Smithsonian Q & A: Cats is a delightful and informative guide to the fascinating world of cats. Here are answers to hundreds of the questions Smithsonian scientists have been asked about cats: Why do they purr? When were cats domesticated? Do they dream? Smithsonian Q & A: Cats also explores the kinship between domestic cats and their wild relatives, from the magnificent tiger to the mysterious kodkod. Information on diet, behavior, anatomy, health, and social life More than 250 full-color photographs of both domestic cats and their wild relatives Ready Reference section with at-a-glance details on domestic cat breeds and wild speciesLumpkin, Susan is the author of 'Smithsonian Q & a Cats The Ultimate Question and Answer Book', published 2006 under ISBN 9780060891121 and ISBN 0060891122.