Book Reviews of The Human Zoo

The Human Zoo
Author: Desmond Morris
ISBN: 22127
Pages: 248
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.

4.3 stars, based on 2 ratings
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
Book Type: Hardcover
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The author of The Naked Ape, zoologist Morris writes that the city we naked apes have created is not a concrete jungle but a human zoo. It's a bit dated, but still a fascinating book by one of the early sociologists.
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Quite an interesting dissection of modern man and his self created concrete prison. Even though this is quite dated, Mr. Morris has many fascinating observations and interesting viewpoints on man and the world around us that are still relevant today. I have to say I particularly enjoy his sense of detachment, if there is one thing I can't stand in a nonfiction author, its personal bias. With behavioral studies especially being a somewhat loose science, it's wonderful to have a clinical perspective, and even though this book is composed mainly of his own personal theories and thoughts it's presented logically with no ego attached.