Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. This work has become a benchmark of popular anthropology and psychology. Zoologist Desmond Morris considers humans as being simply another animal species in this classic book first published in Here is the Naked Ape at his most primal in love, at work, at war.
The Naked Ape: A Zoologist's Study of the Human Animal
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The Naked Ape at 50: ‘Its central claim has surely stood the test of time ‘
The Human Zoo , a follow-up book by Morris that examined the behaviour of people in cities, was published in The Naked Ape , which was serialised in the Daily Mirror newspaper and has been translated into 23 languages, depicts human behaviour as largely evolved to meet the challenges of prehistoric life as a hunter see Nature versus nurture. The book was so named because out of species of monkeys and apes , only humans Homo sapiens sapiens are not covered in hair. Desmond Morris, the author, who had been the curator of mammals at London Zoo , said his book was intended to popularise and demystify science. Morris said that Homo sapiens not only have the largest brains of all higher primates, but that sexual selection in human evolution has caused humans to have the highest ratio of penis size to body mass.
In October , Desmond Morris published his landmark study of human behaviour and evolution. Here four experts assess what he got right — and wrong. Its pitch was that humans really were just apes, and much of our behaviour could be understood in terms of animal behaviour and its evolution.