Everyday we greet people we happen to meet either by chance or by design. We humans are greeting each other all the time all over the world. But do we know what it really means to tell another person things like "Hello", "Ciao", "Good morning" or "Goodbye"? Did you know that when you say “Ciao” to someone you are saying that you are their slave? Or that many forms of greeting consist precisely of wishing the other person health, while saying “Hola” or “Hello” are just ways of attracting their attention? El libro de los saludos ("The Book of Greetings") proposes a journey through the history, customs and habits of the way people greet each other all over the world. In this book you will find many anecdotes and curious facts and you will discover the strangest and funniest customs, coming from peoples from the furthest corners of the planet. Enjoy this fascinating and informative journey through the cultural history of humanity, a journey that reminds us that nobody is an island and that we all belong to one great family. And that the small daily interactions between people are what makes us truly human.