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

Author: I C McManus
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A labor of love and enthusiasm as well as deep scientific knowledge, Right Hand, Left Hand takes the reader on a trip through history, around the world, and into the cosmos, to explore the place of handedness in nature and culture. Chris McManus considers evidence from anthropology, particle physics.
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McManus, I.C.
Right hand, left hand.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, ©2002
(OCoLC)623209395
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: I C McManus
ISBN: 0674009533 9780674009530 0297645978 9780297645979 0674016130 9780674016132
OCLC Number: 49283836
Awards: Winner of Aventis Prizes for Science Books: General Prize 2003.
Description: xix, 412 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: List of figures --
List of tables --
Preface --
Acknowledgments --
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 dexterous and the gauche --
8. The left brain, the right brain, and the whole brain --
9. Ehud, son of Gera --
10. t 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 --
Noes --
Picture and text credits --
Index.
Responsibility: Chris McManus.

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