Manwatching: A Field Guide to Human Behavior

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Abrams, 1977 - Psychology - 320 pages
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A catalogue of human actions, postures, gestures, facial expressions, clothing, and adornments includes explanations of their underlying causes and meanings.

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User Review  - drmaf - LibraryThing

Outdated now, but still an interesting read. I think Morris pioneered the concept of anthropological observation of "civilized" people as distinct from "primitive" tribespeople, at least I cant ... Read full review

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User Review  - gbill - LibraryThing

Desmond Morris studies mankind's social behavior and explains it as he would an animal, indeed pointing out in his introduction that "We are animals, after all." The photos make it interesting and are taken from many cultures, with a 1960s feel to them. Certainly worth looking through. Read full review


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Desmond Morris was born January 24, 1928 in Purton, North Wiltshire, United Kingdom. He is a British zoologist, ethologist, author, and surrealist painter. After Morris' military service, he attended the University of Birmingham and graduated in 1951 with a First Class Honours Degree in Zoology. In 1954, he received a D.Phil from Oxford University. After graduation, Morris was a Curator of Mammals at the London Zoo until 1966. Morris was a presenter of the ITV television program "Zoo Time" in the 1950s, but may be best-known for his 1967 best-selling book, The Naked Ape, which describes the evolution of human behavior from a zoological point-of-view. Morris has authored nearly fifty scientific publications.

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