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Leopard

Leopard (Paperback)

By Morris, Desmond

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The leopard is the ultimate cat. It makes the lion and the tiger appear overblown and all the 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 ca...rries it high into a tree where it can dine alone. The leopard has commanded respect and awe in mankind for centuries, and is called the 'perfect predator', capable of frustrating the most dedicated big game hunter. Leopards are known to attack humans, and the book contains some compelling images of this amazing animal in action. In Leopard, renowned zoologist Desmond Morris shows all sides of the animal's character: its athletic elegance, its predatory skill, its wary shyness, its cunning intelligence, its parental devotion and its preference for solitary living, even its capacity to seek revenge. Morris traces the evolution of leopards, their role in circuses, and how we are now making strides in their conservation. He also describes their rich symbolism, and looks at the leopard print in fashion, both haute couture and downmarket, as well as the leopard in art, literature, film and popular culture.
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ISBN 9781780232799
Released NZ 1 Oct 2014
Format Paperback
Alternate Format(s) View All (1 other possible title(s) available)
Series Animal
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ISBN-13 9781780232799
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
Publisher unlisted
Imprint Reaktion Books
Released 1 Oct 2014
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Morris, Desmond
Series Animal
Category Animals & Society
Wild Animals
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Width: 135mm
Height: 190mm
Spine: 13mm
Dewey Code 599.7554
Weight 318g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Natural History: Animal & Wildlife
ONIX Text General/trade

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