About this book
A lively approach to the natural and cultural history of the owl, written by Desmond Morris, author of "The Naked Ape". A wide-ranging study which takes in owl folk-tale, myth and legend, owls in literature, film, art and popular culture. Other titles in this fascinating series are also published this month.
The owls are not what they seem. From ancient Babylon to Edward Lear's The Owl and the Pussycat and the grandiloquent, absent-minded Wol from Winnie the Pooh to David Lynch's Twin Peaks, owls have woven themselves into the fabric of human culture from earliest times. This book explores the natural and cultural history of owls.