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The Big Cats and Their Fossil Relatives Paperback – June 15, 2000
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A well-written, informative, and beautifully illustrated guide to the large cats, both extinct and extant. -- Blaire Van Valkenburgh ― The Quarterly Review of Biology
A very interesting book―a cross between popular natural history and a coffee table volume. -- F. S. Szalay ― Choice
Beautifully illustrated.... Clearly, this work has been a labour of love for both author and illustrator. -- Douglas Palmer ― New Scientist
Antón's illustrations, refreshingly 'based directly on the skeletal evidence available and... not merely slightly altered versions of living cats with the addition of large fangs,'are perhaps the finest ever published. They are intertwined with Turner's cogent text in an eloquent demonstration of the interplay between art and science, paleontology and zoology, predator and prey, ecology and behavior, and anatomy and geography. -- Dawn A. Adams ― Science
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In this beautifully illustrated natural history that links extinct larger feline species with those still in existence, collaborators Alan Turner and Mauricio Anton weave together the evidence of modern feline behavior with that of the fossil record. Turner's clear, insightful prose and Anton's masterly illustrations combine to offer specialists and newcomers alike an accurate and accessible guide to the evolution of cats.
- Publisher : Columbia University Press; Revised edition (June 15, 2000)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 256 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0231102291
- ISBN-13 : 978-0231102292
- Reading age : 22 years and up
- Item Weight : 1.09 pounds
- Dimensions : 10.1 x 6.96 x 0.56 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #635,353 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The author takes care to clarify taxonomic relationships, to include dozens of illustrations throughout the book, and to repeat crucial information. My only challenge was that I was lost during much of Chapter 4 (the anatomy section), because had no idea where any of these bones were or what they do.
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It was also delivered in perfect condition.