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About the book
  • Published: 26 February 2015
  • ISBN: 9781473523449
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 240
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Bodytalk

A World Guide to Gestures




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 result is a fascinating reference book of over 600 different gestures from Europe, the Middle East, North & South America and the Far East. 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. The World Guide to Gestures complements Desmond Morris's bestsellers Manwatching and Bodywatching.

  • Pub date: 26 February 2015
  • ISBN: 9781473523449
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 240

About the Author

Desmond Morris

Desmond Morris was born in 1928. Educated at Birmingham and Oxford universities, he became the Curator of Mammals at London Zoo in 1959, a post he held for eight years. In 1967 he published The Naked Ape which has sold over 10 million copies worldwide and has changed the way we view our own species forever. An accomplished artist, tv presenter, film maker and writer, Desmond Morris's books have been published in over thirty-six countries.

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