Field Guide to Gestures
About the Book
Furrowed brows, wiggled fingers, wrinkled noses, shrugged shoulders-with so many rich and varied gestures at our disposal, it’s no wonder anthropologists claim at least 90 percent of all human communication is nonverbal. But what do all of these signs and signals really mean? And what secrets do they reveal about the person you’re speaking with? Field Guide to Gestures has the answers.
Whether you’re communicating with friends, lovers, coworkers, foreigners, or strangers on the street, this handy guide will help you decipher the mysteries of human gesticulation. It features color photographs of more than 100 different gestures, plus a detailed synopsis explaining each gesture’s meanings, origins, and subtle nuances (nodding “yes” takes on an entirely new meaning in Greece!). It’s so full of interesting information, you’ll feel compelled to give it two very enthusiastic thumbs up!
NANCY ARMSTRONG and MELISSA WAGNER are freelance writers living in Philadelphia. They wave their hands when they talk, and are keen interpreters of gestures glimpsed across crowded bars. They are the coauthors of Field Guide to Stains.