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    DescriptionAs a boy travelling to school by tram, Norbert Glas often passed the time by studying his fellow passengers' faces. He would muse on what the shapes and contours of their noses, eyes and mouths signified. Later in life, having become a medical doctor and a student of Rudolf Steiner's spiritual-scientific world view, Glas gained numerous insights into the mysteries of human physiognomy. In this, the first translation into English of his seminal work, Glas begins by defining the three parts of the human face and explaining the importance of their relative proportions. A person with a face that is more pronounced in one of these areas will tend to have certain personality traits, as well as specific physiological characteristics. People with a strong mouth and chin, for example, tend to have a strong will and an active, driven and assertive nature. With the help of numerous photos and drawings, Glas presents the physiognomy of three basic types of people, and further analyses the specifics of the human head, forehead, ears, eyes, mouth and nose. This book will be valuable to doctors, teachers, or anyone wishing to better understand - and hence tolerate and love - their fellow human beings.


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    Title
    Reading the Face
    Subtitle
    Understanding a Person's Character Through Physiognomy - A Spiritual-scientific Study
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Norbert Glas
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 17 mm
    Weight: 345 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781902636931
    ISBN 10: 1902636937
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PAR
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T10.1
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T General Subject: 590
    Abridged Dewey: 133
    LC classification: BF
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 25
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24740
    BISAC V2.8: PSY017000, OCC008000
    BIC subject category V2: VXFJ
    DC22: 138
    BISAC V2.8: OCC000000
    Thema V1.0: VXFJ
    Illustrations note
    halftones
    Publisher
    Temple Lodge Publishing
    Imprint name
    Temple Lodge Publishing
    Publication date
    01 June 2008
    Publication City/Country
    East Sussex
    Author Information
    NORBERT GLAS was born in Austria in 1897. After receiving his medical degree at the Faculty of Medicine in Vienna, he practised medicine in Austria and later in England. He wrote numerous books that have been published in several languages. He died in 1986.