The Human Zoo: A Zoologist's Study of the Urban Animal (Kodansha Globe)

ISBN-13: 9781568361048

ISBN-10: 1568361041

Author: Desmond Morris

Edition: Reprint

Publication date:
1996
Publisher:
Kodansha Globe
Format:
Paperback 272 pages
 
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Acknowledged author Desmond Morris wrote The Human Zoo: A Zoologist's Study of the Urban Animal (Kodansha Globe) comprising 272 pages back in 1996. Textbook and etextbook are published under ISBN 1568361041 and 9781568361048. Since then The Human Zoo: A Zoologist's Study of the Urban Animal (Kodansha Globe) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.


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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.