The Puzzle of Left-Handedness

    The Puzzle of Left-Handedness

    Rik Smits

    Reaktion 2012

    Hardback 304pp Illustrated

    9781861898739   Product Code: 96655

    Five of the last seven US presidents have been left-handed, twins are twice as likely to favour the left hand and at least half the world's population writes from right to left. Linguist and science journalist Rik Smits presents such intriguing facts about hand preference alongside scientific research into the enigmas of handedness; and he examines popular myths and folklore, illustrating the historical prejudices and present-day fascination with an imbalance of preference which seems unique to our species.

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