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Hands
John Napier
Revised by Russell H. Tuttle

Paperback | 1993 | $29.95 | £20.95 | ISBN: 9780691025476
200 pp. | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
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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.

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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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