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

By Desmond Morris

This paintings has develop into a benchmark of renowned anthropology and psychology.

Zoologist Desmond Morris considers people as being easily one other animal species during this vintage booklet first released in 1967. this is the bare Ape at his so much primal in love, at paintings, at battle. Meet guy as he fairly is: relative to the apes, stripped of his veneer as we see him relationship, making love, drowsing, socializing, grooming, playing. The bare Ape takes its position along Darwin’s Origin of the Species, featuring guy no longer as a fallen angel, yet as a risen ape, extraordinary in his resilience, power and mind's eye, but an animal still, at risk of forgetting his origins. 

With its penetrating insights on mans beginnings, intercourse lifestyles, conduct and our incredible bonds to the animal kingdom, The bare Ape is a landmark, immediately provocative, compelling and undying.

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