Desmond Morris


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Desmond John Morris born 24 January 1928 in Purton, north Wiltshire, is a British zoologist and ethologist. He is also known as a painter, television presenter and popular author on human sociobiology.

Morris was educated at Dauntsey's School, an independent school in West Lavington, Wiltshire. After military service, he attended the University of Birmingham where he graduated in 1951 ... more »

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  • ''The city is not a concrete jungle, it is a human zoo.''
    Desmond Morris (b. 1928), British anthropologist. The Human Zoo, introduction (1969).
  • ''We never stop investigating. We are never satisfied that we know enough to get by. Every question we answer leads on to another question. This has become the greatest survival trick of our species.''
    Desmond Morris (b. 1928), British anthropologist. The Naked Ape, ch. 5 (1967).
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