The Human Sexes: A Natural History of Man and Woman

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Network Books, 1997 - Human behavior - 254 pages
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The author of Manwatching and The Naked Ape presents a wide-ranging account of human sexual behaviour, from not just a biological viewpoint but also an evolutionary, emotional and social perspective. Taking as his starting point a period in primeval history when the balance of the sexes may have been more equal, he goes on to explore how the biological differences between male and female have been modified, exaggerated and suppressed by cultural influences. The account culminates with a look at the dilemma facing modern women as they consider their biological inheritance, and examines the causes and possible outcomes of the long-running battle between the sexes.

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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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