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Cats: Ancient and Modern Juliet Clutton-Brock

Cats: Ancient and Modern

Juliet Clutton-Brock

Published November 1st 1993
ISBN : 9780674104075
Hardcover
96 pages
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Employing her distinctive blend of expert knowledge and narrative charm, Clutton-Brock introduces us to the modern cats wild relatives and distant ancestors in ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome, as well as the Middle Ages. She considers felineMoreEmploying her distinctive blend of expert knowledge and narrative charm, Clutton-Brock introduces us to the modern cats wild relatives and distant ancestors in ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome, as well as the Middle Ages. She considers feline behavior in nature and in relation to human society and shows us how attitudes toward cats differ from period to period and place to place, sometimes manifesting themselves in legends and tales of witchcraft. Making the technical appealingly accessible, Clutton-Brock discusses the taxonomic status of the domestic cat and describes the modern breeds, from short-haired tabby to long-haired Persian to silken Russian blue, that have evolved from the original wild cat.