How do you distinguish a British Shorthairfrom a Chartreux? And a MaineCoon from a Norwegian Forest? Unlikedog breeds, where size is a very importantdistinguishing feature, in domestic cats,with the exception of a few cases, size isnot an instantly perceptibledetermining factor. The vast range ofrecognized colours and the differencein coat length, only complicate mattersfurther.As you leaf through this book, you willlearn to recognize the traits thatdifferentiate breeds, enabling you torecognize them at first glance.And to help you to do this, this bookfeatures striking original pictures by FabioPetroni, a professional photographerspecialized in still life photography and agreat animal lover. Thanks to hisprofessional skills as a photographer andhis emotional proximity to thesubjects portrayed, the true essence ofcats emerges with effectiveness,accuracy and the right degree ofsensitivity. Detailed factsheets examine more than 40 of the mostwell-known breeds, giving an in-depthdescription of the breed standardsrecognized by the most importantinternational cat associations, and theyare complemented by splendidillustrations of the finest specimens onthe international cat scene.
FABIO PETRONI lives and works in Milan,Italy. After studying photography, he turnedprofessional in 1984, and since then he hasworked with some of the most famous namesin international photography.FLAVIA CAPRA has lived with cats all herlife. Growing up with cats, she developed adeep love for them and learned to recognizetheir characters, defects and qualities. She isa qualified international judge and she hastransformed her passion into a profession.