London: Reaktion Books, 2014. Octavo, paperback, photographs, illustrations.
WAS $25. Reaktion Animal Series. The leopard has commanded respect and awe in mankind for centuries. Here, 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. 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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