The Lying Ape: An Honest Guide to a World of Deception (Hardback)Brian King
Hardback Published: 06/04/2006
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We are all natural born liars, telling an average of six lies a day. So the next time you speak to someone, the chances are that you will be lied to. Or that you will lie. In this unique new book Brian King unravels the full extent of the deceit that surrounds us. He explores the deceptions of obvious candidates such as politicians, ad-men, journalists and second-hand car salesmen to the subtler falsehoods of our partners and children, including the white lies we all tell each other to preserve our precious self-esteem. He also looks at some of the great liars of history, reveals how scientists can observe the brain as it suppresses the awkward truth in favour of the convenient lie, and advises on the best techniques for spotting a lie through body language and verbal slips. The child who denies raiding the biscuit jar is responding to the same instinct as the prime minister who lies about weapons of mass destruction ...
Publisher: Icon Books Ltd