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by John Napier,Russell H. Tuttle

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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ISBN: 0691025479
ISBN13: 978-0691025476
Category: Other
Subcategory: Medicine & Health Sciences
Author: John Napier,Russell H. Tuttle
Language: English
Publisher: Princeton University Press; Revised, Subsequent edition (February 22, 1993)
Pages: 200 pages
ePUB size: 1569 kb
FB2 size: 1760 kb
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 580
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I recently had to have surgery on my thumb after a car accident. My hand was in a cast for six weeks and I needed physical therapy before my thumb and hand were of much use. This got me interested in hands and how they work, especially the thumb. I learned a lot reading this book. I will never take my thumbs for granted, again.
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Best book
A wonderful addition to any one with an interest in hands or palmistry, academic or amateur, the artistic aspect was also interesting
Super book - THANKS!
This book was a great read. It has a wide variety of applications (law enforcement, anthropology, medical etc) and is suitable for even a novice reader.

On the hand, I purchased my book "new" from Amazon. I received a book with a dog-earred page and highlighting. Because I needed this book for a college assignment, I could not just send it back. Afterwards, I found another person interested in my marked up book and bought another for myself (to keep for later reading/reference).

I've recently purchased yet another item from Amazon that was used and is being sold as new. I called their support (well they call you after you request a call) and complained. I ended up getting a refund (only for items under $40 they say) and didn't have to return my item.
Got it because of his comments on the uniqueness of fingerprints. Don't care for his views on evolution.
I read this book after Bret Victor's allusion to it in his rant against Microsoft's vision of touch screens [...] ). The book does challenge one's estimate of "hand", its design (and the Designer). As I am waiting for carpal tunnel syndrome diagnostics for my right hand, I wish we can come up with better interfaces than mouse, keyboard and touch screens.