The Do's and Taboos of Body Language Around the World
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As featured in the New York Times and Reader's Digest "An
eye-opener into the pitfalls awaiting the unaware traveler."
-Washington Post "Can save the innocent abroad from great
gobs of serious trouble." -Chicago Tribune
Before you raise your hand to signal the waiter, extend your
thumb to hitchhike, or flash the "O.K." sign with thumb and
forefinger, Stop! Think of where you are and exactly what
you are trying to say-otherwise you could create an
international incident. Remember when President Bush thought
he was flashing the "V" for Victory sign to cheering
Australians? Exploring the ins and outs of body language
from head to toe, this newly revised and expanded edition of
Roger Axtell's indispensable guide takes you all around the
world of gestures-what they mean, how to use them, and when
to avoid them. This latest edition includes:
* Updates about the 200 most popular gestures and
signals-and dozens of new examples
* New sections covering special gestures-from American Sign
Language and tai chi to flirting and kissing
* Information to guide you through gestures country by
country-from Switzerland to Japan, Nigeria to the
* Amusing anecdotes and helpful hypothetical scenarios
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