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Cats of Cairo: Egypt's Enduring Legacy Hardcover – March, 2001

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delightful gift book of photographs remarkable for their spontaneity and Chittock’s whimsical sensitivity to the cat’s relationship with its surroundings. -- Saudi Aramco World

… delightful gift book of photographs remarkable for their spontaneity and Chittock’s whimsical sensitivity to the cat’s relationship with its surroundings. -- Saudi Aramco World

…Chittock celebrates the furry creatures, capturing them in flattering poses all over town. -- Egypt Today Magazine

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A captivating portrait of street-smart survivors whose ancestors in ancient Egypt were revered as gods.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 94 pages
  • Publisher: Abbeville Press (March 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0789207079
  • ISBN-13: 978-0789207074
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 9.3 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,623,775 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on June 6, 2001
Format: Hardcover
Cats Of Cairo: Egypt's Enduring Legacy is a splendidly presented photographic presentation and testament to the savvy, street-smart felines of Cairo and the result of photographer Lorraine Chittock's seven year residence in this fabled Egyptian city. Here we see intimate portraits of these predatory survivors augmented with quotes derived from a spectrum of historical and modern sources tracing the timeless connection between people and cats in a never ending cycle of life. Cats Of Cairo is a fitting testament and "must" reading for anyone who has ever looked into the mystery of a cat's eyes, watched the stalking of a perfect predator, or felt purring vibrations under a caressing stroke.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Barbara N. Fudge on August 6, 2006
Format: Hardcover
I have bought a number of Cats of Cairo now for friends everywhere and all have found this book to be insightful, entertaining and endearing. The photographs are special but the thoughts and insights that accompany them are both appealing and informative and offer a glimpse into the lives of the amazing felines that stalk the streets and alleys of Cairo.

Barbara Fudge

Cairo, Egypt
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mohja Kahf on August 1, 2006
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My cat-people friends are FLIPPING out over this book; photos of heaven for cat lovers. From pagan cattitudes to sufi dhikr-purrs, a divine celebration of the feline. How felicitous! Lucky Lorraine, too, to have landed what has to be one of the last essays of the late Dr Annemarie Schimmel (may she rest in mercy), and such an essay of sweet profundity, all about the place of love for cats in Islam: Hadiths on kittens, cat-loving Egyptians, these are a few of her favorite things.
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By MplsMonkey on August 9, 2012
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I love the photographs in this book, by Lorraine Chittock.
She shows her love of animals in the way she's captured the cats, living in their natural environment, Cairo.
We get a sneak-peek into their private lives, their human companions, and the beautiful surroundings they abide in.
A treasure and pleasure to have on your coffeetable.
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