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TITLE : Wanderlust A History Of Walking

Wanderlust a history of walking rebecca solnit on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers a passionate thought provoking exploration of walking as a political and cultural activity from the author of men explain things to me drawing together many histories of anatomical evolution and city designthis volume provides a history of walking exploring the relationship between thinking and walking and between walking and culture the author argues for the preservation of the time and space in which to walk in an ever more car dependent and accelerated worldas someone who read a lot about the history of walking this is truly a great book one of the few that have a scientific value and at the same time a popular style in the best sense of the worddiscusses walking as a political social and aesthetic act exploring its history and how famous walkers such as wordsworth socrates and jane austens characters used it and explains the necessity of walking instead of always driving and hurryinglibrarything review user review stephengoldenberg librarything if theres one thing i enjoy as much as reading its walking so a book about the history of walking is right up my street

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