The Big Cats and Their Fossil Relatives

The Big Cats and Their Fossil Relatives by Alan Turner and Illustrated by Mauricio Antón

Synopsis: 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.

Published: April 1997 | ISBN: 978-0231102292

Mini-bio: Alan Turner is a paleontologist and reader in vertebrate paleontology in the School of Biological and Earth Sciences at Liverpool John Moores University and is a former senior curator of paleontology at the Transvaal Museum in Pretoria, South Africa. – Columbia University Press

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Whether your interest is scientific or you merely wonder what a giant cat whose teeth inspired the name ‘he who brings devastation’looked like, this book is not to be missed. Luke Hunter, BioScience

A very interesting book—a cross between popular natural history and a coffee table volume. F. S. Szalay, Choice

Beautifully illustrated…. Clearly, this work has been a labour of love for both author and illustrator. Douglas Palmer, New Scientist

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Paperback Edition: The Big Cats and Their Fossil Relatives


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