Noted English zoologist Morris presents some human gestures from around the world. Each page succinctly demonstrates two to three gestures, giving the meaning and the area of the world where this He is a British zoologist, ethologist, author, and surrealist painter. In , he received a D.
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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Bodytalk by Desmond Morris. This world guide is the first attempt ever made to bring together, in a single volume, gestures from all around the world.
More than common gestures are illustrated, described, and explained. For the traveler, this guide is indispensable. But it also has special appeal for anyone who is interested in human communication. Get A Copy. Unknown Binding.
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Nov 14, Meg rated it it was ok. Not as good as some of his other books. More a list of what a gesture means to each world society. Good if you want to insult people with gestures all over the world, but not really explaining why it's so. Apr 03, Ietrio rated it did not like it Shelves: junk. A messy collection of gestures interpreted according to the understanding of the author.
It can be fun for some two or three minutes, than it becomes boring. The writing makes things worse. A mix of popular culture recent vocabulary ex. Nice try. Oct 21, Lukas Dusek rated it really liked it. Very nice and helpful encyclopedia of gestures. The information about the cultural or national spread across the globe might be useful for all travellers.
I would welcome additional information if the gesture is controlled or unwilling. May 27, Robert Snow rated it it was amazing. If you travel this book is indispensable, know the customs, watch body language, listen to and watch what people are saying to you! This is a very good book if you want to hear and see the message!
Jun 04, Ivan ristic rated it it was amazing. Excellent book that I want to have. Ngoc rated it liked it Jan 13, Yasheve rated it it was ok Dec 27, Angel Guerra rated it really liked it Nov 01, Daryl Chritsensen rated it liked it Apr 25, Henry rated it really liked it Oct 04, Susan Bechore rated it really liked it Jan 27, Corina Leth rated it liked it Jun 27, Semi-Academic Eric rated it liked it Oct 15, Anna rated it liked it Dec 17, Andrew Siu rated it really liked it Oct 17, X rated it liked it Dec 16, Anjey rated it did not like it May 06, Vero rated it liked it Aug 20, Maria rated it liked it Jun 12, Ricche Khosasi rated it liked it May 10, Hena rated it really liked it Oct 01, Nikos Korexenidis rated it really liked it Jun 18, Hibou rated it really liked it Apr 26, Jonathan rated it really liked it Dec 08, Ooker rated it liked it Feb 22, Walt Moseley rated it liked it Jan 22, Chad Everett Scott rated it really liked it Jan 05, Laurel rated it liked it Aug 18, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
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Bodytalk: A World Guide To Gestures
Noted English zoologist Morris presents some human gestures from around the world. Each page succinctly demonstrates two to three gestures, giving the meaning and the area of the world where this Bodytalk : A World Guide to Gestures. Desmond Morris. The first book to bring together the many different everyday gestures that are used all over the world. Desmond Morris has travelled to over 60 countries while making field studies of human body language, and made notes of hand gestures and facial expressions. The book is arranged alphabetically under the part of the body used with Meaning, Action, Background and Locality and each gesture is illustrated with a line drawing.
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