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

by Desmond Morris

Here is the Naked Ape at his most primal – in love, at work, atwar.

  • Paperback
  • Pages: 192 pages
  • Average Rating: 3.94 out of 5
  • Published October 27th 1994 by Vintage
  • Original Title: The Naked Ape: A Zoologist's Study of the Human Animal
  • ISBN: 0099482010 (ISBN13: 9780099482017)
  • Edition Language: English

Here is the Naked Ape at his most primal – in love, at work, at war. Meet man as he really is: relative to the apes, stripped of his veneer as we see him courting, making love, sleeping, socialising, grooming, playing.Zoologist Desmond Morris’s classic takes its place alongside Darwin’s Origin of the Species, presenting man not as a fallen angel, but as a risen ape, remarkable in his resilience, energy and imagination, yet an animal theless, in danger of forgetting his origins.With its penetrating insights on man’s beginnings, sex life, habits and our astonishing bonds to the animal kingdom, The Naked Ape is a landmark, at once provocative, compelling and timeless.