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The Handshake

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'It's a little book of wonder it's fantastic' Chris Evans'A fabulously sparky wide-ranging and horizon-broadening little study ... joyously unboring' Sunday TimesFriends 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. Language: English
  • Brand: Unbranded
  • Category: Society & Politics
  • Artist: Ella Al-Shamahi
  • Format: Paperback
  • Language: en
  • Publication Date: 2021/09/02
  • Publisher / Label: Profile
  • Fruugo ID: 61737008-124374899
  • ISBN: 9781788167819
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