Most widely held works about Lyall Watson
Most widely held works by Lyall Watson
Dark nature : a natural history of evil by Lyall Watson ( Book )
13 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,061 libraries worldwide
Biologist and naturalist Lyall Watson now brings forth a stunning exploration of the origin and nature of evil. Plotting the evolution of human evil from earth's earliest creatures to the society we have become today, in Dark Nature Watson redefines good and evil in biological terms. Drawing on the latest insights of evolutionary ethology, anthropology, and psychology, he takes a fresh look at the problems our species faces as a result of being too numerous, too greedy, and too mobile. Watson utilizes a vast array of sources, from the theories of Charles Darwin to the writings of Annie Dillard, to examine the motivations and driving forces behind evil behavior as well as the invisible order that preserves the delicate balance between "civilized" society and anarchy. Dark Nature is a groundbreaking and fascinating work that takes evil out of the realm of monsters and demons and puts it squarely back where it belongs, in nature and in our lives.
Jacobson's organ and the remarkable nature of smell by Lyall Watson ( Book )
10 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and German and held by 1,019 libraries worldwide
"Following the seven classes of smell devised by the pioneering botanist Carolus Linnaeus in his Odores medicamentorum, Watson examines the diverse roles of smell and pheromones in humans, plants, and animals. He reveals the curious ways in which trees communicate their distress, the olfactory abilities of feral children, the bond we have with our offspring, the psychosexual effects of perfume, and the link between smell and memory formation. Jacobson's Organ unlocks the door to the strange world of this mysterious sense."--BOOK JACKET.
The dreams of dragons : riddles of natural history by Lyall Watson ( Book )
4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 852 libraries worldwide
Twelve essays which address great anomalies of the natural world, such as the properties of water, crowd behaviour, left-handedness, and the missing link between apes and humans. Written in a jargon-free, anecdotal style.
Sea guide to whales of the world by Lyall Watson ( Book )
7 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 843 libraries worldwide
"A complete guide to the world's living whales, dolphins and porpoises"--Jacket subtitle.
The whole hog : exploring the extraordinary potential of pigs by Lyall Watson ( Book )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 822 libraries worldwide
Heaven's breath : a natural history of the wind by Lyall Watson ( Book )
8 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and held by 817 libraries worldwide
The Romeo error : a matter of life and death by Lyall Watson ( Book )
16 editions published between 1974 and 1981 in 3 languages and held by 748 libraries worldwide
Supernature by Lyall Watson ( Book )
22 editions published between 1973 and 1998 in 6 languages and held by 716 libraries worldwide
Warriors, warthogs and wisdom : growing up in Africa by Lyall Watson ( Book )
7 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 695 libraries worldwide
The author shares stories about what it was like to grow up in the African bush, telling of some of the things that happened to him and his family before he was ten years old.
Lightning bird : the story of one man's journey into Africa's past by Lyall Watson ( Book )
6 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and held by 599 libraries worldwide
The water planet : a celebration of the wonder of water by Lyall Watson ( Book )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 557 libraries worldwide
A meditation on water and its influences on life, nature, and human history. Photographs and prose describe water's role on the Earth.
Gifts of unknown things by Lyall Watson ( Book )
14 editions published between 1976 and 1992 in 5 languages and held by 506 libraries worldwide
The author describes the time he spent on a small volcanic island in Indonesia where extra-sensory perception and psychic healing are taken for granted.
Elephantoms : tracking the elephant by Lyall Watson ( Book )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 506 libraries worldwide
Lifetide : the biology of the unconscious by Lyall Watson ( Book )
7 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 379 libraries worldwide
The omnivorous ape by Lyall Watson ( Book )
6 editions published between 1971 and 1988 in English and held by 364 libraries worldwide
Beyond supernature : a new natural history of the supernatural by Lyall Watson ( Book )
5 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and held by 358 libraries worldwide
Supernature : a natural history of the supernatural by Lyall Watson ( Book )
12 editions published between 1973 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 219 libraries worldwide
Lifetide : a biology of the unconscious by Lyall Watson ( Book )
6 editions published between 1979 and 1983 in English and German and held by 211 libraries worldwide
Supernature; the natural history of the supernatural by Lyall Watson ( Book )
5 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and held by 175 libraries worldwide
Earthworks : ideas on the edge of natural history by Lyall Watson ( Book )
4 editions published between 1986 and 1990 in English and held by 171 libraries worldwide
Essays about little-known or -investigated natural and human phenomena. These include crowds as accumulative organisms, and the molecular and behavioural peculiarities of water. In the first essay "The success of failure", Watson reflects on the African Strandloopers - prehumans with a cranial capacity 30 per cent greater than modern humans.
Africa Animals--Food Anthropologists Biography Biology Biology--Philosophy Boshier, Adrian Case studies Cetacea Death (Biology) Death--Psychological aspects Dolphins Elephants Ethnology Evolution (Biology) Experience Food habits Good and evil Green turtle Hinduism--Rituals History Homes Human-animal relationships Human beings Indonesia Indonesia--Bali Island Jacobson's organ Juvenile works Mental healing Miscellanea Natural history Occultism Parapsychology Parapsychology--Research Philosophy of nature Popular works Science Smell Sotho (African people) South Africa Subconsciousness--Physiological aspects Suidae Suidae--Behavior Sumo Travel Water Watson, Lyall Whales Wilderness areas Winds
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Greek, Modern (6)
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