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Morris, Desmond

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Most widely held works by Desmond Morris
The naked ape : a zoologist's study of the human animal by Desmond Morris( Book )

95 editions published between 1967 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,611 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 )

75 editions published between 1960 and 2009 in English and held by 2,747 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
Intimate behaviour by Desmond Morris( Book )

55 editions published between 1971 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 2,074 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 )

61 editions published between 1977 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 1,827 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 )

34 editions published between 1979 and 1982 in English and held by 1,761 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
Cat watching by Desmond Morris( Book )

41 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Why cats purr and everything else you ever wanted to know"--Jacket subtitle
Dogs : the ultimate dictionary of over 1,000 dog breeds by Desmond Morris( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 1,243 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
Dogwatching by Desmond Morris( Book )

31 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Why dogs bark and everything else you ever wanted to know"--Jacket subtitle
Horsewatching by Desmond Morris( Book )

22 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 1,059 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 )

20 editions published in 1965 in English and German and held by 1,043 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comprehensive listing and classification of all mammals with complete descriptions, habits and habitat of a selected 300
Bodytalk : the meaning of human gestures by Desmond Morris( Book )

11 editions published between 1985 and 1998 in English and held by 993 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
The naked woman : a study of the female body by Desmond Morris( Book )

22 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 942 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
Animalwatching by Desmond Morris( Book )

18 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 940 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Captioned color photographs and text describe the wide range of animals and their behaviors
Primate ethology by Desmond Morris( Book )

16 editions published between 1967 and 1978 in English and French and held by 930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cat world : a feline encyclopedia by Desmond Morris( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 919 WorldCat member 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 )

17 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in English and held by 829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Answers questions about feline behavior and discusses the myths and history of cats throughout the ages
Bodywatching : a field guide to the human species by Desmond Morris( Book )

21 editions published between 1985 and 2001 in English and Chinese and held by 760 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 )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 753 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 naked ape by Desmond Morris( Book )

90 editions published between 1967 and 2018 in 10 languages and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A zoologist's study of man and the whole range of human activities, gestures and emotions
Babywatching by Desmond Morris( Book )

24 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 741 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?
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Audience level: 0.27 (from 0.14 for Dogs : the ... to 0.93 for Mein Leben ...)

Dogs : the ultimate dictionary of over 1,000 dog breeds
The human zooIntimate behaviourCat watchingDogs : the ultimate dictionary of over 1,000 dog breedsDogwatchingHorsewatchingThe naked woman : a study of the female bodyCat world : a feline encyclopedia
Alternative Names
Desmond John Morris

Desmond John Morris‏ 1928-

Desmond Morris

Desmond Morris‏ 1928-

Desmond Morris brit zoológus

Desmond Morris britischer Zoologe, Verhaltensforscher, Publizist und Künstler

Desmond Morris Brits schrijver

Desmond Morris English zoologist, ethologist and surrealist painter

Desmond Morris primatólogo y etólogo británico

Desmond Morris zoologiste britannique

Desmond Morris zoologo e etologo inglese

Dezmond Moris

Moris, Dezmond

Morisas Desmondas

Moriss, Desmonds 1928-

Morris D.

Morris D. 1928-

Morris, D. R.

Morris, Desmon 1928-

Morris, Desmond

Morris, Desmond 1928-

Morris, Desmond J. 1928-

Morris, Desmond John

Morris, Desmond John 1928-

Morris, John Desmond 1928-

Morrisas Desmondas

nnna Morris, Desmond, 1928-

orris, D. R. 1928-

Дезмонд Морис

Десмонд Морріс

Моррис Д. Д. 1928-

Моррис, Десмонд

Моррис, Десмонд 1928-

דזמונד מוריס

דזמונד מוריס סופר בריטי

מאריס, דסמונד 1928-

מוריס, דסמונד 1928-

دزموند موریس

دزموند موریس جانورشناس، رفتار‌شناس و نقاش سورئالیست انگلیسی

ديزموند موريس، 1928-

ডেসমন্ড মরিস

막리사, 덕사몽덕 1928-

모리스, 데스먼드 1928-

모리스, 데스몬드 1928-

모리스, 데즈먼드 1928-


デズモンド・モリス イギリスの動物学者


デズモンドモリス‏ 1928-

モリス, D.

モリス, デズモンド