BODYWATCHING by Desmond Morris Crown; 256 pages; $25

Zoologist turned Author Desmond Morris had a remunerative idea when he wrote The Naked Ape (1967), a work of pop anthropology that appealed to millions of book-buying bipeds. Bodywatching repeats such monkey business, this time with illustrations. Morris announces his intention "to treat the body surface as if it were a strange landscape." In practice, this means giving separate chapters and full photographic uncoverage to such geographic features as eyes, ears, nose, neck, shoulders and belly, not to mention those areas that the lads of Monty Python's Flying Circus once referred to as...

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