Desmond Morris was born in 1928. 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 sold over ten million copies worldwide. An accomplished artist, television presenter, and filmmaker, Desmond Morris has been published in over 36 countries.. Examines sex, child rearing, fighing, feeding habits, and exploration of man in an attempt to establish bonds with the animal kingdom
Un libro que no te dejará indiferente Un libro muy avanzado a su época y que aún así todavía hoy día sigue siendo igual de interesante, revelador y yo diría que básico para cualquier persona interesada en entender las bases del comportamiento humano.
Still a good read. In it's day, a controversial book. I like its 'conversational' style, and surprisingly doesn't come across as too 'dated'. Treating human beings as just another species of ape, it looks at our species from a zoologist's point of view, and comments on our behaviour and evolution in much the same way we might study any animal. Comparisons are made with other animal species, and how they are thought to have developed, and why.
Both interesting and entertaining. Book condition as described. I knew I would find this book interesting as I've long been a firm believer in the science involved but what I found surprisingly interesting was the insight into zoology and scientific method that I gained from effectively being on the inside observing it all being applied to my own species - me in fact. Additionally, Desmond Morris is a good writer - entertaining; not dry - so it's a good read too and I'm one of the many humans who learn better when they are entertained. Recommended to all naked apes.
Rating : 3.2 of 452 Reviewers