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Bodytalk : The Meaning of Human Gestures

ISBN-10: 0517883554

ISBN-13: 9780517883556

Edition: N/A

Authors: Desmond Morris

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This world guide is the first attempt ever made to bring together, in a single volume, gestures from all around the world. More than 600 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.
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Book details

Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 2/21/1995
Binding: Hardcover
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Desmond Morris was born January 24, 1928 in Purton, North Wiltshire, United Kingdom. He is a British zoologist, ethologist, author, and surrealist painter. After Morris' military service, he attended the University of Birmingham and graduated in 1951 with a First Class Honours Degree in Zoology. In 1954, he received a D.Phil from Oxford University. After graduation, Morris was a Curator of Mammals at the London Zoo until 1966. Morris was a presenter of the ITV television program "Zoo Time" in the 1950s, but may be best-known for his 1967 best-selling book, The Naked Ape, which describes the evolution of human behavior from a zoological point-of-view. Morris has authored nearly fifty scientific publications.