The Big Cats and Their Fossil Relatives: An Illustrated Guide to Their Evolution and Natural History

Paperback | May 24, 2000

byMauricio Antón, Alan TurnerForeword byF. Clark Howell

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In this beautifully illustrated natural history that links extinct larger feline species with those still in existence, collaborators Alan Turner and Mauricio Anton weave together the evidence of modern feline behavior with that of the fossil record. Turner's clear, insightful prose and Anton's masterly illustrations combine to offer specialists and newcomers alike an accurate and accessible guide to the evolution of cats.

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 The link between the natural history of extinct feline species and cats still in existence is astonishing when you uncover the evidence of modern behaviour and the fossil record. With insightful text and vibrant illustrations, artist Mauricio Anton and paleontologist Alan Turner offer readers this accessible guide, The Big Cats and th...

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In this beautifully illustrated natural history that links extinct larger feline species with those still in existence, collaborators Alan Turner and Mauricio Anton weave together the evidence of modern feline behavior with that of the fossil record. Turner's clear, insightful prose and Anton's masterly illustrations combine to offer ...

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Voted Best Book on Prehistoric Animals by the readers of Prehistoric TimesIn this beautifully illustrated natural history that links extinct larger feline species with those still in existence, collaborators Alan Turner and Mauricio Anton weave together the evidence of modern feline behavior with that of the fossil record. Turner's cle...

Alan Turner is a paleontologist and reader in vertebrate paleontology in the School of Biological and Earth Schiences at Liverpool John Moores University and is a former senior curator of paleontology at the Transvaal Museum in Pretoria, South Africa.Mauricio Antón specializes in creating images that bring prehistoric creatures and th...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.56 inPublished:May 24, 2000Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0231102291

ISBN - 13:9780231102292

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 The link between the natural history of extinct feline species and cats still in existence is astonishing when you uncover the evidence of modern behaviour and the fossil record. With insightful text and vibrant illustrations, artist Mauricio Anton and paleontologist Alan Turner offer readers this accessible guide, The Big Cats and their Fossil Relatives: An Illustrated Guide to their Evolution and Natural History. This illustrated reference gives both specialists and newcomers a chance to hear intriguing facts about the evolution of the captivating cat species.

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Antón's illustrations, refreshingly 'based directly on the skeletal evidence available and... not merely slightly altered versions of living cats with the addition of large fangs,'are perhaps the finest ever published. They are intertwined with Turner's cogent text in an eloquent demonstration of the interplay between art and science, paleontology and zoology, predator and prey, ecology and behavior, and anatomy and geography.