In Focus Palmistry

Your Personal Guide

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Pub Date 31 Jul 2018 | Archive Date 26 Sep 2018

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Description

From the life line to the heart line, In Focus Palmistry gives a comprehensive overview of what our hands are telling us.

From analyzing palms, fingers, fingerprints, mounts, and nails, find the hidden strengths and weaknesses within yourself and others. Included inside the back cover is a beautifully illustrated 18 × 24–inch wall chart that gives the key elements about palmistry in one convenient reference.

Can your hands unveil your future? Author Roberta Vernon explores this question in the introduction. Each chapter addresses a different aspect of palmistry, including: looking at hands; the life line; the head line; the heart line; the fate line; the Apollo line or sun line; marks, colors, and warts; and skin ridge patterns.

With practice, and with In Focus Palmistry in hand, you will be able to decipher the following areas:
  • Love and relationships
  • Sexuality
  • Money
  • Business
  • Career
  • Aptitudes and talents
  • Successes and failures
  • Parents and in-laws
  • Children
  • Other people of influence
  • Home and property matters
  • Health
  • Travel
  • Pets
The In Focus series applies a modern approach to teaching the classic body, mind, and spirit subjects. Authored by experts in their respective fields, these beginner’s guides feature smartly designed visual material that clearly illustrates key topics within each subject. As a bonus, each book holds reference cards or a poster, held in an envelope inside the back cover, to give you a quick, go-to guide containing the most important information on the subject.
From the life line to the heart line, In Focus Palmistry gives a comprehensive overview of what our hands are telling us.

From analyzing palms, fingers, fingerprints, mounts, and nails, find the...

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EDITION Other Format
ISBN 9781577151722
PRICE $19.99 (USD)
PAGES 160

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Palmistry is a topic that I find difficult to understand but with this book, I have come to be more knowledgeable. As the book is full-coloured, you can differentiate the parts of your palm easily. Each page also repeats the same palm with the part discussed highlighted, so I do not need to flip the pages back and forth to recap them.
I find that this is an adequate and helpful book for the novice. The beautiful colours make things less "stuffy". I recommend it.

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I was attracted by this book as I wanted to learn something about palmistry. This book met all my expectations as it's full of charts, examples and very clear explanations.
A very useful book that guided me to understand how this ancient practice works.
Recommended!
Many thanks to Quarto Publishing and Netgalley for this ARC

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That's definitely one of the most interesting books I've ever seen. It's so much more than I thought. It's not about just palm reading here's a lot of info about palm and fingers and - obviously - how to read the lines. I know I'm going to pick up this book again and again until I learn it deeply.
If I need a rating, it would be 4/5, but I don't like the idea of rating a non-fiction book. Which is actually funny, bc I don't ever read non-fiction. But this - and a few others - really picked my interest.
On a side note, the absence of a kindle edition really annoyed me, since I had to read it on my laptop, instead of my kindle

♥I got a copy from the publisher through NetGalley and this is my most honest uninfluenced review♥

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I appreciated the layout of this book.  There is a mix of illustrations, boxes, diagrams and text.  I found it interesting to identify both the shape and element style of my hands and learning what the radial and ulna sides of the hand are.  I found the idea behind busy and empty hands fascinating.  I found it interesting to learn about the mounts and different parts of the fingers.  There was information on finger shapes and fingerprints. I felt like I learned a lot about myself.  I will be honest, I had a hard time finding some of the lines on my own hands, but I don't think that was the book, I think it is my hands.  And, indeed, the author states that not everyone has all the lines. I found this book fascinating, easy to read and understand and recommend it to anyone interested in learning more about reading palms.

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I found this book very interesting. Looking at my hands and trying to figure out the things it told about me. The hand is divided into half and each side is read. The hand is described as having planets that all mean something. The fate and life lines are only part of the reading. It can tell the future, the past and the present. It is so informative that I would love to have my hand read by someone with so much knowledge. Well written with so much emphasis on things other than predictions including the health of the person whose hands are being read. I received this book from Net Galley and Quarto Publishing -Wellfleet Press for a honest review and no compensation otherwise.

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“In Focus Palmistry: Your Personal Guide”by Roberta Vernon gives a comprehensive review of what our hands are telling us. Introduces readers to the ancient craft of reading hands to tell a person's fortune. From analyzing palms, fingers, fingerprints, mounts, and nails, learn how to discover the hidden strengths and weaknesses within yourself and others. Chapters cover looking at hands; the fate line; the Apollo line or sun line; marks, colors, and warts; and skin ridge patterns. Includes an 18 x 24-inch wall chart for quick reference. Highly recommended!

Pub Date 22 May 2018

Thanks to Quarto Publishing Group – Wellfleet Press and NetGalley for the review copy. Opinions are fully mine.

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This is a great primer to learn about palmistry. I enjoyed reading the old tales of palmistry and how they have affected today's view. I am always curious about things I don't know, so I really enjoyed learning where the idea that your future could be seen in your hands. I came out of the book understanding what is and isn't. But I had more questions and I couldn't even really read my own hand.
In Focus Palmistry is great for anyone wanting to learn and understand the technique but you'll have to look further to be able to actually do the techniques.

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Palmistry- Your Personal Guide (In Focus) by Roberta Vernon is a comprehensive guide on the art of reading hands. I have read a lot of books on palmistry and this one far exceeds all of them. Everything that you need to be able to effectively read someone’s hand is included, from the lines on the palm, to the shapes of the fingers, the colour and feel of the hand, etc. This is where this book stands out. Including tips and tricks on how to read the entire hand is not something you will find in an average palmistry book. I especially loved the chapter on fingerprints and skin ridge patterns. The information in that chapter was unique and intriguing. I wish that there were illustrations earlier in the book that clearly showed what islands and chains look like on the palm because it wasn’t clear in the descriptions given. The chapter on the health of the hands was ingenious and I know most readers will probably jump right to that chapter. There were lots of unique tidbits included throughout that I haven’t read anywhere else. Such as travel lines, and timeline predictions using the lines on the palm. The illustrations were clear and were almost on every page so I didn’t have to constantly flip back and forth. This book is great for beginners and those who have more experience. I guarantee that you will learn new methods and will have your palm right under your nose when reading this guide. After reading this book, I will never look at my hands in the same way again, so go and get your hands on a copy of Palmistry- Your Personal Guide (In Focus)…no pun intended.

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There is more to reading someone's hand than just looking at the lines of the palm. This book explains how the shape of the hand, fingers and fingernails are as important as the lines of the palm, the fingerprints and so many more lines.
I was actually impressed how many different lines there are to be considered in a hand reading.

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I like this series of books! I think they have an excellent design and the information is easy to understand and well summarized.

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Extremely clear illustrations and excellent historical background.
As a self-proclaimed amateur palm reader, I found this book extremely educational. There was a lot of information I had not come across before, and the dissection of different sections of the hand and fingers was much clearer than most illustration I've seen. I absolutely loved this book, and will be a buyer as soon is it is released. Perfect for beginners, or to use as a reference for those who aren't completely memorized. I do wish there was a bit more variation on certain things, but overall, a great choice.

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This book is a great reference guide for learning and practicing palmistry. It gives information on how to interpret the major and minor lines on palms (including variations and what they could mean), analyzing fingers, fingerprints, ridges, color variations, nails, and the back of the hand too. I have read books on palmistry before and really appreciated all of the information that was given in this book, especially the tips and the personal stories that made the information even more relatable. I thought the guide was easy to follow and the pictures that go with each section really helped. I also love that a wall chart would be included with the book. This would be a great reference guide to have around and check back with and share with friends and practice reading other’s palms!

*Thanks so much to WellFleet Press via Netgalley*

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In Focus Palmistry by Roberta Vernon

Interested in learning to read palms? This book is jam packed with information to absorb and memorize that will help you see hands in a totally new way. It will take some time to learn it all but it is a treasure trove of ideas and knowledge gleaned over the years by the author who gladly shares it with the reader. I do believe to become adept one would need to keep the book in hand and practice on friends and family for a while ;)

Thank you to NetGalley and Quarto Publishing for the ARC – this is my honest review.

4 Stars

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A quick read with insight into palmistry. Perfect for those curious about just what mediums are reading.

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This book gives you easy to understand descriptions for learning the art of palm reading. Step by step descriptions that are easy to learn. I received an advanced readers copy through netgalley and this is my review.

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This is a in depth fascinating book about palm reading and how to read your own palms. The author has included diagrams, list of various areas of life to address as well as directions everyone new to palm reading can utilize easily . I will be referring to it time and time again as I learn this important craft. I would recommend the book version rather then the kindle. This is definitely one book i will be adding to my library ! thank you for the ARC . My opinion is my own. I highly recommend this book !

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I received an ARC of this from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

This was a neat and interesting book on how to read people’s palms and hands. It was a very informative introduction into the art of palmistry and it was fun to read my own hands as I did it. It is all up to interpretation of course so it wasn’t 100% accurate but it was cool nonetheless.
I would recommend to those interested in starting or just for interests sake.

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I loved the way this book was laid out. Everything was beautifully designed and all the illustrations were very clear. Roberta Vernon does her best to explain an at times confusing topic and I really felt like I had learnt something by the end of the book!

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A great starter book for anyone who is interested in palm reading and science. Great illustrations and easy to follow tips.

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I really enjoyed using this book to look at my palm and my families! Very interesting if palmesty is something you're interested in.

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This is a well-written and very nicely produced book about Palmistry.
The illustrations were excellent - attractive and clear.
The topic relates to the theme of a tour I'm writing for the museum where I work and I found this guide surprisingly easy to follow - not all digital books work well in terms of instructional drawings. Much the best book on the topic I have come across. Thank you for the opportunity to read it. Recommended.

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I have been fascinated by fortune tellers and psychics and various forms of body reading. Palmistry seems like one of the most basic forms. This book let me know there is much more to the science of reading the lines of the hand, and shapes of the fingers, etc. than I had suspected.

It is an informative and fun read.

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I was very interested to know the art of reading hands and after this book I feel more compelled to continue my studies. One of the highlights of the book it's the simplicity in exemplifying the meanings behind each line and aspect that a hand can possess. Extremely didactic, the book manages to have a pleasant tone to the reader, without tiring the reading. It's a quick read. I just missed having a few more drawings showing some of the examples explained better, the lack of them sometimes left me confused. Other than that, it's a great book for who is starting on this area.

Thanks to NetGalley for the ARC, provided by the author and/or the publisher in exchange for an honest review

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This is the first book on palmistry I have ever read, and I’m now obsessed with the practice. I was always under the impression that palmistry would be interesting but hard to understand. I love the way this book really lates a wonderful foundation for continuing my study of palmistry. I love that I didn’t feel confused at all while reading.

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