Manwatching: A Field Guide to Human Behavior

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H. N. Abrams, 1977 - Body language - 320 pages
A catalogue of human actions, postures, gestures, facial expressions, clothing, and adornments includes explanations of their underlying causes and meanings.

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User Review  - drmaf - LibraryThing

Outdated now, but still an interesting read. I think Morris pioneered the concept of anthropological observation of "civilized" people as distinct from "primitive" tribespeople, at least I cant ... Read full review

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Indeholder "Introduction", "Actions", " Inborn Actions", " Discovered Actions", " Absorbed Actions", " Trained Actions", " Mixed Actions", "Gestures", " Incidental Gestures", " Expressive Gestures ... Read full review



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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.

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