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  • Published: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409020622
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 176

The Human Zoo




This study concerns the city dweller. Morris finds remarkable similarities with captive zoo animals and looks closely at the aggressive, sexual and parental behaviour of the human species under the stresses and pressures of urban living.

  • Pub date: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409020622
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 176

About the Author

Desmond Morris

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 has sold over 10 million copies worldwide and has changed the way we view our own species forever. An accomplished artist, tv presenter, film maker and writer, Desmond Morris's books have been published in over thirty-six countries.

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Praise for The Human Zoo

“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


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