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Morris, Desmond

Works: 720 works in 2,961 publications in 26 languages and 53,210 library holdings
Genres: Miscellanea  Encyclopedias  Biography  Chronologies  Humor  Folklore  Catalogs  Dictionaries  Exhibition catalogs  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author, Creator, Scientific advisor, Author of introduction, Director, Producer, Contributor, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Host, Narrator, Illustrator, Interviewee, Collaborator
Classifications: QH368, 599.9
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Desmond Morris
The naked ape; a zoologist's study of the human animal by Desmond Morris( Book )

83 editions published between 1967 and 2008 in English and Romanian and held by 3,802 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 )

181 editions published between 1969 and 2012 in 15 languages and held by 3,250 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 )

139 editions published between 1971 and 2015 in 14 languages and held by 2,485 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 )

71 editions published between 1977 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 2,038 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 )

29 editions published between 1979 and 1982 in English and Dutch and held by 1,923 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 )

106 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in 13 languages and held by 1,853 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

59 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in 11 languages and held by 1,426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

17 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and Czech and held by 1,412 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 )

27 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,222 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 )

19 editions published in 1965 in English and German and held by 1,127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Primate ethology by Desmond Morris( Book )

31 editions published between 1967 and 2006 in English and French and held by 1,113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bodytalk : the meaning of human gestures by Desmond Morris( Book )

6 editions published between 1985 and 1995 in English and held by 1,106 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
Animalwatching by Desmond Morris( Book )

19 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and German and held by 1,095 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Captioned color photographs and text describe the wide range of animals and their behaviors
Cat world : a feline encyclopedia by Desmond Morris( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 1,057 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 ape by Desmond Morris( Book )

185 editions published between 1967 and 2010 in 17 languages and held by 1,046 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dans la même optique et avec le même vocabulaire que pour celui des animaux, une observation du comportement humain sous l'angle de la sexualié, de l'éducation, de la combativité et de la recherche du confort où le zoologiste démontre avec humour que l'homme est bien toujours un singe
The naked woman : a study of the female body by Desmond Morris( Book )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 1,030 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
Babywatching by Desmond Morris( Book )

54 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in 11 languages and held by 1,006 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?
Catlore by Desmond Morris( Book )

35 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 976 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In een kleine vijftig korte hoofdstukken wordt antwoord gegeven op evenzovele vragen over het gedrag van katten
Bodywatching : a field guide to the human species by Desmond Morris( Book )

59 editions published between 1980 and 1997 in 5 languages and held by 974 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]
The book of ages by Desmond Morris( Book )

18 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in 4 languages and held by 831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The ever-changing life cycles of man revealed by the famous (and infamous) throughout history"--Jacket subtitle
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Dogs : the ultimate dictionary of over 1,000 dog breeds
Alternative Names
Desmond John Morris

Desmond Morris

Desmond Morris brit zoolgus

Desmond Morris britischer Zoologe, Verhaltensforscher, Publizist und Knstler

Desmond Morris Brits schrijver

Desmond Morris primatlogo y etlogo britnico

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



モリス, D

モリス, デズモンド


English (602)

Spanish (119)

German (118)

French (98)

Italian (90)

Danish (49)

Dutch (35)

Chinese (31)

Polish (26)

Japanese (18)

Finnish (17)

Turkish (8)

Hebrew (7)

Croatian (5)

Portuguese (4)

Swedish (3)

Romanian (3)

Thai (3)

Czech (2)

Vietnamese (2)

Korean (2)

Sinhalese (2)

Russian (2)

Greek, Modern (1)

Norwegian (1)

Catalan (1)

The human zooIntimate behaviourCat watchingDogwatchingDogs : the ultimate dictionary of over 1,000 dog breedsHorsewatchingPrimate ethologyCat world : a feline encyclopedia