The Human Animal, by Hans Hass

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The Human Animal, The mystery of Man’s behaviour.
Hans Hass

Hans Hass, Austrian biologist and diving pioneer, was known mainly for being among the first scientists to popularise coral reefs, stingrays and sharks. He pioneered the making of documentaries filmed underwater and assisted in the development of an underwater camera and a type of rebreather. He wrote 25 books and received dozens of international awards.
In this book Hass explores the relationship between man and his ancestors; instinct vs conditioning; freedom vs constraint etc. His conclusions lead him to suggest that man should be entitled to a distinct order in the zoological kingdom, a sub-kingdom separate from other mammals.

Hardback. No dust jacket. Cover faded at edges and the spine.  Book seller’s sticker and Reg Vallintine bookplate on inside front cover.

246 pages
2 sections of black and white photographs
140 mm x 218 mm (approx. 5.5 in x 8.6 in)
1972, Reader’s Union, Newton Abbott

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Weight .8 kg
Dimensions 30 × 20 × 4 cm