Cats

Cats

Smithsonian Answer Book

Book - 2004
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Answers questions the Smithsonian scientists receive annually about members of the cat family, both big and small.

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Inspired by visitors to the Smithsonian's National Zoological Park, this well-researched book presents information about all species of cats in a question-and-answer format. Some of the explanations address very basic questions (what do cats eat? why are some cats white? do wild cats like catnip?); others address questions more people should be asking (why are wild cat numbers declining?); and many present intriguing facts, such as why cheetahs can't retract their claws and how the stuctures in cat's ears help them hear sounds 40 kHz higher than humans can hear. In addition to Art Wolfe's splendid photos, the book includes a glossary, a taxonomic index, a chart showing the conservation status of the world's cats in 2003, and scientific and common names of the family Felidae. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Smithsonian Books, [2004]
Copyright Date: ©2004
ISBN: 9781588341259
1588341259
9781588341266
1588341267
Branch Call Number: 636.8 Seidensticker 2004
Characteristics: xvi, 254 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm

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