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US NewsNaked Ape author Desmond Morris is selling thousands of his books and curiosities from the 107 countries he's visited as he downsizes - including a 2,000-year-old 'Kardashian' statue

09:45  13 june  2019
09:45  13 june  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Later, as an undergraduate, he studied zoology, and after obtaining a First Class Honours Degree from the Morris ' s engagement with the visual arts remains strong and he has often exhibited many of his own Soon after this, he began work on a book that has proved a huge best-seller, "The Naked Ape ".

Naked Ape author Desmond Morris is selling thousands of his books and curiosities from the 107 countries he's visited as he downsizes - including a 2,000-year-old 'Kardashian' statue © PA Images Naturalists Johnny Morris, David Attenborough, Desmond Morris and Sir Peter Scott

Naked Ape author Desmond Morris is set to start a new life in Ireland at the age of 91 following the death of his wife of 66 years.

The zoologist, author and artist is selling off most of his lifetime collection of books art, and antiques, from his Oxford home before relocating to a smaller house in County Kildare.

The 91-year-old - who has visited 107 countries - said the death of his wife, Ramona, in November last year has left his home with 'too many memories', The Times reported.

Dr Morris, who entered the public eye in 1967 with his study of human behaviour, The Naked Ape, will sell half of his 11,000 books, most of his art collection and many of the thousands of antiques he collected during his lifetime.

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He shows a large black tomcat sitting in his territory proudly surveying his domain. My research for this book gave me a wonderful excuse to search all through my large library of art books , I have over 11, 000 books in my library now and a large section of this collection is concerned with the visual arts.

The Naked Ape book . Read 464 reviews from the world' s largest community for readers. Zoologist Desmond Morris considers humans as being simply another animal species in this classic This is frequently a cause of embarrassment to him , but his old impulses have been with him for millions of

Naked Ape author Desmond Morris is selling thousands of his books and curiosities from the 107 countries he's visited as he downsizes - including a 2,000-year-old 'Kardashian' statue © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Dr Morris, who entered the public eye in 1967 with his study of human behaviour, The Naked Ape, will sell half of his 11,000 books, most of his art collection and many of the thousands of antiques he collected during his lifetime

He told the newspaper: 'I have to get away from here.'

'Too many memories. Her absence is too acute. I keep wanting to ask her a question and she's not there.

'People say 'fancy starting a new life at 91' and I say 'Yes, if I don't, I will sit here suffering'. I'm hoping the pain will be dulled.'

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Naked Ape author Desmond Morris is selling thousands of his books and curiosities from the 107 countries he's visited as he downsizes - including a 2,000-year-old 'Kardashian' statue © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited A large Persian pottery bowl Circa late 3rd-late 2nd Millennium B.C.Of deep cylindrical form flaring towards the rim, decorated in brown with three figurative panels separated by a chequered diamond pattern with dot and circle motifs When it was published, it caused great excitement thanks to his revelations that humans have the highest ratio of penis size to body mass of all primates and that our ear lobes had developed as additional erogenous zones.

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Meet man as he really is: relative to the apes , stripped of his veneer as we see him courting, making love, sleeping, socializing, grooming, playing. Desmond Morris is that rarity, a scientist who can speak plainly to the layman, without jargon, and impart an understanding of science clearly.

Like Desmond Morris ' s _The Naked Ape _, this book is an old friend of mine. As with Morris ' s other books (especially _The Naked Ape _), it' s profoundly helpful to step back and see ourselves as one biological species among others (whether or not that' s ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics.

It was banned from some schools, infuriated feminists who didn't like his claim that men and women have evolved to take on different roles, and has since sold more than 20 million copies.

The house in Ireland is opposite that of his only son Jason and close to his four grandchildren.

He said of his Oxford home: 'It is much too big for me on my own. It is now completely empty. Just my desk and my computer.

Naked Ape author Desmond Morris is selling thousands of his books and curiosities from the 107 countries he's visited as he downsizes - including a 2,000-year-old 'Kardashian' statue © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited He is also selling a series of Iranian Amlash female figures (pictured) and the fat around the female hips and buttocks is now known as ‘Kardashian syndrome’. 'Everything else has gone. It is the first time in my life without a book.'

Although small, Dr Morris said his new home will still be big enough for some of the more significant books and objects of his collection that spans continents and civilisations.

He said: 'I have lived my life with them. I've enjoyed them but I'm just keeping a few oddities.'

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Desmond Morris transformed our perception of human beings - and enraged feminists - with his 1960 s bestseller The Naked Ape . You can't help thinking about Morris ' s playfulness theory when you meet him : a large, beaming, soon-to-be-80- year - old surrounded by books (many of which were written by

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Canaanite figurines, Persian pottery and his world-famous collection of ancient Cypriot art will be up for grabs at an antiquities sale at Bonhams auction house in London on July 3.

Naked Ape author Desmond Morris is selling thousands of his books and curiosities from the 107 countries he's visited as he downsizes - including a 2,000-year-old 'Kardashian' statue © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Dr Morris, who entered the public eye in 1967 with his study of human behaviour, The Naked Ape (pictured) Dr Morris said one bowl, dating from the third to late second millennium BC, is 'the oldest known example of the story of the domestication of the dog'.

It shows wolves with shaggy coats and horizontal tails in contrast to short-haired dogs with curly tails on a lead.

There are also a series of Iranian Amlash female figures which Dr Morris said displayed 'steatophygia.'

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He added that the fat around the female hips and buttocks is now known as 'Kardashian syndrome'.

While his move may lead to a more relaxed pace of life, Dr Morris will not be sitting idle and he says he is lucky his brain has not given up, adding: 'I have new projects I want to undertake. New areas of study. I'm starting a new life.'

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