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The Naked Woman: A Study of the Female Body (2004)

by Desmond Morris

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Much better than his "Naked Ape" book, this is a fresh approach to the anthropology of the human female. Ultimately a light work, each chapter (describing a different part of the female anatomy) is a very quick read. Morris has thankfully moved away from some of the gender stereotyping that made "Naked Ape" age so poorly, and this work feels much fresher as a result. Not incredibly rich in insights or deep, it was still an enjoyable read. ( )
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A fascinating look at the biology and possible evolutionary development of the human female. ( )
  banshea | Jun 5, 2006 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0312338538, Paperback)

Internationally bestselling author and world-famous human behaviorist Desmond Morris turns his attention to the female form, taking the reader on a guided tour of the female body from head to toe. Highlighting the evolutionary functions of various physiological traits, Morris's study explores the various forms of enhancement and constraint that human societies have developed in the quest for the perfect female form. This is very much vintage Desmond Morris, delivered in his trademark voice: direct, clear, focused, and communicating what is often complex detail in simple language. In THE NAKED WOMAN, Desmond builds on his unrivalled experience as an observer of the human animal while tackling one of his most fascinating and challenging subjects to date.

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The author of The naked ape and Manwatching turns his attention to the female form.

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