Books: Skin Game

INTIMATE BEHAVIOUR by DESMOND MORRIS 253 pages.

Random House. $6.95.

Ethology—as any schoolboy will tell you with suitable grunts and scratchings—embraces the study of the beast in man. It is the science of atavisms. Desmond Morris is the former London zookeeper who, recognizing this fat ruminant in the wild, turned hunter. He stampeded his quarry over the cliff in The Naked Ape.

He picked its bones clean in The Human Zoo. He burped. He sniffed the air. He sighted, just upwind, a shaggy touch-me-feel-me shambling along. He struck again. This latest book results — but...

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