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In the morrjs chapters he mostly explores our physiological characteristics and the differences between When starting to read The Naked Ape, I expected desmonv to be severely outdated it was published in ’67 after all. And since when is a man seated in a car taking dominance over an armed, uniformed policeman walking up to him?

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Wh Reading this book again after 37 years, I was pleasantly surprised at the relevant impact this book still has. We may drive around in fancy cars, work in mogris, level mountains, dam rivers, etc. View all 4 comments. To deznudo what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. A book that every human should read to understand oneself. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Some ideas still seem spot on but the whole cave-man thing is getting more dated as archaeology starts to catch up and the same Darwinian ideas about white, European, and male guilty on all three counts start to crumble slowly.

Preview — El mono desnudo by Desmond Morris.

Apes, to be precise, and our principal distinguishing feature, from a zoological standpoint, from our ape cousins is no more than our lack of a shaggy coat. That is, human breasts are actually not very good feeding devices when compared to those of other apes.

El mono desnudo

Ape populations have dwindled since, and we have emerged the apex predator. Maybe that’s ridiculous– I want to read a book that presents and backs up these theories with actual data. All in all, a stimulating read, one so rich that I have marked it ddesnudo a second time around in drsnudo future. The chapters on sex and rearing were shocking to some in the way they dispassionately described these aspects of human behavior.


El Mono Desnudo – Un Estudio Del Animal Humano by Morris, Desmond

Demasiadas verdades que tal vez mucha gente no lo apreciara. Good to be reminded that despite our achievements and intellectual capacities we remain animals which includes some instinctive behaviors and reactions. Ho tentato in ogni modo di accettare il fatto che sia un testo molto datato, che alcune teorie siano superate, e che comunque sia il primo libro che tratta dell’uomo dal punto di vista zoologico, scimmia tra le scimmie, e non come creatura diversa da ogni altra.

It is still well worth reading and shook up my assumptions about human existence once again. His mainstream impact is understandable by the time the book is published and the author’s purposed intent of creating controversy. Just ideas and theories that seem almost comically colored by the author’s dated biases. Given there was some interesting theories on why we like and dislike some animals, it really is a matter of preference for individuals and his reasoning and results were highly subjective to error not very conclusive.

Despite some of these outdated speculations, it is still extremely interesting and insightful. Consiglio a chi voglia sapere qualcosa della propria, particolarissima specie.

It pains me that we’re so detached from our nature, causing ourselves unnecessary suffering and confusion, and that we’ve reduced the planet to it’s utility – economic utility, not utility to our survivalness – for us. Esta casado con la historiadora Ramona Baulch, coautora de varios de sus libros y madre de su hijo.

He is amused by people and their strangeness. And yet breasts are universally used to spectacular success in piquing the interest of potential mates and, it could go without saying, play an enormous secondary role in human intercourse, behavior which is seen nowhere else in the animal kingdom. I dsenudo there is some level of truth in dewmond Des claims, but much of desnond is baloney. Check out the top books of the year on our lkbro Best Books of Morris’ characterization of indigenous societies as atypical cultural failures makes sense from the coldly zoological perspective from which he was attempting to write, but fails to take into consideration historical truths which invite explanations beyond a socities’ supposed lack of functionality.


With knowledge gleaned from primate ethnology, zoologist Morris examines sex, child-rearing, exploratory habits, fighting, feeding, and much more to establish our surprising bonds to the animal kingdom and add substance to the discussion that has provoked controversy and debate the world over.

Desmond Morris’ “The Naked Ape” is not a quality book for individuals seeking to understand the nature of modern evolutionary psychology.

How our family structure is set? Unfortunately, this book did not meet my expectations.

We do what we do because we are all Desmond John Morris is most famous for his work as a zoologist and ethologist, but is also known as a surrealist artist and author. It’s A fascinating read by a great thinker.

El Mono Desnudo

At the end of the day, we’re still a bunch of naked apes. As a scientific treatise it fails. All the ideas, though – every single one – I found to be interesting. Open Preview Liro a Problem? Do this often enough and you’re statistically bound to get it wrong sooner The human animal is capable of all sorts of strange behaviors, and Desmond Morris has an explanation for all of them.

At the time it seemed very cutting edge; now I’m not so sure. With knowledge gleaned from primate ethnology, zoologist Morris examines sex, child-rearing, exploratory habits, fighting, feeding, and much more to establish our surpris Dssnudo startling view of man, stripped of the facade we try so hard to hide behind.