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A Left-Hand Turn Around the World: Chasing the Mystery and Meaning of All Things Southpaw

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Traveling from the halls of history to the halls of science, Wolman explores a Scottish castle designed for left-handed swordfights, visits a Paris museum to inspect nineteenth-century brains that hold clues to this biological puzzle, and observes chimps with a primatologist in Atlanta who may help unravel the evolutionary mystery of left-handedness. Along the way, Wolman meets fellow left-handers who share his sense of kinship and reveal the essence of Southpaw. There is sinister Diabolos Rex, follower of the Left Hand Path; and John Evans, an amputee whose left hand was reattached to his right arm. In Japan, Wolman tees off with the National Association of Left-Handed Golfers and seeks wisdom from a left-handed baseball legend. A seamless blend of science, travel, culture, and humor, this inquisitive exploration of all things Southpaw is sure to be the perfect book for lefties and for all the righties who love them.

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Are Southpaws really more creative, or is that just a myth? Is there a gene for left-handedness? David Wolman--a lefty, and proud of it--sets out to answer these and other questions on a journey through the world of the left-hander

Synopsis:

A light-hearted exploration into the science, history, psychology, and culture of left-handedness.

About the Author

David Wolman is a journalist whose work has appeared in such publications as Discover, Newsweek, New Scientist, Forbes, Outside, Wired, and the San Jose Mercury News. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780306814983
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Author:
Wolman, David
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Left- and right-handedness
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20061031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
248
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 9 oz

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A Left-Hand Turn Around the World: Chasing the Mystery and Meaning of All Things Southpaw
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Are Southpaws really more creative, or is that just a myth? Is there a gene for left-handedness? David Wolman--a lefty, and proud of it--sets out to answer these and other questions on a journey through the world of the left-hander
"Synopsis" by , A light-hearted exploration into the science, history, psychology, and culture of left-handedness.
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