The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Cats

A Visual Directory of Cat Breeds, Plus Practical Information on Breeding, Training, and Care

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Pub Date 09 Jun 2020 | Archive Date 04 Mar 2020

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Featuring lavish illustrations, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Cats is a 256 page directory presented according to basic groups: shorthairs, longhairs, semi-longhairs, Orientals, and foreign breeds—all featuring full-color identification photography plus photographs of varieties to show variations within the breed.

If you are thinking about adopting a cat, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Cats. will help you choose the right kind of cat for your family and then learn how to properly care for it based on its breed. Breed standards are given as well as care boxes for at-a-glance tips for each breed, which include Persian, Maine Coon, Siamese, Abyssinian, Russian Blue, Tonkinese, and Burmese.

An introductory section covers the history of cats over the millennia, from the wild cats who roamed the earth with early humans to the domesticated cats of today. Then follow sections on the anatomy, physiology, and psychology of the cat, and specialist terminology is illustrated with examples taken from the breeds featured in the guide. Photographs, maps, and drawings show how particular conformations and characteristics have evolved into the groupings that are recognized today.

Learn more about your cat, its behaviors, and how you can better care for your kitty with The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Cats. This book is a comprehensive guide that the cat lover in your life will enjoy for a lifetime.
Featuring lavish illustrations, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Cats is a 256 page directory presented according to basic groups: shorthairs, longhairs, semi-longhairs, Orientals, and foreign...

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Thank you to Netgalley for giving me the chance to read and review, "The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Cats" by Angela Rixon. As a lover of cats, this book was was purrfection! I loved the details about each cat as well as the pictures. This book is a cat lady's dream come true!

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Adorable encyclopedia! Any cat lover would simply adore this book. Having a cat myself, I was very familiar with their behaviours and quirks, but still loved to learn and read more about these amazing little furry creatures.

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AUTHOR

Angela Rixon ARPS is President of the Cat Association of Great Britain. She is an ex-show judge, and cat breeder. She is a prolific author with more than 30 publications on cats, horses and canines.

WHO IS THE TARGET AUDIENCE

Principally, the target audience is the world of cat lovers, but anyone who loves animals will appreciate the beauty of this encyclopedia.

SYNOPSIS

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Cats is the essential guide for every feline fanatic. Resplendent with full color images across the 256 page conspectus. This encyclopedic knowledge of cats is packed with practical information, advice and original ideas for the serious ailurophile.

Whilst it is not an all-embracing examination of every cat breed it is comprehensive enough to satisfy the serious cat lover. The publication covers a brief history of the cat, body types, behaviors, breeding, showing and care.

Even though I do not own a cat, I found the book to be extremely interesting. It offered me a unique insight into the life of cats through the eyes of a devoted professional cat breeder. In addition to the plethora of photographs, there are multiple color illustrations, anatomical drawings and plates. Additionally included within the pages are charts, maps, and a table of feline diseases.

CONCLUSION

You have to see The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Cats to believe just how aesthetically pleasing this manual is. It has been a while since I had so much fun reading a reference work. I can highly recommend this text for the exceptional quality of the visuals and the invaluable information contained within.

In my opinion The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Cats is a wonderful reference work for anyone who owns cat.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

I would like to thank Angela Rixon, NetGalley, and Chartwell Books for affording me the opportunity to review The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Cats.

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A good read if you are interested in the different breed of cats. It's full of facts and information.
The pictures are lovely.
Recommended.
Many thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for this ARC, all opinions are mine.

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A good, general reference book for information on cat breeds and behaviors. Good amount of illustrations and simple language.

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An absolute must for any ailurophile (cat lover)! This book tells everything, from coat colors to health t0 profiles of various breeds. It also includes information about showing cats, including how each breed is judged. Lots of illustrations provided for each breed, as well as diagrams, make it a useful guide to the breed.

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***Thank you to NetGalley and Chartwell Books for an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Expected release date April 28, 2020.***


Being a typical cat lady, hoping for an advance copy of this book was a no-brainer for me. There was a lot of information provided, both on cat type and breed. Also, the wealth of pictures was very enjoyable.

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Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for providing this book in exchange for an honest review.
This book definitely has a lot of information, from evolution, to behavior, to care, and descriptions of various breeds. This is a fun encyclopedia with good pictures.

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This is a most informative book on cats, especially if you are serious about showing. The book stats of with chapters on History, Origin, Body Shape/Fur, Behavior, Reproductive /Breeding, Showing and Cat Care.
This is all followed by beautifully illustrated and explained requirements and characteristic of the various breeds of cats. Broken down into sections of Long Haired, Semi Long Haired, Short Haired, Foreign Short Haired and Orientals. I did not know there where so many bred, all beautiful and very well detailed. a must book for anyone who enjoys cats and/or shows them at any level.

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I love cats. I'm pretty sure I'm a crazy cat lady, so this book is absolutely perfect for me to read! I've had many cats and absolutely love learning more about them (especially since sometimes I wonder if mine are little alien babies hiding in cat bodies).

Things I appreciated:
1. Actual, real pictures of cats. The focus is not on cartoon cats like most cat encyclopedias I remember from my youth.

2. The book is very informative and professional in nature. Evolution, history and breeding are just some of the topics discussed within just the first few pages. There is a LOT of information available at the beginning of the book for everything you'd want to know about the cat as a species.

3. The body types of cats really interested me since the cats I've had all varied in size, so it was cool to see the variations.

Things to be worked on:
1. This is a basic introduction to the breeds. It's not exhaustive nor is it full of all of the information you could want on every breed. If you go in looking for just some fun, useful information, then this is the book for you! There is a lot of initial background information on cats as a whole, but you won't learn every piece of information about every cat breed.

2. "Cats are considered less intelligent than dogs." This is totally not a hit against the book, but who are you talking to? All of the cats I've known (minus one) have been way smarter than all of the dogs I've known. Except when my dog knew how to hunt a mouse but my cats didn't, but that's the exception.

Overall, this book is super informative and very helpful! I think this is a great way to start out learning about cats. I'd highly recommend it!

Four out of five stars.

Thank you NetGalley and Chartwell Books for an opportunity to pick up and review this book!

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In this book, we learn about the make up of cats from body, facial and marking types, habits, growth, origin, habits, care and illnesses etc.



It also shows us in depth looks at each breed of cat and what intrigued me to pick this book up is the fact that I only know of and love the ragdoll breed. That hasn't changed but now I do have more knowledge of other breeds at least and broadens our knowledge of cats in general and is a great starting point to learn from!



Many thanks to the publishers for allowing me to review this book for them!

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I loved this book! It reminds me of the over sized picture books on cat breeds. A great table top photo book of breeds. There is a great variety of information included as well as beautiful photographs. I would still prefer to own and view this book in a print version.

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This book is beautifully done, with detailed photos and information about how to identify different cat breeds as well as a lot of reference information on cat health and care. A great reference about all things cat.

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When it is snowy and cold outside (and my car is buried under 2ft of ❄️ ), superspeed readers like me can read 250+ pages/hour, so yes, I have read the book … and many more today. LOL

I requested and received a temporary digital Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley, the publisher and the author in exchange for an honest review.

From the publisher, as I do not repeat the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it as they do it better than I do 😸.

Featuring lavish illustrations, The Illustrated Guide to Cats is a 256-page directory presented according to basic groups: shorthairs, longhairs, semi-longhairs, Orientals, and foreign breeds—all featuring full-colour identification photography plus photographs of varieties to show variations within the breed.

If you are thinking about adopting a cat, The Illustrated Guide to Cats will help you choose the right kind of cat for your family and then learn how to properly care for it based on its breed. Breed standards are given as well as care boxes for at-a-glance tips for each breed, which include Persian, Maine Coon, Siamese, Abyssinian, Russian Blue, Tonkinese, and Burmese.

An introductory section covers the history of cats over the millennia, from the wild cats who roamed the earth with early humans to the domesticated cats of today. There follow sections on the anatomy, physiology, and psychology of the cat, and specialist terminology is illustrated with examples taken from the breeds featured in the guide. Photographs, maps, and drawings show how particular conformations and characteristics have evolved into the groupings that are recognized today.

Learn more about your cat, its behavioUrs, and how you can better care for your kitty with The Illustrated Guide to Cats. This book is a comprehensive guide that the cat lover in your life will enjoy for a lifetime.

THANK YOU FOR THE UPDATED VERSION OF THIS BOOK. as it was difficult to review a book that consisted of fur total pages. (Pun intended!) This is a great book for cat lovers and kids who are in love with cats but may not own one ... I looked up my new cat and so much made sense as to why he is an absolute, annoying, adorable nutter. Any animal fan will like this book - crazy cat ladies like myself will adore it!

As always, I try to find a reason to not rate with stars as I love emojis (outside of their incessant use by "🙏-ed Social Influencer Millennials/#BachelorNation survivors/etc. " on Instagram and Twitter... Get a real job, people!) so let's give it 🐈🐈🐈🐈🐈

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This encyclopedia of cats is really impressive the information and pictures are very in-depth and really interesting. This is an updated review as my original copy would not download properly. The publisher Quarto publishing was very responsive corrected the errors and notified me to re-download the book, I am very pleased they are very reactive to review feedback and I was very excited to see the full book. If you are a cat love this is truly a must have edition for both your enjoyment and reference. I highly recommend this book. I received this book from NetGalley and Quarto Publishing for an honest review.

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Seeing just a few pages of this future book, It looks like the perfect reference book to be enjoyed by cat lovers and breeders. Beautiful illustrations accompany the history of the various breeds alond with detail as to how a cat is awarded points at a breeding show. Cat owners will enjoy this book just to learn about the care and character of the different breeds.

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My review is based a brief amount of information (four cat breeds information included in the book) given in the temporary PDF downloaded for review purposes. The temporary book contained breed information such as characteristics and profile information. The information presented was well-written and informative.

Recommend based on the caveats given.

Review written after downloading a temporary book from NetGalley.

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After downloading the program I need to view a protected pdf and loading this file, there were only a few pages worth of cats in the file, so I'm not sure if this was supposed to be just a sample or if something was wrong with the file. But in any case, from what I could read, this appears to be a good reference for people who are into breeding and showing cats. I recently got my first purebred cat, but I'm not involved in showing or breeding, so I would have liked to see more cute cat pictures and information about their temperament as a pet, but it looks like a good resource for the intended audience.

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