- Hardcover: 288 pages
- Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books; 1 edition (August 18, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0312385307
- ISBN-13: 978-0312385309
- Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 1 x 9.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 11 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #641,926 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Naked Man: A Study of the Male Body 1st Edition
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From Publishers Weekly
This follow-up to Morris's 2005 The Naked Woman rambles aimlessly around each part of the male body, beginning with hair and working down to the feet, jumping from evolutionary matters to strange, tangentially related social ones. Discussing the mouth, for instance, Morris begins with the unusually fleshy human lip, proceeds to the teeth and soon digresses to why women visit the dentist more often than men and the latest trends in false teeth. Bits and pieces of the book are entertaining, but Morris regularly falls back on anecdotes rather than scientific evidence for his arguments. And while he espouses equality for both women and homosexuals, he can still express the view that it is men, not women, who have been driven on by their genetically installed ambitions actually to take the great steps necessary to build our towering civilisations. And current scientific evidence runs counter to his view that from an evolutionary standpoint, there is only one valid biological lifestyle for the human male and that is heterosexual. Morris's writing is simple (perhaps too simple), clear and occasionally entertains, but it makes for poor science. Photos. (Aug.)
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“A refreshing celebration of the wonder that is the human male.” – New Scientist
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Top customer reviews
For the charge that his view point is "hetrosexual," I have to say that's foolish. Morris is not a bigot, and throughout this book he presents his view that reproduction is the main purpose of evolution-which it is-but he never once bashes homosexuality. And to make sure the readers of my review understand, I am a homosexual, and I didn't feel offended by Morris' book. What does offend me, is a review that is so "politically correct," that it comes off as compassionate, when it's just ignorance and outdated thinking.
The book doesn't ramble into one area after another, which I suppose shows that who ever supplied the review, hasn't read the book. It's rather structured and focuses on one body part after another, much like his previous book "The Naked Woman."
So in short, read the book for yourself, but never rely upon the "Reed Review."