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With nearly a thousand entries, Desmond Morris's Catworld is a fascinating and unique feline encyclopedia. Here you will find information about the eighty breeds of domestic cats (from Abyssinian to York Chocolate), the thirty-six species of wild cats, and every famous individual cat (from Felix to Macavity). Morris presents, too, the origins of various pedigree breeds as well as the myths and legends that surround them. Every aspect of feline behavior, anatomy, and biology - ranging from hunting to courtship, whiskers to purring, coat patterns and colors - is examined. And he includes a full list of feline termilogy, explaining such terms as ailurophile and stud cat. Rounding out this compendium, Morris provides captivating lore about cats and people. There are entries on such famous cat lovers as Florence Nightingale and Brigitte Bardot; cat haters, including William Shakespeare and President Dwight Eisenhower; and cat fearers, ranging from Alexander the Great to Napoleon Bonaparte. Morris also gives us his list of the 100 best books about cats and information about the finest cat organizations. Here are details on famous writers and artists who have used felines as their subjects, and the facts on legendary cat stars such as Morris and Pyewacket.