The Human Zoo: A Zoologist's Classic Study of the Urban Animal

The Human Zoo: A Zoologist's Classic Study of the Urban Animal

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Paperback, Kodansha Amer Inc, 1996, ISBN13 9781568361048, ISBN10 1568361041
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THE 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 behavioruntil they are confined. Similarly, the human propensity toward antisocial and sociopathic behavior is intensified in todays 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.

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Editor: Turner, Philip
Number of Pages: 257
Original Languages: English
Subject: HUMAN BEHAVIOR
Author: Morris, Desmond
Target Audience: Trade
Series Title: Kodansha Globe
Book Format: Paperback
Publisher: Kodansha USA Inc
ISBN-13: 9781568361048
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 5.75 x 8.50 x 0.75 Inches
ISBN-10: 1568361041
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