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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And for the casual browser it contains hundreds of amusing examples of ways in which, almost without thinking, we use our hands, faces, and occasionally other body parts to insult, to threaten, to praise, to implore, and generally to communicate on a level deeper than the realm of spoken language.

Anna rated it liked it Dec 17, This is a very good book if you want to hear and see the message! It is basically a picture book of gestures that are so obvious. It is rather dated and incomplete.

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We all use gestures. Then, the meaning, action, and background are spelled out, accompanied by a helpful drawing. May 27, Robert Snow rated it it was amazing.

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The Definitive Book of Body Language: Some of these gestures are used universally, others are primarily used in specific countries.

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Noted English zoologist Morris presents some human gestures from around the world. Maria rated it liked it Jun 12, This international perspective may save travelers from embarrassing situations and adds interest to an already intriguing dictionary of motion. It will take another read or two for me to absorb the tips offered to enhance the tools I presently employ in interaction with others.

Morris has authored nearly fifty scientific publications. Chad Everett Scott rated it really liked it Jan 05, Good if you want to insult people with gestures all over the world, but not really explaining why it’s so.

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The author has certainly awakened the critiquing of the usually overlooked sensation that occurs in us at times of puzzlement, when we feel a bit uncertain about the conditions in our local environment.


A World Guide to Gestures. In foreign countries, however, they may have different meanings, or we may encounter new gestures that we cannot understand. Crown; 1St Edition edition February 21, Language: From Library Journal Noted English zoologist Morris presents some human desmnod from around the world.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. We cross our fingers for They also assert that those feelings are not always reliable, we can be fooled. See all 11 reviews. Andrew Siu rated it really liked it Oct 17, Ricche Khosasi rated it liked it May 10, The small line drawings that clarify each gesture make this book superior to similar “dictionary” books on the subject.

Each page succinctly demonstrates two to three gestures, giving the meaning and the area of the world where this Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

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Phil from Oxford University. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Morris and his researchers have identified more than gestures that are used internationally and locally to indicate emotions, attitudes, and messages. More than common gestures are illustrated, described, fesmond explained.