Cats were just as favored in ancient Egypt as they are today. Egyptian paintings of domesticated cats date back 3,600 years, and animal cults included worship to the cat goddess Bastet. This AUC Press Nature Foldout explores wild and domestic cats of Egypt: large cats like the Cheetah, the Leopard, and the Caracal, which are all extremely threatened or near extinction within Egypt; and smaller cats including the African Wild Cat, Swamp Cat, Sand Cat, and Egyptian Mau. Whether wild or household pets, cats have long been beloved by people.
- Each species described and illustrated, alongside examples of their natural prey in the wild
- Map of Egypt describing the various habitats of wild cats, as well as locations of ancient Egyptian sites where the cat was worshiped and mummified
- Noted appearances of felines in hieroglyphs and reliefs
- Conservation efforts for threatened cat species
About the series: The AUC Press Nature Foldout series combine, in beautifully practical form, a wealth of information written by leading experts with striking full-color illustrations on the flora and fauna of Egypt and the Middle East. Designed for nature lovers and outdoor adventurers, as well as for indoor use, the foldouts come in an easily foldable format, at once compact, waterproof, and portable, making them durable and convenient travel guides. Size is 23 x 8.5 in. / 58.5 x 21.5 cm unfolded.
|Publisher:||American University in Cairo Press, The|
|Product dimensions:||23.00(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.20(d)|
|Age Range:||9 - 12 Years|
About the Author
Dominique Navarro is an Emmy Award winning art director, natural history artist, and writer. She is the author and illustrator of the AUC Press Nature Foldouts series as well as Egypt's Wildlife: Past and Present and Ancient Egypt: An Artist's Coloring Book (both AUC Press, 2016). As a trained forensic artist, she produces illustrations and sculptural reconstructions of unidentified persons and ancient archaeological remains. She currently works in Egypt as an epigraphic artist. www.dominiquenavarro.com
Richard Hoath is one of Egypt’s leading naturalists. He is the author of A Field Guide to the Mammals of Egypt (AUC Press, 2004) and Natural Selections, A Year of Egypt’s Wildlife (AUC Press, 1993), and is on the faculty of the American University in Cairo.
Table of Contents
African Wild Cat
Egyptian Mau (domestic cat)
Plus feature panels on:
Lion Gods and Cat Cults