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Anul aparitiei: 2008
Eram curios sa citesc aceasta carte, uimit fiind de faptul ca desi a fost scrisa in 1967, am gasit-o tratata cu admiratie in mai toate scrierile biologilor, antropologilor, chiar si filozofilor contemporani de rasunet.
Cartea este scrisa de un zoolog , Desmond Morris si isi dezvaluie subiectul din primele pagini ale introducerii: “ Exista 193 de specii de maimute in viata,unele cu coada, altele fara. 192 dintre ele sunt acoperite de par. Exceptie face o maimuta goala,autonumita HOMO SAPIENS”. Era de asteptat astfel ca primul capitol sa se ocupe de aceasta enigma: de ce oamenii sunt singurele primate si mai mult decat atat, printre singurele mamifere, fara par?
Problema ii framanta pe savanti de multa vreme si mai multe teorii,mai mult sau mai putin fanteziste au fost avansate. Una dintre cele mai interesante este ca lipsa parului este o parte integranta a procesului de neotenie (prelungirea anumitor caracteristici juvenile in viata adulta ) – astfel,un pui de cimpanzeu la nastere, are, ca si omul ,doar capul acoperit cu par. Este posibil astfel ca la om, specia care pastreaza multe caractere neotene, aceasta stare sa fie intarziata si in perioada adulta .Interesant ...
The Naked Woman: A Study of the Female Body
Editura: St. Martin's Griffin
Anul aparitiei: 2007
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.
The Naked Ape: A Zoologist's Study of the Human Animal
Anul aparitiei: 1999
This work has become a benchmark of popular anthropology and psychology. Zoologist Desmond Morris considers humans as being simply another animal species in this classic book first published in 1967. Here is the Naked Ape at his most primal in love, at work, at war. Meet man as he really is: relative to the apes, stripped of his veneer as we see him courting, making love, sleeping, socializing, grooming, playing. The Naked Ape takes its place alongside Darwin's Origin of the Species , presenting man not as a fallen angel, but as a risen ape, remarkable in his resilience, energy and imagination, yet an animal nonetheless, in danger of forgetting his origins. With its penetrating insights on mans beginnings, sex life, habits and our astonishing bonds to the animal kingdom, The Naked Ape is a landmark, at once provocative, compelling and timeless.
The Human Zoo: A Zoologist's Study of the Urban Animal
Editura: Kodansha Globe
Anul aparitiei: 1996
How does city life change the way we act? What accounts for the increasing prevalence of violence and anxiety in our world? In this new edition of his controversial 1969 bestseller, THE HUMAN ZOO, renowned zoologist Desmond Morris argues that many of the social instabilities we face are largely a product of the artificial, impersonal confines of our urban surroundings. Indeed, our behavior often startlingly resembles that of captive animals, and our "developed" and "urbane" environment seems not so much a concrete jungle as it does a human zoo. Animals do not normally exhibit stress, random violence, and erratic behavior--until they are confined. Similarly, the human propensity toward antisocial and sociopathic behavior is intensified in today's cities. Morris argues that we are biologically still tribal and ill-equipped to thrive in the impersonal urban sprawl. As important and meaningful today as it was a quarter-century ago, THE HUMAN ZOO sounds an urgent warning and provides startling insight into our increasingly complex lives.
Desmond Morris (Editor)
Editura: ALDINE PUB
Anul aparitiei: 2005
Brings together studies of monkeys and apes from both the laboratory and the field. Many broad aspects of primate life, including facial expressions, sexual signals, grooming, play, social organisation and parental care, are covered by the contributors and provide a whole new approach to primate behaviour.
Page dim. 229 x 152
Weight: 454 grams
Desmond Morris (Author)
The Boats of Malta - The Art of the Fishermen
Anul aparitiei: 2016
This book sets out to record one of the major art forms of the Maltese Islands - the painted fishing boats. Each boat is a work of art. It would function just as well if it were painted an overall grey, but instead it displays a complex pattern of bright colours. Each boat has a unique pattern of colours and yet it remains unmistakably Maltese. Studying the complex variations of these colours reveals that each boat-owner is not only a practical fisherman but also an artist. So this book is a study of a local art form that adorns the coastline of Malta and that has done so for many years. It is also a record of the design and history of these boats.
The Soccer Tribe
Editura: RIZZOLI INTL PUBL
Anul aparitiei: 2019
A lavishly illustrated revised edition of the 70s cult book, updated by the author and with a bold new design and contemporary images.
Page dim. 205 x 270 x 21
Weight: 1364 grams
The Naked Ape
A Zoologist's Study of the Human Animal
Editura: Vintage Publishing
Anul aparitiei: 1994
FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY EDITION - WITH A NEW PREFACE BY THE AUTHORHere is the Naked Ape at his most primal - in love, at work, at war.
Page dim. 198 x 129 x 13
Weight: 194 grams
The Human Zoo
This study concerns the city dweller. Morris finds remarkable similarities with captive zoo animals and looks closely at the aggressive, sexual and parental behaviour of the human species under the stresses and pressures of urban living.
Page dim. 198 x 129 x 11
Weight: 132 grams
Editura: Ebury Publishing
Anul aparitiei: 1995
A new edition of "Catwatching", in which the text is accompanied by colour photographs of cats of every variety, each illustrating the behaviour described by the author. Morris answers 60 questions such as: why does a cat purr; and why are cats attracted to people who don't like them?
Page dim. 252 x 219 x 12
Weight: 573 grams
Morris Desmond, Morris Donald R.
Anul aparitiei: 1998
What exactly is it about the canine personality that has singled out the dog, from all the 4, 236 species of non-human mammals, to be man's best friend? The author gives answers to this and many other questions. why does a dog bury a bone? Why does a dog wag its tail? Do dogs have a sixth sense? Do dogs show remorse? And many more.
Page dim. Weight: 564 grams
The Naked Woman
The human female form is the brilliant end-point of millions of years of evolution, loaded with amazing adjustments and subtle refinements.
Page dim. 199 x 130 x 20
Weight: 258 grams
Anul aparitiei: 2002
Every single cat carries an inheritance of amazing sensory capacities, vocal utterances, body language and territorial displays. 'What does a cat signal with its ears?' 'Why does your cat tear at the fabric of your chair?' Addressing these questions, this work gives an insight into the nature of your cat.
Page dim. Weight: 115 grams
The Desmond Morris Guide to Body Language
Peoplewatching is the culmination of a career of watching people - their behaviour and habits, their personalities and their quirks. Desmond Morris shows us how people, consciously and unconsciously, signal their attitudes, desires and innermost feelings with their bodies and actions, often more powerfully than with their words.
Page dim. 198 x 130 x 41
Weight: 530 grams
The Naked Man
A study of the male body
Anul aparitiei: 2009
Offers a study of the masculine body from head to toe, exploring how biological features have been modified, suppressed or exaggerated by customs and changes in social fashions. This title is suitable for anyone interested in this far from rare, but nevertheless endangered species.
Page dim. 198 x 129 x 20
Weight: 250 grams
Anul aparitiei: 2015
How intelligent are horses? In addition to examining details of behavior, Dr Morris considers such questions as why horseshoes bring good luck, why we don't eat horses, why jockeys are allowed to whip their mounts and why we call a bad dream a nightmare.
Page dim. 136 x 216 x 19
Weight: 142 grams
Desmond Morris combines his skills as a zoologist and manwatcher to take a close look at the most remarkable life-form ever to draw breath on this planet - the human baby. In a revealing portrait of life from the baby's point of view, Desmond Morris answers the questions that parents ask: How important is a mother to her baby?
Page dim. 139 x 214 x 22
Weight: 180 grams
Desmond Morris considers the cat in myth and history, and answers questions he received from cat owners after the publication of the internationally best-selling Catwatching.
Page dim. 218 x 135 x 19
Weight: 146 grams
Patterns Of Reproductive Behaviour
First published in 1970, Patterns of Reproductive Behaviour: Collected Papers is a collection of some of Desmond Morris's finest essays on reproductive behaviour. It is evidence of how, and why, Morris has been instrumental in shaping the science of human behaviour.
Page dim. 229 x 153 x 24
Weight: 526 grams
One of the best chronicles of human intimacy--from the handshake through the twelve stages that people pass through on their way to the total sexual embrace.
Page dim. 112 x 178 x 28
Weight: 126 grams