Desmond Morris


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in Purton, North Wiltshire, England, The United Kingdom
January 24, 1928

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Desmond John Morris is most famous for his work as a zoologist and ethologist, but is also known as a surrealist artist and author.


Average rating: 3.95 · 15,852 ratings · 1,002 reviews · 101 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Naked Ape: A Zoologist'...

3.95 avg rating — 8,033 ratings — published 1967 — 92 editions
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The Human Zoo: A Zoologist'...

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 2,174 ratings — published 1969 — 28 editions
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Peoplewatching: The Desmond...

4.06 avg rating — 1,092 ratings — published 1977 — 15 editions
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Catwatching: The Essential ...

3.90 avg rating — 881 ratings — published 1986 — 31 editions
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The Naked Woman: A Study of...

3.85 avg rating — 620 ratings — published 2004 — 18 editions
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Intimate Behavior: A Zoolog...

3.83 avg rating — 357 ratings — published 1971 — 27 editions
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Dogwatching

3.83 avg rating — 286 ratings — published 1986 — 20 editions
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The Naked Man: A Study of t...

3.76 avg rating — 267 ratings — published 2008 — 9 editions
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Amazing Baby: The Amazing S...

4.15 avg rating — 159 ratings — published 2008 — 11 editions
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Babywatching

3.90 avg rating — 162 ratings — published 1985 — 16 editions
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“We never stop investigating. We are never satisfied that we know enough to get by. Every question we answer leads on to another question. This has become the greatest survival trick of our species.”
Desmond Morris

“I viewed my fellow man not as a fallen angel, but as a risen ape.”
Desmond Morris, The Naked Ape: A Zoologist's Study of the Human Animal

“Biologically speaking, if something bites you, it is more likely to be female.”
Desmond Morris

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