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Morris, Desmond

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The naked ape; a zoologist's study of the human animal by Desmond Morris( Book )

332 editions published between 1967 and 2015 in 12 languages and held by 4,926 WorldCat member 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 )

154 editions published between 1969 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 3,110 WorldCat member 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
Cat watching by Desmond Morris( Book )

119 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 3,070 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Why cats purr and everything else you ever wanted to know"--Jacket subtitle
Intimate behaviour by Desmond Morris( Book )

122 editions published between 1971 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 2,391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A zoologist writes a books discussing all aspects of intimacy between animals, as well as, humans. Desmond Morris keeps his opinions to himself and describes human behaviour as seen through the objective eyes of a zoologist. The facts, he trusts, will speak for themselves, and will speak loudly enough for the reader to form his own conclusions
Manwatching : a field guide to human behavior by Desmond Morris( Book )

55 editions published between 1977 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 1,932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A catalogue of human actions, postures, gestures, facial expressions, clothing, and adornments includes explanations of their underlying causes and meanings
Gestures, their origins and distribution by Desmond Morris( Book )

35 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,897 WorldCat member 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
Dogs : the ultimate dictionary of over 1,000 dog breeds by Desmond Morris( Book )

16 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and held by 1,397 WorldCat member 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
Horsewatching by Desmond Morris( Book )

32 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,218 WorldCat member 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 )

21 editions published in 1965 in English and German and held by 1,114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Primate ethology by Desmond Morris( Book )

33 editions published between 1967 and 2006 in English and French and held by 1,109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Animalwatching by Desmond Morris( Book )

28 editions published between 1990 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 1,094 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Captioned color photographs and text describe the wide range of animals and their behaviors
Bodytalk : the meaning of human gestures by Desmond Morris( Book )

7 editions published between 1985 and 1995 in English and held by 1,078 WorldCat member 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 )

12 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 1,027 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biology - ranging from hunting to courtship, whiskers to purring, coat patterns and colors - is examined. And he includes a full list of feline terminology, explaining such terms as "ailurophile" and "stud cat." Rounding out this compendium, Morris provides captivating lore about cats and people. There are entries on such famous cat lovers as Florence Nightingale and Brigitte Bardot; cat haters, including William Shakespeare and President Dwight Eisenhower; and cat
The naked woman : a study of the female body by Desmond Morris( Book )

21 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 1,024 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this new study, people-watcher Desmond Morris turns his skill and attention to the female form and takes the reader on a guided tour from head to toe. Highlighting the evolutionary functions of biological features that all women share, Morris explores the enhancements and constraints that human societies have developed in the quest for control and perfection of the female body. Written from a zoologist's perspective and packed full of scientific fact, fascinating accounts, and thought-provoking conclusions, The Naked Woman builds on Desmond Morris's experience as an observer of the human animal."--Jacket
Catlore by Desmond Morris( Book )

24 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Desmond Morris considers the cat in myth and history, and answers questions he received from cat owners after the publication of the internationally best-selling Catwatching
Babywatching by Desmond Morris( Book )

35 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 891 WorldCat member 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?
Bodywatching : a field guide to the human species by Desmond Morris( Book )

20 editions published between 1985 and 2001 in English and Chinese and held by 824 WorldCat member 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]
Planet ape by Desmond Morris( Book )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detail of the great apes, including: where they live, how they live and the challenges they face. Illustrations compare apes with human beings, including their anatomy, social life, physical and mental development, diet and communication
The book of ages by Desmond Morris( Book )

14 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and Spanish and held by 800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The ever-changing life cycles of man revealed by the famous (and infamous) throughout history"--Jacket subtitle
Amazing baby : the amazing story of the first two years of life by Desmond Morris( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A discovery tour through a baby's first two years of life; from conception, to development in the womb, to birth and early development
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  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.27 (from 0.14 for Bodytalk : ... to 0.94 for Mein Leben ...)

Dogs : the ultimate dictionary of over 1,000 dog breeds
Alternative Names
Desmond John Morris

Desmond Morris

Desmond Morris brit zoológus

Desmond Morris britischer Zoologe, Verhaltensforscher, Publizist und Künstler

Desmond Morris Brits schrijver

Desmond Morris primatólogo y etólogo británico

Desmond Morris zoologo e etologo inglese

Dezmond Moris

Moris, Dezmond

Moriss, Desmonds 1928-

Morris, D.

Morris, D. R.

Morris, Desmon 1928-

Morris, Desmond

Morris, Desmond 1928-

Morris, Desmond John

Morris, John Desmond 1928-

Дезмонд Морис

Десмонд Морріс

Моррис, Десмонд

Моррис, Десмонд 1928-

דזמונד מוריס

מאריס, דסמונד 1928-

מוריס, דסמונד 1928-

دزموند موریس

ديزموند موريس

ديزموند موريس، 1928-

막리사, 덕사몽덕 1928-

모리스, 데스먼드 1928-

모리스, 데스몬드 1928-

모리스, 데즈먼드 1928-



モリス, D.

モリス, デズモンド



The human zooCat watchingIntimate behaviourDogs : the ultimate dictionary of over 1,000 dog breedsHorsewatchingPrimate ethologyCat world : a feline encyclopediaThe naked woman : a study of the female body