Touching: The Human Significance of the Skin

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Harper Collins, Sep 10, 1986 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 512 pages
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

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I first read this book as part of my Montessori training. It's an interesting read; really just a collection and review of previous studies with a lot of the author's opinion and interpretation thrown ... Read full review


The Womb of Time
Tender Loving Care
The Physiological Effects of Touching
Growth and Development
Culture and Contact
Touch and Age
Appendix 2

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Ashley Montagu is a writer, editor, and anthropologist. He was born in London, England, on June 28, 1905. Montagu studied psychology and anthropology at the University of London and the University of Florence. For nearly twenty years, Montagu taught anatomy at New York University, Hahnemann Medical College, and Rutgers University. He became the chairman of the anthropology department at Rutgers. Montagu is the author or editor of more than 60 books. He has written articles for such magazines as The Ladies Home Journal and The Saturday Review. Montagu received numerous awards and honors, including the Distinguished Achievement Award of The American Anthropological Association and the Darwin Award of the Society of American Physical Anthropologists.

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