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Download Touching: The Human Significance of the Skin epub

by Ashley Montagu

Download Touching: The Human Significance of the Skin epub
ISBN: 0060906308
ISBN13: 978-0060906306
Category: Medical Books
Subcategory: Medicine
Author: Ashley Montagu
Language: English
Publisher: Harpercollins Publisher; New ed of 2 Revised ed edition (November 1978)
Pages: 384 pages
ePUB size: 1785 kb
FB2 size: 1999 kb
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 483
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This is one of those books that simply informs deeply into the brain and memory. When I was a boy, my father taught at Rutgers University, and one of the professors there was Ashley Montagu. He was tall, lean, white haired, and very English. Behind him I remember a fetus in a jar, and he explained that this was the son of a student who wanted to give him her stillborn child "for science." Years later, he sent me an autographed copy of this book, and I remember the clarity of the writing and the humaneness of the content. Montagu tells us that of all things important to humans, the earliest sensations are from the skin and the exposure to touching. A mother's breast, a father's strong arms, a siblings playing with fingers, and the like. Nothing short of language itself has such a powerful impact on healthy and normal human development. Read this and be enlightened by a great mind and scientist. There are not many around like him anymore.
maybe I'm missing something as a new LMT but I thought it was boring!