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

The book does suffer slightly in two regards. 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. A double listing might have been more helpful. This title will complement Morris’s earlier works, Manwatching: A Field Guide to Human Behavior and Gesturesco-authored and is recommended for larger public and academic libraries.?

Morris and his researchers have morgis more than gestures that are used internationally and locally to indicate emotions, attitudes, and messages.

Not linked to sign language, these gestures are informal and are used in conversation or in lieu of words. Each gesture is classified by the major body part involved sesmond. Then, the meaning, action, and background are spelled out, accompanied by a helpful drawing. Some of these gestures are used universally, others are primarily used in specific countries.


This international perspective may save travelers from embarrassing situations and adds interest to an already intriguing dictionary of motion. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for bodyta,k product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? 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.

Bodytalk: A World Guide To Gestures

For the traveler, this guide is indispensable. But it also has special appeal for anyone who is interested in human communication. Read more Read less. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Bodjtalk who bought this item also bought. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. What Every Body Is Saying: Customers who viewed this item also viewed.

The Definitive Book of Body Language: A World Guide to Gestures. A world guide to gestures. A Personal View of the Human Species. From Library Journal Noted English zoologist Morris presents some human gestures from around the world. Crown; 1St Edition edition February 21, Language: I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Share your thoughts with other customers.

Write a customer review. Showing of 11 reviews. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. 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. Social scientists assert, as we all grow to maturity, we develop these intuitions more or less, to speed our decision-making.

They also assert that those feelings are not always reliable, we can be fooled. The book was very informative and also entertaining. 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. The book is definitely useful. I was expecting a more in depth godytalk of unconscious body communication.

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It is rather dated and incomplete. Moris Definitive Book of Body Language is more useful.

Bodytalk: A World Guide To Gestures by Desmond Morris

One person found this helpful. Too Much like a dictionary. This just wasn’t the type of reference book I was hoping it would be The book itself arrived in good condition though. This book is useless. Anyone who has spent time aorund other humans is already aware of the body language descriptions in this book.

It is basically a picture book of gestures that are so obvious. Dont waste your money. See all 11 reviews. What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.

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