Intended for all readers--including magicians, detectives, musicians, orthopedic surgeons, and anthropologists--this book offers a thorough account of that most intriguing and most human of appendages: the hand. In this illustrated work, John Napier explores a wide range of absorbing subjects such as fingerprints, handedness, gestures, fossil remains, and the making and using of tools.
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"Maybe Newton was right about the thumb [that it was evidence of God's existence], but there is far more to arouse wonder in the hand than he knew, and Dr. Napier indicates its scope with authority and imagination." --The New York Times Book Review
"Each fascinating chapter in this book is a conjured mixture of anecdote, entertainment, and instruction."--Annals of Human Biology
"[John Napier's] book is deliberately 'not too technical,' light and full of wit. . . . Fingerprints, gestures, nerves, bone, hand hair--all are given attention . . . in this interesting survey." --Scientific American
"Each fascinating chapter in this book is a conjured mixture of anecdote, entertainment, and instruction." --Annals of Human Biology
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Book Description Allen & Unwin 1980-09-04, 1980. Hardback. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st Edition. 50.00x75.00. 1980 FIRST Hardback edition, complete with dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # E032033
Book Description Allen & Unwin, 1980. Hardback. Book Condition: Very Good ++. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good++(Unclipped Jacket). First Edition (First Printing). Clean, tight, bright copy. Unmarked & undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # 012822