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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More than common gestures are illustrated, described, and explained.

Bodytalk: A World Guide To Gestures

If you travel this book is indispensable, know the customs, watch body language, listen to and watch what people are saying to you! But it also has special appeal for anyone who is interested in human communication. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Angel Guerra rated it really liked it Nov 01, This title will complement Morris’s earlier works, Manwatching: Read more Read less.

It can be fun for some two or three minutes, than it becomes boring. It is basically a picture book of gestures that are so obvious. In our own country we know exactly what these signs mean and we rarely use them inappropriately or mistake their meaning.

In bodytlk countries, however, they may have different meanings, or we may encounter new gestures that we cannot understand. English Choose a language for shopping. Dont waste your money. Then, the meaning, action, and background are spelled out, accompanied by bodyralk helpful drawing. This world guide is the first attempt ever made to bring together in a single volume, human gestures bodgtalk all bodtyalk the world.


This just wasn’t the type of reference book I was hoping it would be The book does suffer slightly in two regards. Account Options Sign in.

A messy collection of gestures interpreted according to the understanding of the author. Crown Trade Paperbacks- Social Science – pages. He is a British dwsmond, ethologist, author, and surrealist painter. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

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For the traveler, this guide is indispensable. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

Laurel rated it liked it Aug bodytali, Morris and his researchers have identified more than gestures that are used internationally and locally to indicate emotions, attitudes, and messages. A world guide to gestures. A Field Guide to Human Behavior and Gesturesco-authored and is recommended for larger public and academic libraries.? Courtney rated it liked it Jan 19, We all use gestures. But it also has special appeal for anyone interested in human communication.

Jun 04, Ivan ristic rated it it was amazing. This international perspective may save travelers from embarrassing situations and adds interest to an already intriguing dictionary of motion.


The small line drawings that clarify each gesture make this book superior to similar “dictionary” books on the subject.

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To ask other readers questions about Bodytalkplease sign up. The Definitive Book of Body Language: Noted English zoologist Morris presents some human gestures from around the world. One person found this helpful. This is a very good book if you want to hear and see the message! Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Bodytalk: A World Guide To Gestures by Desmond Morris

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.

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