One Kiss or Two?: The Art and Science of Saying Hello

One Kiss or Two?: The Art and Science of Saying Hello

by Andy Scott


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781468316018
Publisher: The Overlook Press
Publication date: 03/20/2018
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 1,233,937
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Andy Scotthas greeted people in more than sixty countries. He earned his PhD in history from Cambridge
University. As a career diplomat, he was a Political Secretary in Sudan and
Libya and a consultant to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian

Table of Contents

Preface ix

1 It's a Minefield Out There 1

2 What's in a Greeting? 11

3 How to Greet the Queen and the Elusive Art of Etiquette 38

4 The Seductive Science of Body Language and the Quest for the Perfect Handshake 64

5 When in Rome 98

6 The Genital Grab and the Evolutionary Origins of Greetings 142

7 It's All in the Mind 181

8 Forget about Chimpanzees 224

9 Back to the Future or a Brave New World? 248

Goodbye! 269

Acknowledgements 281

Notes 285

Index 297

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