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The Definitive Book of Body Language:
The Hidden Meaning Behind People's Gestures and Expressions

by Barbara Pease, Allan Pease

ISBN 0553383965 / 9780553383966 / 0-553-38396-5
Publisher Bantam
Language English
Edition Softcover
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Available for the first time in the United States, this international bestseller reveals the secrets of nonverbal communication to give you confidence and control in any face-to-face encounterfrom making a great first impression and acing a job interview to finding the right partner.

It is a scientific fact that peoples gestures give away their true intentions. Yet most of us dont know how to read body languageand dont realize how our own physical movements speak to others. Now the worlds foremost experts on the subject share their techniques for reading body language signals to achieve success in every area of life.

Drawing upon more than thirty years in the field, as well as cutting-edge research from evolutionary biology, psychology, and medical technologies that demonstrate what happens in the brain, the authors examine each component of body language and give you the basic vocabulary to read attitudes and emotions through behavior.

" How palms and handshakes are used to gain control
" The most common gestures of liars
" How the legs reveal what the mind wants to do
" The most common male and female courtship gestures and signals
" The secret signals of cigarettes, glasses, and makeup
" The magic of smilesincluding smiling advice for women
" How to use nonverbal cues and signals to communicate more effectively and get the reactions you want

Filled with fascinating insights, humorous observations, and simple strategies that you can apply to any situation, this intriguing book will enrich your communication with and understanding of othersas well as yourself. [via]