Hands / Edition 1

Hands / Edition 1

by John Napier
     
 

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… See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691025476
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
02/22/1993
Series:
Princeton Science Library Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
200
Sales rank:
741,841
Product dimensions:
5.61(w) x 8.42(h) x 0.49(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations and Figures
Foreword
Acknowledgments
Pt. 1Nature and Evolution of the Hand
Ch. 1"You Need Hands. . ."3
Ch. 2Structure of the Hand13
Ch. 3Function of the Hand55
Ch. 4Evolution of the Hand73
Pt. 2Social and Cultural Aspects of the Hand
Ch. 5Tool-Using and Tool-Making97
Ch. 6Handedness121
Ch. 7Fingerprints131
Ch. 8Gestures143
Suggested Reading and References159
Index169

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