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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 à 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...

  • Bisonby Desmond Morris

    Reaktion Books 2015; US$ 19.95

    Stoic, regal, and formidable in size and strength, the bison has long epitomized the American West. Perhaps this is even more so because we have, in our avarice, nearly destroyed them all, and are now seeking to restore their populations. From spiritual figure to abused resource to powerful symbol of wildlife preservation, the bison is a microcosm... more...

  • The Naked Womanby Desmond Morris

    Random House 2011; US$ 14.09

    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...

  • Dogwatchingby Desmond Morris

    Random House 2016; US$ 11.27

    What is it about the canine personality which has singled this animal out from all the 4,236 species of non-human mammals to be man’s closest companion? Strangely enough, all dogs, from scruffy mongrels to haughty show champs, are members of the same species – that of the wolf. In Dogwatching, zoologist Desmond Morris gives answers to fascinating... more...

  • Catloreby Desmond Morris

    Random House 2015; US$ 16.91

    Desmond Morris considers the cat in myth and history, and answers questions he received from cat owners after the publication of the internationally best-selling Catwatching . more...

  • Intimate Behaviourby Desmond Morris

    Random House 2015; US$ 15.50

    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...

  • The Naked Manby Desmond Morris

    Random House 2012; US$ 14.09

    Following on from the international success of The Naked Woman , bestselling zoologist Desmond Morris turns his attention to the human male. The Naked Man is a study of the masculine body from head to toe, exploring how biological features have been modified, suppressed or exaggerated by customs and changes in social fashions. Packed full of scientific... more...