The Human Animal, by H Hass

The Human Animal, the mystery of man’s behaviour
by 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 with dust jacket in cellophane cover. Very good condition. John Bevan bookplate on inside front endpaper which is also inscribed with the letters ‘HB” in the top right hand corner.

2 sections of black and white photograph.
1970, G P Putnam & Sons, New York
246 pages, 150mm x 218mm (approx. 6in x 8.5in)


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Additional information

Weight 1.5 kg
Dimensions 30 × 20 × 6 cm