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"Compelling and absorbing...Morris is concerned with the tension between our biology and our culture, as it is expressed in power, sex, status and war games" New York Times "Having startled, amused, and in some cases infuriated his fellow-men by his bestseller The Naked Ape, Desmond Morris now proceeds to contemplate Homo sapiens as he has transformed his environment. He has offended some people with entrenched views, but he has made millions wonder about themselves. Exceedingly well written, with never a dull moment" Observer "I defy you to stop reading it" Liverpool Daily Post --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Desmond Morris is the author of more than thirty books, including The Naked Ape, Intimate Behavior, and Human Animal. He lives in Oxford, England.
First of all this is not a "study." An anthropological study would involve observing, gathering data, perhaps setting up experiments. Read morePublished on March 21 2013 by Elise
I was referred to this book by my animation professor and it contains knowledge that everyone should know. Read morePublished on Aug. 29 2012 by karenwonderswhy
I think this book is well worth reading, because it provides many insights into why we behave the way we do. Read morePublished on Dec 11 2010 by Nicolai Michel
This book is completely absorbing. It begins, where else, but at the beginings of human civilization itself at the site of the first human cities. Read morePublished on Dec 4 2004 by Paul Jorgenson
We are so embedded in our modern cities and modern way of life (digital communications, home deliveries, grocery stores... Read morePublished on June 30 2004 by Sergio A. Salazar Lozano
I bought this book cheap second hand, and I'm surprised what a good purchase it was. This book is a basic beginners sort of guide into the world of anthropology/zoology but it is... Read morePublished on May 21 2004 by R. van Tonder
i can't comment on the validity of the statements made in the book (so i wont), but as for the book itself, it doesn't take much to get into it, i naturally started by reading the... Read morePublished on May 19 2004 by basschicharrones
I read this book over 30 years ago and it remains one of the most impressive works I've ever read. It was actually I book I got from the book club because I forgot to tell them... Read morePublished on May 16 2004 by Randy Keehn