The Ultimate Book of Big Cats

Your guide to the secret lives of these fierce, fabulous felines

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They’re strong. They’re powerful. They’re mysterious.

Get ready to sink your teeth into the hidden worlds of the seven spectacular big cats—and meet some of their smaller cousins—with National Geographic Explorers Steve Winter and Sharon Guynup as your guides. 

From rarely seen snow leopards high up in the Himalaya to tigers silently stalking prey through thick jungle to lions going in for the kill, you’ll get the inside scoop on the fascinating worlds of wild felines and what it’s like to live alongside them.

Find out how these powerful predators live, hunt, raise their cubs, and how they have adapted to their unique environments. Which cat has the strongest bite? What’s the difference between a cougar and a mountain lion? Why does a tiger have stripes? How do big cats’ hunting skills stack up against other top predators? The answers to all these questions and more await in this complete compendium. With exclusive National Geographic photographs and hair-raising behind-the-lens stories from Winter, this book takes you up close and personal with the coolest cats around.

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    September 27th, 2022
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