful book will do more than teach you about cats ... every page will make you smile.
Judith A. Steeh wrote this very fine book way back in 1978 and if you are looking for a really excellent book on cats, their history, many breeds, health, care, and joy of their companionship, if you can find a copy, this is definitely the one to get. I really treasure my copy; she has a lot of very valuable information on cat care I have not seen in other books (for instance, what to do if they start foolisg with electric wires -- apply bitter aloe vera or alum). This is a very comprehensive work jam-packed with beautiful color photos. If you only buy one cat book ever, make this the one!
This is a great learning tool for cat lovers. I love this book because of its extraordinary explanations of every breed.