|The leopard is the most numerous and widespread of the big cats. It is perfection in natural design - sleek, smart and powerful. Capable of amazing physical prowess, the leopard is a formidable predator, able to bring down prey significantly larger than itself. The three species described in this book - the leopard, snow leopard and clouded leopard - inhabit almost every environment, from mountain, forest and bamboo thicket to reed bed, desert and cultivated land. Illustrated with photographs taken by a specialist big-cat photographer, this is a fascinating introduction to this solitary, elusive and adaptable creature. Written by Cindi Gamble; Rodney Griffiths. 48 pages long.