Leopard (Book, 2014) [WorldCat.org]
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Author: Desmond Morris
Publisher: London : Reaktion Books, 2014. ©2014
Series: Animal (Reaktion Books)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"The leopard is the ultimate cat. It makes the lion and the tiger appear overblown and all other members of the cat family look puny. Whereas lions hunt in the open and then share their kill, the leopard is solitary, stealthy and selfish. This cat ambushes its prey and then carries it high into a tree, where it can dine alone. The leopard has commanded respect and awe in mankind for centuries. Considered the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Folklore
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Desmond Morris
ISBN: 9781780232799 1780232799
OCLC Number: 881836955
Description: 181 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color map ; 19 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Ancient leopards --
Tribal leopards --
Leopard cults --
Leopard hunting --
Leopard attacks --
Symbolic leopards --
Decorative leopards --
Leopards in art --
Circus leopards --
Tame leopards --
Wild leopards --
Leopard conservation --
Timeline --
Appendix 1. Classification --
Appendix 2. Other leopards --
Appendix 3. Filmography.
Series Title: Animal (Reaktion Books)
Responsibility: Desmond Morris.


A natural and cultural history of the 'perfect predator' - the leopard - and its depiction in literature, art, film, advertising and popular culture.  Read more...


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