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Communicating: The Multiple Modes of Human Communication by Ruth Finnegan is a non-fiction book about the way we communicate with one another. Human communication and interaction is a fascinating topic, and Finnegan covers it well. She suggests that communication is not limited to words or visual images. We can communicate more than just through mass media, social media, or other digital means. What if we could use our multi-sensory qualities of sounds, sight, and touch to create a connection with animals? What if we could communicate across the long and strange divides of space and time? Through many references to different historical time periods, cultural, and social settings, Finnegan asks the reader to think of communication in a different way. Picture the art of Shakespeare. Imagine further back to the Greeks and their teachings and traditions. Or the oral traditions in African countries. All of this is used to illuminate to the reader what communication really is, and how far we still have to go before we better understand it.
Communicating: The Multiple Modes of Human Communication is a very interesting and educational book that made me really think about the way I understood the art of communicating. Finnegan does a really nice job of including examples of different time periods, genres, and different parts of the world to relate to many people. She has a passion for this subject that comes out on the page and made me want to learn as much as I could about the subject as well. This is such an interesting topic that is very well written. It could change the way people think about communicating forever.