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Bodywatching: A Field Guide to the Human Species (An Equinox book) Paperback – 5 Nov 1987

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You'll never look at yourself the same way again 26 Dec 2000
By "netchild" - Published on
Format: Hardcover
Morris's trick here (as he states in the book) is to get us to look at the human body differently by having us see not the whole, but the parts. And Morris then proceeds to break down each and every part of the human body in depth. Ranging from the obvious (like hands) to the not so obvious (the beard), Morris uses profuse diagrams and photographs to illustrate how special and unique the details of each and every human being really is. Bodywatching is a wealth of knowledge about ourselves. If you are familiar with Morris's other writings, especially Manwatching, you might think that this book is just regurgitating old information, but that is far from the case. While Morris was concentrated on the masses of humans in books like Manwatching and The Naked Ape, in Bodywatching Morris is concerned with the individual alone. It is the difference between watching traffic at rush hour and watching the mechanic work on your car. This book will not fail to astonish even the most introspective person. This is truly a guide of self discovery which Morris has presented us with in Bodywatching.
Author of " The Naked Ape" tells more about us. 9 Sep 2014
By Byravan Viswanathan - Published on
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Lovely book as usual by that genius, Desmond Morris. I have this book on my coffee table for all to see and thumb through. I tell my friends they can't borrow it but are welcome to just discuss what they see in those most revealing photographs and captions. I am a physician and therefore given to habitually studying people, their expressions and mannerisms and I thoroughly enjoy the concepts revealed by Morris as to why people do what they do with their bodies and faces. After reading this book sitting in a mall and just watching people is so much more interesting.
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Briefly: a great book 4 Oct 2006
By Edmond M. Sommer - Published on
Format: Hardcover
No need to give great detail: this is simply a marvelous book. It will enlighten you to human behavior, and you will see the world with new eyes after you digest Desmond Morris's observations. Fabulous photographic illus trations. One of the best things about the book is that you can pick it up on any page and dabble in it. It might be called "a bible" of human behavior.
One of my favorite books and authors 3 Dec 2012
By Adriana - Published on
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Fascinating stuff. This replaces one that was inadvertently tossed. Desmond Morris is a ground-breaking scholar and this was one of him most important books.
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