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Hands : Princeton Science Library (Paperback) - John Napier

Hands

Princeton Science Library (Paperback)

Paperback

Published: 14th March 1993
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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.

"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

List of Illustrations and Figures
Foreword
Acknowledgments
Nature and Evolution of the Hand
"You Need Hands..."p. 3
Structure of the Handp. 13
Function of the Handp. 55
Evolution of the Handp. 73
Social and Cultural Aspects of the Hand
Tool-Using and Tool-Makingp. 97
Handednessp. 121
Fingerprintsp. 131
Gesturesp. 143
Suggested Reading and Referencesp. 159
Indexp. 169
Table of Contents provided by Syndetics. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780691025476
ISBN-10: 0691025479
Series: Princeton Science Library (Paperback)
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 14th March 1993
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.39 x 14.25  x 1.25
Weight (kg): 0.24