This wonderful recollection begins with a shy young boy who, while everyone else was dancing on the streets, celebrated the World War II Allied victory by observing a colony of rooks. After studying the behavioral habits of the 10-spined stickleback at Oxford, Desmond Morris became curator of mammals at London Zoo and quickly became a familiar figure in homes all over Brit...more
Hardcover, 624 pages
Published September 28th 2007 by Little Books
(first published September 28th 2006)
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I bought this book by accident: I took one look at the cover and presumed it was one of his natural history/body language books. I was rather disappointed when I realised (after I had lugged this large book home) that it was his autobiography.[return]I was wrong to feel disappointed: this is the best autobiography I have ever read. From his early days as a boy, fascinated with animals, leading to his love of art, back to animals, and art....how he has found time to fit in all he has in his life,...more
Desmond John Morris is most famous for his work as a zoologist and ethologist, but is also known as a surrealist artist and author.More about Desmond Morris...