Bodywatching has 54 ratings and 2 reviews. Lori said: Naturalists view of the human form. Why we deify the freakish and make them ideal is proven or at l. Morris is a blatant body-watcher, entranced by the human form in all its naked- apeness. Bodywatching by Desmond Morris, , Crown edition, in English.

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A fascinating insight into the human body, it’s language, postures and idiosyncrasies. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle?

It is the difference between watching traffic at rush hour and watching the mechanic work on your car.

Bodywatching by Desmond Morris

Morris was a presenter of the ITV television program “Zoo Time” in the s, but may be best-known for his best-selling book, The Naked Ape, which describes the evolution of human behavior from a zoological point-of-view. Robert rated it moris liked it May 12, Thanks for telling us about the problem.


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His discussion of spittle is interesting, too. For the rest, keep your eyes wide open and be prepared to smile, frown, and hardly ever yawn. I am a physician and therefore given to habitually studying people, their expressions and mannerisms and I thoroughly enjoy the concepts revealed by Morris as to why people do what they do with their bodies and faces.

A Study of the Female Body. In addition, most of the body parts described here have sexual connotations e. This is truly a guide of self discovery which Morris has presented us with in Bodywatching.

Bodywatching: A Field Guide to the Human Species – Desmond Morris – Google Books

I tell my friends they can’t borrow it but are welcome to just discuss what they see in those most revealing photographs and captions. Feb 05, Lori added it. Susan rated it it was amazing Nov 02, Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Marijke rated it liked it Jul 18, Richard Bodgwatching rated it liked it Jul 23, See all 4 reviews.


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Lovely book as usual by that genius, Desmond Morris. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

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