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The benchmark for popular anthropology,
This review is from: The Naked Ape: A Zoologist's Study of the Human Animal (Paperback)
The Naked Ape covers a vast amount of natural science and psychology yet still remains compelling to read. Morris really hits the nail on the head even 30 years later. This study, the first popular one studying the human as an animal species shows us in a completely new light. You certainly never look at mankind in the same light again; so much of our seemingly bizarre behaviour is explained here.
Although I would recommend Morris' The Human Zoo over this book as it is more thorough, the Naked Ape is a great introduction to anthropology.
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Initial post: 11 Aug 2013 01:29:33 BDT
I thought the comments on pair bonding particularly elegant and perceptive.
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