The Finger Book
By (author) John T. Manning
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Finger Book by John T. Manning
Book DescriptionThis book is about a simple measurement of the human hand: the 'finger ratio', or the length of the ring finger relative to the index finger. John Manning uses a tiny difference between the sexes - that men tend to have a greater finger ratio than women - to examine a dizzying group of questions about human behaviour, from sexuality, to musical ability, to predisposition to disease. Controversial, but unfailingly clear and balanced, John Manning's cutting-edge research poses many fruitful questions about what makes us as we are.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780571215393
(223mm x 137mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publish Date: 6-Mar-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author John T. Manning
Finger Book, Paperback (December 2007)» View all books by John T. Manning
What could fingers and sex possibly have in common? What does the shape of a child's fingers reveal about future musical talent? This book is about the 'finger ratio', or the length of the ring finger relative to the index finger. It uses this to examine a group of questions about human behaviour, from sexuality, to musical ability, to disease.
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Author Biography - John T. Manning
John Manning's research has been published in newspapers worldwide. He is Professor of Psychology at the University of Central Lancashire and has been described by Professor Robert Trivers as 'one of the most creative and exciting people working today on human biology from an evolutionary perspective'.
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