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Right hand, left hand : the origins of asymmetry in brains, bodies, atoms, and cultures

Author: I C McManus
Publisher: London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Why are most people right-handed? Do left-handers behave differently to right-handers? Why is the heart on the left-hand side? Why is each side of the human brain so different? These questions and many more are answered in this book.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: I C McManus
ISBN: 0297645978 9780297645979
OCLC Number: 51762314
Awards: Winner of Aventis Prizes for Science Books: General Prize 2003.
Description: xix, 412 pages : illustrations, portraits
Contents: 1. Dr Watson's problem --
2. Death and the right hand --
3. On the left bank --
4. Kleiz, drept, luft, zeso, lijevi, prawy --
5. The heart of the dragon --
6. The toad, ugly and venomous --
7. The dextrous and the gauche --
8. The left brain, the right brain and the whole brain --
9. Ehud, son of Gera --
10. Three men went to mow --
11. Keggie-hander --
12. Vulgar errors --
13. The handedness of Muppets --
14. Man is all symmetrie --
15. The world, the small, the great.
Responsibility: Chris McManus.

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