Lefties: The Origins and Consequences of Being Left-Handed

Lefties: The Origins and Consequences of Being Left-Handed

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by Jack Fincher
     
 
Jack the Ripper and the Boston Strangler were left-handed. So were Leonardo da Vinci and Marilyn Monroe. Today every lefty knows that being left-handed is a sign of special genius and a nuisance in a world geared - from handshakes to scissors - to the right-handed. This informative volume examines every aspect of left-handedness, from its causes and historical

Overview

Jack the Ripper and the Boston Strangler were left-handed. So were Leonardo da Vinci and Marilyn Monroe. Today every lefty knows that being left-handed is a sign of special genius and a nuisance in a world geared - from handshakes to scissors - to the right-handed. This informative volume examines every aspect of left-handedness, from its causes and historical attitudes toward it, to the latest scientific theories about what it represents.

For one of the largest minority groups in the land, Lefties is a lively, comprehensive guide to the facts and new findings, legend, and lore of the so-called "sinister people."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780399504600
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
05/01/1980
Pages:
221
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 5.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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