The Kingdom of the CatBook - 2000
The Kingdom of the Cat traces the cat's relationship with humans since it was first domesticated by the Egyptians. It covers every aspect of cat life, from anatomy to the various breeds. Entire sections are devoted to the cat in art, literature, myth and legend. The ever-changing role that the cat has played through the ages is depicted, and many of the falsehoods that surround the cat are dispelled. A fascinating look at the witch's cat explains how it came to be so, and how religious beliefs of the Middle Ages influenced the way cats were treated.
Illustrated with over 250 full color and black and white photographs and illustrations, including reproductions of paintings and drawings of cats through history and from around the world, The Kingdom of the Cat includes photographs of all of the major breeds and information on breeding and showing cats. Everything the cat lover needs to know:The Origins of the Domestic Cat The Biology of the Cat The Cat and Man The Cat in Myth and Legend The Cat and Witchcraft The Cat in Art and Literature The Cat's Sixth Sense Breeding Cats Cat Breeds Further Reading and Useful Addresses.