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The Naked Ape at 50: ‘Its central claim has surely stood the test of time ‘

The Naked Ape: A Zoologist's Study of the Human Animal by Desmond Morris

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. Meet man as he really is: relative to the apes, stripped of his veneer as we see him courting, making love, sleeping, socializing, grooming, playing.

Naked Ape author Desmond Morris begins a new chapter in Ireland

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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. Yes, we were naked and bipedal, but beneath the veneer of culture lurked an ancestral avatar. In the laid-back, blue-smoke atmosphere of the hippy era, the book struck a chord with the wider public — if for no other reason than that, in the decade of free love, it asserted that humans had the largest penis for body size of all the primates.