Most widely held works about Desmond Morris
Most widely held works by Desmond Morris
The naked ape; a zoologist's study of the human animal by Desmond Morris ( Book )
42 editions published between 1967 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 3,544 libraries worldwide
In this anthropological study which places man, distinguished by the nakedness of his skin, alongside the apes and monkeys, the author "examines man's fundamental motives and behavior... Human feeding, grooming, sleeping, fighting, mating, and taking care of the young are reviewed."
The human zoo by Desmond Morris ( Book )
96 editions published between 1969 and 2010 in 14 languages and held by 2,722 libraries worldwide
Situation of modern urban man is comparable to that of an animal in a zoo; both are in artificial environment and display neurotic symptoms and behavior. Theory applied to status seeking, sexual behavior, forming of in-groups, and search for stimulation.
Intimate behaviour by Desmond Morris ( Book )
56 editions published between 1971 and 2010 in 11 languages and held by 2,065 libraries worldwide
Gestures, their origins and distribution ( Book )
17 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,923 libraries worldwide
Examining the gesture repertoire found in twenty-five countries, this study of conscious body language interprets the actions, postures, movements, and expressions of people engaged in conversation.
Manwatching : a field guide to human behavior by Desmond Morris ( Book )
12 editions published between 1977 and 1989 in English and held by 1,694 libraries worldwide
A catalogue of human actions, postures, gestures, facial expressions, clothing, and adornments includes explanations of their underlying causes and meanings.
Dogwatching by Desmond Morris ( Book )
29 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 1,423 libraries worldwide
"Why dogs bark and everything else you ever wanted to know"--Jacket subtitle.
Animal days by Desmond Morris ( Book )
49 editions published between 1979 and 2006 in 8 languages and held by 1,411 libraries worldwide
Zoologist and writer Desmond Morris talks to Robyn Williams; advice to young scientists from Sir Peter Medawar ; Prof. Stuart Sutherland describes the use of information machines with home television.
Cat watching by Desmond Morris ( Book )
12 editions published between 1986 and 2002 in 7 languages and held by 1,384 libraries worldwide
"Why cats purr and everything else you ever wanted to know"--Jacket subtitle.
Horsewatching by Desmond Morris ( Book )
15 editions published between 1988 and 2001 in 7 languages and held by 1,348 libraries worldwide
Celebrates the horse's nobility, strength, beauty, and speed, as well as its long history.
The mammals; a guide to the living species by Desmond Morris ( Book )
9 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 1,196 libraries worldwide
Dogs : the ultimate dictionary of over 1, 000 dog breeds by Desmond Morris ( Book )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 1,175 libraries worldwide
"Renowned animal behaviorist Desmond Morris has created an impressive guide to the history and variety of man's best friend. The entries are accompanied by over 500 line drawings, which express the character of the dogs represented in a way that photographs often fail to capture. Divided into four major categories -- Sporting Dogs, Livestock Dogs, Service Dogs, and Other Dogs -- each division is arranged by the specific purpose for which they were bred, and again by country of origin. For the reader interested in further research, many entries include extensive references. Morris also provides an annotated bibliography of the most important dog reference books from 1576 to the present, and two additional lists of reference books, arranged by region and by breed group. A must for dog lovers."--"The Best of the Best Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2003.
Bodytalk : the meaning of human gestures by Desmond Morris ( Book )
6 editions published between 1985 and 1995 in English and held by 1,170 libraries worldwide
This world guide is the first attempt ever made to bring together in a single volume, human gestures from all around the world. More than 600 common gestures are illustrated, described, and explained. We all use gestures. They are the extra language we employ when words fail. We cross our fingers for luck, give the V sign, or offer a cheerful thumbs-up. In our own country we know exactly what these signs mean and we rarely use them inappropriately or mistake their meaning. In foreign countries, however, they may have different meanings, or we may encounter new gestures that we cannot understand. For the traveler this guide is indispensable. But it also has special appeal for anyone interested in human communication. And for the casual browser it contains hundreds of amusing examples of ways in which, almost without thinking, we use our hands, faces, and occasionally other body parts to insult, to threaten, to praise, to implore, and generally to communicate on a level deeper than the realm of spoken language.
Cat world : a feline encyclopedia by Desmond Morris ( Book )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 1,101 libraries worldwide
With nearly a thousand entries, Desmond Morris's Catworld is a fascinating and unique feline encyclopedia. Here you will find information about the eighty breeds of domestic cats (from Abyssinian to York Chocolate), the thirty-six species of wild cats, and every famous individual cat (from Felix to Macavity). Morris presents, too, the origins of various pedigree breeds as well as the myths and legends that surround them. Every aspect of feline behavior, anatomy, and.
Catlore by Desmond Morris ( Book )
18 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in 6 languages and held by 1,068 libraries worldwide
This is a catalogue of miscellaneous information about man's second-best friend, the cat.
The naked woman : a study of the female body by Desmond Morris ( Book )
9 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 994 libraries worldwide
Babywatching by Desmond Morris ( Book )
27 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in 11 languages and held by 984 libraries worldwide
The author provides direct, concise answers to such questions as Why does a baby have a soft spot on its head?; How well can babies see?; Are babies intelligent?; Why was the stork said to bring babies?; and Why does the proud father hand out cigars when his baby is born?
Primate ethology by Desmond Morris ( Book )
11 editions published between 1967 and 1978 in English and French and held by 976 libraries worldwide
Bodywatching : a field guide to the human species by Desmond Morris ( Book )
13 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and French and held by 938 libraries worldwide
"This book is a visual celebration of the human form, with Desmond Morris leading us on a vastly entertaining and informative anecdotal guided tour of the body as he explores every visible body unit. He describes how each part works and how it signals emotions and attitudes or beliefs in the different cultures of the world."--[book jacket]
The book of ages by Desmond Morris ( Book )
10 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and Spanish and held by 914 libraries worldwide
"The ever-changing life cycles of man revealed by the famous (and infamous) throughout history"--Jacket subtitle.
The naked ape by Desmond Morris ( Book )
134 editions published between 1967 and 2010 in 19 languages and held by 790 libraries worldwide
Animal behavior Animals Animal specialists Anthropologists Apes Behavior evolution Biography Body language Cats Cats--Behavior Chronology Dog breeds Dogs Dogs--Behavior Encyclopedias England Ethologists Folklore Gesture Great Britain Horses Horses--Behavior Human behavior Human beings Human beings--Animal nature Human body--Social aspects Human growth Infants Infants--Development Interpersonal relations Juvenile works Life cycle, Human Life span, Productive Mammals Maturation (Psychology) Miscellanea Morris, Desmond Nonverbal communication Pictorial works Primates--Behavior Psychology, Comparative Sex Sex role Sociobiology Touch Travel Women Women--Evolution Women--Physiology Zoologists
Desmond Morris lived1928
Morris, Desmond, 1928-
Morris, Desmond John.
Morris, John Desmond 1928-
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