The Naked Ape: A Zoologist's Study of the Human Animal [NOOK Book]

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Here is the Naked Ape at his most primal - in love, at work, at war. Meet man as he really is: relative to the apes, stripped of his veneer as we see him courting, making love, sleeping, socialising, grooming, playing.


Zoologist Desmond Morris's classic takes its place alongside Darwin's Origin of the Species, presenting man not as a fallen angel, but as a risen ape, remarkable in his resilience, energy and imagination, yet an animal ...

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Overview

Here is the Naked Ape at his most primal - in love, at work, at war. Meet man as he really is: relative to the apes, stripped of his veneer as we see him courting, making love, sleeping, socialising, grooming, playing.


Zoologist Desmond Morris's classic takes its place alongside Darwin's Origin of the Species, presenting man not as a fallen angel, but as a risen ape, remarkable in his resilience, energy and imagination, yet an animal nonetheless, in danger of forgetting his origins.


With its penetrating insights on man's beginnings, sex life, habits and our astonishing bonds to the animal kingdom, The Naked Ape is a landmark, at once provocative, compelling and timeless.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781407072395
  • Publisher: Random House Adult Trade Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 11/16/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 181,113
  • File size: 273 KB

Meet the Author

Desmond Morris was born in 1928. Educated at Birmingham and Oxford universities, he became the curator of mammals at London Zoo in 1959, a post he held for eight years. In 1967 he published The Naked Ape which was to sell over 10 million copies worldwide. An accomplished artist, television presenter and film maker, Desmond Morris's works have been published in over thirty-six countries.
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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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