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Watson, Lyall

Overview
Works: 147 works in 502 publications in 12 languages and 9,984 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, Creator
Classifications: BJ1406, 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 )

20 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and Spanish and held by 1,031 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 )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 910 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 )

24 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 740 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 )

4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 738 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
The whole hog : exploring the extraordinary potential of pigs by Lyall Watson( Book )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surveys the world's pigs, including their evolution, physiology, and intelligence, and their relationships with humans
Lightning bird : the story of one man's journey into Africa's past by Lyall Watson( Book )

25 editions published between 1982 and 2004 in 8 languages and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En 1955, Adrian Boshier, seize ans, s'aventure seul dans le bush sud-africain, pendant une vingtaine d'années, pour décrypter le passé et explorer des zones riches en fossiles, peintures pariétales, outils en pierre et anciennes mines. La richesse des éléments réunis lui donna accès au poste de Field Officer du Musée de l'homme et de la science à Johannesburg
Lifetide : the biology of the unconscious by Lyall Watson( Book )

36 editions published between 1979 and 1992 in 9 languages and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gifts of unknown things by Lyall Watson( Book )

33 editions published between 1976 and 1992 in 6 languages and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Searching for an understanding of other realitites, the author went to a small volcanic island in Indonesia. He is looking for explanations of extra-sensory perception acceptable to western science
The water planet : a celebration of the wonder of water by Lyall Watson( Book )

8 editions published between 1988 and 2000 in Japanese and English and held by 503 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
Supernature; the natural history of the supernatural by Lyall Watson( Book )

47 editions published between 1973 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science no longer holds absolute truths. Between nature and the supernatural is the host of happenings the author describes as supernature
Elephantoms : tracking the elephant by Lyall Watson( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 424 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
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 307 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 )

6 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 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saving the Titanic( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 146 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
Earthworks : ideas on the edge of natural history by Lyall Watson( Book )

5 editions published between 1986 and 2005 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author examines unusual beliefs relating to natural history; convictions that defy logic yet stubbornly persist through the generations. He believes that there is a potent social force at play in this persistence of beliefs. He challenges established scientific thought and takes a wider view of the natural world
Turtle islands : Balinese ritual and the green turtle by Charles Lindsay( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Turtle Islands: Balinese Ritual and the Green Turtle employs Charles Lindsay's remarkable color photography and personal journals to explore an ecological and anthropological phenomenon of great scope, complexity, and resonance. We encounter these magnificent beings, which existed before dinosaurs, both underwater and as they struggle ashore to lay their eggs in what eminent naturalist Lyall Watson calls "one of the most single-minded, self-sacrificing patterns of fixed
The dreams of dragons : an exploration and celebration of the mysteries of nature by Lyall Watson( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geheimes Wissen : das Natürliche des Übernatürlichen by Lyall Watson( Book )

18 editions published between 1973 and 2001 in German and Undetermined and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Dark nature : a natural history of evil
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

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

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Jacobson's organ and the remarkable nature of smellThe whole hog : exploring the extraordinary potential of pigsGifts of unknown thingsSupernature; the natural history of the supernaturalElephantoms : tracking the elephantBeyond supernature : a new natural history of the supernaturalThe nature of things : the secret life of inanimate objectsThe dreams of dragons : an exploration and celebration of the mysteries of nature