Leonardo's Foot: How 10 Toes, 52 Bones, and 66 Muscles Shaped the Human World

Leonardo's Foot: How 10 Toes, 52 Bones, and 66 Muscles Shaped the Human World

Carol Ann Rinzler

  • A number of the Scientific American, History, BOMC2, Quality Paperback and Military booklet Clubs
Our reviewer declared that this e-book represents the very best writing approximately technological know-how for the non‑scientist that he has encountered in recent times. the focal point, after all, is the foot and the writer presents a magnificent array of evidence, figures and tales approximately it, besides loads of background, etymology and cultural viewpoint. --American organization for the development of Science

"Rinzler basically loved researching her topic and cannot cease herself from happening interesting digressions, usually mentioning one or quite often unrelated topics within the process a paragraph. She's at her top whilst discussing medical historical past and etymology." --  Library Journal


"Rinzler lifts the lowly human foot to new heights during this beautiful book." --Booklist (starred assessment)  

"Stylish, informative, pleasing, and pleasantly own . . . no matter if Rinzler is exploring how our ft clarify or light up such themes as evolution, incapacity, racism, vitamin, or wish, she keeps a desirable viewpoint at the peculiarities of being human." 

--Rain Taxi assessment of Books

"This neat little ebook attracts a transparent photograph of our toes, delivering knowing that extends a ways past the most obvious. Readers usually prefer to stroll clear of a publication feeling they realized something--that the writer left them with a brand new approach to examine an outdated notion, and this publication fulfills that need."   City Book Review/San Francisco & Sacramento (five stars)


"An in-depth examine the anatomy and historical past of toes unearths their usually missed significance in human evolution, drugs and art." --Science News                                                             


"Carol Ann Rinzler weaves jointly fabric from paintings, literature, technology, and heritage to expand our knowing of the human foot. Her e-book is by means of turns wonderful, enlightening, and altogether satisfying." --Congresswoman CAROLYN B. MALONEY
"Among the various pleasures of this publication are the exciting topic, Carol Ann Rinzler's energetic and available writing sort, and the fantastic array of data she has accrued from such a lot of diverse fields, together with paintings, anthropology, background, biology, linguistics, psychology, and literature. Who knew that the tale of our personal ft should be so fascinating?"
--SANDRA OPDYCKE, writer of No One was once became Away and Jane Addams and Her imaginative and prescient for America
"This ebook will amaze you because it walks you thru evolution, historical past, mythology, and an outstanding dose of anatomy, to enlighten you concerning the function of the common-or-garden Human Foot in bringing humans to the place we're at the present time. completely relaxing, informative, and good written, it's a needs to learn for someone concerned with taking care of our reduce extremity--or attracted to our evolution. briefly, you'll by no means view the foot an identical again."
--GARY STONES, DPM, President, big apple nation Podiatric clinical Association
"Carol Ann Rinzler has written a stunning and pleasant ebook approximately this 'underwhelming, underreported, and entirely essential' a part of the human physique. it really is extraordinary what you are going to learn!"
--RICHARD N. GOTTFRIED, Chair, long island nation meeting health and wellbeing Committee

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