The Naked Woman: A Study of the Female Body

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Macmillan, Feb 20, 2007 - Science - 320 pages
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Internationally bestselling author and world-famous human behaviorist Desmond Morris turns his attention to the female form, taking the reader on a guided tour of the female body from head to toe. Highlighting the evolutionary functions of various physiological traits, Morris's study explores the various forms of enhancement and constraint that human societies have developed in the quest for the perfect female form. This is very much vintage Desmond Morris, delivered in his trademark voice: direct, clear, focused, and communicating what is often complex detail in simple language. In THE NAKED WOMAN, Desmond builds on his unrivalled experience as an observer of the human animal while tackling one of his most fascinating and challenging subjects to date.

 

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Contents

The Evolution
1
The Hair
5
The Brow
22
The Ears
35
The Eyes
45
The Nose
61
The Cheeks
71
The Lips
79
The Breasts
142
The Waist
160
The Hips
169
The Belly
174
The Back
184
The Pubic Hair
192
The Genitals
203
The Buttocks
220

The Mouth
93
The Neck
102
The Shoulders
110
The Arms
117
The Hands
126
The Legs
234
The Feet
248
References
257
Index
267
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Desmond Morris is a world-renowned animal and human behaviorist. He is also the author of many bestselling books, including THE NAKED APE (1967) and MANWATCHING (1977). He lives in England.

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