By Carol Ann Rinzler
- A collection of the Scientific American, History, BOMC2, Quality Paperback and Military e-book Clubs
Our reviewer declared that this e-book represents the superior writing approximately technological know-how for the non‑scientist that he has encountered in recent times. the point of interest, in fact, is the foot and the writer presents a magnificent array of proof, figures and tales approximately it, in addition to loads of historical past, etymology and cultural viewpoint. --American organization for the development of Science
"Rinzler in actual fact loved researching her topic and cannot cease herself from happening interesting digressions, usually mentioning one or generally unrelated topics within the process a paragraph. She's at her most sensible while discussing medical heritage and etymology." -- Library Journal
"Rinzler lifts the lowly human foot to new heights during this beautiful book." --Booklist (starred assessment)
"Stylish, informative, wonderful, and pleasantly own . . . even if Rinzler is exploring how our ft clarify or light up such subject matters as evolution, incapacity, racism, vitamin, or wish, she keeps a desirable standpoint at the peculiarities of being human."
--Rain Taxi evaluate of Books
"This neat little booklet attracts a transparent photo of our ft, offering figuring out that extends a long way past the most obvious. Readers usually wish to stroll clear of a publication feeling they discovered something--that the writer left them with a brand new approach to examine an outdated thought, and this booklet fulfills that need." City Book Review/San Francisco & Sacramento (five stars)
"An in-depth examine the anatomy and heritage of toes finds their usually missed value in human evolution, medication and art." --Science News
"Carol Ann Rinzler weaves jointly fabric from artwork, literature, technological know-how, and historical past to develop our knowing of the human foot. Her booklet is by means of turns enjoyable, enlightening, and altogether satisfying." --Congresswoman CAROLYN B. MALONEY
"Among the numerous pleasures of this publication are the interesting topic, Carol Ann Rinzler's energetic and available writing variety, and the fantastic array of data she has accumulated from such a lot of diverse fields, together with artwork, anthropology, historical past, biology, linguistics, psychology, and literature. Who knew that the tale of our personal toes can be so fascinating?"
--SANDRA OPDYCKE, writer of No One used to be grew to become 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 a very good dose of anatomy, to enlighten you in regards to the position of the standard Human Foot in bringing humans to the place we're at the present time. completely stress-free, informative, and good written, it's a needs to learn for somebody fascinated about taking good care of our decrease extremity--or attracted to our evolution. in brief, you are going to by no means view the foot an analogous again."
--GARY STONES, DPM, President, manhattan country Podiatric clinical Association
"Carol Ann Rinzler has written a stunning and pleasant e-book approximately this 'underwhelming, underreported, and fully integral' a part of the human physique. it truly is striking what you will learn!"
--RICHARD N. GOTTFRIED, Chair, long island kingdom meeting overall healthiness Committee