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Watson, Lyall

Overview
Works: 167 works in 608 publications in 13 languages and 11,660 library holdings
Genres: Miscellanea  Biography  Popular works  History  Drama  Made-for-TV movies  Historical television programs  Case studies  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Actor, Creator
Classifications: BF1411, 133
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Lyall Watson
Dark nature : a natural history of evil by Lyall Watson( Book )

22 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and Spanish and held by 1,001 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 )

19 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 893 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
The dreams of dragons : riddles of natural history by Lyall Watson( Book )

6 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 731 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
Sea guide to whales of the world by Lyall Watson( Book )

10 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 719 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 )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surveys the world's pigs, including their evolution, physiology, and intelligence, and their relationships with humans
Heaven's breath : a natural history of the wind by Lyall Watson( Book )

13 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

40 editions published between 1974 and 1982 in 6 languages and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author examines some of the problems opened up by his conviction that, with life extending its limits through advances in technology, it no longer makes biological sense to discriminate between life and death
Supernature by Lyall Watson( Book )

34 editions published between 1973 and 2001 in 9 languages and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

34 editions published between 1979 and 1992 in 9 languages and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lightning bird : the story of one man's journey into Africa's past by Lyall Watson( Book )

14 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gifts of unknown things by Lyall Watson( Book )

21 editions published between 1976 and 1991 in English and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this powerful narrative, a distinguished biologist and nature writer recounts his voyage to an extraordinary corner of Indonesia, where everyday reality contains phenomena at once terrifying, inexplicable, and miraculous. The small volcanic island of Nus Tarian is a land where magical feats, extrasensory perception, and psychic healing are commonplace. It is also the home of the orphan Tia, a young girl with startling powers who is gradually drawn into an awesome psychic struggle for control of the island and its people. Lyall Watson guides us into a dimension where the natural and supernatural coexist by first explaining the ever-changing theories of biology and physics. As he shares the hardships, joys, and extraordinary culture of the Indonesian islanders, he reveals a compelling alternative to our "Western way of cause and effect, where ecology means little, where we cannot accept anything out of the ordinary, where we hide away those with gifts of unknown things rather than listen to them." At once a scientific exploration and an imagination adventure, Dr. Watson's astonishing and life-transforming journey becomes our own, challenging many of our fixed beliefs about the "real world." His speculative soundings in these strange waters are impressive, intriguing, and unforgettable" -- Back cover
The water planet : a celebration of the wonder of water by Lyall Watson( Book )

4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 479 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 )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 423 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."--Jacket
Supernature; the natural history of the supernatural by Lyall Watson( Book )

34 editions published between 1973 and 2009 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ancient Rome is a magnificent volume that traces the dramatic history of the Roman Empire, paying particular attention to its rise and fall and its lasting social, cultural, military, and political influence. From great feats and everyday customs, to works of art and household objects, this comprehensive account offers a fascinating insight into the highly complex and sophisticated society that once ruled the world. Authoritative text by Anna Maria Liberati and Fabio
Beyond supernature : a new natural history of the supernatural by Lyall Watson( Book )

14 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in English and French and held by 320 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 Japanese and English and held by 258 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 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Counter Watson explores the subtle forces of memory fields and suggests that matter has the capacity to absorb emotional?fingerprints,? the mental fossils that channel echoes from the past. He demonstrates the complexity of inanimate life and offers possible proof of our sensitivity to its minute, natural patterns of energy
Saving the Titanic( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatizes the efforts and experiences of the crew below deck on the RMS "Titanic," focusing on the men working in the engine and boiler rooms, and following events from the ship's departure from Southampton to it's sinking on April 15, 1912
Whales of the world by Lyall Watson( Book )

14 editions published between 1981 and 1991 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides an updated edition of a comprehensive survey, based on 10 years of research, of the world's living whales, dolphins and porpoises
Earthworks : ideas on the edge of natural history by Lyall Watson( Book )

7 editions published between 1986 and 2005 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines such diverse subjects as plant sensitivity, dragons, crowd behaviour and random numbers
 
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Dark nature : a natural history of evil
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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 elephantSupernature; the natural history of the supernaturalBeyond supernature : a new natural history of the supernaturalThe nature of things : the secret life of inanimate objects
Alternative Names
Lyall Watson Anthropologe

Lyall Watson antropoloog uit Zuid-Afrika (1939-2008)

Lyall-Watson, Malcolm 1939-2008

Watson, Malcolm Lyall

Watson, Malcolm Lyall- 1939-2008

ווטסון, ליל

וטסון, ליל

لیال واتسن

왓슨, 라이 1939-2008

왓슨, 라이얼 1939-2008

ライアル・ワトソン

ワトスン, ライアル

ワトソン, ライアル

萊爾·沃森

Languages
English (256)

German (24)

Japanese (16)

French (15)

Italian (5)

Spanish (3)

Danish (2)

Swedish (2)

Finnish (1)

Catalan (1)

Korean (1)

Dutch (1)

Czech (1)