Search Results: "Desmond Morris"


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THE BOOK OF AGES by Desmond Morris
Released: March 1, 1983

"Campy enough to be a smashing addition to the non-book shelf."
Take the focus of People magazine, add a bit of old-fashioned Gesell or Speck, sprinkle with some trendy phrases on mid-life crises, etc., and you have the essence of Morris' latest. Read full book review >

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CATLORE by Desmond Morris
Released: May 1, 1988

"With the exception noted, perceptive and enlightening—and for cat lovers, not to be missed."
In following up his insightful Q&A-style treatise on feline behavior, Catwatching (1987), Morris here answers 60 equally engrossing questions, this time supplied by readers of the earlier work. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 1972

"Thus the usual caveats apply: the book is a melange of the unproven and the outspoken joined with the sensible and accepted."
Intimate behavior is behavior dominated by touch, a subject gaining increasing attention these days by psychologists interested in non-verbal communication, linguists interested in the roots of language, and anthropologists like Ashley Montagu who explored the range of Touching (1971). Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 1, 1967

"There is every expectation that it will do very well."
"The forest ape that became a ground ape that became a hunting ape that became a territorial ape has become a cultural ape" but he'd be a happier, more assured animal if he'd acknowledge his evolutionary inheritance. Read full book review >

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THE NAKED MAN by Desmond Morris
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 18, 2009

"Proceed with caution—enjoy the folklore but beware the folly."
"No life form has had greater impact upon this planet than the human male," claims Morris in this follow-up to The Naked Woman (2005, etc.) Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 1985

"For the rest, keep your eyes wide open and be prepared to smile, frown, and hardly ever yawn."
Morris is a blatant body-watcher, entranced by the human form in all its naked-apeness. Read full book review >

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ANIMAL DAYS by Desmond Morris
Released: July 29, 1980

"Overall, Morris emerges as a more likable and sensitive soul than one would imagine in the light of the simplistic hypotheses of his popular works."
There are enough chuckles and guffaws in Morris' autobiography to make it one of the unexpectedly funny books of the year. Read full book review >

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CATWATCHING DOGWATCHING by Desmond Morris
Released: April 10, 1987

"Two books of choice and fascinating tidbits that, together, add considerably to our understanding of household pets."
English zoologist and renowned author of The Naked Ape and The Human Zoo, among others, Morris here applies his astute powers of observation and broad knowledge of animal behavior to the subject of those beloved family pets—cats and dogs. Read full book review >

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TRIBES by Desmond Morris
Released: Nov. 1, 1988

"The 100 photographs, 80 in color and many startling (full-body tattoos, scarred Africans, etc.), illustrate the text with punch; overall, though, this is just a well-packaged exercise in the obvious."
Second-rate (but nicely illustrated) anthropological musings on humanity's tribal ways; by Morris, best-selling author of The Naked Ape and Bodywatching, and Marsh, editor of Eye to Eye (p. 1144). Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 13, 1969

"It is this kind of constant reductio ad absurdum that weakens the value and invites the kind of controversy Morris' books have generally provoked."
This is a highly readable but thoroughly irritating book. Read full book review >