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  • Paperback: 196 pages
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press; Rev Ed edition (22 Feb. 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780691025476
  • ISBN-13: 978-0691025476
  • ASIN: 0691025479
  • Product Dimensions: 13.7 x 1.2 x 20.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
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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

[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


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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