Title: Leonardo’s Foot: How 10 Toes, 52 Bones, and 66 Muscles Shaped the Human World
Author: Carol Ann Rinzler
Source: from publisher for review
Fun Fact: Koala’s have two opposable thumbs on each of their hands and one on each of their feet
Review Summary: The author’s conversational style was both a strength (funny! approachable!) and a weakness (oh the rambling).
The goodreads description of Leonardo’s Foot claims that it will “[stretch] back to the fossil record and forward to recent discoveries in evolutionary science to demonstrate that it was our feet rather than our brains that first distinguished us from other species”. In reality, I found it be far more playful and less goal oriented. This book covers everything from evolution to foot fetishes to famous people with foot-related illnesses.