This book about the science of Palmistry, fortune-telling arm.
Palmistry (from the Greek prophecy, divination, + hand) - one of the oldest forms of divination of the personal traits a person covered by it, and the events of his future destiny of the skin hands (or rather on the lines located on it).
There was science Palmistry a long time and it is already known in ancient times, Jews, Hindus, Romans, Chaldeans, Chinese and Greeks. Maximum height in Europe, it reached to the XVI-XVII centuries. When in many universities (mostly German) are the department hiromantii.Lyudey always fascinated pictures on their hands - fingerprints were discovered as early as the Stone Age cave paintings at. Although there is no physical evidence to support this theory, but some experts say that the origin of palmistry dates back to ancient Egypt, the Chaldeans, Sumerians and Babylonians. It seems that palmistry originated in the East and spread to the West, perhaps with the help of the Romans. The earliest reliable information about this art found in Indian literature Vedic period (2000 BC) - in the east and in the works of Aristotle (384-322 BC.) - In the West, but both of these sources evidence of the rich history of oral tradition in this area.