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Watson, Lyall

Overview
Works: 180 works in 468 publications in 4 languages and 12,701 library holdings
Genres: Miscellanea  Biography  Popular works  History  Case studies  Juvenile works  Handbooks, manuals, etc 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Creator
Classifications: BF1411, 133
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Most widely held works by Lyall Watson
Dark nature : a natural history of evil by Lyall Watson ( Book )
16 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,090 WorldCat member 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 )
12 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and German and held by 982 WorldCat member 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 whole hog : exploring the extraordinary potential of pigs by Lyall Watson ( Book )
8 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Surveys the world's pigs, including their evolution, physiology, and intelligence, and their relationships with humans
Sea guide to whales of the world by Lyall Watson ( Book )
8 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A complete guide to the world's living whales, dolphins and porpoises"--Jacket subtitle
The dreams of dragons : riddles of natural history by Lyall Watson ( Book )
3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 796 WorldCat member 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
Heaven's breath : a natural history of the wind by Lyall Watson ( Book )
9 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and held by 765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Supernature by Lyall Watson ( Book )
5 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lightning bird : the story of one man's journey into Africa's past by Lyall Watson ( Book )
6 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The water planet : a celebration of the wonder of water by Lyall Watson ( Book )
4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 551 WorldCat member 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 )
17 editions published between 1976 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 550 WorldCat member 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
The Romeo error : a matter of life and death by Lyall Watson ( Book )
3 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Elephantoms : tracking the elephant by Lyall Watson ( Book )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Part meditation on an elusive animal, part evocation of the power of place, Elephantoms presents an alluring mix of the mysteries of nature and the wonders of childhood."--BOOK JACKET
Lifetide : the biology of the unconscious by Lyall Watson ( Book )
5 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beyond supernature : a new natural history of the supernatural by Lyall Watson ( Book )
11 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In his thought-provoking book, Watson takes a serious look at the world of the supernatural and shows that many paranormal events can be explained by what is already known about the natural world
The omnivorous ape by Lyall Watson ( Book )
3 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Romeo error : a matter of life and death by Lyall Watson ( Book )
13 editions published between 1974 and 1976 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lifetide : a biology of the unconscious by Lyall Watson ( Book )
8 editions published between 1979 and 1983 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The nature of things : the secret life of inanimate objects by Lyall Watson ( Book )
8 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Supernature; the natural history of the supernatural by Lyall Watson ( Book )
8 editions published between 1973 and 1976 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book penetrates the fog of mysticism and superstition that surrounds the occult to demonstrate a sound scientific basis for many so-called supernatural happenings
Supernature : a natural history of the supernatural by Lyall Watson ( Book )
12 editions published between 1973 and 1986 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Watson, Malcolm Lyall
ワトスン, ライアル
ワトソン, ライアル
Languages
English (166)
German (2)
Spanish (1)
Greek, Modern (1)
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