The Human Zoo
A Zoologist's Study of the Urban Animal
By (author) Desmond Morris
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Human Zoo by Desmond Morris
Book DescriptionHow 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 behavioruntil they are confined. Similarly, the human propensity toward antisocial and sociopathic behavior is intensified in todays 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781568361048
(142mm x 213mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Kodansha America, Inc
Publisher: Kodansha America, Inc
Publish Date: 31-Dec-1994
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Desmond Morris
Desmond Morris is the author of more than thirty books, including The Naked Ape, Intimate Behavior, and Human Animal. He lives in Oxford, England.
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