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The Finger Ratio

-By John T. Manning
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    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.

    What could fingers and sex possibly have in common? What does the shape of a child's fingers reveal about future musical talent? And why should professional footballers have longer fingers than other men? This 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. Provocative, intriguing and balanced, John Manning's cutting-edge research poses many fruitful and unusual questions about what makes us as we are. read less...

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    Book Details
    ISBN-13 9780571215409
    Publisher Faber & Faber
    Imprint Faber & Faber
    Number of Pages 192
    Publication Date 31122007
    Language English
    Binding Paperback

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