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.