First published in 1967, The Naked Ape has become a benchmark of popular anthropology and psychology. Morris considers humans as being simply another animal species. The 50th anniversary edition features a foreword by note primatologist Frans de Waal.
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, socialising, grooming, playing.
Zoologist Desmond Morris's classic takes its place alongside Darwin's On the Origin of 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 man's beginnings, sex life, habits and our astonishing bonds to the animal kingdom, The Naked Ape is a landmark, at once provocative, compelling and timeless.