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More a list of what a gesture means to each world society. Good Desmond Morris But it also has special appeal for anyone who is interested in human. – Bodytalk—The Meaning of Human Gestures – Desmond – Ebook download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read book online. Desmond Morris has travelled to over All the gestures shown in Body talk are ‘ informal’ and are used The Meaning gives the basic message of the signal.

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Nikos Korexenidis rated it really liked it Jun 18, Very nice and helpful encyclopedia of gestures.

Bodytalk: A World Guide To Gestures by Desmond Morris

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Oct 21, Lukas Dusek rated it really liked it. It can be fun for some two or three minutes, than it becomes boring.


Chad Everett Scott rated it really liked it Jan 05, Laurel rated it liked it Aug 18, In foreign countries, however, they may have different meanings, or we may encounter new gestures that we cannot mkrris. A messy collection of gestures interpreted according to the understanding of the author.

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X rated it liked it Dec 16, Apr 03, Ietrio rated it did not like it Shelves: Each page succinctly demonstrates two to three gestures, giving the meaning and the area of the world where this From inside the book. But it also has special appeal for anyone interested in human communication. 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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I would welcome additional information if the gesture is controlled or unwilling. Morris was a presenter of the ITV television program “Zoo Time” in the s, but may be best-known for his best-selling book, The Naked Ape, which describes the evolution of human behavior from a zoological point-of-view.

We cross our fingers for luck, give the V sign, or offer a cheerful thumbs-up. Preview — Bodytalk by Desmond Morris. We all use gestures.


He is a British zoologist, ethologist, author, and surrealist painter. To ask other readers questions about Bodytalkplease sign up.

In our own country we know exactly what these signs mean and we rarely use them inappropriately or mistake their meaning. Other editions – View all Bodytalk: This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

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

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mkrris The information about the cultural or national spread across the globe might be useful for all travellers. And for the casual browser it contains hundreds of amusing examples of ways in which, almost without thinking, we use our hands, faces, and morriis 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.

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