General Non-fiction Desmond Morris Human Zoo

ISBN 13: 9780099482116

Human Zoo

3.98 avg rating
( 1,894 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780099482116: Human Zoo

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.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Author:

"There is really no need to escape [our cities].... But there is a need to transform the urban environment into something more appropriate for its long-suffering inhabitants."—Desmond Morris, from his new Preface

About the Author:

DESMOND MORRIS is the author of more than thirty books, including THE NAKED APE, INTIMATE BEHAVIOUR, and HUMAN ANIMAL. He lives in Oxford, England.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Desmond Morris
Published by Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom (1994)
ISBN 10: 0099482118 ISBN 13: 9780099482116
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: New. UK ed.. Language: English . Brand New Book. This study concerns the city dweller. Morris finds remarkable similarities with captive zoo animals and looks closely at the aggressive, sexual and parental behaviour of the human species under the stresses and pressures of urban living. Bookseller Inventory # AAZ9780099482116

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 10.78
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Desmond Morris
Published by Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom (1994)
ISBN 10: 0099482118 ISBN 13: 9780099482116
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: New. UK ed.. Language: English . Brand New Book. This study concerns the city dweller. Morris finds remarkable similarities with captive zoo animals and looks closely at the aggressive, sexual and parental behaviour of the human species under the stresses and pressures of urban living. Bookseller Inventory # AAZ9780099482116

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.45
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Desmond Morris
Published by Vintage 1994-10-27 (1994)
ISBN 10: 0099482118 ISBN 13: 9780099482116
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage 1994-10-27, 1994. Book Condition: New. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatch time is 24-48 hours from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Bookseller Inventory # NU-GRD-00561672

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 9.49
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.06
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Desmond Morris
Published by Vintage (1994)
ISBN 10: 0099482118 ISBN 13: 9780099482116
New Paperback Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
The Monster Bookshop
(Fleckney, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: New. BRAND NEW ** SUPER FAST SHIPPING FROM UK WAREHOUSE ** 30 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000191726

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.18
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.70
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Morris, Desmond
Published by Penguin Random House (1994)
ISBN 10: 0099482118 ISBN 13: 9780099482116
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
BookVistas
(New Delhi, DELHI, India)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Random House, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # PRH-9780099482116

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 9.98
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.77
From India to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Desmond Morris
ISBN 10: 0099482118 ISBN 13: 9780099482116
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Speedy Hen LLC
(Sunrise, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # ST0099482118. Bookseller Inventory # ST0099482118

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 14.97
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Morris, Desmond
Published by Vintage
ISBN 10: 0099482118 ISBN 13: 9780099482116
New Softcover Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage. Book Condition: New. 2004. New Ed. Paperback. This study concerns the city dweller. Morris finds remarkable similarities with captive zoo animals and looks closely at the aggressive, sexual and parental behaviour of the human species under the stresses and pressures of urban living. Num Pages: 176 pages. BIC Classification: JFSG; JMAL; VSP. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 198 x 129 x 11. Weight in Grams: 132. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780099482116

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 15.07
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Morris, Desmond
Published by Vintage (2004)
ISBN 10: 0099482118 ISBN 13: 9780099482116
New Softcover Quantity Available: 5
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage, 2004. Book Condition: New. 2004. New Ed. Paperback. This study concerns the city dweller. Morris finds remarkable similarities with captive zoo animals and looks closely at the aggressive, sexual and parental behaviour of the human species under the stresses and pressures of urban living. Num Pages: 176 pages. BIC Classification: JFSG; JMAL; VSP. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 198 x 129 x 11. Weight in Grams: 132. . . . . . . Bookseller Inventory # V9780099482116

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 15.13
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Desmond Morris
Published by Vintage (1994)
ISBN 10: 0099482118 ISBN 13: 9780099482116
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage, 1994. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # GH9780099482116

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 12.22
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.57
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Morris, Desmond
Published by Penguin Random House (1994)
ISBN 10: 0099482118 ISBN 13: 9780099482116
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
A - Z Books
(New Delhi, DELHI, India)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Random House, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # PRH-9780099482116

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 9.98
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.96
From India to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book