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Leopard

Leopard

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

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ISBN 9781780232799
Published 1 October 2014
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Morris, Desmond
Series Animal
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ISBN-13 9781780232799
ISBN-10 1780232799
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher unlisted
Imprint Reaktion Books
Publication Date 1 October 2014
International Publication Date 12 June 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
Weight 318g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Natural History: Animal & Wildlife
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 599.7554
Catalogue Code 477426

Description of this Book

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 carries 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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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Desmond Morris is a world-renowned zoologist and the author of many bestselling books on human and animal behaviour. He is a practicing artist and contributed the acclaimed Owl and Monkey to Reaktion's Animal Series. He lives in Oxford, UK.

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