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Right Hand, Left Hand: The Origins of Asymmetry in Brains, Bodies, Atoms and Cultures

By: Chris McManus

480 pages, 50 b/w photos, 73 b/w illus, figs, 9 tabs

Phoenix Publishers

Paperback | Nov 2003 | #146452 | ISBN: 0753813556
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Hardback | Dec 2002 | #133286 | ISBN: 0297645978
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About this book

McManus considers evidence from anthropology, particle physics, the history of medicine, and the notebooks of Leonardo to answer questions like: Why are most people right-handed? Are left-handed people cognitively different from right-handers? Why is the heart almost always on the left side of the body? Why does European writing go from left to right, while Arabic and Hebrew go from right to left? Why do tornadoes spin counter-clockwise in the northern hemisphere and clockwise in the southern hemisphere?
`The scope and range of scientific disciplines now investigating laterality is the subject of this wonderful book by Chris McManus. Although its title implies that the focus is on handedness, don't be misled...The range of topics that it covers is far-reaching, and readers from a wide range of disciplines including physics, biology, chemistry, neuroscience and psychology will all find some aspects of the book intriguing.' William D. Hopkins, Nature


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Biography

CHRIS MCMANUS is Professor of Psychology and Medical Education at University College, London. He is the author of the leading textbook Psychology in Medicine and is the co-editor of The Cambridge Handbook of Psychology, Health and Medicine. He is one of the world's foremost experts on handedness and lateralization.

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