This world guide is the first attempt ever made to bring together in a single volume, human gestures from all around the world. More than common gestures. Bodytalk: the meaning of human gestures. User Review – Not Available – Book Verdict. Noted English zoologist Morris presents some human gestures from . The first book to bring together the many different everyday gestures that are used all over the world. Desmond Morris has travelled to over

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The small line drawings that clarify each gesture make this book superior to similar “dictionary” books on the subject. This world guide is the first attempt ever made to bring together, in a single volume, gestures from all around the world. More a list of what a gesture means to each world society.

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Each page succinctly demonstrates two to three gestures, giving the meaning and the area of the world where this gesture is used. Too Much like a dictionary. Crown; 1St Edition edition February 21, Language: Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. The book was very informative and also entertaining.


English Choose a language for shopping. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. My library Help Advanced Book Search. This title will complement Morris’s earlier works, Manwatching: May 27, Robert Snow rated it it was amazing. But it also has special appeal for anyone interested in human communication.

Daryl Chritsensen rated it liked it Apr 25, Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Morris has authored nearly fifty scientific publications. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. The Definitive Book of Body Language: In foreign countries, however, they may have different meanings, or we may encounter new gestures that we cannot understand.

Phil from Oxford University. But it also has special appeal for morrus who is interested in human communication. Laurel rated it liked it Aug 18, Courtney rated it liked it Jan 19, Morris and his researchers have identified more than gestures that are used internationally and locally to indicate emotions, attitudes, and messages.

He is a British zoologist, ethologist, author, and surrealist painter. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

Bodytalk: A World Guide To Gestures by Desmond Morris

A Personal View of the Human Species. Crown Trade Paperbacks- Social Science – pages. Not linked to sign language, these gestures are informal and are used in conversation or in lieu of words. Dont waste your money.


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Nikos Korexenidis rated it really liked it Jun 18, Vero rated it liked it Aug 20, Each page succinctly demonstrates two to three gestures, giving the meaning norris the area of the world where this Ooker rated it liked it Feb 22, The book is definitely useful.

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Anyone who has spent time aorund other humans is already aware of the body language descriptions in this book.