Peoplewatching is the culmination of a career of watching people - their behaviour and habits their personalities and their quirks. Desmond Morris shows us how people, consciously and unconsciously, signal their attitudes, desires and innermost feelings with their bodies and actions, often more powerfully than with their words.
Desmond Morris was born in Wiltshire in 1928. After gaining a degree in zoology from Birmingham University, he obtained his D. Phil. from the University of Oxford. He became curator of mammals at London Zoo in 1959, a post he held for eight years. He was already the author of some fifty scientific papers and seven books before completing The Naked Ape in 1967, which was to sell over 10 million copies throughout the world and be translated into almost every known language. Desmond Morris has made many television programmes and films on human and animal behaviour, his friendly and accessible approach making him popular with both adults and children, and he is now one of the best known presenters of natural history programmes. He is also an accomplished artist.
"The naked ape will be a wiser and better hominid by the time he has thumbed his way through to the end" Observer "An extremely important book...eminently readable and richly illustrated" -- Niko Tinbergen, Nobel Prize Winner for Physiology "This is the kind of book you pick up idly and put down very reluctantly" Daily Mirror "A clear and careful introduction to an involved subject" The Times