A stunning coffee-table book that will examine all the members of the cat family - big and small - throughout Africa. Luke Hunter's text will explore the lives of cats in unprecedented depth, and will compare and contrast all African species - concentrating on the big three - lions, leopards and cheetah - illustrating how this family succeed at being super-predators. The text will examine the different habitats cats occupy, adaptations they require, their social and reproductive lives, and how they hunt. It will also explore their stormy relationship with people. Gerald Hinde's superb photography will support the narrative.
Luke Hunter works on the Science and Exploration Programme of the Wildlife Conservation Society of New York. With a doctorate in zoology, he has worked extensively in the field, and particularly with big cats. He has authored books, papers and numerous articles and has won awards and scholarships. Luke is affiliated to many organisations and is currently chairman of the Carnivore Section, IUCN, Reintroduction Specialist Group. Gerald Hinde gave up running the family business in 1989 to pursue a career in wildlife photography. He has produced several award-winning wildlife documentaries and contributed to An African Experience and Africa's Big Five. He was named AGFA Photographer of the year in 2000.