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The Naked Eye (2001)/ The Naked Woman: A Study of the Female Body

195裸眼:一個動物學家的人類探索之旅毛里斯戴茲蒙(Morris Desmond)/楊軍/馬可孛羅文化出版2004719.85 2064圖書
The Naked Eye (2001)
這本書用的語彙多為中國的 出版社懶得管它
漏字掉行處不少
連男女之愛 straight sex 都不知道是"異性交"

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Desmond Morris's The Naked Eye

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Desmond Morris on
The Naked Eye

at Edinburgh
International Book Festival
15th August 2000

Ravi Bali


The latest book from Desmond Morris, The Naked Eye: Travels in Search of the Human Species, is part autobiography, part travelogue and part presentation on aspects of his theory.

A charming man, Morris spent most of the hour relating anecdotes from his travels around the world, including memories of his friends Anthony Burgess and David Attenborough. The stories amused the audience and raised a few laughs. One aspect of what he said relating to his theories interested me particularly. When he started out using zoological techniques to observe human beings, many people were critical of his trying to understand humans in the same terms as other animals. His first bestselling book, The Naked Ape, was written with the belief that precisely by applying these methods to human behaviour we could gain some interesting insights into ourselves.

One audience member asked Morris whether he thought the initial outrage that he should insult humanity by treating them as animals has today been reversed, so that we are now seen as inferior to beasts. He agreed that there had been a disenchantment with humanity so that any comparison with the rest of nature emphasises our destructiveness while downplaying our creative acheivements and potential. He misunderstood the tone of the question, to say he did agree and would like to think that he had played some small part in undermining man's arrogance towards the rest of the animal kingdom.

He spoke very positively of the emergence of ecology, whilst going on to say he was very optimistic about man's tremendous ingenuity to work out ways to minimise our impact on the planet. This is a positive vision in form only, because underneath it lies the assumption shared with enviromentalists that humans are not special except inasmuch as they create problems for everything else around us. He may be positive about our capabilities, but Morris is still no humanist; that would require a human-centred approach that sets us above mere beasts. It was interesting to see that the question posed by The Institute of Ideas debate, What is it to be Human?, emerging as a theme, if only by implication, in other Edinburgh International Book Festival talks.


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2009/11/20
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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- [ 翻譯此頁 ]From the hair down to the feet, Morris contrasts woman's anatomy to man's, ... 5.0 out of 5 stars The Naked Woman review. For me as a Photography, ...

這本書可以學許多英文單字 譬如說
WORD HISTORY In classical legend the Amazons were a tribe of warrior women. Their name is supposedly derived from Greek a-mazos, "without a breast," because according to the legend they cut off their right breasts so as to be better able to shoot with a bow and arrow.


The Naked Woman: A Study of the Female Body


由 Desmond Morris 著作 - 2007 - 324 頁

翻譯者也有許多疏忽 譬如說 不知道The Daily Mirror is a British tabloid newspaper founded in 1903.
而將
Daily Mirror Beauty Book
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2005


定價:320 元‧


女性身體一向是眾人目光的焦點,不論是男人渴求垂涎的注視,還是女人讚嘆嫉妒的眼神,美麗的身體總是逃不過隨之而來的正反面衝擊。

在不同時代與不同地區,人類社會一直想要改良自然的傑作,因而採取千百種方式修飾女性的身體。在這本書中,人類觀察家莫里斯將他的才智精力投注於女體上, 帶領讀者踏上一場「從頭到腳」的女性身體導覽之旅。除了指出女性身體上各種生物特徵的演化功能之外,對於人類社會為了掌控並塑造出完美的女性身體、因而加 諸其上的各種修飾與束縛,莫里斯更是舉證歷歷地深入討論。

莫里斯以動物學家的觀點寫作,信手拈來豐富的科學事實與妙聞軼事,提出發人深省的分析結論。他長年以來對人類動物觀察所得的豐碩經驗,為《裸女》一書提供了堅實深厚的基礎,也為女性身體娓娓道出屬於她們的美麗與哀愁。

人類動物園, 莫里斯Desmond Morris著; 周邦憲譯, 1990[ 民79]


作者簡介

德斯蒙德‧莫里斯(Desmond Morris)
  莫里斯原本已是五十篇科學論文與七本書籍的作者,後來又在1967年完成《裸猿》(
The Naked Ape),暢銷全世界達一千多萬本,並且翻譯成各國語言。他製作了許多探討人類與動物行為的電視節目與影片,而他態度和善且深入淺出的主持方式,更是深受大小觀眾的喜愛,目前已經是自然歷史節目中最著名的主持人。另外還有《人類動物園》(The Human Zoo)、《裸眼》(The Naked Eye)、《兩性異同》(The Human Sexes)、《男人女人身體觀察》(Bodywatching)、《人這種動物》(The Human Animal)等多本著作。

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