The Handshake : A Gripping History, Hardback Book

The Handshake : A Gripping History Hardback

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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.

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