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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There was desmnd problem filtering reviews right now. Susan Anclam rated it really liked it Jan 27, To ask other readers questions about Bodytalkplease sign up. Nikos Korexenidis rated it really liked it Jun 18, Guiding Children’s Social Development Snippet view – Not linked to sign language, these gestures are informal and are used in conversation or in lieu of words.

Read more Read less. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Preview — Bodytalk by Desmond Morris. My library Help Advanced Book Search. First, an index to meanings would have helped; short of scanning the entire book, there is no way to find all the gestures that, for example, express “love.

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One person found this helpful. Write a customer review. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Morris and his researchers have identified more than gestures that are used internationally and locally to indicate emotions, attitudes, and messages. Very nice and helpful encyclopedia of gestures. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.


If you travel this book is indispensable, know the customs, watch body language, listen to and watch what people are saying to you! Oct 21, Lukas Dusek rated it really liked it. Hibou rated it really liked it Apr 26, Customers who viewed this item also viewed. X rated it liked it Dec 16, The information about the cultural or national spread across the globe might be useful for all travellers.

Social scientists assert, as we all grow to maturity, we develop these intuitions more or less, to speed our decision-making. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? No eBook available Amazon. Lokaldeixis im Deutschen Ellen Fricke Limited preview – They are the extra language we employ when words fail. This title will complement Morris’s earlier works, Manwatching: In foreign countries, however, they may have different meanings, or we may encounter new gestures that we cannot understand.

See all 11 reviews. Each page succinctly demonstrates two to three gestures, giving the meaning and the area of the world where this May 27, Robert Snow rated it it was amazing.

Chad Everett Scott rated it really liked it Jan 05, From Library Journal Noted English zoologist Morris presents some human gestures from around the world.

The small line drawings that clarify each gesture make this book superior to similar “dictionary” books on the subject. But it also has special appeal for anyone interested in human communication. Morrris rated it liked it Jan 19, In our own country we know exactly what these signs mean and we rarely use them inappropriately or mistake their meaning. Customers who bought this item also bought.


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Catalog Record: Bodytalk : the meaning of human gestures | Hathi Trust Digital Library

Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. He is a British zoologist, ethologist, author, and surrealist painter. Jun 04, Ivan ristic rated it it was edsmond. I would welcome additional information if the gesture is controlled or unwilling. 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.