WILD CATS OF THE WORLD
This is a must-have cat book: an absolute gem. Luke Hunter, president of Panthera, the organisation devoted to conserving the world’s 38 wild cat species, provides excellent profiles of them all, detailing their appearance, biology, ecology, behaviour and conservation status. If you’re at all unsure about the natural history of the Chinese mountain cat or how far pumas will swim for a meal, this is the book for you. Many of the fine photos, such as the cameratrapped image of a tiger gazing down at an Indian city, are thought-provoking and Priscilla Barrett’s illustrations are lovely. In this captivating photography book author Lewis Blackwell explores the wildlife in our oceans and our relationship with the sea. A visual feast of timeless images and contemporary favourites by world-famous photographers, including Art Wolfe and Alex Mustard, it celebrates diverse species and highlights the human impact on the marine ecosystems that they inhabit. Alongside the pictures, quotations from the likes of William Shakespeare and Jacques Cousteau and informative essays covering maritime history and research provide food for thought.