The Naked Ape: A Zoologist's Study of the Human Animal

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"A startling view of man, stripped of the facade we try so hard to hide behind." In view of man's awesome creativity and resourcefulness, we may be inclined to regard him as descended from the angels, yet, in his brilliant study, Desmond Morris reminds us that man is relative to the apes--is in fact, the greatest primate of all. With knowledge gleaned from primate ethnology, zoologist Morris examines sex, child-rearing, exploratory habits, fighting, feeding, and much more to establish our surprising bonds to the animal kingdom and add substance ...
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Overview

"A startling view of man, stripped of the facade we try so hard to hide behind." In view of man's awesome creativity and resourcefulness, we may be inclined to regard him as descended from the angels, yet, in his brilliant study, Desmond Morris reminds us that man is relative to the apes--is in fact, the greatest primate of all. With knowledge gleaned from primate ethnology, zoologist Morris examines sex, child-rearing, exploratory habits, fighting, feeding, and much more to establish our surprising bonds to the animal kingdom and add substance to the discussion that has provoked controversy and debate the world over. Natural History Magazine praised The Naked Ape as "stimulating . . . thought-provoking . . . [Morris] has introduced some novel and challenging ideas and speculations."

"He minces no words," said Harper's. "He lets off nothing in our basic relation to the animal kingdom to which we belong. . . He is always specific, startling, but logical."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780385334303
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 4/28/1999
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 261,676
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Desmond Morris was born in Wiltshire in 1928. He became curator of mammals at London Zoo in 1959, a post he held for eight years. He was already the author of some fifty scientific papers and seven books before completing The Naked Ape in 1967, which was to sell over 10 million copies throughout the world and be translated into almost every known language. He has made many television programs and films on human and animal behaviour. He is also an accomplished artist.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2008

    Fantastic

    Incredible, his line of thoughts are so logic and full of thought, not to mention observation, that it has the power to persuade your way of thinking. I recommend this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2000

    What an insightful book!

    I definitely recommend That Naked Ape to anyone interested in learning more about their own behavior. So much of our behavior is evolutionary-based and we do not even realize it. This book also brings us down to earth. We are seen as what we really are--a highly-specialized member of the animal kingdom.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2000

    A must read for anyone who want to understand and attract the opposite sex

    This is a fascinating book which explains the origin of our most mundane daily behavior. I would recommend this classic book to anyone interested in human behavior. The author's observation that we spend billions on perfumes and aftershave lotions whereas in reality it is our naturally occurring pheromones which attract the opposite sex is scientifically correct. His advice: do not bathe?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2013

    Fasinating

    This is one of those books that you have to read in order to really understand the human. So interesting.

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