Friday, June 19, 2015
Adventures in Human Being: The Foot by Gavin Francis
Book of the Week BBC4. Adventures in Human Being Gavin Francis leads the reader through a cultural map of the body - an adventure in what it means to be human. Drawing on his own experiences as a physician and writer, he blends first-hand case studies with reflections on the way the body has been imagined and portrayed over millennia. Read by Bill Paterson
His journey ends at the foot - a marvel of engineering often overlooked by anatomists and medical students.
"It's thanks to the arches of our feet that we stepped into our humanity more than two million years ago."