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  • Bodytalkby Desmond Morris

    Random House 2015; US$ 27.18

    The first book to bring together the many different everyday gestures that are used all over the world. Desmond Morris has travelled to over 60 countries while making field studies of human body language, and made notes of hand gestures and facial expressions. The result is a fascinating reference book of over 600 different gestures from Europe, the... more...

  • Owlby Desmond Morris

    Reaktion Books 2009; US$ 19.95

    From Edward Lear?s ?The Owl and the Pussycat? to David Lynch?s Twin Peaks, owls have been woven into the fabric of popular culture. At times they are depicted as dignified, wise old scholars and at other times as foreboding voyeurs who see all and interro more...

  • Monkeyby Desmond Morris

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 19.95

    Monkeys populate our culture, from the adorable hijinks of Curious George and the loyal friendship between Aladdin and Abu to the menacing gait of the winged ones in The Wizard of Oz . We visit them in zoos and even sometimes keep them as pets la Catherine de Medici and Michael Jackson. As renowned zoologist Desmond Morris shows, it is not surprising... more...

  • Leopardby Desmond Morris

    Reaktion Books 2014; US$ 19.95

    The sleek, spotted leopard may be the smallest of the big cats, but its ferocity and solitary style makes lions and tigers seem puny in comparison. Lacking the social mentality of other animals, the leopard is stealthy and selfish, ambushing its prey and carrying it high into a tree where it can dine alone. Humans call leopards the ?perfect predator."... more...

  • Catwatchingby Desmond Morris

    Crown/Archetype 2011; US$ 9.95

    This book, the first in the popular Watching series, explains everything from why cats purr to why we say it's raining cats and dogs. 26 black-and-white photographs. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • The Human Zooby Desmond Morris

    Random House 2009; US$ 14.38

    This study concerns the city dweller. Morris finds remarkable similarities with captive zoo animals and looks closely at the aggressive, sexual and parental behaviour of the human species under the stresses and pressures of urban living. more...

  • The Naked Apeby Desmond Morris

    Random House 2010; US$ 14.38

    Here is the Naked Ape at his most primal - in love, at work, at war. Meet man as he really is: relative to the apes, stripped of his veneer as we see him courting, making love, sleeping, socialising, grooming, playing. Zoologist Desmond Morris's classic takes its place alongside Darwin's Origin of the Species , presenting man not as... more...

  • Intimate Behaviourby Desmond Morris

    Random House 2015; US$ 17.58

    One of the best chronicles of human intimacy--from the handshake through the twelve stages that people pass through on their way to the total sexual embrace. more...

  • Horsewatchingby Desmond Morris

    Random House 2015; US$ 19.18

    How intelligent are horses? Why do they toss their heads and what makes them paw the ground? After spending more than twenty years studying the body language of the human species, Desmond Morris has turned his attention to the behavior of some of our closest animal companions. First he looked at dogs, then cats, and now horses. As Curator of... more...

  • The Naked Womanby Desmond Morris

    Random House 2011; US$ 15.98

    The human female form is the brilliant end-point of millions of years of evolution, loaded with amazing adjustments and subtle refinements. It is the most remarkable organism on the planet. At different times and in different places, human societies have tried to improve on nature, modifying and embellishing the female form in a thousand different... more...