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 collection of the Scientific American, History, BOMC2, Quality Paperback and Military booklet Clubs
Our reviewer declared that this ebook represents the superior writing approximately technological know-how for the non‑scientist that he has encountered in recent times. the point of interest, after all, is the foot and the writer presents a magnificent array of evidence, figures and tales approximately it, besides loads of heritage, etymology and cultural point of view. --American organization for the development of Science

"Rinzler in actual fact loved researching her topic and cannot cease herself from happening interesting digressions, frequently mentioning one or more often than not unrelated topics within the process a paragraph. She's at her most sensible while discussing medical background and etymology." --  Library Journal


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

"Stylish, informative, enjoyable, and pleasantly own . . . even if Rinzler is exploring how our ft clarify or remove darkness from such issues as evolution, incapacity, racism, vitamin, or wish, she continues a desirable point of view at the peculiarities of being human." 

--Rain Taxi overview of Books

"This neat little publication attracts a transparent photograph of our toes, delivering realizing that extends a long way past the most obvious. Readers frequently wish to stroll clear of a booklet feeling they realized something--that the writer left them with a brand new approach to examine an previous proposal, and this e-book fulfills that need."   City Book Review/San Francisco & Sacramento (five stars)


"An in-depth examine the anatomy and heritage of ft unearths their usually neglected value in human evolution, medication and art." --Science News                                                             


"Carol Ann Rinzler weaves jointly fabric from paintings, literature, technology, and background to expand our realizing of the human foot. Her booklet is by means of turns pleasing, enlightening, and altogether satisfying." --Congresswoman CAROLYN B. MALONEY
"Among the various pleasures of this e-book are the interesting topic, Carol Ann Rinzler's vigorous and obtainable writing sort, and the fantastic array of data she has accrued from such a lot of varied fields, together with artwork, anthropology, background, biology, linguistics, psychology, and literature. Who knew that the tale of our personal toes will be so fascinating?"
--SANDRA OPDYCKE, writer of No One used to be became Away and Jane Addams and Her imaginative and prescient for America
"This e-book will amaze you because it walks you thru evolution, historical past, mythology, and a superb dose of anatomy, to enlighten you concerning the position of the common-or-garden Human Foot in bringing people to the place we're at the present time. completely stress-free, informative, and good written, it's a needs to learn for someone occupied with taking care of our reduce extremity--or drawn to our evolution. briefly, you'll by no means view the foot an analogous again."
--GARY STONES, DPM, President, big apple country Podiatric clinical Association
"Carol Ann Rinzler has written a shocking and pleasant booklet approximately this 'underwhelming, underreported, and entirely crucial' a part of the human physique. it is extraordinary what you are going to learn!"
--RICHARD N. GOTTFRIED, Chair, long island country meeting wellbeing and fitness Committee

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