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Peoplewatching : The Desmond Morris Guide to Body Language

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Peoplewatching is the culmination of a career of watching people - their behaviour and habits, their personalities and their quirks. Desmond Morris shows us how people, consciously and unconsciously, signal their attitudes, desires and innermost feelings with their bodies and actions, often more powerfully than with their words.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 544 pages
  • 130 x 194 x 42mm | 557.92g
  • Vintage Publishing
  • VINTAGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • dol. photos on plates.
  • 0099429780
  • 9780099429784
  • 55,544

About 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 was to sell over 10 million copies worldwide. An accomplished artist, television presenter and film maker, Desmond Morris's works have been published in over thirty-six countries.show more

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Peoplewatching is the culmination of a career of watching people - their behaviour and habits, their personalities and their quirks. Desmond Morris shows us how people, consciously and unconsciously, signal their attitudes, desires and innermost feelings with their bodies and actions, often more powerfully than with their words. Consisting of his timeless classic "Manwatching, completely revised and updated, with much new material gathered since the book's original publication, and for the first time incorporating the text of Bodywatching, this new edition is set to become the definitive "body language bible." Lavishly illustrated throughout with line drawings and two 16pp colour plate sections, "Peoplewatching is a handsomely designed and fitting tribute to one of the most thought-provoking and popular scientists of his day.show more

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"The naked ape will be a wiser and better hominid by the time he has thumbed his way through to the end" * Observer * "An extremely important book...eminently readable and richly illustrated" -- Niko Tinbergen, Nobel Prize Winner for Physiology "This is the kind of book you pick up idly and put down very reluctantly" * Daily Mirror * "A clear and careful introduction to an involved subject" * The Times *show more

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"A clear and careful introduction to an involved subject"show more

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