Tuesday, March 27, 2012


ISBN-13: 978-0-224-08042-2
Writer: Desmond Morris
Title: The Naked Man
Subtitle: A Study of the Male Body
Language: English
Place of Publication: London
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
Year of Publication: 2008
Format: 158x238mm
Pages: viii+280
Illustrations: 77 colour and black and white pictures
Jacket Photograph: Dylan Rosser
Binding: Boards in colour dust jacket
Original Price: GBP 18.99 / CAD 48.50
Weight: 640gr.
Entry No.: 2012010
Entry Date: 27th March 2012


No life form has had a greater impact upon this planet than the human male. What is  it that has made his legacy so utterly distinct from that of all other life forms, including even the human female?

Following on from the international success of The Naked Woman, Desmond Morris investigates this intriguing evolutionary success story. The Naked Man is a study of the masculine body from head to toe, examining biological features of the male anatomy in illuminating detail and describing the many ways in which these features have been modified, suppressed, or exaggerated by local customs and changes in social fashions.
This is a natural history of man, viewing him as a fascinating specimen of a far from rare, but nevertheless endangered species.

As with its companion title, The Naked Man is written from a zoologist’s perspective and packed full of scientific fact, engaging anecdoteand thought-provoking conclusions, including a controversial chapter examining male sexuality.

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