By Frank R. Wilson
"A startling argument . . . provocative . . . absorbing." --The Boston Globe
"Ambitious . . . arresting . . . celebrates the significance of fingers to our lives this present day in addition to to the background of our species."
--The ny instances booklet Review
The human hand is a miracle of biomechanics, the most striking variations within the heritage of evolution. The fingers of a live performance pianist can elicit excellent sound and stir emotion; these of a medical professional can practice the main gentle operations; these of a rock climber let him to scale a vertical mountain wall. Neurologist Frank R. Wilson makes the remarkable declare that it's because of the original constitution of the hand and its evolution in cooperation with the mind that Homo sapiens turned the main clever, preeminent animal at the earth.
In this interesting e-book, Wilson strikes from a dialogue of the hand's evolution--and how its intimate conversation with the mind impacts such components as neurology, psychology, and linguistics--to provocative new rules approximately human creativity and the way most sensible to nurture it. Like Oliver Sacks and Stephen Jay Gould, Wilson handles a frightening variety of clinical wisdom with a shocking deftness and a profound interest approximately human danger. Provocative, illuminating, and pleasant to learn, The Hand encourages us to imagine in new methods approximately one in all our such a lot taken-for-granted assets.
"A mark of the book's excellence [is that] it makes the reader conscious of the beauty in trivial, daily acts, and divulges the complexity at the back of the best manipulation." --The Washington Post