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Touching: The Human Significance of the Skin

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With more than 300,000 copies sold, this landmark book is an impressive examination of the importance of touching. "All professionals concerned with human behavior will find something of value. . . . Parents . . . can gain insight into the nurturing needs of infants."—Janet Rhoads, American Journal of Occupational Therapy

With more than 300,000 copies sold this landmark book is an impressive examination of the importance of ...

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Overview

With more than 300,000 copies sold, this landmark book is an impressive examination of the importance of touching. "All professionals concerned with human behavior will find something of value. . . . Parents . . . can gain insight into the nurturing needs of infants."—Janet Rhoads, American Journal of Occupational Therapy

With more than 300,000 copies sold this landmark book is an impressive examination of the importance of teaching.

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Editorial Reviews

Loren Eiseley
Dr. Montagu has produced a fascinating analysis...which should be read by all students of human behavior.
Psychology Today
Excellent and well-documented.
Jules Older
The mother and father of all books written on touch.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780060960285
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/28/1986
  • Edition description: 3rd ed
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 512
  • Sales rank: 416,396
  • Product dimensions: 5.31 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 1.15 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the First Edition ix
Preface to the Second Edition xi
Preface to the Third Edition xiii
Acknowledgments xvii
1 The Mind of the Skin 3
2 The Womb of Time 47
3 Breastfeeding 69
4 Tender, Loving Care 96
5 The Physiological Effects of Touching 198
6 Skin and Sex 204
7 Growth and Development 237
8 Culture and Contact 292
9 Touch and Age 393
Envoi 401
Appendix 1 Therapeutic Touch 404
Appendix 2 The Effects upon the Mother of Removal of the Infant Immediately after Birth 412
References 415
Index 479
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2013

    I bought a hardback copy of this book when it was first publishe

    I bought a hardback copy of this book when it was first published. It is filled with important information now as it was then. The human condition has not changed significantly. I recommend this book for all parents. It is especially important for c-section babies. It is also important as all of us proceed through life.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2001

    Incorporate this with genuine 'affirmation'

    I read this book with great interest. It is an excellent book with profound implications. While researching for information on psychological wholeness, healing, happiness, and 'affirmation' (see works by Dr. Conrad Baars & Dr. Anna Terruwe) I came across this book. I recommend incorporating the information in this book with information in the books listed below for real 'psychological wholeness.' [Conrad Baars website has further information and more book ideas]

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2000

    Encouraging you to read

    I enjoyed reading this book called Touching:The Human Significance of the Skin. I had to do an assignment on my career Dermatology and this novel gave me tons of insight. Just flipping through the pages will make your mind soar. It contains tons of info about skin. You should read this novel if you are interested in a career of Dermatology or if you just like to read. C-Art (eighth grade Middle School of Pleasantville)

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