Desmond Morris

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.

The Naked Ape

The Naked Ape

We are a lot more ape than we like to think... That phrase always comes to mind when I think of this controversial work by Desmond Morris that explains man, his actions and origins, as risen from more animalistic beginnings. I stumbled across this book in my university library when I was working towards my degree in biology. This book has always stuck in my mind. Even now I’m kicking myself for not owning a copy! Whether or not you agree with all that is presented therein, it will give you plenty to ponder over. In fact, I learned more theory and gained more interest in the field from this one book than I gleaned from many of my university-level biology classes.

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