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Watson, Lyall

Overview
Works: 144 works in 507 publications in 14 languages and 12,583 library holdings
Genres: Miscellanea  Biography  Popular works  History  Case studies  Juvenile works  Handbooks, manuals, etc 
Roles: Author, 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 1,080 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 )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and German and held by 972 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."--Jacket
Heaven's breath : a natural history of the wind by Lyall Watson( Book )

21 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sea guide to whales of the world by Lyall Watson( Book )

9 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 788 WorldCat member 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 )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surveys the world's pigs, including their evolution, physiology, and intelligence, and their relationships with humans
The dreams of dragons : riddles of natural history by Lyall Watson( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 785 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
Supernature by Lyall Watson( Book )

53 editions published between 1973 and 2001 in 10 languages and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Romeo error : a matter of life and death by Lyall Watson( Book )

33 editions published between 1974 and 1982 in 5 languages and held by 724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gifts of unknown things by Lyall Watson( Book )

33 editions published between 1976 and 1992 in 5 languages and held by 561 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
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 550 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 533 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
Elephantoms : tracking the elephant by Lyall Watson( Book )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 461 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 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond supernature : a new natural history of the supernatural by Lyall Watson( Book )

14 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and French and held by 329 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 )

7 editions published between 1971 and 1980 in English and Japanese and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lifetide : a biology of the unconscious by Lyall Watson( Book )

23 editions published between 1979 and 1992 in 8 languages and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Supernature : a natural history of the supernatural by Lyall Watson( Book )

16 editions published between 1973 and 1986 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nature of things : the secret life of inanimate objects by Lyall Watson( Book )

15 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Supernature; the natural history of the supernatural by Lyall Watson( Book )

10 editions published between 1973 and 1976 in English and held by 167 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
Whales of the world by Lyall Watson( Book )

12 editions published between 1981 and 1991 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Lyall-Watson, Malcolm 1939-2008

Watson, Malcolm Lyall

Watson, Malcolm Lyall- 1939-2008

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ワトスン, ライアル

ワトソン, ライアル

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Jacobson's organ and the remarkable nature of smellThe whole hog : exploring the extraordinary potential of pigsGifts of unknown thingsElephantoms : tracking the elephantBeyond supernature : a new natural history of the supernaturalSupernature : a natural history of the supernaturalThe nature of things : the secret life of inanimate objects