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Reaktion Books
01 November 2014
Animals & society; Mathematics & Sciences; Wildlife: mammals
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. 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.
By:   Desmond Morris
Imprint:   Reaktion Books
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 190mm,  Width: 135mm,  Spine: 13mm
Weight:   318g
ISBN:   9781780232799
ISBN 10:   1780232799
Series:   Animal
Pages:   224
Publication Date:   01 November 2014
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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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