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Handshake: A Gripping History (editie cartonata)

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Handshake: A Gripping History (editie cartonata)
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  • ISBN: 9781788167802
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'It's a little book of wonder, it's fantastic' Chris Evans

'Al-Shamahi's beguiling book has a more general claim to attention than merely being an account of the crisis in manners that Covid has made ... cheerful, witty and well-researched' Stephen Bayley, Spectator

Friends do it, strangers do it and so do chimpanzees - and it's not just deeply embedded in our history and culture, it may even be written in our DNA. The humble handshake, it turns out, has a rich and surprising history.

So let's join palaeoanthropologist Ella Al-Shamahi as she embarks on a funny and fascinating voyage of discovery - from the handshake's origins (at least seven million years ago) all the way to its sudden disappearance in March 2020. Drawing on new research, anthropological insights and first-hand experience, she'll reveal how this most friendly of gestures has played a role in everything from meetings with uncontacted tribes to political assassinations - and what it tells us about the enduring power of human contact.

Because the story of the handshake ... is far from over.

Al-Shamahi's beguiling book has a more general claim to attention than merely being an account of the crisis in manners that Covid has made ... cheerful, witty and well-researched. -- Stephen Bayley ― Spectator

It's a little book of wonder, it's fantastic -- Chris Evans
Detalii
Autor AL-SHAMAHI, Ella
An apariţie 2021
Editura Profile
Nr pagini 176
Dimensiuni 20 x 13 cm
Format Hardback
Cuvinte cheie: ella al-shamahi