The Human Zoo

Author : Desmond Morris
ISBN : 1568361041
Genre : Social Science
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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.
Category: Social Science

Are We Still Human

Author : Emelle Tuesday
ISBN : 9781783018147
Genre : Social Science
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Civilization has changed so much about how we live as a species, can we still say we are human? What does it even mean to be human? How did we arrive where we are now with such a massive, precariously unnatural, global civilization? And is there anyway out of what looks like a terrifying future of environmental destruction, collapse and chaos? The simplicity of the answer may surprise you and give you real hope that you have some personal power to change it, now. "Here's one author who can't be accused of not going deep enough!" Bill McKibben, author Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet.
Category: Social Science

The Private War Of Mrs Packard

Author : Barbara Sapinsley
ISBN : 1568361068
Genre : Social Science
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International in scope, this series of non-fiction trade paperbacks offers books that explore the lives, customs and thoughts of peoples and cultures around the world. This is the story of 19th-century feminist, Mrs Packard.
Category: Social Science

Voices Of Death

Author : Edwin S. Shneidman
ISBN : 1568361122
Genre : Psychology
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Personal documents written and recorded by people undergoing the crisis of approaching death. Each document is accompanied by a commentary explaining the circumstances and biogrpahy of the correspondent involved
Category: Psychology

Prophets Without Honour

Author : Frederic V. Grunfeld
ISBN : UOM:49015002293539
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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International in scope, this series of non-fiction trade paperbacks offers books that explore the lives, customs and thoughts of peoples and cultures around the world.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Intimate Behaviour

Author : Desmond Morris
ISBN : 9781473522787
Genre : Self-Help
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One of the best chronicles of human intimacy--from the handshake through the twelve stages that people pass through on their way to the total sexual embrace.
Category: Self-Help

Forthcoming Books

Author : R.R. Bowker Company
ISBN : 00158119
Genre : American literature
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Category: American literature

Books In Print

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ISBN : UOM:39015049090825
Genre : American literature
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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.
Category: American literature

Human Zoos

Author : Gilles Boetsch
ISBN : 2330002610
Genre : Political Science
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Human Zoos offers a fascinating, sobering and macabre tour of man's exploitation of man--that is, Western man's exploitation of non-Western men and women--as recorded throughout the early history of photography, from the 1860s to the 1930s and the invention of "humane exhibiting" of nonwhite persons. Freak shows, the circuses of Buffalo Bill and P.T. Barnum and European colonial exhibitions provided the occasions for most of these images, several of which were incorporated into posters, postcards and other ephemera, designed with an improbable jauntiness. Human Zoos traces the evolution of such paradigmatic conceptions as "specimen," "savage" and "native" for the designation of peoples as various as Native Americans, Asians and Africans from all corners of the continent. As horrific and compelling as it is brilliantly researched and compiled, this volume unflinchingly surveys the very recent history of the West's arrogant abuse of those deemed to fall outside its brutal terms of civilization.
Category: Political Science

The Human Animal

Author : Desmond Morris
ISBN : UVA:X002736110
Genre : Psychology
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Reassesses human behavior in terms of our genetic heritage, providing a glimpse inside the world of evolutionary psychology that reveals why humans are the way they are
Category: Psychology