世界の野生ネコ科動物<br>Wild Cats of the World

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世界の野生ネコ科動物
Wild Cats of the World

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 452 p.
  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9780226779997
  • DDC分類 599.75

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Did you know that European royalty once used cheetahs to hunt deer, or that caracals can capture birds by leaping six and a half feet straight up into the air from a standing start? Have you ever wondered whether domestic cats really do land on their feet when they fall, or how Canada lynx can stalk their prey in the winter without falling through the deep snow? "Wild Cats of the World" is a treasure trove of answers to questions like these for anyone who's interested in learning more about the world's felids, including the ones with whom we share our homes. Mel and Fiona Sunquist have spent more than a decade gathering information about cats from every available source, many of them quite difficult to find, including scientific papers, descriptions of hunts, archaeological findings, observations by naturalists and travellers, reports from government agencies, and newsletters from a wide variety of organizations. Weaving information from these sources together with their own experiences observing wild cats around the world, the Sunquists have created the most comprehensive reference on felids available.Each of their accounts of the 36 species of cat contains a description of the cat, including human interactions with it, as well as detailed data on its distribution, ecology and behaviour, status in the wild, and efforts to conserve it. Numerous photographs, including more than 40 in full colour, illustrate these accounts. Ranging from the two-pound black-footed cat to the five-hundred-pound tiger, and from the African serval with its satellite-dish ears to the web-footed fishing cats of Asia, "Wild Cats of the World" should fascinate and educate felid fans of any stripe (or spot).

Table of Contents

Preface                                            ix
Introduction 1 (4)
What Is a Cat?
The Essence of Cats 5 (9)
Taxonomy of the Cat Family 14 (5)
Species Accounts
Cheetah 19 (18)
Caracal 37 (11)
Bay cat 48 (4)
Asiatic golden cat 52 (5)
Chinese desert cat 57 (3)
Jungle cat 60 (7)
Sand cat 67 (8)
Black-footed cat 75 (8)
Wildcat 83 (30)
European wildcat 85 (7)
African-Asian wildcat 92 (7)
Domestic cat 99 (14)
Jaguarundi 113(7)
Ocelot 120(10)
Oncilla 130(5)
Margay 135(7)
Serval 142(10)
Lynx 152(49)
Canada lynx 154(10)
Eurasian lynx 164(13)
Iberian lynx 177(8)
Bobcat 185(16)
Pampas cat 201(4)
Geoffroy's cat 205(6)
Kodkod 211(4)
Andean mountain cat 215(4)
Manul 219(6)
Leopard cat 225(8)
Flat-headed cat 233(4)
Rusty-spotted cat 237(4)
Fishing cat 241(5)
African golden cat 246(6)
Puma 252(26)
Clouded leopard 278(7)
Lion 285(20)
Jaguar 305(13)
Leopard 318(25)
Tiger 343(30)
Marbled cat 373(4)
Snow leopard 377(20)
Study and Conservation
Field Research Techniques: Recent Advances 397(3)
Relocating Cats: History and Guidelines for 400(7)
the Future
Conserving Felids in the Twenty-First Century 407(2)
Appendix 1 Cites Listings Governing Trade in 409(2)
Wild Cats
Appendix 2 IUCN Red List: Conservation Status 411(2)
of Wild Cats
Appendix 3 Olfactory Communication in Felids 413(8)
Appendix 4 Vocal Communication in Felids 421(4)
Appendix 5 Reproduction in Felids 425(10)
Appendix 6 List of Scientific and Common Names 435(6)
Mentioned in the Text
Photographic Credits 441(2)
Index 443